Old House Hotel
Old House Hotel

People Water Land

Enjoy an authentic cultural and whale watching adventure through the Salish Sea to the historic First Nation village site of Aupe. Your journey aboard custom landing craft vessels with inside AND outside seating provides unobstructed views of whales, eagles and much more. Step off the boat onto shore and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Xwémalhakwu (Homalco) on an enlightening walk around the former village. Throughout the ocean voyage, you will be watching for some of the most majestic sea animals in the world including orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, and sea lions. At Aupe, lucky visitors may even see the resident black bear, while your Homalco guide shares traditional stories, language, and legends. You’ll get hands-on with cedar bark, while learning to weave your own cedar bracelet.

Why Choose Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours?

Your journey with this First Nations tour operator ensures a unique Indigenous perspective on a marine wildlife experience. Campbell River and the Discovery Islands contain rich Indigenous history of the ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Ayajuthem) speaking Coast Salish and the Laich-kwil-tach people. Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is 100% owned by the Xwémalhkwu (Homalco) First Nation and takes you into their traditional territory. They have been providing visitors with world-class tours for over 20 years. The People Water Land experience includes both a skipper and indigenous guide to ensure a truly engaging experience from Campbell River. Tours are kept small and personalized with a maximum of 12 guests per boat.

MINIMUM AGE: 10 years
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours
AVAILABLE: Now – September 24, 2023