Kwa’lilas Hotel

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Place Category: Getaways and Indigenous Arts & Culture

  • Kwa’lilas is a kwak’wala word used by Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw people meaning a place to sleep. A group of Elders chose this word in hopes that travelers and guests would find a peaceful rest after a day of exploration on the North Island.
    Our History goes back over 12,000 years where our old people lived off the land and waters of our old countries. Travelling by sea between our villages allowed families to practice our culture through ceremonies like feasts, and potlatching. We also travelled to surrounding villages for trading and harvesting.
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