Experience Indigenous Culture in Vancouver

A tour group inside the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler

Photo: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/Blake Jorgensen

The city of Vancouver was founded in 1886, but it has been home to the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations since time immemorial. Discover a new perspective as you experience Indigenous history and culture in Vancouver. #thisisvancouver

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Experience Indigenous Culture in Vancouver

Indigenous-Led Tours in Vancouver Share Knowledge on Culture and Ecology

A family enjoying a guided canoe experience with Takaya Tours at Deep Cove; Destination BC/Hubert Kang

With the arrival of spring, James Healy is excited to lead tours again in a 35-foot canoe along the spectacular coastlines of Burrard Inlet. Healy, manager at Takaya Tours, is especially excited about one aspect of the tours.

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Indigenous-Led Tours in Vancouver Share Knowledge on Culture and Ecology

Indigenous Experiential Education Day in Vancouver for Family Day

Canoe tours. Photo: @takayatours / Instagram

The following photo essay was contributed by Darian Kovacs, Indigenous Business Leader in Marketing, Communications, & PR.

5 authentic Indigenous experiences right here in Vancouver where you can have fun and learn about Indigenous cultures on Family Day 2022.

Family Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like many of us, you are tired of the typical staycations or visits to the indoor pool. Looking for a day trip that will educate, engage, and inspire kids of any age and parents alike? These five authentic Indigenous experiences don’t require you to venture out of the city but instead leave you feeling like you’ve done something special. Continue reading:
Indigenous Experiential Education Day in Vancouver for Family Day

Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

On October 1, join the waterfront celebration at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities for the entire family that explore the shoreline – all part of Water’s Edge Day. These include guided dragon boat tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, arts and crafts workshops, touch tanks, children’s entertainers, live music, and entrance to the Museum. And it’s all FREE!

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Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

photo: Takaya Tours

Photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by more than 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River, there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall wraps around downtown and Stanley Park, connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline and display just how much of our city is linked to the waterfront.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by its over 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall that snakes around downtown and Stanley Park connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline  display how much our city is linked to the waterfront in some form.

This weekend, expect to see crowds celebrating the waterfront at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities that will explore the waterfront, including guided boat tours, cycle tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, bird walks and art workshops.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th