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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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U'mista Cultural Centre

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites, shopping

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites, shopping

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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Haida House at Tllaal

hotels, indigenous culture, shopping, sightseeing

hotels, indigenous culture, shopping, sightseeing

Nestled along the banks of the serene Tlell River, surrounded by ancient forest and open sky, youll find the Haida House at Tllaal - a classic 10-room lodge. With its timeless and cozy log aesthetic, this is the perfect home base from which to start off on your Haida Gwaii adventure. The nightly rate structure is ideal for those who wish to self-explore the many eco-adventures, natural attractions and historical and cultural sites found on Haida Gwaiis Graham and Moresby Islands. Gift shop and conference facilities on-site. Designed to blend harmoniously with the landscape and honour traditional Haida architecture, youll fall in love with our 12 new two-bedroom cedar cabins. Boasting a choice of dune, ocean, and forest views, each features a minibar kitchen and great room with fireplace, flatscreen TV, covered hot tub and outdoor shower. Enjoy a bed and breakfast cabin stay, or as part of a 3, 4 or 7-night all-inclusive package.

Northern British Columbia

Tlell

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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

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

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, on a guided tour, 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. We occasionally close early for private events, for up-to-date hours slcc.ca/visit

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

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Copper Maker Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture, shopping

art galleries, indigenous culture, shopping

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Gift 'N Gab Trading Post

shopping, indigenous culture

shopping, indigenous culture

Thompson Okanagan

Barriere

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