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New Hazelton and Area

'Ksan Historical Village and Museum

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New Hazelton

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With its many totem poles and significant Aboriginal sites, New Hazelton and the surrounding Hazeltons area is a fabulous place to view and learn about local First Nations culture.

The area's people, including the Wet'suwet'en and Gitxsan, have made a huge effort and continue to preserve and honour their language, culture, arts, and traditional beliefs.

'Ksan Museum and Historical Village

The 'Ksan Museum and Historical Village, between Old Hazelton and Gitanmaax, is a replica of a former Gitxsan village from the 1800s. A visit to this world-class destination is both iconic and intimate. The site has a museum with an upstairs exhibition that changes periodically. There's also a carving school, gift shop, totem poles, and several longhouses to explore. Take a tour in English, French, or German to learn about the Gitxsan history, governance, and ancient song and dance.

To get to 'Ksan Village, turn off Hwy 16 to go to Hazelton Village. Within a few minutes, 'Ksan will appear on the left. The best time to visit is during the summer as, in the winter, no tours are available and only the museum and gift shop are open.

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