Camp Nor'wester Big House

 

Named Nawalagwatsi or “Receptacle of Magic”, Nawalagwatsi was built largely with the help of volunteers in the style of the traditional houses of the Kwakwaka’wakw people of northern Vancouver Island, with whom Camp Nor’wester has had a close relationship for 50 years. Traditional dances are held in its fire-lit interior, with its monumental carved houseposts and painted screens.