Aboriginal Cultural Programs


Experience BC First Nations Culture

Cheakamus Centre is a leader in indigenous education. A variety of cultural programs for students and adults are available to enhance the experience in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) territory. Guided by First Nations interpreters, learners will be immersed in traditional Coast Salish practices, including activities within an authentic longhouse and surrounding rainforest ecological reserve. Offerings range from the provincially recognized Skw'une-was 2 day program for Grade 3 students to other cultural offerings for elementary, secondary, post-secondary and corporate groups sharing the beauty, depth and vibrancy of Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation culture in fun, interactive and engaging ways.

Our Aboriginal Cultural Programs are aligned with the new BC Curriculum, and are designed to support the First People’s Principles of Learning.

Go back in time and experience a day in our traditional Coast Salish longhouse through this fantastic video.

​One Day Cultural Program

Enhance your students’ understanding and respect for First Nations culture in an authentic Coast Salish longhouse experience. This immersive day program is based on three major ideas that underlie the activities at the longhouse: Respect, Sharing, and Seasonality.

​One Day Blended Program

Experience all Cheakamus Centre has to offer in this one day program that explores both the natural beauty and cultural significance of the Paradise Valley. Over the course of a single day, students will have opportunities to learn about critical environmental habitat and ecology while experiencing traditional First Nations culture and practices.

Stefanie Champagne
Group Sales Coordinator
programs@cheakamuscentre.ca
604.898.5422 ext 222