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Powwow Country: Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Klahowya Village, in Stanley Park, provides an interactive authentic experience
Author: 
Windspeaker Staff
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
3
Year: 
2011

Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, Vancouver

For the second year Stanley Park, traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wantuth Nations, is transformed into a traditional First Nation’s village. Klahowya Village is the setting for a family-friendly interactive authentic experience of Aboriginal culture through story, song, dance, art and traditional cuisine from May to September. The Stanley Park miniature train becomes the Spirit Catcher train displaying animals with a special appearance by the orcas. The story of “The Raven Stealing the Sun” is also told on the 13-minute train ride. Experience performers, story tellers and artists as they share their Nation’s historic and cultural connection to Stanley Park. Wood carvers create artworks such as totem poles and canoes. The artists’ village, a 40-foot teepee, showcases traditional arts and crafts. Daily entertainment, running June 27 through September 11, includes powwow dancers and Northwest coast dancers. Klahowya Village is part of Route 4, The Heritage Trails of New Pathways to Gold’s “Chasing the Butterfly” geocaching adventure.

For more information, check out www.aboriginalbc.com

Photo Caption: Klahowya Village, in Stanley Park, provides an interactive authentic experience of Aboriginal culture through story, song, dance, art and traditional cuisine.

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