Welcome to the West. There are living cultures to experience in the Canadian West. The Indigenous cultures of the West Coast of B.C. have a thriving culture of potlatches, totem poles and unique art. The culture of the Plains First Nations shares its unique customs through award-winning centres and sought-after arts. The ranching culture, while not as old, has traditions of hospitality.
What all of these cultures share is a deep pride in who they are — deep in the Canadian West.
FIRST NATIONS CULTURE
The ancient Aboriginal cultures of the plains and mountains in Canada celebrate their traditions with a wealth of festivals and multi-award-winning cultural centres.
HISTORIC SITES & RANCHES
The Canadian West is defined by the First Nations people, fur traders, miners, NWMP and cowboys who made this land their home and created a legacy and history that we honour.
Summertime is music festival time, and here are some fun events to attend—including the RCMP Musical Ride.
Cowboy FEstivals & Guest ranches
Enjoy the music and humour of the West.
the lifeblood of camargue
Imagine yourself staying in a home built by the Knights Templar, and in the afternoon sitting with 20,000 people high in an ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans, watching age-old races between a bull and a man in a competition that dates from A.D. 1402.