Welcome! My name is Denise Halfyard, your host of this unique Indigenous Experience Air BnB. I am a Wet’suwet’en, Tsimshian, Gitxsan entrepreneur from Northern BC. Being an extrepreneur, it was very important to me to use the products and services of Indigenous businesses. If you would like to include your product or service please get in touch with me.
I love incorporating my culture into everything I do, and this suite is no different. In the Tsimshian language of Smalgyax, gyemsax translates to “feel at home.”
That is what I hope you will do when staying here.
Each room is uniquely decorated using products from Indigenous creators.
Art, books, bedding... each item was chosen with your comfort in mind.
A complimentary package of Frog Breakfast Blend by Spirit Bear Coffee Company. One per stay. Additional packages available for purchase.
The media room has a nice selection of books for you or your children, to learn more about Indigenous culture from across Turtle Island.
Log into your favourite streaming service on the smart TV and watch a movie in the media room.
WiFi code will be provided to you upon your arrival.
Available in the Air BnB app, you can access our guide to Indigenous owned businesses and services located in and around the Lower Mainland.
Mini fridge and microwave are available in suite. As well as a coffee maker and Soda Stream.
At Gyemsax, we wanted to promote economic reconciliation by working with and purchasing products from other Indigenous owned businesses to give you a comfortable stay. Some are even offering our guests a small welcome gift which will be waiting for you upon check in.
Spirit Bear Coffee Company proudly offers premium organic & fair trade certified coffee since 2006.
Vancouver's only Indigenous owned and operated restaurant.
Feed your spirit.
Arts and culture designed by Indigenous artists, built on respect and authenticity.
Shar Wilson Designs (Finawear)
Indigenous owned and designed clothing, accessories and decor for every body & every room.
Indigenous Artist Made Clothing, Jewelry, Home Decor, Prints and Wellness Products.
Beautiful space adorned with love and Indigenous authenticity unlike anything I’ve experienced. And the media room is incredible! Close to the airport, transit, and walking distance to great restaurants. Highly recommend I’ll be back!