Art Galleries & Artists
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Drawing inspiration from its magnificent landscape, British Columbia's artists use the province's natural beauty and raw materials to create remarkable treasures showcased in BC art galleries.
Towering totem poles, powerful sculptures and masks, bold prints and exquisitely designed jewellery tell the story of BC's first peoples. Dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and a cornucopia of craft arts capture the province's diverse geography and multi-faceted spirit.
British Columbia Art Galleries
BC claims artists of national and international renown. View their work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Eagle Aerie Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
Aboriginal art is preserved in cultural centres such as the U’mista Cultural Centre, or weathered by the natural environment like the totem poles of Duncan and Gwaii Haanas National Park.
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7804 Kidston Rd
Coldstream, British Columbia
Mackie Lake House takes you back to the era of exquisite craftsmanship & features unusual styling combining arts & crafts elements with a stately chateau-style roof. Inside, pick your favourite spot - the attention to detail & the finely crafted elements welcome you as a special guest & invite you in. Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream the Mackie Lake House is set into spacious grounds with a spectacular view.
The Mackie Lake House Foundation opens this 1910 Heritage Home & Grounds for meetings & seminars, weddings & small receptions. An event attended or booked at Mackie Lake House offers a unique & memorable experience.
Join us in the summer months for regularly scheduled tours, Artist-in-Residence & Writer-in-Residence programs, plus other special events.
1230 Merridale Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Merridale, nestled in the mouth of Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley, is a destination the whole family can enjoy. Take a tour of the cellar or stroll the orchard at your leisure while the kids hunt for the faeries rumoured to live here; join us at the bistro & savour local fare; peek at our distillery, then sample our brandies & cider; browse our store for gourmet food items & cider apple vinegar made on-site; delight in the baked goods from our own wood-fired brick oven & enjoy the rural tranquillity.
6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world's finest displays of First Nations art in a spectacular building overlooking mountains & sea. We also host major temporary exhibits & display over 10,000 objects from around the world in our new Multiversity Galleries. Enjoy gallery tours (free with admission), exciting public programs, an elegant shop, Cafe MOA & our beautiful new outdoor reflecting pool.
34 Weway Rd
Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia
The majestic backdrop of Discovery Passage frames the Village of Cape Mudge on Quadra Island, home to Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre. Established in 1979, Nuyumbalees was the first museum of its kind in Canada, designed specifically to house the Sacred Potlatch Collection. This unique grouping of masks, ceremonial items and regalia was repatriated from the federal government.
Visitors can view over 250 items removed during the Anti-Potlatch era (1884-1951), as well as stone tools displays, pre-contact basketry, and historic Totem and Welcome Poles located in our Carving Shed. At the Ah Wah Qwa Dzas guests will see several petroglyph, more than 2500 years old. Traditional Salmon BBQ dinner & dance performances held May - Sept (reservations are required).
Gift Shop and Tours are available throughout the year.
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual & performing arts centre. We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural & social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in & appreciation of the arts. As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms & disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages & backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of developing & strengthening art & culture in the Okanagan.
Ahousat, British Columbia
Aboriginal First Nations Eco-Cultural Experiences. Join us for a guided experience that will last for a lifetime: Experience our First Nations culture, our home & what we do today. Exchange stories with elders, local artists & singers. Enjoy traditional Aboriginal foods. Gather seafood, harvest hystuup from the reefs & fish for the tyee. Explore the Ahosuaht Hahoothee for spiritual connections, eagles, whales & other local happenings. Friends, Family & Storytelling.....See you soon!
4584 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia
2013 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler's Aboriginal heritage through tours, singing & drumming, Native art, interactive & outdoor exhibits, crafts, food & film. The Centre features a great hall, museum, theatre, contemporary gallery, cafe & gift shop. Our exhibit map is available in several languages. This world-class attraction is a fun, family-friendly activity that provides a genuine cultural experience. Check our website for programming updates & special events. Visit our online art gallery for our full store online!
Venue rental available for private receptions, weddings & events. Please view floor plans & capacity charts on our website.
985 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Looking for a great piece of vintage furniture? An unusual item with a past? Local artwork to grace the walls? The Argosy has all that and more!
The Argosy is an ever-evolving space, showcasing local art and artisans and celebrating the spirit that makes the west coast great. Look for funky found and re-purposed items you might not see anywhere else, as well as that unique piece of furniture or a Persian carpet for your floors.
This is Vancouver's Attraction Passport; valid for singles, couples, or families. Valid for up to two adults, two children. Save hundreds of dollars on your visit! 2-for-1's or up to 50% off admission to over 60 attractions, museums, sightseeing tours, 18 restaurants & daytrips. Includes the Vancouver Aquarium; The Lookout; Vancouver Trolley Day Tour & Halloween & Christmas Trolley; Grouse Mountain & four free snowshoe rentals; Vancouver Art Gallery; Bill Reid Gallery; Museum of Vancouver; Museum of Anthropology; Space Centre; Maritime Museum; BC Sports Hall of Fame; Bloedel Conservatory; VanDusen Gardens; Symphony; Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge, Whistler or Victoria tours with West Coast Sightseeing; Britannia Mine Museum; Theatresports on Granville Island; kayaking; whale watching; river rafting; 2-for-1 Gastown/Chinatown Walking tours, Foodie Tour, rentals & more.
170 Hillcrest Drive
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Join our local guides in a small group setting for a unique tour of Salt Spring's best attractions. We offer a range of tour packages that involve: guided nature walks and hikes for all levels, gourmet picnics at scenic viewpoints, the Saturday Market, stop-offs at local artists' studios and galleries, cheesemakers, vineyards, breweries, and farms, walking tours of Ganges, fishing and crabbing expeditions, family friendly tours, and many other highlights on and off the beaten track. Our 6 passenger van is very comfortable, and has air conditioning for hot summer days. Let our local guides show you their Salt Spring.