Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Kahnawà:ke Tourism, Quebec

Whether you’re touring the cultural centre and learning about a thousand years of Mohawk history, seeing how birchbark canoes are made or heading to the golf course or out on the water, visitors to Kahnawà:ke near Montreal, Que. can now instantly spot the dozen or so guides on staff. “We have new hats, and lime… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Red Bank Lodge, New Brunswick

Patricia Dunnett’s phone isn’t ringing off the hook anymore and she couldn’t be happier. The manager at Red Bank Lodge and Metepenagiag Heritage Park in Red Bank, N.B. used to get calls day and night from people in different time zones wanting to book one of the lodge’s 10 rooms, just outside Miramichi. But with… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Turtle Lodge, Manitoba

Turtle Lodge International Centre for Indigenous Education and Wellness, at the Sagkeeng First Nation on the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg, honours the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples. The turtle is a symbol of truth and for 15 years, people have gathered at the lodge for ceremonies and other events intended to share ancient knowledge… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Sea Wolf Adventures, BC

Mike Willie spends a lot of time on the ocean off northeastern Vancouver Island — the traditional territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw. The owner/operator of Sea Wolf Adventures takes small groups of visitors from the island to the smaller island community of Alert Bay to tour a longhouse and the cultural centre. He also guides people… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Haida Style Expeditions, Haida Gwaii

Haida Style Expeditions does much more than take guests to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. After a day taking a 28-ft zodiac to explore ancient poles, fallen long houses and giant cedars, visitors are enriched by Haida culture and stories, not to mention the traditional salmon… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Abadak Wilderness Adventures, NL

Thanks to a grant of $6,500, Abadak Wilderness Adventures is able to offer visitors to western Newfoundland a new Big Pond Medicine Walk where they learn about different plants and why they’re important for Indigenous medicine. The grant helped covered the cost of training four guides, buying canoes and safety equipment to take visitors out… 

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Christmas Shopping 2018

The holiday season is just weeks away. For some, the snow has already buried the city while for others, it is the green that dominates around the Christmas trees this year. No matter in which town or community you’ll celebrate, the important thing is, of course, to have a good time with the family and… 

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Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Travelling nowadays is not only about all the beautiful things that you see, but more about the beautiful people you share your experiences with. Indigenous tourism certainly offers multiple opportunities to share moments with guide and elders that not only show an experience, but give you a glimpse into their way of life. I’ve been… 

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Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Working in the tourism industry, especially in the Indigenous tourism industry, has many advantages; you get to live and experience amazing products with awesome people, who you’ll learn more than a few teachings from. It really is so rewarding to share moments and learn the traditional ways of different communities and relate to what your… 

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