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Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Daryl Benson/Masterfile photo)

Northern British Columbia

Art Galleries & Artists

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Northern BC's lush forests, majestic totem poles and coastal Aboriginal culture were sources of inspiration for renowned British Columbian artists Bill Reid, Emily Carr and Roy Henry Vickers.

The region's dramatic landscapes and thriving traditions continues to inspire emerging Northern BC artists today.

Aboriginal art figures prominently in the region. Discover towering totem poles, handcrafted canoes, and carved argillite (a type of stone) at the Haida Heritage Centre on the Queen Charlotte Islands; or intricately-detailed masks and ceremonial art at the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert.

The region is also home to emerging contemporary artists. The Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George sources regional, national and international art, and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery showcases work evocative of the Peace River region.

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Crystal Cabin Gallery - Tlell

778 Richardson Rd
Tlell, British Columbia
V0T 1Y0
Websitehttp://www.crystalcabingallery.com
Toll-free866-557-4383
Phone250-557-4383

Crystal Cabin Gallery with over 20 years of business in Tlell on Haida Gwaii. One of the best selections of jewellery on the islands. Silver, Argillite & wood by Haida artists, beautiful gemstones, crystals, local agates, thunder eggs & island scenic stone. Crystal Cabin Gallery is where artisan jeweller Dutes Dutheil has a workshop gallery designing & handcrafting gold & gemstone jewellery which is available exclusively in the shop. A great assortment of minerals & crystals. Crystal Singing Bowls, books, teas, original t-shirts, cool clothing. Learn about the geology of the islands at the interactive display the 'Tlell Stone Circle', an outdoor installation of local mineral & fossil pieces from the islands. Drive up the hill where there is plenty of parking & shop for the most unique gifts.

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North Coast Artist's Cooperative - Prince Rupert

215 Cow Bay Rd
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
V8J 1A2
Websitehttp://www.icehousegallery.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-624-4546

An artist-run co-op full of a diverse range of artistic creations. One of the largest art galleries on the north coast of BC. Items are all handmade locally & include painting, photography, wood & stone carvings, fabric arts from knitting to quilting, artisan jewelry, beautiful pottery & so much more. We are located right at the cruise ship dock in the Atlin Terminal Water Front Market. Come visit us & take your time & enjoy the spectacular scenery as well. See eagles soaring above, you might even catch a glimpse of an Orca.

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Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay - Skidegate

2 Second Beach Rd
Skidegate, British Columbia
V0T 1S1
Websitehttp://www.haidaheritagecentre.com
Toll-free
Phone250-559-7885

The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), opened in July, 2007. The Centre, located at the site of the old Haida seaside village of Kaay Llnagaay, or "Sea Lion Town", showcases the living culture of the Haida, dating back over 12,000 years. Six monumental cedar totem poles carved by Haida artists stand in front of the Haida longhouses, which are connected by interior walkways & atrium space. The Centre incorporates the Haida Gwaii Museum, a gift shop, canoe house, carving shed, performing house, the Bill Reid Teaching Centre & a cafe.

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Kitimat Museum & Archives - Kitimat

293 City Centre
Kitimat, British Columbia
V8C 1T6
Websitehttp://www.kitimatmuseum.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-632-8950

Explore town history, multiculturalism, turn-of-the-century settlement, the 1950s Alcan Project aluminum smelter construction and Haisla arts and technology. Additional displays feature the geology, flora and fauna of the Kitimat Valley and some sea life of Douglas Channel. The temporary gallery offers changing exhibitions of arts, culture and history. We also offer summer programs for children. Visit the Museum gift shop for aluminum giftware, First Nations designs, jewelry, books and clothing. While in Kitimat, enjoy the Museum's four self-guided walkway circle routes and interpretive signs.

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