Klemtu is a small village on Swindle Island, situated on the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia, half-way between Port Hardy, on Vancouver Island, and Prince Rupert. Two distinct tribal organizations live here: the Kitasoo (Tsimshian) who were originally from Kitasu Bay and the Xaixais of Kynoc Inlet. The Kitasoo/Xaixais people are the only permanent residents within the traditional territories of the First Nation. Four clans and crests are the foundation of the cultures-Gaanhaanda (Raven), Gispudwada (Killer Whale), Laxgeek (Eagle), and Laxgibu (Wolf). Many, many years ago, the Kitasoo and Xaixais people came to settle here in Klemdulxk (Klemtu) meaning 'blocked passage' in the Tsimshian language. This area was first their camping site along the way for trade, and then later used for trading and providing cordwood to fuel the steamships which traveled the inside passage. Today, Klemtu is a close knit community of about 400 Kitasoo and Xaixais people surrounded by breathtaking scenery and an abundant natural food supply. This is a place where life is peaceful and the people are friendly. Upon arrival to Klemtu you will be greeted by the friendly community and throughout your stay you will be exposed to the rich culture of the Kitasoo/ Xaixais people and gain an insight into this remote village that was once a bustling coastal fishing and trading centre.