We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful and engaging.”

Klahowya Village in Stanley Park
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Set in the heart of Vancouver's beautiful Stanley Park, Klahowya Village immerses visitors in British Columbia's fascinating and thriving Aboriginal cultures. Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train, watch cultural performances, shop the Artisan Marketplace, and much more. Klahowya Village is now closed for the season.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We come up from Seattle in the summer to ride the Spirit Catcher Train. The village is low key and populated with really lovely folks anxious to share their culture. The Spirit Bear story is a nice reminder that we are not alone on our planet. The cooler and tent mentioned in another review are meant to represent a modern campsite per the story. The kudos the First Nations youth who reenact the story and to the organizers. Every year the village grows with new events. Loved the weaving demo and the dancers. Though my 8 year old missed the Musqueam archeologist that was there last year. We will be back next year to experience it again.

1  Thank tarewyn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and for sharing a picture. We are very happy to hear that you were once again pleased with your visit to Klahowya Village from Seattle. We truly appreciate your support and love that you keep coming back each year. Your feedback has been shared with all the staff in the Village. See you next year!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (171)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

55 - 59 of 171 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I were not too impressed by the Miniature train ride in the Klahowya Village....the narration was good, but the displays were, to say the least, a little bit hokey.... cut out painted plastic pictures, with modern day tents and coleman coolers.....and the coolers still had the labels on them...if this was supposed to be a historical depiction of how the spirit bear came to be....well, let's just say that I am glad I only paid $5.00 for the train ride, because all I can say is the train ride was nice.....too bad....so much more room to depict First Nations...and as well, yes I agree that we have to save the rain forest, but the ending of the taped narration was too political for me...if you are going to verbalize points of view at a publicly funded site, then you should have to verbalize both sides of the issue....

3  Thank mik110556
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your experience on the Spirit Catcher Miniature Train. More than a historical depiction of the creation of the Spirit Bear, the story on the train ride is based on the ongoing, real-life struggle of Clover the Spirit Bear. Clover and the issues that led to his capture are a significant concern for the Aboriginal people of BC, and especially for the First Nations of the Great Bear Rainforest. You can learn more about Clover here: http://cl.ly/QSao

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We brought out 21 month old daughter who loves trains and dancing! We all had a wonderful time!! Everyone was so friendly and it was so informative! Excellent job!! Can't wait to go back again this summer!!

Thank scooby19755
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for your review, and for sharing this wonderful photo! See you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We took our Preschool Singing Frog Aboriginal Headstart class to Klahowya it was an amazing experience! we went on the spirit train, were able to participate in a smudging ceremony,watched a performance, and had our own tour. We learned alot of valuable teachings from the village and the dancers. the staff were friendly and patient with our little ones!
Thank you for the great experience.
We look forward to our next visit.
huy chexw!
singing frog staff and families

Thank Diana J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Hi there! Thanks for your wonderful review. We are very glad your preschool class had a great time, we certainly enjoyed it! See you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I get a lot of information from my visit to Klahowya Village in Stanley \park. Forest George our tour knowledgeable tool guide introduced to us First Nations history and culture. I am very happy to have had a chance to visit the village and highly recommend others to visit the village, too.

Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AboriginalTourismBC, Customer Service at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review and recommending us! We will be sure to let Forest know that you appreciated his knowledge. See you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Klahowya Village in Stanley Park also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing