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Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre

Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre Review

This village of cedar longhouses, occupying 6 acres of shady riverbank, is one of Canada's leading First Nations cultural and educational facilities. A 20-minute video in a longhouse-style theater introduces the history of the Cowichan people, B.C.'s largest aboriginal group, and a 30-minute walking tour reveals the legends behind the site's dozen totem poles. Crafts demonstrations and dance performances are occasionally offered during summer, and the many indigenous plants on-site are labeled with information about their traditional uses. The gift shop stocks, among other things, the hand-knit Cowichan sweaters that the area is known for, and the Riverwalk Café offers a rare opportunity to sample First Nations fare.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC V9L 6P4 | Map It
  • Phone: 250/746–8119; 877/746–8119
  • Cost: C$13
  • Hours: Late May–mid-Sept., Tues.–Sat. 10–4
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  • Location: Duncan
Updated: 05-09-2012

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