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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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.”
Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery
31 West Pender
Vancouver BC V6B 1R3
Toll Free 1-888-998-0797
Canada’s first Aboriginal arts hotel, Skwachàys 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, Skwachàys 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, Skwachàys Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.
North East Native Advancing Society
Fort St. John BC V1J2B5
To provide opportunities to improve the quality of life of First Nations and Inuit people in North Eastern British Columbia by holistically advancing their health, wellness, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
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!