Monday, July 27, 2009

Authentic Cowichan First Nations Experience - Vancouver Island, BC

Quw'utsun' offers all guests an Authentic Cowichan First Nations Experience - Interpretive Guided Tours, West Coast themed Gift Shop and First Nations contemporary cuisine in the Riverwalk Cafe.

The Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes from both Nanaimo and Victoria in the southeast corner of Vancouver Island.

"This (Cowichan) legacy was, and still is, an incredible connectedness to the warm land called Quw'utsun'. It is not the transitory character that typifies most recent North American culture, but a rare permanence of place that has endured for hundreds of generations." Daniel P. Marshall

Twenty years ago the Quw'utsun' People embarked on a project to raise the profile of Quw'utsun' knitters, carvers and jewelry makers, while displaying the Quw'utsun' culture and history to the world. In 1986 the Cowichan Tribes outbid twenty organizations and bought the Cultural Center buildings from Expo '86. The Cultural Centre opened its doors in 1990.

The Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre is a world-class destination, focusing on the economic development of the Cowichan People. The goal is to foster and promote pride in the culture and to offer a memorable experience to all visitors.

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