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Xwisten Experience Tours

10 reviews
Lillooet, Canada
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About Xwisten Experience Tours
Witness the St'at'imc people harvesting and preserving salmon near Lillooet BC. The tour includes a walk along the Xwisten fishing grounds, a demonstration of the wind-dried method, a sample the wind-dried fish (ts'wan), and a BBQ Salmon meal. Tours can also include a walk around an archaeological village site and a replica underground pit house (S7istken).
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the full tour. Starting at the fishing site. There were so many fish that at the time we got to the river most fishermen had finished there quota and were no longer there. It was good to see that they are not putting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour from knowledgeable and friendly guides who shared about traditional salmon fishing and preparation methods. Fascinating to walk along the beautiful canyon and see the various types of salmon fishing techniques and drying racks along the Bridge River Fishing Grounds. Would have loved to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CharleneMel
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and hopefully you will be able to come back for the archaeological tour another time.

Reviewed July 5, 2017

The excellent guide picked us up from the Fraser Cove campground and showed us all the interesting sites with very knowledgeable information and answers regarding her people , their history and life. We were impressed by the fishing sites and how the drying of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Gabitza2014
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thank you for visiting us last week. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the meal and thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed September 16, 2016

We went on the three hour tour of the traditional fishing grounds and also the winter pit houses. This was followed by a great lunch The guide Sandra was knowledgeable and passionate about her aboriginal roots. I really enjoyed the whole tour.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank marion10112015
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The honour of living in this territory for the last four years has given me many opportunities to visit and experience this authentic village site. This village site is one of the largest ancient villages in BC. The knowledge gained from the site is respected...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank Vivianne Z
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I've just read the different reviews from Chris, Lisa and Heleen. I am the guide coordinator on our trip 'Travel With All Your Senses' and am familiar with many First Nations programs. Our guide, Rebecca, was outstanding and together with questions from our group we...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Eugster S
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Eugster, I am glad you and your group were able to partake on the tour and thank you for your support for our business and our tour. Thank you for your feedback in regards to having two tour guides at a time. We have two...More

Reviewed August 25, 2013

Really enjoyed hearing the stories and the history around traditional Bridge River first nations salmon fishing at the fishing rocks outside Lillooet. It was an enriching, interesting, and authentic cultural experience, and the BBQ meal afterwards was the best I've had. Would definitely recommend it...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank Chris S
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

We are glad you were able to join us this summer and that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed August 13, 2013

We did this tour a few days ago in the heat of the dry summer in Lillooet, which might not have been the best idea. Our guide, clad in tour guide t-shirt, welcomed us with a drumming song and took us over the bridge to...More

Date of experience: August 2013
6  Thank Lisa A
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you for attending the tour this summer and providing your feedback. We were able to show your comments to our tour guides and remind them that they need to complete all aspects of the tour and to make our guests feel comfortable. We are...More

Reviewed April 20, 2012

This tour gives a very interesting look into the ancient fishing methods of the local first nations, as well as a tour of the historic pit houses they used to live in during the winter. All of this in a very scenic setting along the...More

Date of experience: May 2011
5  Thank Heleen P
Florence J, Manager at Xwisten Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you for attending our tour. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour.

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