Discover Vancouver Island First Nations Tourism attractions

Discover British Columbia’s unique culture and spectacular outdoor setting through the eyes of Vancouver Island First Nations. From majestic snow-capped mountains and temperate rainforest to small villages located on the shores of winding fjords, nearly 500 kilometers long, nine times longer than Long Island, New York and larger than many European countries, Vancouver Island offers a wide variety of experiences and places to explore. Northern Vancouver Island is off the beaten track, and provides travelers with the chance to experience authentic culture close to an unspoiled wilderness. Our island is home to diverse and unique First Nations culture, including the Kwakwaka’wakw, Coast Salish, and Nuu-chah-nulth,  who all have many stories to tell and many experiences to share. Today, the First Nations people of Vancouver Island tell their stories through cultural presentations, art, adventure experiences, and interpretive centers.

Adventure

From ancient village sites home to fallen totem poles, standing big house beams and posts, all written about by explorers and historians to outdoor wildlife adventurers along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. Learn more about Vancouver Island adventures.

Arts and Culture

Experience North Vancouver Island’s rich aboriginal culture. Cultural centers that feature artifacts and ancient Potlatch collections, West Coast aboriginal art and gift shops, provide a great opportunity to join group tours and presentations by dance troupes, to cultural tours to village sites, come celebrate First Nations culture on North Vancouver Island.

Lodging

Stay at accessible, central locations, and explore the wild wonders of northern Vancouver Island. Learn more about northern Vancouver Island accommodations.