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.
< Click the image to the left to view a map of Aboriginal Tourism in British Columbia.
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!
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
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.