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Xwísten Experience Tours

Traditional Fishing Rock & Archaeological Village Tours

Available June—September

Xwísten Experience Tours - 2014 Season

TOUR COMPONENTS:

Fishing Rock: The fish rock tour includes a walking tour along the Xwísten (Bridge River) fishing grounds where the St'at'imc people still fish every summer to gather their salmon for the winter. A demonstration is provided of how the St'at'imc wind dry salmon which includes cutting the salmon and preparing the salmon for hanging for wind drying, a sample of the wind-dried salmon is provided.

S7ístken Site Tour: The archaeology site tour guide will provide a short walking tour of the archeological village, home to over 80 cultural depressions. This site is currently being studied by the University of Montana and we are able to share the history they are learning about the site with our tours. During the summers of 2012 and 2013 they began actively excavating and studying an entire house pit in this village site; they will be returning in the summer of 2014 to complete the project. Our community has rebuilt one of the S7ístkens (pithouses) and the tourists can enter the pithouse and see what one of our traditional winter homes on the site would have been like.

BBQ Salmon Meal: The meal includes a serving of Fraser River salmon cooked over the BBQ, rice, salad, bannock, and bottled water. The dessert is a traditional treat of whipped soapberries (sxúsum).

TOUR PRICES

Full Package (approximately 3 hours)

Fishing Rock and S7ístken Site Tour plus BBQ Salmon Meal

Adults   $60.00 each
Children (6 - 12)   $55.00 each
Seniors (55+)   $55.00 each

Fishing Tour Package (approximately 2 hours)

Fishing Rocks Tour plus BBQ Salmon Meal

Adults   $50.00 each
Children (6 - 12)   $45.00 each
Seniors (55+)   $45.00 each

Fishing Tour Package (approximately 1 hour)

Fishing Rocks Tour only (includes Demo)

Adults   $30.00 each
Children (6 - 12)   $25.00 each
Seniors (55+)   $25.00 each

S7istken Site Tour Package (approximately 1 hour)

S7istken Site Tour only

Adults   $25.00 each
Children (6 - 12)   $20.00 each
Seniors (55+)   $20.00 each

GROUP DISCOUNTS

10 – 19 people   10% off
20 – 29 people   15% off
30 – 50 people   20% off
50+ people   25% off

 

Children aged 0 - 6   Free with a paying adult
Tour Guides/Bus Drivers   Free with a group of 4+
Education Groups   Call/Email for pricing
Receptive Tour Operators & Travel Trade   Call/Email for pricing

HOURS OF OPERATION:

We are open June 1st to September 30th annually. We are open 7 days a week during these months with one exception; we are closed Labour Day in September.

June   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
July   9:00 am to 8:00 pm
August   9:00 am to 8:00 pm
September   10:00 am to 6:00 pm

We can accommodate groups in April and May but we need at least one week notice for the booking.

Pulling Fish from Net

Net Fishing

Wind Dried Fish

Wind-dried salmon Demonstration

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