Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside the house outside your house with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$12 for a train ride and craft workshop for two (a $24 total value)
$24 for a train ride and craft workshop for four (a $48 total value)
$48 for a train ride and craft workshop for eight (a $96 total value)
Each participant receives:
- One ride on the Spirit Catcher train (a $5 value)
- Participation in a cedar bracelet-weaving workshop (a $7 value)
Guests board a covered miniature steam train for a 15-minute storytelling journey through lush forest, during which an audio guide recounts the Legend of the Spirit Bear. As the tale unfolds, the train passes forest clearings where Aboriginal youth and adult performers in traditional costume act out each part of the story against the natural landscape. While visitors take in the story, the train snakes around colourful set pieces and chugs through tunnels filled with coloured lights and murals. Craft workshops are held each day at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Children under 2 years of age can ride the Spirit Catcher for free, and admission to the village is always free for everyone.
Klahowya Village in Stanley Park
Rustic wood cabins interconnected by wooden walkways stand amid a network of fountains, mountain streams, and small waterfalls. Dense forest and blooms of emerald ferns spread out in all directions. The train whistle and drum beats echo through the trees. At Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, natural scenery opens up to authentic representations of British Columbia's First Nations and Métis cultures through its attractions, performances, and artisan marketplace. As guests arrive, knowledgeable First Nations guides in native dress usher guests into the park, where they can start by taking in the sights or boarding the miniature covered Spirit Catcher train for storytelling journeys past forest tableaus.
Young dancers and actors in traditional dress stage cultural performances every Friday through Sunday throughout the summer, and coffee by Spirit Bear Coffee Company keeps visitors warm year-round. In the indoor marketplace, First Nations and Métis artisans proffer pieces of handmade visual art, jewellery, apparel, and other crafts. The nonprofit Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia operates the park as part of its aim to create a sustainable and educational showcase of Aboriginal culture for visitors and local residents.