About the Klahoose First Nation...
ʔi:mot tətᶿ kʷənome...it's good to see you!
Situated on the central coast of British Columbia, the Klahoose Nation has lived since time before memory on lands, waters and air that make up our territories. Our ancestors spirit soars here and can be heard in the wind as it rustles the treetops and guides our peoples.
Our Elders remember vividly a time when our Big Houses stood on the shores of Toba Inlet. Today, the bulk of our population lives in our main village in Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island. Our membership also resides in local communities like Powell River, Campbell River and in the Lower Mainland and Washington State.
Years of restrictive legislation which forbid the practicing of our cultural traditions has impacted our Nation tremendously. To combat this cultural loss, we embarked on a journey to rejuvenate our traditions, language and identity. We are encouraged by the interest of our youth who are eager to reconnect the threads of our past to the framework of modern life.
Your visit to our territory strengths our opportunities to do this and on behalf of our Council and membership, we extend our welcome and gratitude. We wish you safe travels and hope you enjoy your time with us.
Chief Kevin Peacey
Klahoose First Nation
Meet Your Guides
A member of the Klahoose First Nation, Kenny has spent a lifetime working in our traditional territory. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into our practices and has lots to share!.
Jerry is an experienced outdoorsman who lives in Sliammon. He is well versed in our traditions and brings wonderful insight into our teachings.
Stewart is a member of the Klahoose First Nation. He has spent considerable time learning the traditions and practices of our community. He is a terrific storyteller!
Pat is a member of the Sliammon Nation. Having spent considerable time in the wilderness, he is an awesome guide with lots of stories to share!
Aleata is a Wet'suwet'en woman who is currently completing her Aboriginal Ecotourism Degree with North Island College. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Aleata is excited to share this incredible experience with guests.
If you are lucky enough to get Norman as your guide, you're in for a real treat! Incredibly knowledgable and well versed in our traditions, Norman holds a tremendous amount of
information on our traditions, and brings a terrific sense of humour to his tours.