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Malchosen | Éy7á7juuthem | SENĆOŦEN | Kwak̓wala | enaksialak̓ala | Hailhzaqvla | Nuučaan̓uɫ | Diitiidʔaatx̣ | a’’islak̓ala

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The Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwakaw’akw people have long navigated the waters of the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island.

They share their deep, respectful relationship with the bountiful ocean and temperate rainforests. The abundance has sustained whale pods and allowed complex metal and wood art to flourish.

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Wya Point Resort

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

Wya Point Resort is situated amongst old-growth forest and private, pristine beaches of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht (Ucluelet) First Nation peoples. Located on the rugged and remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we offer luxurious lodge accommodations, waterfront yurts and beachfront camping. We have nine timber lodges that were built to LEED Platinum standards using locally harvested red cedar. Each lodge is uniquely designed by a local carver and artist, and named for an animal of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht culture. The lodges come equipped with a full kitchenette, fireplace, bathroom, bedroom (1 or 2), cedar deck and chairs, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook Ucluth beach. Our beachfront yurts are open year-round and have private access to Wya beach. All come with a gas stove for heat, cedar deck and chairs, linens and basic kitchen essentials. While our yurts and lodges have daily housekeeping, guests are advised to bring their own potable drinking water and food.

Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

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Thunderbird RV Park & Campground

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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House of Himwitsa

hotels, art galleries, indigenous culture

hotels, art galleries, indigenous culture

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Tofino

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Clayoquot Wild

whale watching, wildlife tours, hot springs, fishing, indigenous culture

whale watching, wildlife tours, hot springs, fishing, indigenous culture

Locally and family owned, we love sharing the fun and beauty of our home with your family! Our guides are all born and raised in the Clayoquot Sound area and all have a lifetime of training on the water. We can take you whale watching, bear watching, fishing or work with you to design a tour that suits your family's unique ideas of a fun day on the ocean!

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

wildlife tours, whale watching, sightseeing, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, whale watching, sightseeing, indigenous culture

A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Journeys. In late summer and early fall we offer Grizzly Bear Journeys. On our Grizzly Bear Journey in Campbell River, we travel aboard our high-speed, covered vessel to Toba Inlet in search of Grizzly Bears. You will see pristine river valleys which are home to these magnificent animals. Upon arrival we will board a tour bus and drive to specially designed bear viewing platforms and some open viewing areas, which is situated along the river and ideal for viewing the mighty grizzlies. Here youll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the autumn ritual of bears feasting on spawning salmon in Canadas true wilderness. Observation platforms offer great views and security so you can have a look into the lives of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Travel through some of the worlds strongest Ocean Rapids and learn a little about the local First Nations history and culture as well. Enjoy breathtaking Nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 27 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 40 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear tour company. Established in 2000.

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Campbell River

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Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

hotels, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

hotels, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

An oceanfront nature based resort offering privacy and seclusion on Quadra Island, a 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Deluxe main lodge or beachfront cottage accommodation featuring ocean views of Discovery Passage. Savor west coast seafood cuisine in the casual atmosphere of the Dining Room.

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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Wya Point Resort

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

Wya Point Resort is situated amongst old-growth forest and private, pristine beaches of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht (Ucluelet) First Nation peoples. Located on the rugged and remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we offer luxurious lodge accommodations, waterfront yurts and beachfront camping. We have nine timber lodges that were built to LEED Platinum standards using locally harvested red cedar. Each lodge is uniquely designed by a local carver and artist, and named for an animal of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht culture. The lodges come equipped with a full kitchenette, fireplace, bathroom, bedroom (1 or 2), cedar deck and chairs, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook Ucluth beach. Our beachfront yurts are open year-round and have private access to Wya beach. All come with a gas stove for heat, cedar deck and chairs, linens and basic kitchen essentials. While our yurts and lodges have daily housekeeping, guests are advised to bring their own potable drinking water and food.

Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

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Walters Cove Resort

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, fishing

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, fishing

Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations. Located on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, we provide a first class, fully guided, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish. Grady White boats, and both Abel and Avet reels are an example of the top of the line equipment we provide. Our small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows us to provide exceptional customer service and cultural experiences such as our signature Beach BBQ. Not to mention the most consistent fishing on the West Coast! Our specialty is creating memories that will last you a lifetime!

Vancouver Island

Kyuquot

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Knight Inlet Lodge

hiking, paddling, wildlife tours, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

hiking, paddling, wildlife tours, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.

Vancouver Island

Glendale Cove

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