Journeys (Sliammon First Nation)
Join Bella Terra and Coast Salish Journeys on an enlightening excursion
of cultural discovery into the past and present of the Sliammon First
Nation. Travel through Sliammon's traditional territory like the members
of the Nation have done for thousands of years, using the same campsites
and travel routes. Visit the clam beaches the Elders talk about. Collect
oysters, fish and use the natural resources available for tools and shelter.
The ancient legends and stories are followed with which the traditional
knowledge is passed on from generation to generation. During your travels
archaeological sites like canoe skids, fish traps, culturally modified
trees, pictographs and more will be explored. The lively discussion with
your native guide will transport you into history, into the past before
and after First Contact. Tours from 2 hours to multiple days are offered
for every level of physical fitness. Photo: Sliammon
Elder Mary George, preparing salmon for a traditional BBQ.