Indigenous Focused Field Trips
Please connect with your Aboriginal Resource Teacher if you have any further questions. When planning in advance, it is also possible to hire local knowledge keepers or community members to extend and enrich your experiences.
|Lil’wat Cultural Centre
|The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, B.C. has educational resource kits and online resources available on the website under the LEARN tab. Kits are available for purchase or rental.|
|Sea to Sky Gondola||Students can learn about the intersection between engineering, the natural environment, the Squamish Nations history and culture. Their workshops tell the story of Squamish from the geological shaping of the land to modern times. More information can be found here.|
|Royal BC Museum
|The Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. has a permanent First Peoples Gallery. It also has an exhibit Our Living Languages focusing on the resilience of First Nations languages in British Columbia until June 2017.|
|Sto:lo Tourism||GUIDED GROUNDS TOURS: Coqualeetza (Chilliwack)
St Mary’s Residential School (Mission)
GUIDED BUS TOURS:
Bad Rock (Chilliwack/Yale/Hope)
GUIDED WATER TOURS:
CUSTOM TOURS/EVENTS: •
Full Days • Half Days • Speaking Engagements
|The híwus feasthouse
|The híwus feasthouse is the meeting place, to enjoy a full day of vivid legends, songs, dances and crafts. Step into an authentic Pacific Northwest Longhouse and let Kwel-a-a-nexw, our Squamish First nations elder, take you back in time to discover the traditional way of life of our First Nations people.
Our guides will greet your group at the Valley Station and escort you to the mountain top. Enroute to the híwus Feasthouse, students will enjoy a guided nature walk through a sub-alpine forest. In winter, this walk is done on snowshoes!
Once inside the híwus feasthouse, samples of native cuisine will be served for a truly unique and authentic cultural experience.
|Fraser River Discovery Centre
|At Fraser River Discover Centre all our place-based, interactive, curriculum-connected programs are designed to encourage students of all ages to feel connected to the Fraser River. Our team of fantastic, knowledgeable school program volunteers are ready to make your trip to the Discovery Centre an interactive and memorable experience. See you soon!|
|Stanley Park Ecological Society
|Explore the wilds of Stanley Park by day, sleep under the stars at night. Under the leadership of skilled educators, students spend two days exploring forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems and learn survival skills. They set up tents and cook meals on camp stoves. An evening hike to Beaver lake is always exciting, where students often encounter beavers, bats and owls.
Candace and Larry Campo of the Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation
|Talaysay Tours offers you an authentic Aboriginal cultural and eco-tourism experiences in and around Vancouver, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast. Our First Nation guides will share ancient and contemporary stories, legends, and our Aboriginal ways of living as we take in the sights of old growth forests, wildlife, beautiful northwest coast views and the flora and fauna of the season. Join us as we share our knowledge, and delve into the rich history and landmarks of our remarkable west coast.
|Takaya Tours||Tour the calm and scenic waters of Indian Arm by canoe or kayak and experience the culture, tradition and history of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. Our 25 foot traditional style ocean-going canoes will safely take you on an unforgettable journey across our waters and back through time. While you explore the rich marine coastlines of Indian Arm, our experienced guides will share legends, songs, and stories that will help you to create memories that will last a lifetime!|
|Museum of Vancouver||The Museum of Vancouver in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum presents over 450 works curated in collaboration wth Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones and Director of Collections and Exhibitions Viviane Gosselin.
The Museum offers 30 minute tours focusing on key themes and works within the gallery.
Winter Season (October to April) Schedule:
Friday and Monday Tours at 11:30am and 1:30pm
Exhibit on display until April 2020
|Aboriginal Eco Tours||Authentic cultural and eco experiences in Vancouver. Open to coming to other parks or locations – can connect tours to curriculum if booked in advance.
|Alouette River Management Society||ARMS has created a series of workshops and field trips that connect outdoor education, hands on learning, and knowledge of the local ecosystems. Although listed for younger grades, they are able to adapt materials for secondary students.|
|Surrey Public Art Walk||The City of Surrey has commissioned a number of Indigenous artwork all over the city. They have a Public ArtWalk that classes can participate in and learn about the artist and the artwork.|