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I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours

1436 Highway 101, Lund, British Columbia V0N 2G0, Canada
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Awesome!

We went on a half day boat trip with Erik and although we all visited Desolation Sound many times... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Richard R
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Nanaimo, Canada
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An amazing West coast experience

Really great trip with Erik today. He is always so knowledgeable about the history of our area as... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
Fran C
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Join us on a journey into the heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park and through the traditional territory of the Tla'amin peoples. Offering Cultural Interpretive Boat Tours in our state of the art Kingfisher Vessel which is covered, heated and a washroom. We also offer hikes, water taxi services,and Traditional Cedar Weaving Workshops. Gain understanding and insight into local Indigenous culture and history; hear the songs, learn the teachings, view the pictographs. Custom tours available!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1436 Highway 101, Lund, British Columbia V0N 2G0, Canada
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We went on a half day boat trip with Erik and although we all visited Desolation Sound many times we learned tons of new things and insight including seeing numerous historical sights and pictographs. And to top it off we had a whale keeping us...More

Thank Richard R
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IHosCulturalTours, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

That was such a great memorable trip and lunch with the humpback whale was definitely the icing on the cake. Look forward to taking your group out again next year :)

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Really great trip with Erik today. He is always so knowledgeable about the history of our area as well as all the creatures we saw !

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

What a perfect day it was! We went on a 3.5 hour cultural tour in Desolation Sound with Erik providing us with interesting stories of his culture and the history all along the way. We made a stop at Refuge Cove and then on to...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour. Great stories from Erik. Interesting cultural history. Up close with seals and nature. Wonderful views and secret coves including the "best" outhouse on the coast.

Thank Mark D
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IHosCulturalTours, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thanks for your response Mark, next time we can take a stop at the "Best #2 on the coast" :). Safe Travels Erik

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We booked a 6-hour tour in Desolation Sound with Erik as our guide. It was such a fun and rewarding day. Erik has been on these waters his whole life, and his love and respect for the area comes through as he shares stories and...More

Thank Kate S
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IHosCulturalTours, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thanks Kate, I truly love bringing local Powell Riverites out and blowing their mind with knowledge and facts about our rich history here in Tla'amin Territory. I look forward to bringing you guys out for that camping trip at the base of the Bold Chief...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Tremendous cedar weaving experience with Sosanna - she has so much patience and a truly insightful way of guiding you through the process - from how the cedar bark is harvested in traditional ways, to the preparation and the weaving itself. Lots of laughs, stories...More

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IHosCulturalTours, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thanks for your review of our weaving workshop Tracey. Sosan is definitely very passionate about her work and is an absolute phenomenal teacher. We look forward to hosting you and your crew for a hat weaving workshop Erik

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Guide Eric is friendly, funny and free with his stories and about the area past and present. In a three-hour cruise he pointed out Salish village sites, pictographs, archaeological finds, natural wonders and wildlife for us, and we couldn't stump him on anything from land...More

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Erik B, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thanks for coming to visit us as well as the wonderful review. We hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We booked a day of charter fishing with I'Hos and had a great day. We were on the new boat just launched with our guide Bryce.There were 6 of us from Australia and we not only caught fish but Bryce entertained us with knowledge about...More

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Erik B, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you for visiting with us Richard and looking forward to seeing you alla again. Erik Blaney Owner - I'Hos Tours

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Reviewed August 8, 2015

authentic and genuine from the heart tour of the traditional lands. true story that the sliammon ways of knowing are / were meaningful. drew blaney is an awesome storyteller!

Thank Tari G
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Erik B, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you for your response, we truly pride ourselves on our authentic indigenous tours lead by certified Tla'amin guides. My hands are raised in appreciation for your review Erik Blaney -Owner

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We hired I'Hos for a Desolation Sound tour as a birthday celebration. I really wanted a closer look at Mt. Denman and Erik made it so. He showed us and another couple on the tour sets of petroglyphs, and explained well the story they convey....More

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Erik B, Owner at I'Hos Cultural Tours - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Hey I remember this tour well and would like to thank you for your review. Hope to see you all again some day. Erik

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