Three Signature Tours will be offered on Thursday, May 9:
Walking interpretive tour of Newcastle Island:
This easy nature walk takes visitors on a cultural tour of the island. Beginning at the Totem Pole near the ferry dock, an experienced Snuneymuxw guide will introduce you to the Snuneymuxw First Nation sacred village sites, traditions and cultural history of Saysutshun. You will hear beautiful stories and practices that have been handed down from generation to generation as you learn about Snuneymuxw medicines and observe historical objects. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours.
Weaving and Storytelling: a cultural experience
Saysutshun is rich with stories and teachings that help us remember the past and prepare for the future. We offer exciting and immersive ways to experience the unique culture and history of the Snuneymuxw people.
Both the Walking interpretive tour of Newcastle Island and Weaving and Storytelling: a cultural experience take place on the beautiful Saysutshun New Castle Island. Tour participants will access the island by ferry. The Saysutshun Ferry runs from Maffeo Sutton Park to the island dock.
The ferry ride provides a beautiful approach to the island and an excellent vantage point to see the sprawl of Nanaimo Harbour. Don’t forget your camera!
Interpretive tour of downtown Nanaimo: Walk through time with the City of Nanaimo’s Heritage Planner and Community Archivist as you discover the heritage and history of Nanaimo through its downtown heritage buildings. Information will also be provided on the City’s Heritage Conservation Program as it relates to Nanaimo’s ongoing efforts to revitalize its downtown. Led by Chris Sholberg, Heritage Planner, City of Nanaimo and Christine Meutzner, Manager, Nanaimo Community Archives.