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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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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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

shopping, art galleries, attractions, museums & heritage sites, 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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Copper Maker Gallery

indigenous culture, shopping, art galleries

indigenous culture, shopping, art galleries

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Skwachays Lodge

art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture, shopping

art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture, 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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Gift 'N Gab Trading Post

indigenous culture, shopping

indigenous culture, shopping

Thompson Okanagan

Barriere

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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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Cheryl's Trading Post

indigenous culture, art galleries, shopping

indigenous culture, art galleries, shopping

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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