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Xatsull Heritage Village

Cariboo Hwy, McLeese Lake, British Columbia V0L 1P0, Canada
+1 250-297-6502
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A very honest tour

We originally were coming for a beading workshop, guided tour, and dinner, but the person who does... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Melissa H
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Vancouver, Canada
Elder shared his story

This village is a work on progress. I notice other reviewers unhappy with the lack of activities... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2015
Don_G_Wright
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Vancouver, Canada
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The Xatsull community invites you to visit and experience our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life. We offer daily guided tours and cultural workshops where you take part in a variety of educational and recreational activities. We are situated on a sunny plateau overlooking the Fraser River. Meet our friendly, knowledgeable guides who will take you on a memorable journey through the history of the Northern Secwepemc people. Learn to cook a traditional meal, listen to stories around an open fire and fall asleep to the beautiful sound of the Fraser River in the distance.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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“pit house” (3 reviews)
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Cariboo Hwy, McLeese Lake, British Columbia V0L 1P0, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We originally were coming for a beading workshop, guided tour, and dinner, but the person who does the beading workshop is also the chef, and she had a family emergency. They let us know as soon as possible and we decided to just come out...More

1  Thank Melissa H
XatsullVillage, Manager at Xatsull Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed your Guided Tour, Melissa. Hope to see you again soon and wishing you the best for the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 31 October 2015

This village is a work on progress. I notice other reviewers unhappy with the lack of activities and facilities, but I think in a year or two they may reach critical mass as a good attraction. Our tour guide, an elder, told us his story...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
XatsullVillage, Manager at Xatsull Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Thanks Don, for visiting our Heritage Village. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Throughout the summer we have different events and our guests can also book a variety of activities such as different workshops, crafts as well as meals. For our drop-in...More

Reviewed 18 September 2015

We arrived too late to take a tour (next time!) but enjoyed walking around and looking at the old and reproduction pit houses and other structures. The views of the river are gorgeous. The young people at the visitor's center were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Marcy W
XatsullVillage, Manager at Xatsull Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Thanks for stopping by our site, Marcy. Glad you had a chance to enjoy the views of the Fraser River, we'll be glad to take you on a tour next time!

Reviewed 9 July 2015

Before we left England for BC we made up our minds to visit the Xatsull heritage village as I have always been interested in the ways of the first nations people, the brochure states , daily guided tours include a short hike through the village...More

Thank Phil O
XatsullVillage, Manager at Xatsull Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our Heritage Village. During the first part of June we were just in the process of opening the site for the season, we always take the teepees down for the winter. Traditional dresses...More

Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

This location is wonderful place see several key features which Soda Creek and McLeese Lake are all about. The location was a natural settlement location and it was settled... thousands of years before European arrival. This point on the Fraser River is one of the...More

1  Thank Eric G
XatsullVillage, Manager at Xatsull Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2014

Thanks for visiting, 502ericg. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pit house and the beautiful view of the Fraser River. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 August 2014

My stay at Xatsull Heritage Village this summer has been incredible. I've been fortunate to get to know the staff and other community members who lead workshops, and they genuinely love what they do. The site is small, and if you drop by on any...More

4  Thank MJM809
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I've visited most of British Columbia's Aboriginal tourism sites and the range is very broad from multi-million dollar glitz to more humble local offerings. What I've learned from this experience is that the real benefit is in the people you meet. It doesn't take fancy...More

5  Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This past weekend a crew of us had booked ahead a time a tour and pit cooking demo. I enjoyed the Pit Cooking. Honestly I taught my children grade 4 S.S this year where we covered the year learning about Canadian Natives Long Ago and...More

1  Thank Michtay36
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Unfortunately, the visit we had to this village was nothing like the website and brochure showed it would be. There were no activities going on and the people were not well informed of their own culture. They were unable to answer many of our questions....More

2  Thank TZiemer2014
Reviewed 1 November 2012

I go to Xatsull Heritage about once a year. This last summer I visited in June and was pleasantly surprised by new structural aditions on the grounds.

2  Thank Getphoto
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