This summer a section of Stanley Park has once again been transformed into Klahowya Village featuring the Spirit Catcher Train along the miniature railway. An initiative of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC, Klahowya Village is open to visitors to share authentic aboriginal experiences, traditions, and culture.
Klahowya Village opened on National Aboriginal Day in June and will be open every day until September 2, 2013 from 11:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Thursday) and 11:00am to 5:00pm (Friday to Sunday, and holiday Mondays).
The theme this year is the Legend of the Spirit Bear which you can hear daily at the Story Telling Circle. There are also artisans on site, craft workshops, walking tours, live performances, and information about Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Métis First Nations. Enjoy regional days at Klahowya this year with performances representing cultures from Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island, Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, Kootenay Rockies and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
General admission to the village is free and you can purchase tickets for the Spirit Catcher Train in person or in advance online. Train tickets are just $5 per person and children under 2 are free. Craft workshops are $7 and a season bundle is available for $20 (including workshops, walking tours, unlimited summer train rides, and more).