New in 2018, our Witsuwit'en Cultural Tours are focused around the Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum and the Widzin Kwah Canyon.
We offer a world-class, authentic indigenous tourism experience in British Columbia’s North. Our tour program shares Witsuwit’en culture, stories and traditions with visitors from around the world.
In the canyon, tours focus on archaeology, traditional fishing and fish preparation activities, plants and traditional uses, fisheries management and historical changes that have taken place.
The museum tour provides more information on the Witsuwit'en clan and feast system, ancient and colonial history, and traditional fishing technologies. Archaeology is also very prominent in the museum.
Tours are scheduled to run at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily, as well as by appointment.
Children 6-18 yrs old: $5
Free admission for children under 6 years old.
Overlooking the Widzin Kwah (Bulkley River) Canyon, the Museum houses artifacts and photographs that tell the story of the Witsuwit’en people, as well as recently excavated stone tools. The museum is open annually from May to September. There are retail offerings of authentic Indigenous arts and crafts as well as a limited number of confectionary items. Professionally guided Museum tours are 45 minutes long where visitors learn about the Witsuwit'en people and their history through photographs and artifacts at the museum.
Widzin Kwah Canyon Tour
Our 45-minute Canyon Tour takes visitors on a walk to the magestic Widzin Kwah Canyon and river, where they learn about how the Witsuwit’en people catch and smoke fish, and the medicinal uses for the flora and fauna in the area. At the Canyon, visitors get a closeup view of local fishermen roped to the canyon walls, netting salmon in the rushing waters below the falls. The tour also includes a visit to a traditional smokehouse, where each summer and fall Witsuwit'en people smoke wild salmon. The smokehouse is situated where the old village of Witset was located prior to the construction of Highway 16.