Indigenous Tours

Start your cultural exploration of Coast Salish peoples on the Sunshine Coast with stories and displays in local museums.

Tems Swiya Museum

Home to an extensive and growing collection of artifacts and cultural materials belonging to the shíshálh Nation. ‘tems swiya’ means ‘our world’ and today the tems swiya Museum is central in the presentaiton, preservation, conservation and protection of shíshálh cultural heritage. Located in Sechelt at 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy

Powell River Historical Museum & Archives

Telling the rich stories of Sliammon First Nations, logging and the first pulp and paper mill on the west coast of Canada, the museum is open year round. Daily Jun 17 Aug 28: 9 – 4:30, Sept-June 16: M-F 9 – 4:30. Closed statutory holidays. Located at 4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River.

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Check these local Indigenous businesses for authentic eco and cultural experiences.

Talaysay Tours

Talasay Tours offers more in depth authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences either on the water or forested shores of the Salish Sea. First Nation guides share ancient and contemporary stories, legends and Aboriginal ways of living. Offering single-day activities, they can also cater to groups with custom needs and interests. Vancouver.  (604) 628-8555

Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is owned and operated by the Klahoose First Nation on their traditional territory.

An authentic all-inclusive luxury eco-resort, off-the-grid, in the coastal wilderness of Desolation Sound, the resort reflects the Klahoose traditional values and offers an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wilderness, cultural significance and wildlife including grizzly bear viewing tours in Toba Inlet. Location: Desolation Sound.  (250) 935-8539