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In the studio, emerging and established Indigenous artists work with forms and figures that express an ageless relationship to the land of present-day British Columbia. Visit Indigenous-owned and -curated collections of art made by Indigenous painters, jewellers, carvers, and weavers whose living stories as artists are connected to ancestral stories and experiences. There are many Indigenous galleries in BC where knowledge of the artist and the artist’s community deepens the connection to your art purchase.

Bill Reid Gallery

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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

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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House of Himwitsa

indigenous culture, hotels, art galleries

indigenous culture, hotels, art galleries

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

shopping, museums & heritage sites, attractions, art galleries, indigenous culture

shopping, museums & heritage sites, attractions, art galleries, indigenous culture

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-story, 30,400-square foot award-winning cultural centre designed to blend the traditional Squamish Longhouse with the Lil'wat Istken. Cultural Ambassadors share their knowledge and stories with guests, augmenting the information shared throughout the centre's curated collection of artifacts and contemporary pieces. Traditional drum songs are shared at the top of each hour. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. This thriving cultural centre shares meaningful experiences, educating all, and lifts their two distinct cultures.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

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Skwachays Lodge

shopping, art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

shopping, art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

Skwachys Lodge is Canadas first Aboriginal Arts Hotel and has diligently worked to provide guests with first-class services and a platform to showcase local Indigenous art and culture. At the street level, the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery features Indigenous artwork which includes original paintings, framed limited edition prints, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, giftware and so much more, purchasing most of its original work from local artists. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites designed by local Indigenous artists and Vancouver interior designers tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Skwachys Lodge Hotel and Gallery is a social enterprise that provides the funding for 24 living and work studios for an "Artist in Residence" program in our building. Owned and operated by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS), a non-profit registered charity governed by an all-Indigenous Board of Directors, Skwachys Lodge is the CEO David Eddy's innovative alternative to government funding for social housing.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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Cheryl's Trading Post

shopping, indigenous culture, art galleries

shopping, indigenous culture, art galleries

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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Copper Maker Gallery

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art galleries, shopping, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Spapium Farm
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