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Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre

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Address: 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6P4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-746-8119
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Stunning totem poles, fine storytelling

Second visit here, with a particularly fine 30 minute tour from John that included traditional spirit stories and how they inculcate good behaviors in the young ones. Fine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Don L
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Sebastopol, California
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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit here, with a particularly fine 30 minute tour from John that included traditional spirit stories and how they inculcate good behaviors in the young ones. Fine offering of sweaters and other woolen objects in gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The hourly Guided tour is Highly Recommended. Otherwise you will miss out on most of what makes this such an excellent visit. The guide will reveal the symbolic meanings, stories and cultural significance woven into the totems and the buildings. The restaurant is "spartan" in its decor, but the food we sampled was very good, and reasonably priced. The staff,... More 

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Eganstown, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I went to a conference here. The proprietors were accommodating, welcoming. the center is interesting, informative, peaceful and serene. The history of first nations people presented, their culture and art was wonderful.

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Thank gailtelford
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Just a great afternoon wandering in the magic and honoring environment at the Centre. A community pride!

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Thank Colleen C
Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Begun in 1986 from Expo buildings, the center is closing due to a lack of interest in native culture by visitors. It will be a real loss.

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Thank Adrian M
Duncan, Canada
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This centre is large and can accommodate many people. The view of the river is good. The catering and facilities are good. Weddings and Memorial Services take place and Conferences. Have not eaten at the restaurant. This centre does not open until June. Unfortunately the centre may be closing due to not enough visitors and funding shortage. Such a waste... More 

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llanca Girona
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

It could be nice if it was open more than by chance. Used to be have a good art shop. The restaurant if open has a good riverview location.

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Thank llancagirona
Kitchener, Canada
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This definitely will teach you about the First Nation culture and also allow you to purchase hand made sweaters and crafts

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Thank Jane3722
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

A nice place to have a corporate function or product launch. Right off the highway and lots of parking.

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Thank EcoAdvisor
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful setting along The Cowichan River with good outdoor restaurant overlooking the river & close to the casino

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