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Indigenous tourism plays crucial role in promoting Island’s 50 First Nations – Grand Forks Gazette

April 17, 2024

First Nations communities on Vancouver Island offer rich cultural experiences that tell the story of these lands

Indigenous tourism on Vancouver Island plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting the diverse cultures and traditions of the region’s 50 First Nations communities.

Through guided tours, cultural workshops, and interactive experiences, visitors gain insights into the profound connection between the land and the Indigenous communities which have inhabited it for generations. This engagement fosters a deeper understanding of the importance of cultural preservation and instils a sense of respect for the traditions that shape the identity of Vancouver Island. It also contributes to the ongoing process of reconciliation with the three tribal regions.

Whether an Island visitor or a local, here are some noteworthy highlights of Indigenous tourism for you to explore on Vancouver Island, including in adventure tourism, accommodations and the arts. For even more ideas, please visit

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