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Remember your experience of Indigenous land, people, and culture and support Indigenous artists and business owners. Ensure your souvenir contributes to the livelihood of Indigenous artists by shopping at Indigenous-owned gift shops, where education and respect are priorities. Respectful relationships with expert carvers, jewellers, and painters allow shop owners to provide cultural and contextual knowledge to the public about traditional and modern Indigenous art.

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Copper Maker Gallery

indigenous culture, art galleries, shopping

indigenous culture, art galleries, shopping

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Haida House at Tllaal

shopping, hotels, sightseeing, indigenous culture

shopping, hotels, sightseeing, indigenous culture

Specializing in authentic Haida excursions and all-inclusive cultural tourism packages. Exciting land,sea and air adventures. Traditional arts and cultural experiences. Gourmet cuisine, spacious accommodations, excellent service standards. The magic and mystic of Haida Gwaii awaits you.

Northern British Columbia

Tlell

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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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U'mista Cultural Centre

shopping, museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

shopping, museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

Due to Covid19 U'mista will be open for reduced hours and occupancy and no public washroom available at this time. 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.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Indigenous Artists' Market

indigenous culture, shopping

indigenous culture, shopping

Through the collaboration of the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre and Treaty 8 Tribal Association, the Indigenous Artist Market was created as an outlet for local Indigenous and First Nation(s) artisans. Here they are able to sell their pieces as well as hold workshops to teach their craft. In addition, the market has gifts and souvenirs that promotes First Nation(s) culture and traditions. Due to COVID-19, the Indigenous Artists' Market will be open for sales within the limited hours as posted and will also be available for online orders. All forms of payment are still acceptable, including Visa/Mastercard/Debit/Cash.

Northern British Columbia

Fort St. John

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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 Indigenous Arts Hotel, Skwachys 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, the hotel is surrounded by acclaimed restaurants and popular attractions, making it an ideal location for exploring the rest of the city. Offering the highest level of personalized service and premium in-suite amenities, Skwachys Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay. At the street level, the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery features Indigenous artwork, including original paintings, framed limited edition prints, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, giftware, and so much more, purchasing most of its original work from local artists.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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