Now in its second year, Klahowya Village is aimed at helping preserve Aboriginal culture and promote culturally rich Aboriginal tourism in British Columbia. Visiting the village in Stanley Park is a great way to learn more about Vancouver’s heritage and history in an old-growth forest setting, just minutes from the vibrant city core.
Visitors to Klahowya Village can jump on board a Spirit Catcher Train for ride into the forest and hear the story of “The Raven Saving the Sun”. There are two dance performances each afternoon, and in between there are plenty of opportunities to visit wood carving and weaving artisans in Klanhowya Village. Besides that, there are cultural tours, hands-on Aboriginal crafts (inside of a 40-foot teepee!), plus authentic, amazing Aboriginal cuisine.
It’s a great way to spend the day with family or with visitors from out of town.
Klahowya Villaga also features Nation Days in recognition of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, whose traditional territory includes Stanley Park - each nation will have performers, storytellers and artists on site to share their culture and to tell the stories of their nation’s historic and cultural connection to Stanley Park. Bring your family down to take in what will surely be some of the most amazing weekends at the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park.
Upcoming Nation Days include Tsleil-Waututh Nation Days (Friday, August 19 to Saturday, August 20) and Musqueam Nation Days (Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28). Unfortunately, we folks here at TimeTravelBC just missed Musqueam Nation Days! Oh well, hopefully next year.
To stay connected with Klahowya Village, be sure to check out their Facebook Page.
For a complete list of Aboriginal tourism events, it’s always a good idea to frequently check the Aboriginal Tourism BC’s events calendar.