The Columbia River is the largest river in North America’s Pacific Northwest. The sprawling watershed has been used as a primary hub of transportation and trade linking many different Indigenous peoples since ancient times. The river is known as swah’netk’qhu (the big river) by the Sinixt people of the Arrow Lakes area.
Wah’nah’juss Hilth’hooiss (Meares Island) contains spectacular ancient rainforests that make Clayoquot Sound legendary around the world.
The Skagit Valley in southwestern BC contains lush forests and wetlands nestled among the towering Cascade Mountains.
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a scenic, rugged 47-kilometre trail that runs from Mystic Beach to Botanical Beach on southwest Vancouver Island.
Woodland caribou are an ancient part of the fabric of mountain landscapes, but in Treaty 8 territory their very survival is in doubt. There is hope for caribou though, and Indigenous Nations are leading the way to their recovery.