Land Acknowledgement

Our trips explore the traditional, unceded territory of many First Nations, those in the broad language groups of Coast Salish, Kwak’wala, Nuučaan’ut, Oowekyala/’Uik’ala, Nuxalk, Hailhzaqvla, Sm’algyax, Haida and Tlingit.

First Nation friends invite us into their communities and territories including: Toba Inlet (Klahoose Nation), Alert Bay (‘Namgis Nation), Kyuquot (Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ Nation), Port Hardy (Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxdaw’xw Nations), W̓áláqvḷa (Heiltsuk Nation), Klemtu (Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation), Hartley Bay (Gitga’at Nation), Kitamaat (Haisla Nation), the Kitlope (Xenaksiala), Masset and Skidegate (Haida Nation) and communities in Tlingit traditional territory.

We have formalized our common operating principles, and our land and sea acknowledgements, in protocol agreements with the Gitga’at, Kitasoo-Xai’xais and the Heiltsuk nations, and with the Haida through the Archipelago Management Board.

We look forward to formalizing more of these respectful relationships, and are pleased guests can learn from community members about the cultures that have existed here since time immemorial. Our home port is in downtown Victoria, the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People.