naaʔuu - Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s cultural experience

In March 2023, visitors can experience Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation food, art, song and dance through this new limited event series entitled naaʔuu.

naaʔuu is a cultural experience presented by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, supporting Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks work in restoring and furthering the nation’s lands, language, and culture.

Held at the Tla-o-qui-aht-owned Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort in Tofino, ticket-holders are invited to gather inside the resort’s conference centre which has been transformed to look and feel like a traditional longhouse.

Throughout this three-hour event, experience cultural presentations depicting the Nation’s history through song, dance, and traditional carvings coming to life over a delicious dinner.

Witness specially carved masks and signature regalia as interpreters share transformative teachings at naaʔuu.

The event is produced by Hjalmer Wenstob, a renowned Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation artist and owner of the Cedar House Gallery, alongside a team of community members.

Tickets are limited and non-refundable, with the event being appropriate for ages 12 and up. The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is March 17 - 25, 2023, which is running in collaboration with naaʔuu.

Don't wait! Get your tickets through Eventbrite for:

- March 9th, 2023

- March 15th, 2023

- March 16th, 2023

- March 18th, 2023

- March 23rd, 2023

- March 24th, 2023

The event will also include an art show where local artists and makers will have their works for sale. 

Dry ice fog machines are used during the experience.

Please note: event management has the rights to the last-minute rescheduling of your tickets, or you are entitled to a full refund.

This Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks experience series is a 2023 test pilot supported by the Pacific Economic Development Canada.

Photo credit: naaʔuu Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks

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