Yaqan Nukiy Heritage Centre includes Custom Embroidery, Cultural Gift Shop, Eco Tours, First Nations crafts, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewellery, moccasins, tipis. Artisans working on-site.
The Legend Logos Shop has unique gifts including buckskin products, crystal dream catchers, and original First Nations art embroidered on gift items.
A custom embroidery service is also offered. Watch local First Nation artisans working on-site, manufacturing gift items.
The Lower Kootenay Band drum group, Eagle Bear Spirit, often performs at the annual National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
Explore the rich heritage of the Yaqan Nukiy peoples who have lived in this area for over 10,000 years.
Tours take place on specific dates throughout July and August.
They are now booking Tours for the August 12-16, 2022 timeframe.
Or, book a date that works for you. (5 people minimum)
Seven seats available; $200/person.
This guided 2.5 hour boat tour is along the south end of Kootenay Lake on an 8-seat boat. After the boat tour, there are a number of activities to participate in at the Cultural Connection Camp such as tipi raising activity, huckleberry picking and drumming & singing together.
If you are interested in the history, legends and oral teachings of the Flatbow Kutenai People, treat yourself to this boat tour and learn the ancestral teachings of the Indigenous People who have lived alongside Kootenay Lake and its tributaries.
The Yaqan Nukiy Heritage Centre was developed by the local First Nations to showcase their unique culture and traditions. Historical photos dating back to the early 1900s, exhibits including the tulle tipi and the sturgeon nose canoe, and DVD presentations on the legends are included in the free tour of the centre.