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Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

Pipeline Road | Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V0R 1S0, Canada
+1 604-921-1070
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Klahowya Village in Vancouver's Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you've ever seen! Travel through the... more » Owner description: The Klahowya Village in Vancouver's Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you've ever seen! Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train and discover the Journey of the Salmon. Shop the Artisan Marketplace for First Nations and Metis art, jewellery and more. Watch live cultural performances on every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday. « less
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was a nice surprise to find in the midst of the beautiful Stanley Park. The setting of Klahowya Village is very well done and the display of artifacts and traditions excellent. Mike Retasket was extremely helpful as a musician/dancer and spent a lot of time and patience explaining/demonstrating the instruments to my grandchildren. I have my reservations about the... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for leaving us a great review. We will be sure to pass on the compliment to Mike Retasket - he is a fantastic teacher. With regards to your comment about the train pricing, your feedback has been forwarded to the management team for consideration for next year. Thanks for letting us know. Thanks again, and... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I recommended for families with children, we enjoyed very much the dance and music. They have a short train ride that explains about their culture and the environment.

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the train ride. See you again! More

Steinbach, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We really enjoyed the visit here coming from Germany. A very big surprise was the guided tour with three natives representing three diffrent tribes who explained their culture from their own perspective.

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! Thanks again! More

Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The guide books say it's a 15-minute train ride through the forest. What it DIDN'T say was that it was a train with a story and a moral. My older child was initially excited that there was a story, but the 4 year old got bored with the story about 3 minutes in (because it was kind of rambling and... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The miniature train in Stanley Park switches from a un-themed ride through the forest (as your guide book described) to a themed ride at four times of the year: Easter, summer (Klahowya Village), Halloween and Christmas. We are glad you thought the experience was worth it even though you had different expectations. Your review has... More

Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It must have been transferred to a new group because the new story that they have on the train is not as good as it was in the past. Costumes for the actors who are in the park during the train ride are not good. I realize it is not going to be a Broadway production, but keep I would... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Your review has been shared with our management team to help them in planning for next season. We hope to see you back in Klahowya Village in 2014. More

Vancouver,B.C.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit here. It reminded me of growing up on the prairies of Saskatchewan. It is in a lovely setting. My whole family loved it. The shows were well done.

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great view. We hope to see you back again next year! More

San Jose
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We heard the drums, so had to go visit the Village--didn't know it was there from our materials about Stanley Park. We were lucky that it was late afternoon, so not crowded. We had a guided walk through the village, with explanations about the carvings, weaving, etc. Got to make cedar bark bracelets (harder than it looks to make it... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

We are very glad you found us and were able to share in our culture! Thank you for leaving us a great review! More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I have come down to visit Klahowya Village every summer for the last 3 years and can see how extremely well managed it is . It improves every year and there is always something different to see. I am intrigued by our native ancestry in BC and feel how crucial it is to learn about our native people and ensure... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Wow, what a thoughtful review! Thank you for your kind words. We believe that sharing Aboriginal culture is very important, and it is great to hear that it is well received. See you again next year! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I cannot fault the sincerity of the ‘First Nation’ people who are providing this opportunity for Vancouver locals and visitors to experience their values and culture. However the whole site is a bit underwhelming. Aspects were great: For example; a fine dance performance with great masks. But then there were the boring tents with bored exhibitors. This site has lots... More

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Your review has been shared with our management team. More

Canadian in Wales
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our guide Kim was truly terrific - she is a native of BC and went out of her way to explain native history and current issues. If you are in Stanley Park, do make use of this free tour through several Native artefacts - it is located near the miniature railway - between the railway and the aquarium.

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AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review! We will make sure to pass on your kind words to Kim. Hope to see you back again next year! More

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