The Klahowya Village opened Thursday in Stanley Park to less-than-packed crowds, but project manager Peter Baker is confident numbers will increase.
“I’m impressed with the turnout, actually,” Baker said.
“It’s the first day and there’s so many other things going on with Canada Day. More people will find out about this and the turnout will get larger.”
The village gives people a chance to experience aboriginal culture with daily performances, woodcarving, an artist showcase and the Spirit Catcher train ride.
Admission to the village is free, but the train is ticketed.
Stanley Amaya brought his kids to the village and said he thinks it’s great.
“There is lots of culture and lots of things to do. We just did the train ride, which was fun.
“As long as the kids are happy.”
Amaya added he was surprised it wasn’t busier, and wondered if maybe the event wasn’t publicized enough.