'NAMGIS Roots Cultural Experiences

If you are interested in booking a cultural experience with us, please send us an email! 

Experience the tradition of Cedar Weaving with Donna Cranmer. Her gift is working with her hands, and she creates beautiful bracelets, headbands, hats and mats from wearable cedar. In the Weaving Session with Donna, she will share the important values the cedar tree has for our people, and itʼs many practical uses. You will weave your own cedar bracelet and take it home with you as a lasting memory of your visit to ʻNamgis territory.

Rate:  $75.00 per person

A two hour experience

Cedar Weaving

Step Into Our World:

Circle Island Bus Tour


Start your ʻNamgis experience on foot by walking through our community with Ernest Alfred, knowledgeable ʻNamgis young historian. He will share ancient histories, beginning with our burial grounds and will include a walk on our wonderful waterfront boardwalk, with the five Awakwes (traditional buildings) that share the history of the five family groups that make up the Namgis Tribe.


Tlubukw - Salmon BBQ

This hands-on experience exposes you to the customary Salmon barbecue, and our step-by-step method of baking Sockeye salmon over an open fire, using the traditional cedar sticks. We share the knowledge of the Salmon and how precious this resource is to us, as you savour this delicious food and your experience, on the shores of Alert Bay.

Minimum of 4 people.

Ada Vera Newman, respected and knowledgeable cultural leader, shares the storytelling tradition of her Grandmother, Axu Alfred, weaving stories and history into a wonderful experience.

Minimum of 4 people.

Nusa  -  Storytelling


Visit us!

Winter Hours: Sept 1 to May 20 | Friday -Saturday | Noon to 4 PM
Spring Hours: May 21 to June 30 | Thursday-Saturday | Noon to 4 PM
Summer Hours: July 1 to Aug 30 | Wednesday-Sunday |Noon to 4 PM 

Aboriginal Tourism BC 

2009 award for cultural 

authenticity 

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010 A Front Street

Box 471 Alert Bay BC

Canada V0N 1A0

Tel: +1 250 974-2484


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