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The final episode of Indigenous Voices of Vancouver Island takes you on two adventures into the magnificence that is Vancouver Island and highlights the resilience of its First Nations. In this series, we have heard the pride of Indigenous people and how, through their businesses, they have found ways to move people forward while preserving the environment. The warmth that visitors to Vancouver Island experience and the pride in what has been restored and built have come through in every word of the journey Tchadas Leo has shared.

Tchadas visits an adventure tourism company based on Quadra Island and then takes a breathtaking electric bike ride between Ucluelet and Tofino along a new forest trail to white sand beaches on the western edge of North America. He meets Jenefer Smalley, a member of The Métis Nation of BC, and Gordon Taylor of the Ucluelet First Nation.

About this series
Indigenous Voices of Vancouver Island is a five-episode presentation of 4VI (formerly known as Tourism Vancouver Island), a social enterprise in business to ensure travel is a force for good for Vancouver Island - forever. From its breathtaking vistas to the inspiring talents of its people, Vancouver Island is the definition of a “must-see” destination. In this series, Indigenous Voices of Vancouver Island, 4VI showcases the talents of Indigenous entrepreneurs and their stories of how they have found a way to honour and preserve their traditions while succeeding in a very competitive marketplace. Host Tchadas Leo is of the Homalco First Nation, and writer Trevor Jang is of Witset First Nation. The Cover Art is the work of Ivy Cargill Martin from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

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Canada's True West Coast
Vancouver Island, located on Canada’s West Coast, is known for its mild climate, abundance, and relaxed way of life. This region is defined by its ancient rainforests, rugged coastlines, and cool waters of the Pacific Ocean, creating an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities and peaceful getaways.

Vancouver Island spans 460 kilometers long, from the provincial capital of Victoria to the far-reaching beaches of Cape Scott Provincial Park. Several small islands, the Gulf Islands and Discovery Islands are found between the Salish Sea and Discovery Passage, respectively.

4VI gratefully acknowledges that we live, work, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Coast Salish peoples.

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