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H A I DA H O U S E TS A - K W A - L U T E N L O D G E Q U A AO U T L O D G E C R O S S R I V E R W I L D E R N E S S C E N T R E & TO U R S e Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park whisks you back to the Okanagan before wine tours and wakeboarding. Listen to local storytellers share oral history and explore a treasure trove of historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts. e 12-acre Native Heritage Park on the banks of the South omp- son River features short, easy trails through the archaeological remains of a 2,000-year- old Secwepemc winter village site, four reconstructed winter pit houses and a summer village. secwepemc | 250-828-9749 Childhood Dream is is the stu childhood dreams are made of: sleep- ing in teepees and log cabins during starry nights, and hiking, backpacking, rafting and canoeing under the towering peaks of the Kootenay Mountains when the sun is shining. But CrossRiver Wilderness Centre is also a great opportunity to delve deeper into the land and its people, with sweat-lodge experiences and guided interpretive walks while learning about the ancestral ways of life in the B.C. interior. | 403-271-3296 Quadra Island's Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge (pronounced "saw-kwa- loo-tan") is a mystical escape to a land of legend, salmon, eagles, orcas, soaring, shrouded mountain peaks and swirling tidal waters. e luxurious lodge is big on privacy and seclusion, nestled within an 1,100-acre forest on the southern tip of Quadra Island, just a 10-minute ferry from downtown Campbell River. Room types vary between soar- ing beach lofts and cosy (but equally luxurious) beachfront cottages, each with an oceanfront location serving up spectacular views of historic Discovery Passage and the upper reaches of the Beaufort mountain range, with some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in Canada. e lauded on-site spa o ers a staggering array of post-adventure relaxation options: therapeutic body- work, seniors relaxation therapy and re exology to name just a few. | 250-285-2042 Finally! Haida Gwaii has the accommodation that does the primordial, other-worldly envi- rons justice. e new Haida House at Tllaal used to serve as a seasonal bear-hunting lodge until the Haida Nation succeeded in retiring the last remaining bear-hunting licence and purchased the lodge. Today, the luxury resort o ers multiple bucket- list experiences daily – think immersive rainforest hikes amongst old-growth giants, lessons from aboriginal artisans, ancient culinary classes, island heli-tours and archaeological exploration. Despite its front-row seat to an undiscovered natural world, the lodge is conveniently located on the east coast of Graham Island near the vil- lage of Tlell, halfway between Masset in the north and Queen Charlotte in the south. | 250-557-4600 Luxury, life-a rming golf halfway between Vancouver and Calgary? Absolutely. Welcome to Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Course, the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, on the shimmering north shore of Little Shuswap Lake. A 45-minute drive from Kamloops, the lodge boasts 70 beautifully decorated guest rooms, a conference centre and Talking Rock's 18 holes. e new Le7ke Spa o ers specialty treat- ments for women and men in a serene space you'll want to linger in for hours afterwards. | 250-679-3090 Fantasy Island OKANAGAN LUXURY TRAVEL Created by BCLiving in partnership with Aboriginal Tourism BC Luxury on the Edge H A I DA G W A I I K A M L O O P S C A M P B E L L R I V E R Start your summer at AboriginalBC. com e Swing of ings p47-51-AboriginalTourism.indd 51 2014-05-22 11:17 AM

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