Embark on a shared journey of discovery where you and your guide will be learning and reliving together. Walk on ancestral paths our people walked, travel down the rivers canoed hundreds of years ago, or learn about the diversity and history of the region's Indigenous nations.
$545 per person*
November 15 - 17
Okanagan Cultural Getaway Itinerary
The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Secwepemc First Nations people. Cultural displays extend onto a Heritage Park, featuring archaeological remains of a 2000-year-old Secwepemc winter village site and gardens featuring traditional plants; lunch will be provided.Website: SecwepemcMuseum.ca
Tour the traditional waters of the Secwepemcuu’l’ecw (Shuswap Nation) in the Okanagan. Learn the history from a local Knowledge Keeper from Moccasin Trails who will tell you stories as you paddle gently down the South Thompson River. Take in the eagles and hawks soaring, see mountains and historical sites from the view of the path our ancestors have traveled for generations.Website: MoccasinTrails.com
Nestled in a serene setting overlooking Little Shuswap Lake and surrounded by majestic mountains, Quaaout Lodge is the ideal balance of quiet relaxation and outdoor inspiration. Celebrating and honouring the traditions and thriving culture of Secwepemc Nation, you will be welcomed to the lodge as a guest and will leave as a friend. Breakfast included.Website: QuaaoutLodge.com
Indigenous World Winery in West Kelowna merges modern culture with Indigenous history. The Okanagan winery proprietors are descendants of the Syilx people and have a strong passion for nature, the land and the rich history of the Okanagan Nation; lunch will be provided.Website: IndigenousWorldWinery.com
Explore the culture and heritage of the Syilx peoples of the Okanagan valley at the Sncewips Heritage Museum. Take a guided Indigenous tour of our museum, land or community; learn a few words of nsyilxcən, the traditional language of the Westbank First Nation; discover the intricate arts and crafts of our peoples.Website: Sncewips.com
Don’t panic..they’ve got Bannock! Kekuli Café is an original, locally-owned Bannock restaurant in West Kelowna offering traditional First Nations Indigenous cuisine with a modern and contemporary twist. A second location is also located in Merritt.Website: KekuliCafe.com
Your Okanagan accommodation will be at the Cove Lakeside Resort which is a full service, all-suite luxury resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna. Featuring a private lakefront beach and marina, and surrounded by dramatic mountain views and extraordinary dining at the Bonfire Restaurant, it’s a resort you won’t want to leave. Breakfast included.Website: CoveLakeside.com
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Museum tours
- Canoe excursion with Moccasin Trails
- Lunch at Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park
- Breakfast at Quaaout Lodge
- Lunch at Indigenous World Winery
- Cultural interpretive experience at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
- 2 nights deluxe accommodation
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
Okanagan Cultural Getaway Image Gallery
Indigenous World Winery
Quaaout Lodge & Spa
Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park
Westbank First Nation: Sncewips Heritage Museum