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23 Incredible Indigenous Cultural Experiences To Have In Canada In 2023

January 10, 2023 - Adventure Awaits, Jami Savage


Discover 7 Of Canada’s Top Properties Offering Indigenous Wellness Experiences

January 10, 2023 - Forbes, Sandra MacGregor


25 extraordinary travel experiences for 2023

December 20, 2022 - Signature Luxury Travel & Style 

Delve into British Columbia’s wilderness with First Nation guides. 

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Entre authenticité et modernité, 6 expériences originales à vivre auprès des peuples autochtones du Canada

December 15, 2022 - GEO France 

Les nombreuses communautés autochtones du Canada sont connues pour leur généreux sens de l'hospitalité et leur esprit d'entreprise. Découvrez leurs cultures ancestrales lors d’expériences touristiques inoubliables.

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The 23 best places to go in 2023

November 29, 2022 - Condé Nast Traveller - CNET Editors - Chloe Berge

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Go for: New Indigenous-led experiences and wilderness lodges


The grizzly bears of Toba Inlet

November 2, 2022 - Vancouver Sun, Lindsay Salt 

Into the forest of the Klahoose wilderness where mosses, ferns and lichens festoon tree trunks and branches.


Authentic Indigenous recognizes Klahoose Wilderness Resort

October 20, 2022 - Indigenous Tourism BC 

Authentic Indigenous recognizes Klahoose Wilderness Resort for continuing the ancestral toq qaymɩxʷ commitment to the preservation, conservation, and protection of oceans, wilderness, marine, and terrestrial life, as well as the local community.

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Nature-inspired Connection: Indigenous Tourism BC Team Retreat at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

October 20, 2022 - Indigenous Tourism BC 

After three years of observing guidelines for responsible travel and respectful gathering, the Indigenous Tourism BC team left the office and the city behind for a three-day team-building and strategy session at Klahoose Wilderness Resort. 


Canadian Geographic Adventures Announces 2023 Travel Lineup to the Designated Travel Collection

October 19, 2022 - Royal Canadian Geographical Society   

Canadian Geographic Adventures is once again taking readers off the pages of Canadian Geographic magazine and into the field with its 2023 Designated Travel Collection. 

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This Remote Resort in Canada Is Working to Preserve Indigenous Through Hospitality

October 10, 2022 - Travel + Leisure, Kathryn Romeyn  

Klahoose Wilderness Resort, owned by the First Nation of the same name, is on a mission to save their culture through hospitality — and share their slice of off-the-grid paradise, too.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort: Canada’s indigenous-owned wilderness outpost

October 2, 2022 - The Times , Mike MacEacheran  

Mike MacEacheran drops in for close encounters at the country’s newest First Nations stay on the British Columbian coast

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Wo Buckelwale springen und Grizzlys jagen

September 30, 2022 - Speigel Reisen, Winfried Schumacher  

Wo Buckelwale springen und Grizzlys jagen

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The Past Forward

August 1, 2022 - Conde Nast Traveler, Jayme Moye  

These Indigenous-Owned Lodges Take Visitors Deep Into British Columbia.

Kanadas Wunde: Wie die indigenen Stämme mit dem Trauma Umerziehung umgehen

September 30, 2022 - Berliner Zeitung, Winfried Schumacher  

Am 30. September gedenken die Kanadier der Kinder der indigenen First Nations, die in Internaten misshandelt wurden. Eine Spurensuche in British Columbia.

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B.C. Adventures: Exploring Desolation Sound

July 13, 2022 - Global News Morning BC   

Chris Tait of Klahoose Wilderness Resort gives his top picks for explore Desolation Sound

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The 20 Best Family Holidays Abroad for 2022

June 28, 2022 - The Telegraph, Laura Fowler   

 These are the family holidays you'll remember forever.

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Move Over California: Check British Columbia's Sunshine Coast

May 13, 2022 - The Travel - Renee Cosme   

Tours, like that from Klahoose Wilderness Resort, offer visitors experiences to view grizzly bears in Toba Inlet in the summer months.

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At this Indigenous-Owned, Off-Grid Eco-Resort in B.C. Guests Can Spy on Grizzly Bears

April 26, 2022 - Canadian Traveller - Linda Barnard   

At this Indigenous-Owned, Off-Grid Eco-Resort in B.C. Guests Can Spy on Grizzly Bears.

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It was a spirit channelled 

April 27, 2022 - The Telegraph - Mike MacEachern 

"It was a spirit channeled by Randy Louie, a Klahoose First Nation member, who warmly greeted us on the jetty when we arrived for a hike through the fringes of the Great Bear Rainforest. “It’s good to see you,” he sang, to the thwack of a ceremonial drum. Stay awhile.”

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Canadian Geographic Draws Readers off the Page and into the Field - Canadian Geographic Adventures

April 25, 2022 - The Royal Canadian Geographic Society 

Over the years, the Society has collaborated with a variety of travel partners to bring meaningful, custom-curated travel experiences to our membership.  Klahoose Wilderness Resort is now a designated travel partner. 

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What's behind the growing interest in Indigenous-led tourism in Canada?

April 21, 2022 - Global News - Kamyar Razavi

“Canadians,” Tait says “want to connect with Indigenous culture, Indigenous people. Tourism offers a way to do that.”

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Eco-Friendly Resorts 

March 31, 2022 - Getting on Travel - Lori Tripoli

With a healthy environment top of mind for any vacation thanks to the pandemic and two years of shutdown and social distancing, GettingOn Travel asked its team of contributing writers to identify their favorite eco-friendly resorts.

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Grizzly Watching: Getting to know the locals in BC's scenic Desolation Sound

March 11, 2022 - explore - Jenn Smith Nelson

Small coastal First Nation fuels economic growth with clean energy

February 14, 2022 -  National Observer - Rochelle Baker

The Klahoose Nation is charged up over a new clean energy project that both protects the environment and fuels economic development.

20 Best Places to Travel in Canada for 2022: Time for Indigenous Tourism

February 3, 2022 - 

20 Best Places to Travel in Canada for 2022: Time for Indigenous Tourism. Magnificent nature reigns in the inlets and islands of Desolation Sound on the province’s central coast, including at the luxurious Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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Where The Wild Things Are

February 2, 2022 - Qantas Travel Insider - Karla Courtney 

On British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, an Indigenous-owned Wilderness Lodge lets' visitors experience where the bears, Orcas and seals roam free.

22 Canadian Eco Tour Adventures Worth Investing In For 2022

January 26, 2022 - Adventure Awaits - Jami Savage 

Connect with the Coast at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Desolation Sound, British Columbia


Klahoose Wilderness Resort decreases carbon footprint with the power of water

January 17, 2022 - - Odette Auger

In the midst of a pandemic, climate emergency and uncertain economic future, Klahoose First Nation is looking at ways to shift from fossil dependence to alternative sources of green energy.

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Klahoose First Nation resort to be run on 100 per cent clean energy

January 5, 2022 - Campbell River Mirror - Marc Kitteringham 

The Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Homfray Channel is going to be even more of an idyllic eco-getaway soon, once the diesel generators get turned off.

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Brix Marine delivers latest water taxi

January 17, 2022 - MarineLog - Nick Blenkey 

Now in service at the Klahoose Wilderness Resort on Cortes Island, B.C., Canada, the 32- by 12-foot Goat 1 water taxi is the latest addition to Port Angeles, Wash.-based boatbuilder Brix Marine’s PAXCAT portfolio.


Indigenous clean-energy projects funded

January 13, 2022 - Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

The Province is partnering with Indigenous communities throughout B.C. to work toward a low-carbon future by providing funding from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF).

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Come Ashore. Stay A While. 

January 7, 2022 - YAM Magazine - Linda Barnard

The welcome is as warm as the scenery is wild at Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort. 

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British Columbia’s off-grid Klahoose Wilderness Resort, now under First Nations ownership

December 30, 2021 - The Telegraph UK

Klahoose Wilderness Resort, now under First Nations ownership, is a next-level example of a community-run eco lodge and place for spiritual repose. You can grizzly watch on Toba Inlet, hike riverine islands in Desolation Sound and learn about Klahoose indigenous culture.

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Which British Columbia Holiday Is For You?

December 9, 2021 - Qantas Airways - Destination Canada 

For wildlife... Newly reopened and Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort is another secluded spot that can only be reached by boat or private seaplane.  If you aren’t greeted by seals on the large floating dock upon arrival, you will most likely see them lying about in the morning before the sun rises over the misty peaks. 

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Indigenous Retreat

November 27, 2021 - West of the City - Linda Barnard 

Indigenous-owned and operated Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia immerses guests in storytelling, traditions, craftwork and grizzly bear tours.

2021 TMAC Award Winner - Best Spirit of Canada Award

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Klahoose Wilderness Resorts' First Nation Influence and Regenerative Tourism on Desolation Sound

November 22, 2021 - NUVO Magazine - Ben Dreith 

Klahoose Wilderness Resort's First Nation influence and regenerative tourism on British Columbia's Desolation Sound. 


Au cœur du Canada avec les peuples autochtones

November 17, 2021 - La Presse - Destination Canada 

À la recherche de cadeaux originaux et remplis d’authenticité ?

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort..

November 16, 2021 - Boulevard Magazine - Lia Crowe  

Klahoose Wilderness Resort, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers.

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort..

November 14, 2021 - OD Dans L'Ouest

Occupation Double (sometimes referred to as OD) is a Canadian French language reality show.
The 15th season is filmed in western Canada titled "OD dans l'Ouest". La soiree delimination included a journey to Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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Indigenous fashion at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

October 25, 2021 - Vancouver Island Daily  - Lia Crowe

Boulevard visits Klahoose Wilderness Resort, deep in Desolation Sound, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers. Mixing traditional pieces from coastal First Nations with contemporary Indigenous designs, we celebrate the richness of the past with the vibrancy of Indigenous culture today against the backdrop of the breathtaking Klahoose land.

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Business in Vancouver

October 25, 2021 - BIV Magazine

Klahoose Wilderness Resort- A new Indigenous Cultural Experience 

Boulevard at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

October 12, 2021 - Boulevard Magazine - Lia Crowe

Boulevard at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers. Link to the online magazine. The feature starts on page 60, travel story on page 66 and a special on page 114. 

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Where to Travel Next: The Best Trips for the Explorer on Your List

October 4, 2021 - Outside - Stephanie Pearson

For a totally immersive experience of Indigenous culture, spend a few nights on a remote stretch of Canada’s Pacific coast at Klahoose Wilderness Resort.


Discover Some Of Canada’s Best Indigenous Tourism Experiences

October 3, 2021 - Forbes - Sandra MacGregor

Discover some of Canada's best Indigenous tourism experiences. Canada’s newest resort property, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, is an Indigenous cultural experience near Desolation Sound. Opened in June 2021, Klahoose offers guests an all-inclusive, luxury eco-resort vacation


Canada Has Reopened to U.S. Travelers—Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Visiting

September 29, 2021 - AFAR - Anna Haines

New hotels in British Columbia...In the temperate rain forest of B.C.’s Desolation Sound, an Indigenous guide can introduce you to the local grizzly bears at the new Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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Indigenous Tourism 

September 09, 2021 - Fall 2021 Issue 

Indigenous Tourism - Find a Deeper Connection 

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Canada's newest Wilderness Resort - What is it? 

July 31, 2021 - DOWNIELIVE - Micheal Downie

New hotels in British Columbia...In the temperate rain forest of B.C.’s Desolation Sound, an Indigenous guide can introduce you to the local grizzly bears at the new Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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First Nations of the Sunshine Coast

July 30, 2021 - Zoom - Nancy Pincombe

Klahoose Wilderness Resort - people come here. Read from page 88.

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Coastal Experiences: Desolation Sound

July 30, 2021 - Global News Morning BC

Coastal Experiences: Desolation Sound


Taking Time of Indigenous Tourism 

July 5, 2021 - British Columbia Magazine - Diane Selkirk

This new Indigenous destination resort in Desolation Sound offers an intimate and all-inclusive experience including daily wildlife viewing, bear viewing and immersive cultural tours.

Five beautiful new hotels opening in Canada in 2021

July 3, 2021 - - Wing Sze Tang

Ready to travel? Here are five beautiful new hotels opening in Canada in 2021.

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Bucket List BC: 9 hotels and resorts you have to visit once in your life

June 22, 2021 - Daily Hive Vancouver - Cassandra Gill

British Columbia is home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the world. From iconic glamping experiences to luxe hotels in the centre of our biggest city, here’s a list of bucket list hotels in BC to stay at once in your life.

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B.C.'s newest Indigenous eco-retreat

May 20, 2021 - BCAA Magazine - Sheila Hansen

Latest travel story highlights B.C.'s newest Indigenous eco-retreat, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, in the spring/summer 2021 issue of BCAA Magazine.

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Boatbuilder BRIX Marine constructing  catamaran 

May 13, 2021 - BRIX Marine

Port Angeles, WA – Boatbuilder BRIX Marine is currently constructing the 32’ x 12’ catamaran for the Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, B.C, Canada


Hotel Intel: Indigenous resort gives close-up view of B.C. wilderness

May 13, 2021 - Montreal Gazette - Rochelle Lash

Klahoose Wilderness Resort, an Indigenous-owned enterprise, expects to open in May and will operate according to the travel guidelines

Escape from Home with Indigenous Experiences for Summer

April 15, 2021 - - Claudia Laroye

Escape from Home with Indigenous Experiences for Summer. The Klahoose Nation will operate the new premier Indigenous destination resort of Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound this summer. 

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March 18, 2021 - TV5UNIES.CA 

Escape from Home with Indigenous Experiences for Summer. The Klahoose Nation will operate the new premier Indigenous destination resort of Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound this summer. 

B.C.’s Indigenous tourism operators betting on local markets

March 26 , 2021 - National Observer - Rochelle Baker

he value of acquiring the off-grid resort in Desolation Sound as a means to deepen their commitment to sustainable tourism in their territory and bolster economic development, said Chris Tait, tourism manager of the Klahoose Wilderness Resort.


New Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Desolation Sound

March 29 , 2021 - Miss 605 - Rebecca Bollwitt

 Really big news! Homfray Lodge in Desolation Sound is now is now Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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Check out these new staycation destinations 

March 3 , 2021 - The Globe and Mail - Waheeda Harris 

 These seven hotels are opening this spring and summer, including B.C.s Klahoose Wilderness Resort - only accessible by boat or seaplane.

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Indigenous Tourism Development

March 10 , 2021 - Adventure Travel Trade Association  

Indigenous Tourism Development Becomes a Driving Force for Klahoose Nation with the Acquisition of Klahoose Wilderness Resort


Explore Canada in 2021: New Attractions From Coast to Coast + Cool New Hotels

February 6 , 2021 - Canadian - Jim Byers  

Situated along Homfray Channel in the temperate rainforest of BC’s Desolation Sound, Klahoose Wilderness Resort – newly acquired by the Klahoose First Nation – will open in May 2021.

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Klahoose Nation Acquires Klahoose Wilderness Resort, formerly Homfray Lodge, in BC's Desolation Sound

November 18, 2020 - Indigenous Tourism BC  

We care deeply and also want to contribute to the recovery of BC and the Canadian tourism economy.”


Klahoose Wilderness Resort Opening in British Columbia Next Spring

November 16, 2020 - Canadian - Jim Byers  

We care deeply and also want to contribute to the recovery of BC and the Canadian tourism economy.”

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Klahoose Nation Acquires Klahoose Wilderness Resort

November 18, 2020 - Global Travel Media

Indigenous tourism development becomes a driving force for Klahoose Nation with the recent acquisition of Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound