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Malchosen | Éy7á7juuthem | SENĆOŦEN | Kwak̓wala | enaksialak̓ala | Hailhzaqvla | Nuučaan̓uɫ | Diitiidʔaatx̣ | a’’islak̓ala

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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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I-Hos Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nation. Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original Komoks Village. We deal directly with all of our First Nation artists and provide you with all legends and artist biographies. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nations and has been est. since 1995.

Vancouver Island

Courtenay

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House of Himwitsa

art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

Eagle Aerie Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark. Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. As you enter the large main hall, you'll notice the soft lighting and restful music that creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace. The gallery is open free to the public seven days a week throughout the year. Built in 1986 with the help of Roy's family and legendary carver Henry Nolla, this gallery welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year from all around the world. Please check the events calendar page to see when Roy is scheduled to be storytelling at Eagle Aerie Gallery - this is a not to be missed attraction! Guests gather around the centre pit in the main hall to listen to stories of Roy's life and times as well as inspiration of his work. Afterwards Roy is available to meet guests and autograph his reproductions.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Snaw Naw As Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

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

Vancouver Island

Lantzville

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The Cabins at Alert Bay

cabins & cottages

cabins & cottages

We offer one of Alert Bay's finest accommodation in 14 tastefully renovated cabins each with fresh paint, hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, new furniture,queen beds & cozy duvets. The cabins feature fully equipped kitchens, free high speed wireless internet access & cable television. Each cabin has a private veranda + BBQ facilities available for your use.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Where to Stay on Vancouver Island

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Knight Inlet Lodge

wildlife tours, paddling, hiking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, paddling, hiking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture

Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.

Vancouver Island

Black Creek

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Pachena Bay Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

Vancouver Island

Bamfield

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Snaw Naw As Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

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

Vancouver Island

Lantzville

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Thunderbird RV Park & Campground

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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