Uncover First Nations Stories Along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
The Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver up to Whistler easily counts as one of the world’s most scenic drives. Apart from scenic photo ops, one must-experience stop is the interactive Squamish Lil’ Wat Centre showcasing the distinct cultures of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. Original pieces of indigenous art, textiles, and cedar carvings are on view, and a visit here also includes sampling traditional food, enjoying song, dance, and live demonstrations, and an exploratory outdoor component. Further along, after winding down the coastal mountains of Whistler and into Fraser Canyon, overnight at Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort. It’s a tranquil retreat on Little Shuswap Lake and owned by members of the Little Shuswap Indian Band. Feast here on authentic native gourmet meals, explore the interpretive areas and traditional sweat lodge, and stroll along 1,800 feet of sandy beach.