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Place Category: Aboriginal Culture
Ey kwesé e’mi… “it is good that you are here”. Discover, Explore, Experience Stó:lō. Welcome to Chilliwack, situated in the central Fraser Valley. Be greeted with a traditional drumming welcome and learn the stories, history, culture, teachings, plants and knowledge of the area passed down through the indigenous generations in an oral tradition. Groups or individuals are invited to experience our educational guided grounds tour uncovering artifacts, fine arts, weaving, “the man turned to stone” and historical information, or plan a half day or full day road tour around the valley (Bad Rock narrated bus tour) or for the more adventurous explore the region with our guided cultural Fraser River water tours. Please visit stolotourism.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 7201 Vedder Road for booking or more information.
The Stó:lō Gift shop located at 7201 Vedder Road (#19) carries local artisan products, prints, art, cards, carvings, weavings as well as moccasins, coffee and unique Aboriginal designed gift products from around the region. Open daily at 10:00am. http://www.stologiftshop.com
The traditional territory of the Stó:lō Nation, spanning from Yale in the Fraser Canyon to Fort Langley. In Halq’emeylem, the language of the region, “Stó:lō” translates as “river”. The Stó:lō First Nations people, or “people of the river” have lived in the Fraser Valley since time immememorial.