Xwísten Experience Tours - 2016 Season
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, 2013 and 2014 they began actively excavating and studying an entire house pit in this village site; they are returning in 2016 to continue their work. 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 (5% GST to be added to all prices)
Full Package (approximately 3 hours)
Fishing Rock and S7ístken Site Tour plus BBQ Salmon Meal
|Children (6 - 12)||$55.00 each|
|Seniors (55+)||$55.00 each|
Fishing Tour Package (approximately 2 hours)
Fishing Rocks Tour plus BBQ Salmon Meal
|Children (6 - 12)||$45.00 each|
|Seniors (55+)||$45.00 each|
Fishing Tour Package (approximately 1 hour)
Fishing Rocks Tour only (includes Demo)
|Children (6 - 12)||$25.00 each|
|Seniors (55+)||$25.00 each|
S7istken Site Tour Package (approximately 1 hour)
S7istken Site Tour only
|Children (6 - 12)||$20.00 each|
|Seniors (55+)||$20.00 each|
|10 – 19 people||10% off|
|20 – 29 people||15% off|
|30 – 50 people||20% off|
|50+ people||25% off|
|Children aged 0 - 5||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 May 28 to September 30, 2016. Generally 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.