Towering totems, ceremonial regalia, salmon feasts, and contemporary art—these are all part of the province’s Indigenous heritage.
British Columbia is the traditional territory of 50 First Nations, living in 200 communities, who have called this part of North America home for millennia. 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.
3 to 7 days / 1634.16 km (1015 mi)
Discover Northern British Columbia’s vast wilderness, Aboriginal culture, and pioneering history.
1 day / 146.00 km (91 mi)
A unique scenic drive and day trip north of Terrace to the 18,000-hectare Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park.
The totem pole is an impressive work of art; but each one also tells a story. Learn about the totem pole and BC's unique Aboriginal cultures.
Want to discover Vancouver Island's Indigenous experiences? Hike from a First Nations lodge, or whale watch with a local operator.
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