Located on Cormorant Island's Alert Bay, just off the tip of Vancouver Island, an organization called The Culture Shock Gallery provides an opportunity to move beyond the anesthetized culture of a museum and into an interaction with the living culture of the 'Namgis tribe that lived here long before George Vancouver encountered them in 1792. Visitors have an opportunity to enjoy traditional storytelling, salmon barbeques, cedar weaving, and canoe tours, all of which are telling of who the 'Namgis are. They are also an amazing opportunity to participate in perpetuating the customs and history of this First Nation culture. Visit the official website for more information from this indigenous-run organization.
Note:Offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the summer, with two tours a day.