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Klahowya Village Open in Stanley Park

By June 25, 2012

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As of Aboriginal Day (June 21), Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is again open to visitors. It's one of the many free attractions in the park, and a perfect chance to experience more of the local First Nations culture.Klahowya Village Sasquatch

I visited the park on June 24, and was delighted by the cultural performances, chatty artisans, and the story-based miniature train ride.

It's best to visit Fridays through Sundays, when children and elders give cultural performances. Depending on the day, people from the Squamish, Performers share the Squamish culture at Klahowya Village in Stanley ParkMusqueam, or Tsleil-Waututh nations perform songs and dances. There are also kid-oriented puppet shows, storytelling sessions, and artisan stalls.

Visiting Klahowya Village and seeing the performances is free, but there is a charge to ride the miniature train ($10 adults, $8 children and seniors). The train ride follows a winding track through the forest, telling a traditional tale while actors portray the various characters. It's a fun but not flashy ride -- ideal for kids but still interesting for adults.

The Essential Details

  • Address: Off Pipeline Road -- follow park signs for the "Miniature Train"
  • Dates: June 21 to Sept. 3, 2012
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri-Sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission to Klahowya Village; miniature train ride $10 adults, $8 children and seniors
  • Parking: Pay parking available ($3/hour or $10/day for cars)
  • Transit: Bus No. 19

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