Category Archives: Indigenous Tourism

Visiting the Native North American Travelling College in Akwesasne: A Meaningful Stronghold for a Rich and Vibrant Culture

The outdoor space at the Native North American Traveling College

The NNATC is a cultural site in the northern portion of Akwesasne, just a short drive from Cornwall, Ontario. This cultural hub includes a museum, an art gallery, a gift shop, outdoor performance spaces, and so much more. It’s a place for all to learn about the stories and and traditions of the Mohawk Peoples, […]

Exploring Indigenous Culture and Experiences on Manitoulin Island: The World’s Largest Island on a Freshwater Lake

At the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Steven Fox-Radulovich talks about the island's history and culture

Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world and is located in Lake Huron. Its history is rich and spans thousands of years, with Indigenous peoples playing a significant role in shaping the island’s culture and heritage. Carol Patterson shares her experience on the island, when exploring its past, present, and future through […]

12 Canadian Indigenous Tourism Experiences to Have On Your Radar

Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) reached out to us to let us know about some new experiences and happenings that all Canadian travellers will want to know about. We’re excited to share them with you! The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada recently released some of their new and noteworthy developments in the Indigenous […]

Haida Gwaii: A Mist-enshrouded Showcase of Haida Culture 

Loo Taas (Wave Eater) by Bill Reid

Haida Gwaii, which literally translates to “Islands of the Haida People,” is an archipelago located off the northern Pacific coast of Canada. It’s a place that’s immensely rich in culture, and spending time here allows visitors to tap into a history and way of life that’s filled to the brim with valuable lessons and insight. […]

Wanuskewin Heritage Park: An Intriguing Showcase of Northern Plains Indigenous Culture

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin is a cultural complex that honours the history and artwork of First Nations People, with no shortage of exhibits and events. It’s an archeological site and non-profit cultural and historical centre just outside Saskatoon that We Explore Canada contributor Hans Tammemagi visited to help you do the same! Three bison, large and fearsome, charge […]

Exploring British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago: A Region Rich in Indigenous Culture

The Umista Centre at Alert Bay

We Explore Canada Contributor Hans Tammemagi recounts his experience in British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago, and specifically the sights and sounds that resonated with him in his quest to learn more about the rich Indigenous culture and history in the area. A rusty, derelict boat barely visible through a tangle of weeds lies next to a […]

Indigenous Travel Experiences Across Canada: Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

Indigenous Travel in Canada

Our friends over at the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) have put together a list of Indigenous travel experiences that we’re keen to both highlight, and take part in. Please take note of the myriad of ways that you can connect to Indigenous culture in Canada in the near future! Indigenous tourism experiences are […]