The Big House Dance
Alert Bay on Cormorant Island in British Columbia. I love to stop there for many reasons. It's truly beautiful exploring the First Nations land! A trip to the Big House, is my favorite. I usually get lost walking around the village with my camera and hike a big hill to take a stop at the World's Largest Totem Pole too before headed into the Big House. It's nice to see the elders interact with the younger generation. The ceremony dance of the Kwakwaka'wakw is the highlight. Many stories from the history of these people are being told. At the end they always welcome the guest to join in the fun. It's a blast to dance with them and to celebrate life.