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Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Culture

British Columbia is a vast, beautiful landscape that has known the footsteps of Aboriginal people from time immemorial. The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC offers many ways to discover Aboriginal culture throughout British Columbia. See Canadian First Nation artists carving a totem pole, explore traditional lands and waters with an Aboriginal guide, or enjoy and experience Aboriginal dance and music performances and many Aboriginal Pow Wows & festivals throughout the year.

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Ruby Creek Gallery

58611 Lougheed Hwy
Agassiz BC V0M 1A2
Fax 604.796.9289

Ruby Creek Art Gallery promotes the work of the finest contemporary Northwest Native American and Regional Contemporary Artists.

Featuring an extraordinary collection of carvings including Native Masks, Pottery, bronze and copper sculptures, glass art, jewelry, and fiber arts.

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

1000 Rancher Creek Road
Osoyoos BC

Summer: 7 days a week 9 am to 7 pm Fall: Mon - Fri 10 am to 4 pm

Celebrate the cultural heritage and desert landscapes of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

This unique and contemporary experience offers on-site cultural programs and interactive displays, such as an aboriginal village set in natural desert surroundings. Guided or self-guided tours wind through 50 acres of sage grasslands and ponderosa pine forests.

I-Hos Gallery

3310 Comox Road
Courtenay, Comox Valley BC

10 am to 5 pm

The I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts and artifacts from the best and brightest aboriginal, First Nation and Native American artists. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings, textiles, sculptures, books, clothing, glass and gifts produced by First Nation artists are displayed in our distinctive building on the Comox First Nations band lands located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

First Nations, Inuit & Metiis Art Show

2243 Beacon Avenue
Sidney BC

August 8th to 31st, 2016

The First Nations, Inuit & Metis Art Show is an annual show held in August with a unique representation of First Nations artists from across Canada. Northwest Coast artists as well as Mtis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwa, Navajo, Inuit, and Chickasaw Nations are featured. The diversity of art expressions include: carving, weaving, prints, fabric art, drums, rattles, pottery, leather work, beading, painting, jewelry and some that might surprise you!

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House of Sim-Oi-Ghets - Aboriginal

14295 Hwy 16
Terrace BC V8G 4B5
Fax 250-635-6110

Browse our stunning collection of masks, prints, gold & silver jewelry, wood carvings, Manitobah Mukluks & more! Authentic Arts & Craft Store

All About U Arts - Aboriginal

248 Highway 16
Skidegate BC V0T 1S0

A Gallery by Ben Davidson

Custom and traditional wood carving, original and limited edition artworks in various mediums

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

219 - 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way
Kamloops BC V2H 1H1
Dan: 1.250.828.9842
Fax 1.250.372.8833

Immerse yourself in the history of the Shuswap people through tales and legends passed down generations! Heritage Park's 2000 year old winter pit houses and summer village offer insights to a traditional way of life. In the Ethnobotanical Gardens discouver how the Shuswap used local plants for food and medicine.

Weiwaikum House of Treasures

1370 Island Highway
Campbell River BC V9W 8C9
Fax 250.286.1702

The Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures is a Band owned and operated gift shop & gallery housed in a contemporary building based on the architectural look of a traditional Big House.

The Gallery serves the carvers and artists in the community with the opportunity to market their work to not only local people but to many tourists in the area. The Gallery is open 7 days a week.

Aboriginal BC - Authentic Indigenous

West Vancouver BC
(604) 921-1070

Speaking Truth, Protecting Cultures, Providing for People

Look for this brand when purchasing Indigenous Art. It's your assurance of buying authentic and verifiable art.

Galleries and Shops:

Ruby Creek Art Gallery

Culture Shock Gallery
U'mista Cultural Centre

I-HOS Gallery

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Ahtsik Native Art Gallery

Copper Maker Gallery

Hadia Cultural Centre at Kay Linagaay

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Khot-La-Cha Gallery & Gift Shop
Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery
Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Cheryl’s Trading Post

Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery

29 W. Pender Street
Vancouver (Gastown) BC V6B 1R3

Building Community through the Transformative Power of Art
The Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery is a social enterprise created by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS) to provide a community owned resource for Aboriginal artists. The project grew out of a communications program, Looking Forward Looking Back, that looked at Vancouver's Downtown Eastside through the eyes of Aboriginal artists. This site iis a community driven initiative dedicated to sharing the artistic and cultural work of the urban Aboriginal community. There are many exciting projects underway and this site has been created to share them with our neighbours and friends on Vancouver's Eastside and beyond.

Sto:lo Nation

Bldg. # 7-7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack BC V2R 4G5

Ey kwese e’mi... “it is good that you are here”. Discover, Explore, Experience Sto:lō. Welcome to Chilliwack, situated in the central Fraser Valley. Be greeted with a traditional drumming welcome and learn the stories, history, culture, teachings, plants and knowledge of the area passed down through the indigenous generations in an oral tradition. Groups or individuals are invited to experience our educational guided grounds tour uncovering artifacts, fine arts, weaving, "the man turned to stone" and historical information, or plan a half day or full day road tour around the valley (Bad Rock narrated bus tour) or for the more adventurous explore the region with our guided cultural Fraser River water tours. Please visit, email: or visit us at 7201 Vedder Road for booking or more information.

The Sto:lō Gift shop located at 7201 Vedder Road (#19) carries local artisan products, prints, art, cards, carvings, weavings as well as moccasins, coffee and unique Aboriginal designed gift products from around the region. Open daily at 10:00am.

The traditional territory of the Sto:lō Nation, spanning from Yale in the Fraser Canyon to Fort Langley. In Halq’emeylem, the language of the region, “Sto:lō” translates as “river”. The Sto:lō First Nations people, or “people of the river” have lived in the Fraser Valley since time immememorial.

S'olh Temexw is the traditional territory of the Sto:lō people. According to our swxoxwiyam, we have lived here since time immemorial. The Sto:lō traditional territory extends from Yale to Langley, BC.