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‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum

Art and artifacts are alive in Indigenous culture – embodied and expressed by the living people, who carry the knowledge of their ancestors and share it with you, year-round.

Lively interaction with Indigenous culture sharers will breathe life into your museum experience.

Explore traditional craft and storytelling in the territory of Squamish Nation, archaeological sites revealing historical pithouses in Lillooet, exhibits of traditional shamanic regalia in Nisga’a territory, and the private offerings of Indigenous artisans at coastal galleries.

Dancers at Kamloopa
Christian White, Master Carver on Haida Gwaii

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Cheryl's Trading Post

art galleries, shopping, indigenous culture

art galleries, shopping, indigenous culture

Authentic hand made Native Art, hand carved cedar wall panels, Native jewelry, Authentic Cowichans, Dreamcatchers, and a wide selection of clothing. A variety of Native Art from across the Americas Turtle Island.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Surrey

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House of Himwitsa

hotels, art galleries, indigenous culture

hotels, art galleries, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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I-Hos Gallery

indigenous culture, art galleries

indigenous culture, art galleries

During these times, it is mandatory to wear a face covering while visiting I-Hos Gallery.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 Kmoks 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'moks First Nations and has been est. since 1995.

Vancouver Island

Courtenay

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Skwachays Lodge

indigenous culture, hotels, art galleries, shopping

indigenous culture, hotels, art galleries, shopping

Art, Culture, and Exceptional Hospitality Canada's first Aboriginal arts hotel, Skwachays Lodge, combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites, designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers, tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Centrally located in Vancouver's historic Gastown district, Skwachays Lodge is surrounded by acclaimed restaurants and popular attractions, making it an ideal location from which to explore the rest of the city. Offering the highest level of personalized service and premium in-suite amenities, Skwachays Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park is located along the banks of the beautiful South Thompson River. The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park consists of both an inside and outside viewing experience for visitors. The tour of the museum offers a rich history of the life of the Secwepemc people. Once inside the museum visitors can view "The Land of the Secwepemc" DVD, and can then immerse themselves in the beautiful artefacts and displays within the four galleries that are offered.Afterwards, the Heritage park offers a trail of over a kilometre of archaeological remains of a 2,000 year old Secwepemc winter village. The winter village consists of 1 reconstructed winter pit-houses, and summer tule mat lodges which feature various unique food preparation structures. In addition; for viewing pleasure, is one of Kamloops Marshes that is filled with beautiful wildlife and visitors may even be able to get a glimpse of the Coyote (Skelep) and her pups that are currently living in the area.

Thompson Okanagan

Kamloops

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Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

Through the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay we celebrate the living culture of the Haida. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea that which shapes, nourishes and sustains us. Kay Llnagaay protects and fosters Haida culture by reaffirming our traditions and beliefs, encouraging artistic expression, and serving as a keeper of all that we are. Kay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. The Haida Gwaii Museum opened in 1976 and continues to build an international reputation for showcasing Haida historical and contemporary art, All-Island artists and an outstanding collection of objects, artifacts and scientific material culture. The Museum is committed to encouraging and facilitating creative dialogue and exploring a more holistic and critical view of the multiple and diverse ways of understanding Haida Gwaii home to one of the most prominent Northwest Coast First Nations cultures (Haida), and rich ecosystems in Canada.

Northern British Columbia

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

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