Indigenous Canada Blog

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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Where the Wild Things Are

Written by Valerie Berenyi Wildlife experiences get guests up close but remain deeply respectful of the fauna. Bobbing in a 28-foot aluminum boat off the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island, the tour group glimpses the curve of a whale’s hump before it slides beneath the ocean. Minutes later, as the boat operator quickly cuts the engine,… 

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Package Feature: Northern Lights Getaway

Experience the spectacular light show and Northern hospitality with a journey to the Northwest Territories. Year round, Indigenous Canada offers several packages to immerse yourself in Indigenous cultures and arts across the country. The Northern Lights Getaway package is available during the months of August to April and includes three days of planned activities. Be… 

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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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Visiting Saskatoon, Saskatchewan through Indigenous Tourism Experiences

Join Ashlyn George as she visits and gets to know her homecity, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, through the many Indigenous tourism experiences available here. Visiting Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Ashlyn learns more about Saskatoon and falls in love with the city all over again. Visiting Saskatoon, Saskatchewan through Indigenous Tourism Experiences from Indigenous… 

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A Media Insider’s Four Takeaways from #2018IITC

Nat Geo editor-at-large and communications consultant, Norie Quintos, attended the 7th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference held earlier this month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory, the Homeland of the Métis. She was the consulting editor of this year’s Guide to Indigenous Tourism in Canada and co-hosted the Indigenous Tourism Awards ceremony with ITAC… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Tundra North Tours, Inuvik

Every spring, for as long as anyone can remember, reindeer herders take thousands of the magnificent beasts across the tundra to their calving grounds. Tundra North Tours brings guests along for the ride, moving with the reindeer herd across the icy terrain. Soon, with the help of a $10,000 grant, those visitors will ride in… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Arctic Bay Adventures, Nunavut

Every spring, Inuit guides take international visitors to Admiralty Inlet on the northern shore of Baffin Island in Nunavut to see the floe edge — a constantly moving line between ice that’s anchored to the shore and the Arctic Ocean. With nearly 24 hours of sunlight, visitors watch as enormous pieces of ice break off… 

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Welcome to the Indigenous Canada blog! Here you’ll find all the latest news, information, guides, activities and events across the country that celebrates our First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. We’ll be sharing stories and things to do throughout the year, and want to encourage everyone from all walks of life to engage with the exciting Indigenous tourism industry across Canada.

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