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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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'Ksan Historical Village & Museum

Box 326
Hazelton BC
1.877.842.5518 or 250.842.5544

Visit the past and enter a new world of experience!

As a replicated ancient village, Ksan illustrates many features of a Gitxsan village from the distant past. The Museum houses the Ksan gift shop and the permanent collection. Guided tours through the Long Houses exhibit Gitxsan traditional art and ceremonial regalia.

Geoff Ross - Indigenous Influences

401 - 88 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7M 2E6

By appointment only

Hand-carved cedar, copper and aluminum art. Studio 2 blocks from North Vancouver SeaBus. Email or call for this week’s open hours.

"My carvings don’t necessarily represent animals or spirits found in traditional native art, but my art is neither traditional nor native.

When I was two, my parents adopted my younger brother whom is of Interior Salish descent. As they wanted him to be connected with his heritage, my family experience included native culture and art.

As a caucasian artist inspired by First Nation’s art and contemporary design, my goal is to present abstract images asking the viewer what they symbolize. Hopefully, every individual will see something different.”

Geoff Ross

Skwachays Lodge
Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery

31 West Pender
Vancouver BC V6B 1R3
Toll Free 1-888-998-0797
Fax 604-684-6154

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.

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.

First Nations, Inuit & Métis Art Show

2243 Beacon Avenue
Sidney BC

The First Nations, Inuit & Métis 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 Métis, 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