Tourists heading to Vancouver who want to learn about its incredible history through its indigenous communities have many wonderful places to visit. Vancouver Island is a superb destination to discover this, where for centuries there were many indigenous people who lived there near the rainforest and ocean. There are a number of brilliant places on the island that heritage enthusiasts will appreciate, which tell fascinating stories through art, culture and outdoor activities. Many of these magnificent experiences are organised by Aboriginal communities based in the area that want to share their important history and culture.
A wonderful place to visit is the town of Sidney that is an excellent spot to see some orca whales. There are companies that can take visitors out in the water that offer the chance to see whales from different sides of the boat. Tourists can also hire a boat for their travelling group, or hop on a trip with others that provides a guided tour. This area is found where the traditional region of the Salish people exists, and tours take place on the Salish Sea. When in Vancouver best hotels are found near the centre close to attractions and landmarks.
Travellers will adore L’Hermitage Hotel or Hermitage Hotel as it the perfect destination for first-time visitors in this amazing city. The largest living space offered by the residence is a magnificent two-bedroom signature suite, which has a lovely marble bathroom, three plasma televisions as well as a lounge room with a foldout sofa, fireplace and fully-equipped kitchen. This superb accommodation is found at the centre of the Canadian city close to an array of entertainment and shopping venues. The hotel has a business centre, fitness studio, outdoor heated saltwater pool, steam room and Jacuzzi. It is perfect for both business and leisure travellers who are searching for a place that will immediately feel like home to them.
There is a top range of luxury hotels Vancouver BC has to offer first-time and seasoned tourists. Another way to enjoy some culture and learn about the heritage of the area is through an expedition involving sea kayaking. This water sport takes the routes that many communities took for centuries along the northwest coast of the Pacific Ocean. Here guests can learn about the Aboriginal culture through a tour that begins at Spring Island in Kyuquot. They get to trek through forests and beaches, and will come across otters in the water.
A top spot to venture to is Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park that can only be reached by ferry or boat, and offers amazing beaches and the chance to camp or cycle around. From Port McNeill travellers can be taken on an interesting journey where they can learn through the help of Aboriginal guides about the wildlife in the area of the Great Bear rainforest. The
Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre is also a superb destination that tells the captivating tale of repatriated artefacts from the Pacific West Coast Indigenous people. This spot was opened in 1979 and provides a remarkable insight into Vancouver Island and its crucial heritage.