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
For the 2020 season your guides include Cheyanne a member of the Homalco First Nation, Jaimee, Randy and Benny members of the Klahoose First Nation. They are all experienced bear viewing guides and have many years working in our traditional territories. Each are excited to share this incredible experience with guests.