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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 23, 2017

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New cultural tour begins at Homalco

New cultural tour begins at Homalco

Cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed teal ocean water and mountain ranges for miles. This is the home of the Homalco people, known to some as Orford Bay, located about two hours by boat from Campbell River.

This year Homalco has partnered with Sonora Resort to offer a new cultural tour of its territory. The tours began on June 1.

During a tour on June 10, tour guests learned to weave cedar bark, observed traditional song and dance, sampled traditional foods and paddled in a Coast Salish canoe.

Sonora Resort CEO Wynne Powell said the tour made sense after working with Homalco for many years on its grizzly bear watching program.

“It was a natural fit for us to partner on a cultural experience,” he said in a statement.
The new tours are available for a short time before Homalco Wildlife Tours transitions into their grizzly bear tours in August.

More information is available at thebearsofbute.com.

Photos by Todd Peacey