Klahowya Village at Stanley Park | An Aboriginal Tourism Experience

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Highlights from Klahowya Village 2010.

From May 16 to September 11, the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC and the Vancouver Park Board will transform Stanley Park into Klahowya Village, a vibrant cultural experience of song, dance, art and cuisine.

An abundance of Aboriginal activities and entertainment await at the village.

Visitors can visit artisans weaving and wood-carving on-site. Authentic Aboriginal arts and crafts will be available for purchase at Artisan Kiosks. Kids can try their hand at making Aboriginal crafts inside a 40-foot-tepee.

Next, have a taste of Aboriginal cuisine provided by Raven’s Landing and listen to Aboriginal legends at the Story Telling Circle. Daily dance performances will occur at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors can also hop on the Spirit Catcher Train, a 13-minute journey through the forest while listening to the story of “The Raven Stealing the Sun”.

On weekends in August, Nation Days will recognize the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Each Nation will present performers, storytellers and artists on site during the weekend.

General admission to the Village is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. The Spirit Catcher Train ride is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children.

The Klahowya Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Spirit Catcher Train runs daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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About Vinnie Yuen

Vinnie Yuen
Vinnie is a 1.5 generation Chinese Canadian who calls Hong Kong and Vancouver home. She likes story-telling and writing about relationships, gender and identity. Vinnie has a Master of Journalism and B.A. in English Literature from UBC.

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