Klahowya Village returns to Stanley Park for its second year, once again transforming the miniature railway and surrounding plaza into an aboriginal tourism experience. More than just a fun diversion, the Village isÂ also a historical tribute: Stanley ParkÂ was once home to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, whose millennia-old village sites were in use there until the 1880s.
This family adventure immerses visitors in the First Nations cultures of the region through traditional dance, Aboriginal cuisine, storytelling, woodcarving and weaving demonstrations. Visitors can also take a ride on the Spirit Catcher Train, where theyâ€™ll journey into the thick of the forest and hear the ancient story of how the raven stole the sun.
Klahowya Village, operated by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC, is open until September 11. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children (additional cost applies for the Spirit Catcher Train).