Indigenous Canada Blog

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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Traditions for a New Generation

Cultural experiences go well beyond sightseeing to promote understanding and connection. Paddling a Voyageur canoe down the Ottawa River and hearing tales of life centuries before Canada’s Parliament Buildings dominated the view. Learning to bake bannock in the sand on the shores of the Atlantic. Listening to elders in the Yukon talk about the creator… 

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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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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre, Alberta

From training a young person to guide visitors through ancient sites, to buying paddleboards, canoes or helping with down-payments on specialized snowmobiles for guests, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) Tourism Development Grant Program is making a huge difference for Indigenous tourism operators from coast to coast to coast. Visitors who come to stay in one… 

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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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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: osha osha, Toronto, Ontario

From training a young person to guide visitors through ancient sites, to buying paddleboards, canoes or helping with down-payments on specialized snowmobiles for guests, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) Tourism Development Grant Program is making a huge difference for Indigenous tourism operators from coast to coast to coast. Jenifer Rudski started her business seven… 

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2018 Guide to Pow Wows Across Canada

We’ve compiled an ultimate guide to Pow Wows taking place across Canada this year. Take a look at the dates in your area, or plan your next road trip for a uniquely Canadian experience! Pow Wows are ceremonial celebrations of cultural pride for all ages and provide an opportunity for Indigenous communities to gather together,… 

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ITINERARY: The Eastern Cultural Explorer

Explore Ontario and Québec on this 11-day holiday that will see you experiencing the sights and sounds of downtown Toronto, discovering the traditional territory of Six Nations, marveling at the magnificence of Montréal, and learning about diverse Indigenous communities across two very different provinces through some of the most memorable and authentic experiences available. Province:… 

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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and a traditional time for Indigenous Peoples to come together to celebrate their heritage and culture. June 21st is also recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada; a special day to honour the diverse cultures and unique heritage of First Nations, Métis… 

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Summer 2018: What’s New!

Make an Indigenous tourism adventure part of your summer plans with these brand new experiences. From coast to coast to coast, Indigenous tourism in Canada offers up everything from immersive multi-day wilderness experiences to a morning’s workshop. Fresh for 2018, get inspired by these gems!   Keep it Cultural at Six Nations Exciting things are… 

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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.

Be part of the Indigenous Canada story. Share photos of your experiences on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousCanada and we’ll repost our favourites.

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