Indigenous Culture

Immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, and stories
of the First Nations of BC

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Haida Gwaii in Northern BC | Owen Perry

Towering totems, ceremonial regalia, salmon feasts, and contemporary art—these are all part of the province’s Indigenous heritage.

With more than 200 distinct First Nations, British Columbia is the most diverse province in Canada for Indigenous Peoples. Throughout BC, galleries, studios, cultural centres, and First Nations-run hotels and resorts offer insights into these ancient cultures. Wildlife viewing tours and cultural experiences led by Indigenous knowledge keepers are among the most exciting activities. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, the Haida Heritage Centre in Haida Gwaii, and Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver are popular attractions.

Haida artist Reg Davidson
Poles in Kitselas Canyon | Grant Harder

Tourism BC

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Cheryl’s Trading Post

Art Galleries, Shopping, Indigenous Culture

White Rock

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Skwachays Lodge

Art Galleries, Shopping, Indigenous Culture, Hotels


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Takaya Tours

Paddling, Indigenous Culture

North Vancouver

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Lawrence Tours

Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Indigenous Culture


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Ice House Gallery

Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture

Prince Rupert

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Attractions, Indigenous Culture


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Totem Pole in Haida Gwaii | Grant Harder
Haida Heritage Centre | Grant Harder
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