Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum, located 32 kilometers west of Smithers on Highway 16, overlooks the Widzin Kwah (Moricetown) Canyon. Here you can watch Witsuwit’en people fish for salmon in their traditional methods with a gaff pole or dip net, and experience salmon jumping out of the canyon falls right in front of you!
The Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum is open to the public daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, May through September. We offer forty-five minute professionally guided Witsuwit’en Cultural Tours. The Museum houses artifacts carbon dated back 6000 years from the very ground the Museum rests upon. Our friendly guides, together with the artifacts and photographs, tell the story of the Witsuwit’en people and the ancient village of Witset. Through the stories, photographs, writings, artifacts and recently excavated stone tools, you’ll see the development of our people from time immemorial. If you’re in the market for traditional art, we feature some of the very best locally made moccasins, beaded jewelry, and native art the Witset First Nation has to offer. Coming new this spring, you’ll be able to book your group cultural tours online via the Tourism Witset website! (insert link)
If you’re already stopping at the world-renowned Widzin Kwah Canyon to watch our skilled fishermen in action, we encourage you to come up the hillside stairs to the Museum where you can enjoy a guided tour and complimentary cup of coffee. Come and get to know the Witsuwit’en and the ancient community of Witset at our RV Park and Museum and like us on Facebook.
Witsuwit’en Cultural Tours (45 minutes)
- Adult: $10
- Youth: $5
- Family Rate: $20
- Preschool Children: Free
Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum
155 Telkwa High Road
Moricetown, BC V0J 2N0