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Cowichan Native Village

200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6P4, Canada
+1 877-746-8119
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aboriginal heritage

VERY well done, absolutely amazing, everything was explained, and if we wanted more , there was... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
gina d
victoria, canada

What a waste of time.Thought I'd learn something.Didn't.Thought I'd see something... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2014
Mel V
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A depiction of traditional native way of life through various exhibits and performances.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
3 Sep 2014
“aboriginal heritage”
31 Jul 2014
200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6P4, Canada
+1 877-746-8119
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

VERY well done, absolutely amazing, everything was explained, and if we wanted more , there was always someone around to help. We went on to the carvers shed to see a work in progress. Even the gift shop was good.

2  Thank gina d
Reviewed 1 August 2014

What a waste of time.Thought I'd learn something.Didn't.Thought I'd see something inspiring.Definitely didn't.Saw and heard more about politics and backwoods shanty town life without any appreciation for what this people now enjoy.Go back to your heritage if it is the ideal life.Don't however pseudo inform...More

7  Thank Mel V
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Was very disappointed with the "native village". Essentially it consisted of a gift shop and movie theater, a few totems and signs explaining some of their stories. Garden with signs explaining uses of various plants was not up kept, often no plant or weeds growing...More

3  Thank fvlajeunesse
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Everyone visiting the Cowichan valley should visit this beautiful historical site on the banks of the Cowichan River. Very much like visiting the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Oahu Hawaii. Trythe Native foods and learn how the First Nations lived in the past.

1  Thank pistol13Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Had a spring retreat with co-workers. The food was very good. The hospitality was excellent. The room was more than adequate.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you want to go backto the roots of Vancouver Island and in fact all of Canada this is more than worth your time.After getting all the info on the native culture take the walking tour of Duncan and look at all the beautiful hand...More

1  Thank reginladysmith
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Interesting and educational, Authentic First nations art and food and history.Situated by the historical Cowichan River

Thank peterdavidson1964
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a great place to learn about first nation history, from basket weaving to totem carving they have it here. dont forget to stop in at the river walk cafe for banek and smoked salmon.

Thank welovemexico_9
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I went with a group for lunch, the food was beautifully presented, It was nice that the food was take how much you wish, instead of a plate put in front of you. Great for small and large eaters alike! The food was excellent, the...More

Thank Monika2873
Reviewed 25 August 2012

The outdoor patio is a great place for lunch on a summer day. The food is good - not fabulous, but well prepared and presented.

Thank Vickie M
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