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Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park
(JF Bergeron photo)

Vancouver Island

Arts, Culture & History Tours

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Aboriginal carver

Cultural tours on Vancouver Island explore logging and mining history, art studios and galleries, and Aboriginal culture.

Guided cultural tours provide comprehensive insight and interpretive discussion. Witness how loggers lived and worked at the BC Forest Discovery Museum or join the Nanaimo Museum on a historic pub tour in Nanaimo.

Some other guided tour options include paddling a hand-carved canoe with Aboriginal guides in Tofino, or watching Cowichan First Nations craft traditional knits at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre.

Self-guided tours mean personalized itineraries and schedules. Go island-hopping in the Gulf Islands to visit local artists on a studio tour, stroll by heritage highlights on a walking tour, or learn about totem carving on a self-directed journey.

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