Indigenous Canada Blog

ITINERARY: Haida Gwaii’s Immersive Discovery

From Vancouver, head to the “Galapagos of the North” – Haida Gwaii. In just a 1 ½ hour flight from the cosmopolitan centre of Vancouver, you will be exploring this archipelago of mystical islands, offering abundant wildlife and lush surroundings. Discover old-growth rainforest surrounded by ocean waters, teeming with sea life, and immerse yourself in… 

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Outdoor Adventures Across Indigenous Canada

The wilderness areas across Canada are rich with Indigenous heritage, teeming with stories that define Canada’s culture today. Yet to experience them fully, you need to head out into the wild. Here are some of the outdoor experiences you can have with Indigenous tourism businesses across Canada, from whitewater rapids and hiking to snowshoeing and… 

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Indigenous Experiences Along Route 97: Quaaout Lodge

British Columbia, the most western province of Canada, boasts ‘the greatest diversity of Indigenous culture’ in the country. Metis and over 200 First Nations have lived here for time immemorial, each with their own rich culture, history, and story. In the Thompson Okanagan region, Route 97 is an Indigenous ancestral trail that has been used by… 

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ITINERARY: Québec’s Cultural Getaway

Explore the hospitality of the Indigenous peoples of Québec on this cultural getaway. Immerse yourself in Montréal’s diverse cultural offerings before you head to Québec City, North America’s only walled city. Only a few minutes away, the Huron-Wendat Nation invites guests to experience guided tours, storytelling, dance performances, craft workshops and more. Province: Québec Length:… 

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Indigenous Accommodations Across Canada

To really learn about the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada, nothing beats staying at Indigenous-owned and operated lodgings. We have highlighted diverse options across Canada, from a lakeside lodge in British Columbia and a cozy B&B in Northwest Territories to an elegant resort and casino at the base of the Canadian Rockies.   Lakeside… 

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ITINERARY: North Vancouver Island First Nations Adventures

Leave the confines of Vancouver, and head out on the ocean via BC Ferries to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Set your sights on the northern region of Vancouver Island, which is steeped in First Nations heritage, and a variety of forest and marine life, including whales, grizzly bears, eagles and more. Enjoy spectacular coastlines, and… 

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Experience Indigenous Culture in the Heart of the City

You don’t have to head far away from the downtown core to discover more about different Indigenous cultures in Canada. Whether it’s visiting an art gallery, signing up for a guided walking tour, or even eating at an Indigenous restaurant there are plenty of ways to learn more about different Indigenous nations right in the… 

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ITINERARY: Yukon First Nations Cultural Centres and Adventures

Yukon has many cultural centers which tell the diverse stories of the many First Nation communities across the territory. While traveling, informative signs along highways and river paths will guide you through the natural history and the traditions of the land. Province/Territory: Yukon Length: 7 Nights / 8 Days Dates: May to September Route: Whitehorse… 

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Hockey Comes Home to the Mi’kmaq of Membertou

Hockey is a passion with the Mi’kmaq people, who, I discovered recently, may have had a hand in inventing the game. According to the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society in Windsor, Nova Scotia, it was Mi’kmaq carvers who made the first hockey sticks from Hornbeam trees, and in Silas Tertius Rand’s 1894 book, “Legends of the… 

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Dogsledding Across Northern Canada

For Indigenous people in the north, dog sleds provide not just transportation and companionship, but a way of life. While snowmobiles now offer an alternate mode of transportation across the snow and ice, dogsledding remains an important tradition. Dogsled teams are still used today as an effective and efficient way to get places, go on… 

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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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