Building 10 - 7201 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5
Ey kwesé e’mi.. “it is good that you are here”. Welcome to Chilliwack, situated in the traditional territory of the Stó:lō Nation – spanning from the community of Yale in the Fraser Canyon to the mouth of the Fraser River. In Halq’eméylem, the language of the region, “Stó:lō” translates as “river”. The Stó:lō First Nations people, or “people of the river” have always lived in the region and their ancient stories, history, culture, teachings and knowledge of the area passed down through the indigenous generations in an oral tradition. Please call us toll free at: 1-855-STOLO-52 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 7201 Vedder Road for educational guided grounds, road and river tours, artifacts, fine arts and historical information.Shxwt’a:selhawtxw Longhouse Extension Program – The House of Long Ago and Today
An exceptional experience of the Stó:lō people: The Shxwtà:selhawtxw Longhouse Extension Program, known as the House of Long Ago and Today offers a unique hands-on and interactive approach to experiencing how the Stó:lō lived, and, how they live today. At Shxwtà:selhawtxw, you will be guided by Stó:lō cultural interpreters who will tell stories and legends, demonstrate the art and technology, and explain the artifacts and exhibits on display.
Your experience is only heightened by visiting the Coqualeetza Educational Longhouse, with fires and unimaginable ambiance. The Centre has an Ethnobotanical Garden featuring traditional Stó:lō foods and medicines and a serene pond – mimicking the natural landscape that the Stó:lō depending on for sustenance.
Tour lengths vary and topics of interest can be incorporated.
Sto:lo Tours meeting location: 7201 Vedder Road in front of Building 10
Sto:lo Gift Shop location: 7201 Vedder Road - Building 19 9:30am to 4:30pm