Sea to Sky Indigenous Experience

  • Vancouver → Vancouver
  • 3 Days | 2 Nights

Price

From $638.6  USD “Per person, double occupancy”

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Description

Vancouver and the Sea to Sky region have long been some of Canada's most important tourist destinations. On this trip, you will gain a different perspective of these locations as you experience it through the eyes of the local First Nations. Immerse yourself in culture through art, food and outdoor activities and find out what makes this stunning location so special.

Packages Info
Type Heritage Journeys
Class Indigenous Culture
Level In-depth
Season All around year
Trip Code MP24003
Highlights
  • Stanley Park: Visit one of North America's largest urban parks at Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park. Stroll the winding sea wall and enjoy spectacular views of downtown Vancouver. Stanley Park provides numerous lookouts and monuments, including the renowned totem poles.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre: Gain a new perspective of Whistler and the Sea to Sky corridor through the eyes of the local First Nations, the Squamish and Lil'wat. Offering informative guided tours, an onsite indigenous-fusion cafe and gift shop, the SLCC is the perfect place to immerse yourself in First Nations' culture in Whistler.
  • Skwachays Lodge: Visit Vancouver's fair trade indigenous art gallery and hotel in the heart of downtown. Each room has been designed by a different artist, and there is a fair trade gallery and artist in residence program on site.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver, traditional territory of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Begin your trip by checking in at the unique Skwatchays Lodge. After settling in to your room and exploring the hotel's indigenous art gallery and gift shop, enjoy a welcome dinner of indigenous inspired food using local ingredients at Salmon 'n' Bannock.

Day 2 - Explore the land and sea

Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel and a guided tour of the gallery or cultural activity. In the afternoon, make your way Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park where you will meet your guide from Talaysay Tours and embark on the Spoken Treasures Tour. On this walking tour we will learn about First Nations oral history and experiences while visiting the sites of Stanley Park. Finally in the late afternoon you will depart for Squamish to spend the night.

Day 3 - Land of the Squamish and Lil'wat

Start the morning with coffee and a donut in Squamish, before travelling to Whistler. Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, a stunning museum commemorating the art and culture of the local First Nations and attend a guided tour with a Cultural Ambassador. Finally visit the SLCC's Thunderbird Cafe, where you can enjoy a lunch of indigenous fusion food before your experience concludes. You will then be free to continue exploring Whistler Village, or continue back to Vancouver.

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Price

From $638.6 USD “Per person, double occupancy”

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Included

*Numbers in parenthesis indicate how frequently attractions, activities, and services occur in the package.

Attraction: Entrance fee (1)

Activity: Per person fee (1)

Lunch: A la carte lunch (1)

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Transportation: (3)

Excluded

*Items included in this itinerary but excluded in the package price.

All meals

Government Service Tax

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