Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw builds Kwa’lilas, a new First Nations hotel in Port Hardy
Chief Paddy Walkus, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw
The community in Port Hardy is trying to draw more adventure tourism to the region, but some tourists want to be pampered. As Kylie Stanton reports for Global TV News, the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw is renovating a hotel to provide a level of luxury Port Hardy has never had.
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation creativity and entrepreneurial optimism shone May 17 in Port Hardy during a ceremony to officially launch the Kwa’lilas Hotel, a game-changing economic venture for its people and a significant contribution to the tourism offerings of Vancouver Island.