Visit the Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel and experience life from the past to the present. Sitting along the waters of the Salish Sea this oceanside village is the traditional home of the Tla’amin First Nation. Discover the rich culture and breathtaking natural beauty of this region of British Columbia.
The Tla’amin Nation (formerly known as the Sliammon First Nation) is located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, just north of Powell River. To get here one must travel by boat or car via BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver. Alternatively it can be accessed via Comox on Vancouver Island. Learn more about the region, the Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel and the local First Nations in my Zenseekers story as well HERE
Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel – How to Get There
The Tla’amin people have inhabited this region for thousands of years living in harmony with the land. This proud, self-governing Indigenous Nation, 1,100 strong, has embraced their culture through education and entrepreneurship.
A Final (treaty) Agreement was entered into in April 2016 opening up new opportunities for investment for future generations. Most notably, the Tla’amin Nation has taken over 100 per cent ownership of the Historic Lund Hotel. Built in 1905, the Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel is the backbone of the village of Klah-Ah-Men (Lund) – a name that translates to “place of refuge.”
Experience First Nations Culture at the Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel
The Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel is now hoping to bring a cultural weekend retreat weekend to visitors. It will be led by members of the Tla’amin peoples who have had traditions and cultural knowledge passed down them. This immersive experience transformed my visit far beyond what I could have imagined. I learned their history and culture, at times it was like a looking glass at life from thousands of years ago.
I was deeply moved as we learned about the past, present and future of the Tla’amin Nation in Lund. As mentioned above I go into more detail about the cultural retreat weekend in my ZenSeekers story.
Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel – A Visual Story
Tla’amin Historic Lund Hotel – If You Go
BC Ferries leaves from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast with around 10 sailings daily, plus sailings from Vancouver Island to the northern Sunshine Coast (Powell River). Or, take advantage of the many other transportation services, including float planes, passenger ferry service, and more.
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming Tla’amin Experience package. Many of the details in this story will be bundled into a weekend of learning and appreciation of the Tla’amin Nation’s story, Oct. 12 to 14, 2018.
Disclosure: This post was published in partnership with ZenSeekers
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Recently I was in on the Sunshine Coast for two days with @zenseekers staying at the historic Lund Hotel as a guest of the Tla’amin people. During my stay I was lucky to photograph both locals, tourists and local Tla’amin nation residents share the experience of paddling as one while the sun set in the distance. It is through experiences like this that we connect closer as one community and one people. #ExploreBeyondTheUsual #MindfulExplorer #TlaaminNation #CoastSalish #ZenSeekers . . . I read this excerpt at a @simonfraseru article and summed up far better than I could ever what these simple unified experiences represent. . Through the efforts of these people, what was once a simple mode of transport, allowing people to hunt, fish, gather food, trade and travel, the canoe today has evolved into a healing vessel deeply affecting all of those who come into contact with it. Today the canoe carries with it the knowledge of an ancient culture as well as the dreams and aspirations of a younger generation. It is a vessel of knowledge, symbolizing the cultural rejuvenation of many First Nations as they struggle to retain and rebuild their roots. In fact, the canoe has become a metaphor for community, as everyone must work together, paddling or pulling as a single entity. This commitment to work together involves planning, fund-raising, building, practicing, and travelling to make communities strong and vital in the old cultural ways, which brings families, villages and nations together again to work and share. @hellobc @indigenouscanada @indigenoustourismbc @canada @cangeo @explorecanada @tourismpowellriver @sunshinecoastbc #ExploreBC #sunshinecoast #sunshinecoastBC #LundHotel #exploreCanada #indigenouscanada #coastsalishterritory #sharecangeo #yourshotphotographer #indigenousbc
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