Lax Kw’alaams is a jewel on the edge of the mystical coastal temperate rain forest on the northwestern coast of British Columbia. From time immemorial the Tsimshian, an adventurous sea-faring people, have lived in their traditional territories near the city of Prince Rupert. Akin to other people of the Northwest Coast, the Tsimshian were fearsome warriors living in complex cultural tapestry. It was the first Aboriginal community in B.C to officially change its English name to its Aboriginal name–from Port Simpson to Lax Kw’alaams.