Discover Aboriginal Arts & Culture
Immerse yourself in the living traditions of British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples, and experience authentic music and dance, food, arts, stories and fascinating cultural artifacts.
BC heritage has been passed down through the millennia from our ancestors. As a traveler, you are exploring and curious to learn about the roots and history of other cultures. In British Columbia, you will discover a rich and diverse Aboriginal culture experience that is truly unique and enriching. View Aboriginal Canadian art; tour a traditional native village; view repatriated potlatch treasures; visit museums where you will learn about the art and history of our people; discover artifacts that pre-date the pyramids; and learn about sacred transformer stones.
'Ksan is a cultural interpretive centre approximately 180 miles east of Prince Rupert, dedicated to demonstrating and showcasing the richness of Gitxsan culture and heritage.
Ahtsik Native Art Gallery houses hand-crafted art from the Nuu-chah-nulth, Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw Nations as well as other First Nations.
85 ocean front rooms overlook Tofino's majestic Mackenzie Beach, providing the perfect opportunity to sit on the balcony or patio and feel the pulse of the Pacific Ocean.
A public gallery featuring monumental works and exquisite gold and silver jewellery by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, and changing exhibitions of Contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast.
Cheryl's Trading Post is an Aboriginal owned, operated and staffed business selling Native Art and products that are handmade, ethical, fairly traded and earth friendly.
CrossRiver Wilderness Centre is an environmentally-sustainable place of nature, inspiration, adventure, and community. Family-operated, and located in the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
A multi-faceted gallery where guests can explore traditional, local art forms and book cultural tours, including a canoe paddle, traditional salmon barbeque, cedar weaving and Nusa storytelling.
Located on the ancient seaside village site, this award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism oceanfront complex attracts visitors to join in celebrating the unique culture, art and history of the Haida.
Specializing in all-inclusive tours, authentic Haida experiences and adventures. We believe in preserving the integrity and accuracy of the Haida Nation’s oral traditions, so each of our excursions are led by a qualified Haida cultural ambassador.
Discover wildlife and nature, enjoy exciting adventures, learn knowledge and skills along tours and trails, taste traditional foods and rejuvenate yourself through spiritual healing and Haisla hospitality.
The lodge offers panoramic views of Tofino Inlet, in magnificent Clayoquot Sound, right from the balcony. The Gallery includes Aboriginal jewellery, masks & carvings. Listen…one has a story for you.
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists.
Serving Frybread, Buffalo, Salmon, Venison and other First Nations inspired dishes & their Saskatoon Berry Smoothie, and Local, BC and Canadian Art and Gifts.
Specializing in original Native artwork from British Columbia; masks, gold and silver jewellery, prints, wood carvings, textiles and clothing are displayed in a distinctive long-house style building.
The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you’ve ever seen. Ride the Spirit Catcher miniature train and discover the Legend of the Spirit Bear!
Columbia Valley's only lakefront campground featuring sites for camping, washroom and shower facilities, fire pits, beach access, boat launch, picnic tables and shaded campsites.
Explore the world’s fastest navigable tidal rapids and surrounding wilderness in the company of Aboriginal guides from the Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations.
Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan First Nations people during an experience focusing on the the unique aspects of their traditional territory.
Discover the fascinating treasures of the Kwakwaka’wakw people at the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre. It houses headdresses, masks, basketry, a three-story totem and more photographs dating from the turn of the century.
The Puntledge RV Campground is located in the traditional territory of the Comox First Nation and provides a safe, natural, family camping experience which incorporates the historic and cultural traditions of the Comox People.
The Quaaout Lodge, overlooking over 1800 feet of beachfront in Shuswap Region of BC, was renovated in 2010 and features 70 beautifully decorated guestrooms, a Conference Centre, Spa & 18-hole Golf Course.
The Cowichan Band-owned Quw’utsun’ centre is scenically situated on six acres of landscaped pasture land along the Cowichan River. Guests are invited to learn about the culture and heritage of the Cowichan people.
This gallery specializes in limited-edition prints, gold and silver hand-carved jewellery, cedar boxes, chests and plaques, handcrafted drums, soapstone and textiles.
Built in 1903, the 10,000 square foot Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge features 9 unique guest rooms. The rest of the 87 acres is made up of a secluded waterfall, creeks, salt water pools, and a meditation labyrinth.
Visit and view the attractive museum exhibits, which incorporate the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc People along with historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts.
Skwachays is the Salishan place name referring to the spring waters that once covered that area as marshes and sloughs. These waters are a portal into the spirit realm and are sacred.
Spirit Bear Lodge is situated in the small, remote Kitasoo/Xai'xais fishing village Klemtu. Located 280 nautical miles north of Vancouver, Klemtu is truly in the heart of the rainforest.
The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, in Whistler, showcases the art and heritage of the Squamish and Lil'wat aboriginal people. The Centre features a museum, modern gallery, craft activities, gift shop, café, and theatre.
Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem (Sts’ailes Healing House) is unique facility that has full dining hall services, accommodations and meeting spaces for your group all under one roof.
Tsa-Kwa-Luten ("Saw-kwa-loo-tan") Lodge is a magical place where legends live in a land of salmon, eagles, killer whales, soaring mountain peaks, swirling tidal waters and lush evergreen forests.
Our hosts will greet you at the village gates and guide your group through the village site as they share their knowledge of the history and culture of the Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) people.
In earlier days, people were sometimes taken captive by raiding parties. When they returned to their homes, either through payment of ransom or by a raid, they were said to have u'mista. The return of our treasures from distant museums is a form of u'mista.
The Xat'sull community invites you to visit and experience our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life in an inclusive learning atmosphere.
Visitors will be guided along the traditional fishing grounds of the St'at'imc People. The fishing grounds are still used by many members today and are managed by the Xwisten (Bridge River) community.