First Nations

The Sunshine Coast region is home to the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ÚxwumixwshíshálhTla’aminKlahoose, and Homalco Nations. We honour the Indigenous peoples in British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast as the knowledge keepers of this beautiful land and its inhabitants. During your visit, we encourage you to engage in cultural exploration and learning.

Travellers to the Sunshine Coast are encouraged to practice responsible travel, keeping in mind that travel is a privilege, not a right. Learn more about how to travel responsibly in and around Indigenous communities.


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Talking Trees with Candace Campo

Explore the Sunshine Coast with Talaysay Tours and shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh guide Candace Campo to learn more about the connection to and traditional uses of the trees and forest.

Tla'amin Creation Story

Deep inland on Tla'amin Nation homelands, just outside of Powell River, BC, rises the iconic mountain peak of Beartooth Mountain.

Immerse yourself in the living traditions of First Nations, and you may find a connection to something bigger than yourself through cultural exploration and learning.

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