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ATTRACTIONS IN NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre
Williston Lake Reservoir
Canyon Drive
Hudsons Hope, BC
The W.A.C. Bennett Dam is celebrating 40 years! Join them for an exciting underground bus tour of one of the world's largest earth-filled structures. They will drive right through the canyon wall that will take you to the powerhouse, 500 feet underground! Have fun with hands-on science exhibits and learn how electricity is made. Free admission. Bus tour fee applies.

Jade City Canada
Box A 8 Route 37 North
Jade City, BC
The largest selection of jade and jade carvings in Northern BC! We sell jade from where it was made, by the pound or by the tonne, and offer a full line of jade jewelery and original jade carvings. Nestled in the high Cassiar mountains of the far north, Jade City RV Park and Campground offers a respite from the pulse of the highway.

Peace Canyon Dam Visitor Centre
Canyon Drive
Hudsons Hope, BC
The Peace Canyon Dam site tells the story of the Peace Canyon dating back to the time of the dinosaur. Two life-sized models of the Hadrosaur Dinosaur, fossils, and photos tell this story in the visitor centre. At the time that the Peace Canyon Dam was built their units were the largest in the world! Free Admission.

Haida Heritage Centre
Located in Skidegate, the 4,924-square-metre (53,000-square-ft) Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) showcases the unique art and history of the Haida Nation, celebrating a living culture dating back over 12,000 years.

Six monumental cedar totem poles carved by Haida artists stand in front of a row of longhouses, which span the length of the beach and are connected by interior walkways and atrium space.

Highlights of the centre include the Haida Gwaii Museum and the Canoe House, where Bill Reid's famous war canoe Loo Taas ("Wave Eater") can be seen. The sleek, majestic cedar canoes beautifully carved by Haida artisans were an integral part of Haida culture and were used for travelling, trade and war.

The centre also features the Bill Reid Teaching Centre, where master carvers nurture future artists and designers; a Carving House where Haida carvers can be viewed working on canoes and totems; a performing house; gift shop and a small cafe.

The mandatory information and orientation session for visitors to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is also available at the centre.

'Ksan Historical Village
'Ksan is a replicated ancient Gitxsan village located at the junction of the Babine and Skeena rivers near Hazelton. 'Ksan's seven traditionally styled Northwest Coast longhouses are situated on the grounds of the original Gitxsan village of Gitanmaax.

Walk the grounds of 'Ksan and explore the museum, totem poles and other unique structures. Take a guided tour through the Frog, Wolf or Fireweed house, each of which represents a different aspect of Gitxsan culture, before tucking into a traditional feast, with the beautiful song and dance of the Gitsxan culture.

A large collection of totems can also be seen in the nearby villages of Kispiox, Kitwanga and Kitwancool.

Museum of Northern BC
Located in Prince Rupert, the Museum of Northern BC houses an impressive collection of Northwest Coast history, art and artifacts. The museum itself is styled after a Northwest Coast Longhouse, with an entrance of massive cedar timbers and contemporary glass art.

Exhibits take you through 10,000 years of Northern BC history. You can also observe some of the best carvers of the Northwest Coast working in the Carving Shed, and enjoy a fantastic view of the harbour from the museum's gallery. The museum features daily tours, hands-on learning centres and performances at the Tsimshian Longhouse.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a world-renowned kayaking destination, this park reserve is located in the southern part of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Consisting of 138 islands, it stretches 90km from north to south. With no roads and few facilities, it is only accessible by boat or chartered aircraft.

Visitors to this remote and wild area will be overwhelmed by the diversity of species on land and sea. It's estimated that 750,000 seabirds alone nest along the shoreline from May through August.

Basecamps at the islands' most popular heritage sites are staffed by the Haida Gwaii Watchmen, who help visitors understand Haida culture and at the same time protect the land and culture of the Haida People.

Visitors must register and attend an orientation session at the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate prior to arrival. Park reservations are strongly recommended.

Visitors to this area should be prepared for delays as this is a remote wilderness location with variable weather conditions.

Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak
2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver, BC
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak has been in operation for over 25 years. Our waterfront location, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, makes Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre a favorite destination for people to access the beautiful waters of Indian Arm and the surrounding wilderness. We specialize in providing people with a positive paddling experience, and have always placed an emphasis on safety and skill development.

Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre offers hourly, daily and multi-day rentals of ocean kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, and surf skis.

Our kayak school offers lessons and tours for individuals and groups. Tours can be customized and can include a Salmon BBQ on a nearby island.

Takaya Tours
Rental locations: Cates Park, North Vancouver, BC
Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody, BC
Tour the sheltered waters of Indian Arm in our traditional 25 foot ocean-going canoes or sea kayaks. Indian Arm is one of North America's hidden gems. Located in North Vancouver, BC, the Arm offers 18km of rocky coastline, powerful mountains, seductive islands, and secluded beaches. Come explore the shores for eagles, seals, sea stars, and more!

Experience Aboriginal culture and tradition as you learn about Tsleil-Waututh history of Indian Arm through songs, stories, and legends.



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