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This season, shop Indigenous art at street level galleries and gift shops with secure online shopping.

Your socially responsible wishlist supports Indigenous economies and communities and ships from unceded Indigenous Lands around British Columbia.

Add Indigenous art to your cart and strengthen a digital economy rooted in care for the land and each other.

Where to shop in-person + online

 

📍 Vancouver, BC + Online
Shop the Bill Reid Gallery online for traditional and contemporary artwork and accessories, including hand-painted sculptures, fine jewellery, and art prints. This charitable organization also has two street-level locations and hosts Indigenous art events and exhibits, with tickets available online. Proceeds from all purchases support local Indigenous artists and artistic and educational programs.

 

📍 Comox, BC + Online
Click for eco-friendly and locally-made Indigenous apparel and art shipped to you from Kwigwatsi Studio in Comox, BC. Primarily a production facility, the showroom in K’omoks First Nation territory is open by appointment. The Studio contributes to Indigenous youth programs and assists in fundraising efforts for Indigenous communities. 

 

📍 Whistler, BC + Online
Squamish Lil’ wat Cultural Centre specializes in authentic and exclusive handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations art and merchandise. Shop online or visit the centre and choose from a selection of Indigenous handcrafted works of art, home accents, clothing and accessories, jewellery, pottery, baskets, and books.

 

📍 Nanaimo, BC + Online
Located in Nanaimo, Ay Lelum–the Good House of Design is a second-generation Coast Salish design house. The new 2020 Fall and Winter Season Yuxwule’ Sul’sul’tun Eagle Spindle Whorl Collection is available on their website and contains ready-to-wear and couture pieces. These unique designs depict the Supernatural Eagle’s galactic journey to deliver sun and hope to the Earth. Collection music is available on iTunes and Spotify.

 

📍 Lake Okanagan Shopping Mall + Online
Gift givers can order children’s books, Indigenous gift baskets, homeware, and original art online at Syilx Trail Gift Store & Gallery. Located at Lake Okanagan Shopping Mall on Westbank First Nation Lands in the unceded territories of the Syilx People and currently open daily from 10 AM until 6 PM. 

 

📍 Osoyoos, BC + Online
Coyote’s Gifts at Nk’Mip Cultural Centre in Osoyoos is open weekdays for holiday shopping from 9 AM until 3:30 PM. Download a coupon from their website to receive a 10% in-store discount on handcrafted, locally made items and Indigenous-inspired jewellery, moccasins, housewares, blankets, clothing, and toys. 

 

📍 Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Campbell River, BC + Online
Wildflowers & Co.–an Indigenous woman-owned and -operated e-commerce shop– celebrates its grand opening in time for 2020 holiday shopping.  A curation of stylish products, this new online shop based in the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people (Campbell River, BC) strives to stock its digital shelves with 75% local and 25% North American  products. Wildflowers & Co. supports small shops, women in business, and Indigenous small business owners. Instaworthy local and high-quality products, including apparel, jewelry, home decor, and artwork.

 

📍 Tofino, BC + Online
House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery is Indigenous-owned and specializes in sharing the culture of the Nuu-chah-nulth People–the People who live “all along the mountains and the sea” on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Add artwork, carvings, jewellery, and weaving by local artists to your online shopping cart. 

📍 Vancouver, BC + Online
Skwachays Gallery is the first Indigenous boutique hotel in Canada. Skwachays hosts an in-house gallery with online shopping services featuring Indigenous artwork, including original paintings, framed limited edition prints, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, and giftware. A social enterprise owned and operated by Vancouver Native Housing Society, the hotel gallery funds 24 living and work studios for Indigenous artists. 

 

📍 Ucleulet, BC + Online
Cedar House Gallery is a gallery, studio, and center for community and conversation in Ucluelet. Owned by a Tla-o-qui-aht artist, the gallery is currently open by appointment. The art showcased is made by local Nuu-chah-nulth artists and Indigenous artists from around British Columbia. Learn as you shop for bentwood boxes, paintings, drums, and carvings. 

 

📍 In-between Courtenay + Comox, BC + Online
I-Hos Gallery presents traditional and contemporary Indigenous art from the Northwest Coast, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, and wood carvings. The physical gallery is located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the original K’ómoks Village site. I-Hos’ informed staff works with and for Indigenous artists and shares legends and artist biographies when you make a purchase. 

 

📍 Alert Bay, BC + Online
Shop or pick up an online order in person at U’ mista Cultural Centre, open weekdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Alert Bay, Kwakwa’kaʼwakw Territory. Order one-of-a-kind hand-carved masks and prints by popular Indigenous artists online for pickup within four hours. Free shipping within Canada and the US for orders over $100 CAD. 

 

📍 Alert Bay, BC + Online
Culture Shock Gallery is Indigenous-owned and -operated and rooted in the rich traditions of the ‘Namgis people of the west coast of Canada. Cedar, silver, and abalone are the mood in this Alert Bay gallery. Click and shop online now for these favourites: exquisite woven cedar purses, resistance and resilience apparel, abalone buttons, and copper shield earrings

 

📍 Chilliwack, BC + Online
There is always something new at Stó:lō Gift Shop, located at Stó:lō Nation on the Coqualeetza grounds. Shop in-person from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM on weekdays or online anytime for local, one-of-a-kind, authentic Indigenous and Indigenous-inspired arts, crafts, paintings, prints, glassware, cards. Pick up your online order at the store in Chilliwack or have it shipped directly to your door. Customers love this shop for its prices and a wide selection of ever-changing curated gifts and homeware.