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The Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwakaw’akw people have long navigated the waters of the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island.

They share their deep, respectful relationship with the bountiful ocean and temperate rainforests. The abundance has sustained whale pods and allowed complex metal and wood art to flourish.

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Ahtsik Native Art Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

We are an artist-owned fine art gallery specializing in traditional west coast style art of the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on Tseshaht lands and houses Gordon Dick Studio while showcasing the work of local and regional artists. We carry handmade woodcarvings and jewelry, including masks, panels, free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures, doors, poles, and house beams. Ahtsik is a Nuu-chah-nulth word meaning “creating to the best of your abilities” and we select our artwork for its beauty and craftsmanship. May you enjoy it as much as we do.

Vancouver Island

Port Alberni

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U'mista Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

U'mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U'mista's name ('the return of something important'), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades.U'mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Culture Shock Interactive Gallery is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated Gallery in Alert Bay on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. We offer interactive First Nations cultural experiences including cedar weaving, traditional salmon barbeque, storytelling and traditional ocean-going canoe tours. We also retail local First Nations art including jewellery, carvings, clothing and documentary films.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Snaw Naw As Campground

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Campgrounds, Cabins & RVS

An RV and tent campground, north of Nanaimo. Water and power hookups with beautiful ocean views.

Vancouver Island

Lantzville

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Walters Cove Resort

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Fishing

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Fishing

Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations. Located on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, we provide a first class, fully guided, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish. Grady White boats, and both Abel and Avet reels are an example of the top of the line equipment we provide. Our small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows us to provide exceptional customer service and cultural experiences such as our signature Beach BBQ. Not to mention the most consistent fishing on the West Coast! Our specialty is creating memories that will last you a lifetime!

Vancouver Island

Kyuquot

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House of Himwitsa

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Art Galleries and Studios

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Walters Cove Resort

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Fishing

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Fishing

Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations. Located on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, we provide a first class, fully guided, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish. Grady White boats, and both Abel and Avet reels are an example of the top of the line equipment we provide. Our small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows us to provide exceptional customer service and cultural experiences such as our signature Beach BBQ. Not to mention the most consistent fishing on the West Coast! Our specialty is creating memories that will last you a lifetime!

Vancouver Island

Kyuquot

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Lasqueti Island Hotel, Pub & Restaurant

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Vancouver Island

Lasqueti Island

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House of Himwitsa

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Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Art Galleries and Studios

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

With 85 luxurious oceanfront rooms The Best Western Tin Wis Resort Hotel offers impressive Tofino accommodations. Relax on your private patio and enjoy a perfect summer sunset. Feel the pulse of a winter storm from the comfort of your cozy bed with a most breathtaking view. With a variety of rooms to choose from, our Tofino Resort Hotel is sure to have exactly what you're looking for.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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