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Sightseeing, Shopping, Indigenous Culture, Hotels
Specializing in authentic Haida excursions and all-inclusive cultural tourism packages. Exciting land,sea and air adventures. Traditional arts and cultural experiences. Gourmet cuisine, spacious accommodations, excellent service standards. The magic and mystic of Haida Gwaii awaits you.
The Bay Centre is a Ã¢ÂÂmust shopÃ¢ÂÂ located in the heart of Downtown Victoria’s shopping and business district. Known for its architecture and urban atmosphere, the Bay Centre has a mix of over 90 street front and interior shops covering an entire full city block featuring Hudson’s Bay, L’Occitane en Provence, Johnny Rockets, Pandora Shop at Ann-Louise Jewellers, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Eco Chic Aveda Salon & Spa, Purdys Chocolatier, Sport Chek, The Tuscan Kitchen, and so much more. Conveniently located: Across the street from the Cruise Ship shuttle stop; Three blocks from the Inner Harbour including the Victoria Clipper, MV Coho, Harbour Air, Helijet, V2V Vacations; Three blocks from the world renowned Empress Hotel and Victoria Convention Centre; Right on Victoria’s iconic Government Street. It is no wonder why over 6.5 million guests visit the Bay Centre on a yearly basis. We hope to see you soon at the Bay Centre.
Art Galleries, Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions, Shopping, Indigenous Culture, Accessibility
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil’wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations’ cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.
Jennifer Chocolates is an artisan gourmet chocolate shop in Nakusp, BC. We make everything right here on location and very often you can see the chocolatier at work and watch our decadent chocolate creations being made. Come and let us tempt your taste buds with our famous dark chocolate truffles or enjoy summer treats like homemade caramel or ice cream Drumstix.
Shopping, Indigenous Culture
The Cheam Trading Post offers a unique experience for all. Our promise is to offer only products that are wild, local, and fair trade.
Shopping, Dining & Culinary Tours
Olive Us is an extraordinary tasting experience! Beautiful urban-rustic surroundings makes Olive Us the perfect place to enjoy fresh, healthy fused or infused extra virgin olive oils, EVOO & aged balsamic vinegar. Explore the sea salt tasting bar and incredible gourmet pastas to complement our exquisite oils and vinegar. Choose from a large selection of gourmet olives, Canadian certified Non-GMO popping corn, organic cane sugars and more! Discover a wide selection of culinary and artisan gifts, decor and baskets. Come in to explore the flavors or book your own private event in one of the beautiful Olive Us tasting rooms in Vernon or Lake Country! Check our website for the latest info, hours of operation at both locations and to Shop Online!
Art Galleries, Shopping, Accessibility
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent collection of his work, as well as a rotation of nature-inspired exhibitions. The Gallery of Nature inspires people of all ages to connect with the natural world through exciting exhibits, kids’ activities and guided tours, along with interactive installations, including a Birdsong Gallery and multi-media video. Come and enjoy the vivid colours, textures and stories of the artwork in a peaceful gallery setting overlooking Victoria’s inner harbour, with a Gallery Shop on the ground floor that offers exclusive signed Robert Bateman prints and merchandise, hand-picked crafts by local artisans and unique, nature-inspired souvenirs.
Art Galleries, Shopping
Artique is a co-op gallery of close to 30 Powell River working artists and craftspersons who collectively display their work for sale. These include greeting cards and works on paper, jewellery of metals and precious stones, pottery, soaps and lotions, photography, watercolour, oil, pastel and acrylics on canvas and board, fine textiles, stained glass, glass beads, and wood and stone sculptures.
BC’s Original Paddleboard Shop – Across from Kalamalka Beach and at the head of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Kalavida is BC’s first paddleboard-focused shop and has played an important role in promoting the sport regionally and nationally. New for 2019 – Kalavida has teamed up with Sun Country Cycle to offer a large fleet of Bikes for rent (Electric, Cruiser and Kids). Rent a Board and head out for an amazing experience on Kalamalka Lake or Rent a bike for the Okanagan Rail Trail or Kalamalka Provincial Park – or both! The Retail shop is loaded with boards, paddles, clothing and all things beach while the Kal Beach Rental Centre features a huge fleet of paddleboards and Bicycles (Ebikes, Cruisers and Kids). Rail Trail Bike rentals are available daily. Kalavida is a one-stop Bike and Board destination. Before or after your ride, visit the Rail Trail Cafe and historic Kalamalka General Store located right next to the shop.
Imagine grabbing the best deals and latest trends amongst tree-lined streets, quaint cobblestone walkways featuring European style cafes and restaurants. McArthurGlen Vancouver, the first designer outlet to open in the Vancouver area, brings you just that. Designed in an open-air village setting, with tailor-made entertainment and the latest brands up to 70% less – it’s a shopping experience like no other. *For Holiday Hours Please Visit Website
Art Galleries, Shopping, Indigenous Culture
Local jewelry, Haida Art & Crystals from Haida Gwaii and around the world. Home of the Tlell Stone Circle! Visit us year-round in Tlell, Haida Gwaii. Shop our collection on our website at crystalcabingallery.com.
Victoria’s premiere boutique shopping destination, with over 15 shops to chose from. If you expect shopping to be fabulous, you have come to the right place.
A unique vintage, antique, gift and specialty store located in a heritage building in the heart of historic downtown Merritt. Featuring a wide variety of merchandise, as well as displays of original stock from the store’s early days as a general store beginning in 1928.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Shopping, Indigenous Culture
U’mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U’mista’s name (‘the return of something important’), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades.U’mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.