Ksan Historical Village and Museum

Ksan Historical Village and Museum

Ksan Historical Village and Museum
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Patricia M
13 contributions
Sep 2021
This is definitely a highlight of this region not to be missed. I would highly recommend doing the guided tour rather than just popping into the museum. Seeing the different dwellings, instruments and art and learning about the culture and traditions of the Gitxsan people was fascinating.
Written September 7, 2021
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GwenVancouver2011
Gibsons, Canada43 contributions
Jul 2021
We spent about 3 hours. Our delightful young guide took us through 3 longhouses & explained the history of the area. The grounds just had such an aura of peace. A soft time-out.
Written July 30, 2021
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Mike P
Richmond, UK83 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Sadly we were unable to have a guided tour of the houses which would have made quite a difference to our visit, but the museum was really interesting (no charge, donations only), and we could see the setting by the river (just like a model in the museum in Victoria!)
Written October 16, 2018
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David R
Marysville, WA104 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
It was well worth the price of the tour plus the nearly hour of time, to be able to go into the Frog House, the Eagle House, and the Fireweed House, three important representations of long houses used by the First Nations people of this whole Northwest region.

However, we really regretted that they could not provide helps for totem pole interpretation. Our guide was able to provide comments on a few figures on a couple of the poles. But we really wanted a printed sheet. We found clues about a couple of the images on one pole spread through comments on three or more post cards they sell. No book that would help, either.

Plus, while they would not allow photos inside the buildings, it would have been wonderful to have bought a pamphlet or small booklet that would have had pictures (or even drawings or sketches).

If they would have had either (or both), we would give fives stars.
Written September 5, 2018
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464Theo1953
Mierlo, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands90 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Interesting museum about life and culture of Indian people. Good guided tours and authentic houses and equipment.
Written August 30, 2018
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Stuart P
Hindhead, UK61 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This recreated Gitxsan First Nations village on the banks of the Skeena River, provides an insight into the lives of the native people. I recommend you take the guided tour, to see some fantastic artefacts in each of the longhouses and here the interesting stories of how people lived
Written July 19, 2018
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TheBs
Washington, DC371 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
A must do if you are in the area of New Hazelton.

The small museum if a gem which does not overwhelm or bore you. What it does is present quality artifacts which are caused to clearly explain the history of the local people.

Interesting examples of clan totem poles.

We had the good fortune to be able to talk for an hour with the site manager and get a clear understanding of the relationship between the Canadian government and the First Nation Peoples.
Written July 6, 2018
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harrytpk
Bolingbrook, IL1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Solo
a wonderful place in a beautiful setting. The Campground is immaculate. the staff is friendly and helpful. Very interesting historical village offers a real insight into the Ksan culture and history
Written May 13, 2018
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MicheleAndDan
Penticton, Canada34 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
If you have any interest in BC history and the art and architecture of our indigenous people this is a must see. Gorgeous buildings and setting. Many beautiful examples of carving and architecture.
Written April 1, 2018
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KatBern
King Salmon, AK42 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The museum and inside of the buildings were closed when we visited in mid-October 2017. We were able to walk among the totems and exterior of the buildings, which was rewarding in itself. It's a very beautiful site on the Skeena River and the golden leaves of fall made it even more beautiful. Worth a stop even if the museum and buildings aren't open.
Written November 27, 2017
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