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ith nature as your canvas, explore the iconic heritage and vibrant art scene in Whistler. A collection of influential art galleries, award-winning museums are found on the Cultural Connector. An experiential pathway connecting numerous cultural venues such as the Whistler Museum, Audain Art Museum and Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Mountain Galleries and Adele Campbell feature artworks by emerging and established Canadian artists. C elebrating 27 Years in C anadian Fine Art

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RAEF.ca

Purchase your $30 Cultural Pass to experience both museums.

Discover the arts & culture of BC Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

audainartmuseum.com

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SLCC.CA

Connect with the Squamish & Lil’wat shared territories Available on-site at both museums and at whistler.com 27 


Artworks Gallery & Picture Framing Custom Framing, Conservation Matting, Glass Cutting, Local Art & Reproductions, with 35 Years Experience! 5697 Cowrie Street, Sechelt | 604.740.2660 Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat until 4 pm

CINDY BUIS PHOTO

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on DISCOVER ARTS the Sunshine Coast World-class galleries, festivals and musical sensations ensure you’ll never forget your Sunshine Coast experience. The Sunshine Coast is home to one of the highest concentrations of artists per capita in all of Canada. With innovative style and welcoming hospitality, the Sunshine Coast rivals any area for top notch art galleries, studios, museums, festivals, music events, and culture. Discover it all and visit our events calendar online at sunshinecoastcanada.com/events.

sunshinecoastcanada.com PUBLIC ART AND MURALS IN SECHELT Explore Sechelt’s colourful murals and locally-made sculptures.

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Our 5555 museum Sunshine delights Coast Highway visitors (604) throughout 885 6012 Open Monday to Saturday www.shishalh.com the year with a large collection of artifacts. Tours available. Open Mon–Fri 9-4:30 pm 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy.

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Fine Art GAllery

Fine Art GAllery 4590 Sinclair Bay Road Garden Bay, Pender Harbour, BC 604.883.9472 info@motoko.ca www.motoko.ca

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ake one of the most scenic drives BC has to offer along the Sunshine Coast Highway. From Langdale to Lund you can experience the work of over 350 artists along the way. During the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl in October, studios are open, other times of the year, pick up a copy of the Art Map Studio & Gallery Guide and look for the purple banners and visit the artists at work.

contemporary & west coast artist

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Halfmoon Bay

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RICHMOND | TSAWWASSEN

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ome to Metro Vancouver’s largest theatre company, the Gateway Theatre, Richmond is bustling with artistic adventure. Performances, public art, heritage sites, galleries, guilds, museums and festivals work together in building this talented community. Join in by testing your own creative skills at the Phoenix Art Workshop or head to Tsawwassen where you can visit Gallery 1710 and see what the South Delta Artists Guild is up to. If music is your passion there is no better way to spend an evening than watching the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus perform.

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Gallery 171 A 5 Minute drive from the Tsawwassen Ferry the home of South Delta Artists Guild features monthly themed shows with a wide variety of art for sale, in all mediums. The SDAG offers a workspace for members and a program of workshops open to non members. Enjoy our spacious and Welcoming Gallery. Gallery 171 is located at 1710 - 56th Street Tsawwassen Open Thursday - Sunday 11 - 4 info@southdeltaartistsguild.com

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DISCOVER RICHMOND, BC Fun annual events, historic sites, museums, an acclaimed contemporary art gallery and professional theatrical productions.

PUBLIC ART

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BRITANNIA SHIPYARDS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

LONDON HERITAGE FARM

5180 Westwater Dr� richmond.ca/britannia

6511 Dyke Rd� londonheritagefarm.ca

GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

STEVESTON INTERURBAN RICHMOND MUSEUM TRAM BUILDING 7700 Minoru Gate

12138 Fourth Ave� gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

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STEVESTON MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTRE

3811 Moncton St� richmond.ca/ stevestonmuseum

GATEWAY THEATRE

6500 Gilbert Rd� gatewaytheatre.com

ANNUAL EVENTS

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RICHMOND ART GALLERY OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE AT THE RICHMOND 7700 Minoru Gate OLYMPIC OVAL richmondartgallery.org

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BRANSCOMBE HOUSE

4900 Steveston Hwy� richmond.ca/ branscomberesidency richmond.ca/events

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NEW WESTMINSTER

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ich in heritage and steeped in history, New West is home to historic streetscapes and unique heritage experiences. No matter where you begin, you are sure to see, experience and discover the unique cultural footprint of Western Canada’s oldest city. New West is a vibrant, creative community with many artists living and working in the city. Meet them at the annual New West Cultural Crawl taking place in 6 distinct neighbourhoods. Year round, Visit the New West Museum & Lacrosse Hall of Fame plus the New Media Gallery at the Anvil Centre.

HANDMADE MARKET 1ST AND 3RD SATURDAY 11AM TO 4PM RIVER MARKET acnw.ca/newwestcraft JEWELLERY POTTERY ART CLOTHING STATIONARY LEATHER GOODS TEXTILES ARTISANAL SOAPS CANDLES AND MORE

5 NEIGHBOURHOODS OVER 150 ARTISTS FREE 2 DAY

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COMMUNITY ART GALLERY Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park

FREE 2 DAY FESTIVAL! AUGUST 10 & 11, 2019

acnw.ca/gallery

newwestculturalcrawl.com

acnw.ca / 604-525-3244

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CURATING YOUR SPACES FOR OVER 35 YEARS. INQUIRIES: 604.521.7887 | TOLL FREE: 1.888.981.9886 EMAIL: TRUDY @ VANDOPGALLERY.COM

SHOWROOM GALLERY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT Join our mailing list to be invited to exclusive Open House events at the gallery throughout the year.

www.VanDopGallery.com

LARGEST ART STUDIOS OUTSIDE OF VANCOUVER Art Shows • Fine Art Classes • Parties Paint Nights • Wedding & Events Corporate Team Building

778.886.5391 • 100braidststudios@gmail.com

100braidststudios.com

Gabor Gasztonyi 778.397.1449 www.gaborphotography.com Studio & Gallery www.gaborgasztonyigallery.com 730 12th Street, New Westminster BC

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NEW WESTMINSTER

OCTOBER 25-28, 2019 Be an early collector of famous and undiscovered artists when their works are revealed at the annual Anonymous Art Show!

778.886.5391 • 100braidststudios@gmail.com

100braidststudios.com

NEW WEST ARTISTS GALLERY 712C Twelfth Street, New Westminster newwestartists.com

watercolours • acrylics • oils • mixed media photography • jewellery • fabric art • beadwork

what you love. Be good at it. Language, Literature and Performing Arts Amelia Douglas Gallery

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douglascollege.ca/artsevents


CULTURAL EXPERIENCES The City of New Westminster is a community with a unique, rich heritage that honours its past and finds inspiration in the future. Anvil Centre is a fusion of ideas, energies and cultures. Come and explore culture at Anvil Centre! Anvil Centre Theatre, New Westminster Museum & Archives, New Media Gallery, Community Art Space, and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Coastal Dance Festival 2019

777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC T 604 515 3830

anvilcentre.com

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BURNABY

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urnaby captures the attention of every kind of cultural explorer with experiences ranging from hikes along forested mountain paths, visits to contemporary art galleries, to experiencing multicultural performances in the heart of a bustling metropolitan centre. Spend a day at Deer Lake Park to enjoy the natural surroundings, visit the Burnaby Village Museum and the Burnaby Art Gallery, and stay for a performance at the Shadbolt Centre for Performing Arts, or catch a concert on the outdoor stage for an end to an unforgettable day in the park.

BURNABY’S CULTURAL HUB FOR HISTORY, THEATRE AND ARTS!

Burnaby Village Museum 6501 Deer Lake Avenue 604-297-4565 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Where history comes to life.

Burnaby Art Gallery 6344 Deer Lake Avenue 604-297-4422 burnabyartgallery.ca With year-round exhibitions, art programs, curatorial talks and gallery tours.

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue 604-297-4440 Home to fine arts programs and live theatre.

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COQUITLAM

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hatever your cultural pleasure, spend time exploring the Evergreen city. The city boasts inspired public artworks, and is home to unique organizations like the Evergreen Cultural Centre, featuring a studio theatre and fabulous gallery on the shores of Lafarge Lake. Visit Place des Arts, a cultural hub, arts centre and music school and discover local emerging artists in their Artisan Shop and galleries.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS The Shuffle Art Walk • Canadian Film Festival Golden Spike Days • Ioco Ghost Town Day Summer Sundays Concerts • CP Holiday Train Ribfest • Car-Free Day • Fingerling Festival

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FORT LANGLEY

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ort Langley is a heritage village located in BC’s Fraser Valley. Home to BC Farm Museum and Fort Langley National Historic Site this quaint town is steeped in memories of times past, creating a charming atmosphere where both locals and visitors explore heritage sites alongside boutique shopping, local galleries and dynamic dining fare. Festivals throughout the year like the Fort Langley Jazz Fest draw in hundreds for a memorable experience of music, artistry and gathering.

SUMMER MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

LAST WEEKEND IN JULY WWW.FORTLANGLEYJAZZFEST.COM

WORLD CLASS JAZZ | VISUAL ART | SMALL VILLAGE

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MAPLE RIDGE ARTS Maple Ridge is a community engaged in the arts. A strong presence of artists, studios and galleries is nestled in the rurally inspired and quiet community along the Fraser River. With public art projects and on-going artist in residence projects, the city holds a draw for artists and creators as well as culturally curious visitors. Visit the Gallery – The Act Arts Centre anytime of year for regular exhibitions. actmapleridge.org/gallery

#discovermapleridge www.mapleridge.ca/1908 tourism@mapleridge.ca

Kristin Krimmel

Twinberry Farm

Kristin Krimmel works in acrylics, graphite, chalk pastel, watercolour and mixed media.

Studio visits by appointment. Maple Ridge, B.C. 604 476-1835 Representation: www.elliottlouis.com www.kristinkrimmel.com Maple Ridge

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n Canada’s Westernmost border lies Vancouver Island. The Island is a favourite vacation for travellers visiting BC, and an annual staycation destination for locals eager to explore beaches, coastal rainforests, Aboriginal Culture and unique coastal communities. The Capital City of Victoria is steeped in history from the cobble stone streets and laneways to iconic museums and galleries in this water-front city. Visit heritage sites like the original home of Emily Carr, museums, galleries, artisanal shops and more. Along the Eastern Coast, Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands are renowned for a unique brand of authenticity, creativity, and inspiration all effortlessly thriving in the midst of down-to-earth hospitality. Visit the eclectic art community in Comox Valley where arts and cultural events take place throughout the year drawing

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hundreds of visitors and locals alike. Duncan and Chemainus offer an array of public murals as well as a collection of studios and fine galleries. Nanaimo is the longest coastal city on the island. When you’ve taken in the magnificent shoreline, venture into town where performance art, galleries, museums and local boutiques form a vibrant culture. Bask in the resplendent beauty of the oceanfront communities of Parksville and Qualicum and take in the many cultural experiences of the area. Travel to Vancouver Island North and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture.

Along the beautiful water walkway in Sidney, BC In Tulista Park 9565 Fifth Street Sidney, BC Open 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm

250.656.7400 ARTSEA.CA

Gallery - Gift Shop - Classes Local, Hand Made Art & Craft

CoastCollective.ca | info@CoastCollective.ca 103 - 318 Wale Road Colwood BC Canada V9B 0J8 Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm | 250.391.5522

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pen season round; enjoy the different facades of the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Experience the colourful abundance of flora and fauna including BC’s famous Dogwood, which grow here during the summer. Or come in the winter when they celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with an extravaganza of lights, an ice rink, and hot cocoa.

A Garden for all Seasons

butchartgardens.com

NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019 TO

JANUARY 31, 2020

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Celebrating the life of a single tree through the beauty of art and connecting to nature through its incredible 200-year history. More than 80 individual and original works. Each one will be unique in its interpretation and style,with a unifying theme of honouring the tree’s remarkable heritage. theonetreeproject.ca


VICTORIA GALLERIES

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ith the highest opera attendance per capita of any Canadian city, it is no surprise Victoria is a hot spot tourist town. Galleries welcome you on every block of the downtown core. If contemporary is your style, look no further than the Madrona Gallery, you will also find the work of famous Canadian and British Columbian artists here such as the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Victoria galleries cover all styles from Aboriginal to nature; this city lives and breathes the arts and culture scene!

OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY Northwest Coast Native & World Tribal Art 250.480.4930 740 Douglas Street, Victoria outofthemistgallery.com

SUSAN POINT

621 Fort St, Victoria BC 250 383 8224 info@alcheringa-gallery.com ALCHERINGA-GALLERY.COM

University of Victoria

Legacy art galleries

batemancentre.org Open daily 10am-5pm 470 Belleville St. Victoria (250) 940 3630

Legacy downtown 630 yates St. Victoria, bc 250.721.6562 / legacy.uvic.ca wed - sat 10 - 4pm / free

Contemporary & Historic Canadian Art

606 View Street Victoria B.C. 250 380 4660 www.madronagallery.com

Pictured Right: Robert Genn - Alpine Drama, Yoho 30 x 34 - Acrylic on Canvas - c. 2000

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SOOKE

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ocated on the southwest corner of Vancouver Island, Sooke is a year round haven for artists, artisans and crafts-people. Enjoy the creativity of artists through galleries, studios, music, plays, concerts and festivals. Enhance your visit by staying at the Sooke Harbour House; filled with original artwork, local antiques and handcrafted furniture. Everywhere you turn in this beautiful town you see the thriving arts and culture community.

South Shore

Gallery Original Fine Art by West Coast Artists

250-642-2058 2046 Otter Point Road www.southshoregallery.ca

Winter Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00 pm 7861 Tugwell Road Sooke 250.642.3621 www.baddogbrewing.ca

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pring and summer are great times to visit the Southern Gulf Islands for outdoor adventure, farm-fresh food and drink, arts and culture entertainment and wellness retreats. Romantic walks in the woods and along beaches makes for memorable family time or for romantic couple’s escapes. Salt Spring Island is home to many artists, writers, unique galleries, artisanal farms and artists’ studios. At the end of the day, tuck into one of our many places to stay in front of a fire and a warm embrace! Spend some time on neighbouring islands, have some island hopping fun and find out what all of the fuss is about!

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MAYNE ISLAND | PENDER ISLAND

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ender Island, begs arrival by boat, drop anchor at Poets Cove Resort & Spa considered one of the top 10 anchorages in the western hemisphere. Mayne Island has only 1,000 residents, but they are an artistic and musical bunch. A gallery visit brings the discovery of dramatic landscape paintings by Terrill Welch. Take in a lively jam session at one of the cafes with talented local musicians and culinary local fare.

Sea and Shore by Terrill Welch

ARTISTIC freedom awaits

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NANAIMO | CHEMAINUS

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he rocky, clear water shores of Nanaimo will take your heart for a spin and you’ll understand why artists have taken up residence in this coastal urban city, creating a vibrant culture and thriving arts scene. Festivals, galleries and studios bring colour and culture to this neighbourhood. Travel a little south and you will experience the murals and public artworks Chemainus is famous for. Explore the incredible Aboriginal presence that encompasses these art-filled towns as you fall in love with the unforgettable destinations.

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Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

THIS WON’T STAY INDOORS! www.muraltown.com

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Gallery Open Tues-Sat | 11am-5pm 140 Wallace St. Nanaimo A WORKING POTTERY STUDIO OFFERING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL LEVELS

GALLERY MERRICK NANAIMO, BC

WWW.GALLERYMERRICK.COM

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MCMILLAN ARTS CENTRE (the MAC) Exhibitions • Music & Performances • School for Creative Arts 133 McMillan St. Parksville 250.248.8185 mcmillanartscentre.com “A great glimpse of history!” T rip a d viso r re v ie w

Friday Night Market • Guided Tours • Gift Shop • Traditional Craft Demos •

Hours: Wed - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Mid-May to September

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250 248 6966 1245 E. Island Highway, Parksville

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LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY | ARROWSMITH COOMBS COUNTRY

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masterpiece in bloom! Set in a seaside scene of gardens, greens and mountains, Parksville and Qualicum Beach are cultural destinations home to one of the largest concentrations of artists in BC. The picturesque town of Qualicum Beach is wellknown for arts and culture, unique shops, cafes and galleries, and for its fun, local events. Be sure to visit The Old School House Arts Centre and Monk Art Gallery and Studio while you are exploring this charming community. Or head a little north and visit Bowser where the Salish Sea Market will help you discover the west coast expression in every art form.

WEST COAST ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART 1-888-808-8849 or 250-248-8189 cell: 250-228-6648 #151A Morison Ave., Downtown Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC monk@artbymonk.com

Monk’s original art is created in oils, acrylics or watercolours and depicts the spectacular ocean views, idyllic beach scenes, beautiful Vancouver Island coastlines, old growth forests and old totem poles of the Pacific Northwest.

www.artbymonk.com Parksville

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PARKSVILLE | QUALICUM BEACH | NANOOSE | FRENCH CREEK

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QUALICUM BEACH INN So much more than the view www.qualicumbeachinn.com Toll Free: 1.800.661.0199

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Qualicum Beach


LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY | ARROWSMITH COOMBS COUNTRY

Parksville Qualicum Tourism Banner www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.ca Toll-Tree 1.888.799.3222

artful • distinctive • memorable

Bowser

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Celebrating 40 years!

Comox Valley’s most scenic waterfront Park... ... FREE to explore daily, from dawn ‘til dusk.

FILBERG.COM

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Comox

Seasonal hours for Heritage Lodge Tours and Gift Shop 61 FILBERG ROAD | COMOX | 250.339.2715


Inspire Your Inquisitive & Creative Spirit DiscoverComoxValley.com

E STHER S AMPLE West Coast Artist 1939 Marten Ave. Comox BC V9M 2J9

250.218.7371 esthersample@gmail.com

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1939 Marten Ave. Comox, BC 250.218.7371 esthersample@gmail.com WWW.ESTHERSAMPLE.COM

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omox Valley is a place that inspires creativity, soothes the soul and fires the imagination. The Comox Valley is comprised BC Guide to Arts and Culture ad 2019 DRAFT and v1.pdfunique, 1 2019-04-03 PM of three communities, each one diverse the 4:12:10 City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, and the Village of Cumberland.

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ake a scenic tour of the rugged beauty of Vancouver Island through the diverse communities of the North Central Island and the Discovery Islands archipelago. Visit Campbell River and neighbouring communities, and hop the ferry to visit Hornby Island and the rest of the Discovery Islands. As you explore, you’ll discover unique and unforgettable arts, culture and heritage experiences.

We support, promote and celebrate our large, vibrant, inclusive arts community. Join us! Arts Advocacy Resources for Crea�ves CV Poet Laureate Central Island Arts Guide & Studio Tour

Downtown Summer Street Markets Local Music Playlist ...and more.

comoxvalleyarts.com

Original North West Coast Native Art CARVINGS, MASKS, POLES, PADDLES, BOXES, PRINTS, PAINTINGS, POTTERY, JEWELRY AND MORE! ERNIE SMITH & DARLENE SMITH

104-909 ISLAND HWY • CAMPBELL RIVER, BC 250.914.4452 • INFO@AWATINART.COM AWATINART • AWATINART.COM

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ALERT BAY

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ancouver Island North is brimming with authentic cultural experiences. Discover indigenous traditions, meet artists, watch carvers in action, and take in traditional dances. In Alert Bay after a dark period of cultural repression, ancient traditions thrive as the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation preserves and celebrates their culture through art, dance, music, language and a sustainable day-to-day relationship with the natural world. Not to be missed are potlatch treasures housed inside the U’mista Cultural Centre.

U’mista tells an epic story of resilience; a “must-see” world-famous collection of repatriated ceremonial masks & regalia; galleries and a gift shop featuring jewelry and carvings by Kwakwaka’wakw artists. Learn about U’mista and the potlatch:

www.umistapotlatch.ca

www.umista.ca 250.974.5403 Open daily July-Aug

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PORT HARDY

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ort Hardy is the gateway to coastal adventures bringing you to Prince Rupert and the Haida Gwaii. Need a place to stay? Consider Port Hardy’s premier First Nations destination hotel, Kwa’lilas with its curated selection of authentic Indigenous arts. Looking for something more rustic? Telegraph Cove Resort is located in the historic and picturesque waterfront village of Telegraph Cove, perched at the entrance to Johnstone Strain, the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park and the Blackfish Archipelago.

Port Hardy’s Premier First Nations Destination hotel offering 85 guest rooms and a curated selection of authentic local indigenous arts and culture.

www.kwalilashotel.ca 9040 Granville St, Port Hardy, BC | 1.855.949.8525

Alert Bay | Port Hardy

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he Pacific Rim is an idyllic coastal region brimming with Aboriginal culture and heritage, arts, culture and adventure en plein air. The fjord that leads to the Port Alberni Inlet is the access point to the Tofino/Ucluelet peninsula. Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley are home to a deep tradition of Aboriginal artistry and a thriving culture. Neighbouring Tofino and Ucluelet are renowned for sprawling scenes of the rolling pacific and an inspired craft culture. Come prepared to fall in love with the laid-back, vibrant community of artists and discover the heart of the Pacific Rim.

annual events:

pacificrimarts.ca

CEDAR HOUSE GALLERY FIRST NATIONS ART • CARVINGS • JEWELLERY • PRINTS • GIFTWARE In-house Artist Studio of Tla-O-Qui-Aht Artist Hjalmer Wenstob

1645 Cedar Rd., Ucluelet, BC www.cedarhousegallery.com // 250-726-2652

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here is nothing like waking up to a warm Okanagan sunrise. The scent of the orchard and the vine infuse the air and inspire the senses. The bountiful beauty of the Thompson Okanagan is home to many artists and cultural creatives in each unique community.

Sun Peaks

Oyama

Lake Country West Kelowna

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Picturesque landscapes, sprawling vineyards and cascading valley views marry with inspired creativity and artistry, promising authentic, enriching experiences. From outdoor adventure, biking, skiing, or hiking, to lazy days spent touring the vineyards of Canada’s famous wine country. Communities throughout the region showcase rich performance culture, established multicultural heritage, self-guided art tours, galleries, artisanal boutiques and eateries and plenty of artist studios off the beaten path. Take advantage of long, warm evenings and experience the regions many festivals, events, markets and outdoor performances. Okanagan’s Largest Art Show

Lake Country Community Complex,

10241 Bottom Wood Lake road, Lake Country, BC

September 7th + 8th, 2019

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Lake Country ArtWalk is a multi-arts festival with a rich display of original artworks by 300 artists. Live music on four stages, demonstrations, live auctions, theatre performance, roving dancers, and so much more. There is something for everyone, over 7,000 visitors will enjoy this great festival.

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amloops is located in BC’s beautiful and wild Thompson-Nicola region at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Named Tk’emlups in Salish, the area has a strong cultural heritage beginning with the Secwepemc people. Discover the history of the region at the Kamloops Museum and Archives and keep up with local arts and cultural events through the Kamloops Arts Council. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, and home to an eccentric mix of artists and performers, Kamloops is attractive to adventurers and culture seekers alike.

year-round activities including art exposed regional exhibition • march art in the park on canada day • july 1 rivertown players • july–august children’s summer theatre

children’s arts festival • september kamloops arts council’s gallery

open year-round, tuesday–saturday

7 seymour st. w. kamloops • 250.372.7323

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ACTIVATE YOUR IMAGINATION VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA The Greater Vernon area has a heritage that is rich in arts and culture and is woven into the fabric of our people and our city. Take a few hours or spend the entire day discovering the rich culture and diversity of Vernon. You’ll find art galleries, live music, live theatre, outdoor murals, and outdoor adventures to excite your imagination.

CREATIVE CHAOS

The first weekend in June! Three full buildings at the Vernon Recreation Complex. Over 200 artists, crafters, specialty foods, performing arts & food faire. creativecrafts.com fb: CreativeChaosBC ig: creativechaosvernon 3400 39 Ave, Vernon BC

MACKIE LAKE HOUSE

Explore the historical elegance of this 1910 Country Mansion. Tours Tues at 11am Teas Thurs at 10am or 2pm 7804 Kidston Road Coldstream, BC 250.545.1019 www.mackiehouse.ca

tourismvernon.com | #ExploreVernon

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GREATER VERNON MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

VERNON FARMERS MARKET

Explore interactive exhibits, experience fun events and programs, and reminisce in our vast archival collection! 3009 32 Avenue Vernon, BC 250.542.3142 vernonmuseum.ca

From April to October every Monday & Thursday 8am - 1pm at KAL TIRE PLACE PARKING LOT 3445-43rd Avenue Vernon, BC 250.351.5188 vernonfarmersmarket.ca

VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY The Vernon Public Art Gallery is a centre for educational and cultural activities in the Okanagan. Exhibitions feature emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media. VPAG is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan and offers approximately 20 exhibitions per year for public viewing and a Gallery Shop. VPAG delivers programming and events for the community including artist talks, workshops, and many signature events. 3228 31 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.545.3173 | vernonpublicartgallery.com

Carousel Studios

Carousel Studios

CAETANI CENTRE & HERITAGE HOUSE Heritage, Artist & Writer Residencies, Creative & Cultural Explorations. The 120+ year old Caetani House holds a fascinating and mysterious history. Join us for tours, guest speakers, literary readings, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and more! The Artist & Writer in Residence Program provides studio workspace and accommodations for artists, writers, and creative individuals. 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC 250.275.1525 | caetani.org

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BX Creek, 36” x 48” by Carol SImpson Taylor

Custom picture framing since 1990; Fine artists’ supplies; Fine art gallery; Art lessons 3101 31 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.542.8544 | 250.308.0758 www.nadinesfineart.com

HISTORIC O’KEEFE RANCH You’ll love travelling back in time with us! Over 150 years ago, O’Keefe Ranch was its own small community with a post office, blacksmith shop, general store, and church. Today, visitors can meet our friendly farm animals, view our annual museum exhibitions, take a tour of the O’Keefe Mansion, and buy candy in the General Store. Come visit this historical site and its buildings—most of which are still original. 9380 Highway 97N, Vernon, BC 250.542.7868 | www.okeeferanch.ca

VERNON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is a premier entertainment venue in the North Okanagan run by a non-profit Society on behalf of the RDNO. The Society is dedicated to fostering artists and the enjoyment of performing arts in the Greater Vernon Area by presenting high quality touring acts from around the world under the SPOTLIGHT Presentation Series. The Centre is also a rental venue for local and other touring artists. 3800 33rd Street, Vernon, BC 250.542.9355 | www.vdpac.ca

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS Theatre on the Edge Festival • Salmon Arm Fair Wednesday on the Wharf • Shuswap Musical Festival Salty Dog Enduro & Street Fest Shuswap International Film Festival

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shuswaptourism.ca

Open 11am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday 70 Hudson Avenue NE Salmon Arm BC salmonarmartscentre.ca A place for the arts to be exhibited, experienced and enjoyed.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR ROOTSANDBLUES.CA WHERE MUSICIANS GO TO PLAY

Salmon Arm

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FALKLAND

ARMSTRONG & SPALLUMCHEEN

ENDERBY

Shuswap Region

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Enderby Arts Festival • Shuswap Artisan Market Nimblefingers Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival Blind Bay Painters Annual Art Show & Sale • Valley First Music in the Park • North Okanagan Barn Quilt Trail

The perfect setting for unique experiences Unique | Authentic | Unforgettable

Stay | Spa | Dine | Golf | Culture www.quaaoutlodge.com | 1.800.663.4303

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TAP INTO THE CREATIVIY IN OuR GREAT OUTDOORS

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ravel through the North Shuswap’s small communities and immerse yourself in distinct stories – authentic and charming in their quiet rural existence. Hailed as a national treasure, Caravan Farm Theatre is one of Canada’s premiere professional outdoor theatre compaies, based on an 80-acre farm, 11 kilometres northwest of Armstrong, The North Shuswap offers an impressive array of great sights and activities – such as the incomparable Sockeye Salmon run, an astounding feat of nature! Tsútswecw (pronounced choo-chwek) Provincial Park, is a fascinating place to visit any time of the year. The Secwepemc name chosen for the park translates to ‘many rivers.’ You’ll find an unpretenious, quirky North Shuswap culture welcoming visitors all year round.

Armstrong

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weeping vineyards and lush orchards adorn the pastoral hills of Summerland and neighbouring Peachland. In this land of abundance, an established arts community thrives. Local galleries and arts councils host events and exhibitions throughout the year. Take a tour back in time on the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway where a steam locomotive takes you on a 90 minute journey through the hills of the valley. Penticton is brimming with artists, culture and recreation. Explore the farmers market, galleries and artists’ studios.

MarinaWay, Way, Penticton BC BC 199199 Marina Penticton Tues–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am–4 pm, Closed Mondays Tues–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am–4 pm, Closed Mondays 250.493.2928 • www.pentictonartgallery.com 250.493.2928 • www.pentictonartgallery.com

The Penticton Art Gallery displays contemporary and historic art. Exhibits range from traditional

The Penticton Art Gallery hosts 18 exhibitions annually, in three unique galleries, featuring a wide range of contemporary and historic art, by regional, national and international artists, plus a gift shop.

art practices to experimental such asand digitally produced interest, The Penticton Art Gallery displaysapplications contemporary historic art.imagery. ExhibitsA place rangeoffrom traditional inquiry and enjoyment, the gallery aspires to challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing art practices to experimental applications such as digitally produced imagery. A place of interest, excellence in the visual arts. inquiry and enjoyment, the gallery aspires to challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in the visual arts.

For new and emerging creative entrepreneurs including gallery space, workshop, event venue, art tours by appointment and anything else a local artisan might need. Come meet our local Artisans!

www.mondocreation.com 221 Main Street, Penticton, BC 1.250.770.0925

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Come & visit BeadTrails Headquarters in downtown Summerland at 13207 Victoria Rd N. Experience our gift shop & art store and meet the BeadTrails Team. Of course, you will want the Quail bead & a photo with Sid! Visit us online at BeadTrails.com

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Showcasing Central Okanagan artists representing a variety of disciplines and housed in the beautiful lake front Peachland Historic School. New exhibitions monthly. Open Daily - July & August • Closed Mondays Off-Season

PEACHLAND

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

Peachland Community Arts Council

• T: 250-767-7422 • 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland BC

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A R T WA L L & S T U D I O R E N TA L

Renee Matheson aurorareneematheson.com

Pat Proudfoot www.patproudfoot.com

Bradley Mulherin Murals www.thomasmurals.com

sunette-holmes-art.business.site

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Lynn O’Brien www.lynnobrien.ca


Matheson & Grove FI NE A RT GA LL ERY

Martin Street Art & Music 205 Martin St, Penticton, BC 236.422.3004 250.488.4999

mathesongrovefineart.com MUSIC • ART • CLASSES

Georgia Krebs www.georgiakrebs.com

Kindrie Grove www.kindriegrove.com

Steve Austin Photography www.steveaustin.ca

Maureen DeYaeger 250.490.3094

Pat Field Sculptor patfieldsculptures.com

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Western Spirit

The art of Michael Jorden

www.majordenart.com mike@jordencook.com

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BOUNDARY COUNTRY

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oundary Country is situated along the US border between BC’s Okanagan and Kootenay regions. The area has a complex and diverse cultural heritage; from the Sinixt peoples who first inhabited the area, to the migrants from around the world drawn by wanderlust, gold and the refuge of the moderate climate and rural lifestyle. Festivals, events and galleries thrive in this creative area of Southeastern BC — home to a variety of artists and studios. To see works by local artists, be sure to visit Gallery 2 in Grand Forks and the Arts on 3 Gallery in Christina Lake.

BoundaryCountryBC

@boundarycountry

Beaverdell, Bridesville, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Westbridge, Big White

British Columbia, Canada | boundarybc.com

C.L.A.A.S. Arts on 3 Gallery & Summer Music Series

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© Michelle Loughery

#goldtrail.com #exploregoldcountry.com #artrouteblue.com

exploregoldcountry.com goldtrail.com • artrouteblue.com

Escape to Corbett Lake! Renowned Fly Fishing Destination - Family Reunions Weddings - Retreats - Cozy Cedar CabinsIncredible BC Wildlife - Hiking - Cycling - Canoeing

call us or book online

250-378-4334 www.corbettlake.ca

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he Kootenay Rockies is a vast wilderness of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snowcapped mountains. Wildlife flourishes here from eagles, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, moose, cougars to black and grizzly bears. The region is one of Canada‘s pre-eminent destinations for golfing and mountain biking, while the many natural, year round hot springs are an international draw. Here you’ll get your chance to visit wonderfully restored heritage towns, thriving arts communities and gold rush boomtowns. Along the shores of the pristine waters of Kootenay Lake and nestled on the mountain sides of the Selkirk Mountains lies the culturally rich communities of Nelson, Kaslo and Balfour.

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elson is said to be the Number One Small Arts Town in Canada. With the Capitol Theatre, Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History and events such as the Nelson International Mural Festival and the Nelson & District Arts Council Artwalk, the title is well-deserved. Take a free ferry ride across the lake and visit the Artisans of Crawford Bay. Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites on the annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Traveling north to Kaslo, attend the famous Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Festival, filled with great music, food and festivities.

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Aug 15, 2009

Explore artists’ studios, museums, art free, am-5:00 galleries and heritage sites through this 10:00 tour within the Columbia Basin. self-guided pm Meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this two day cultural celebration! For further information visit our website or call 250-505-5505. A project of

Funded by

Orde Creek Pottery - Gunda Stewart

www.cbculturetour.com

nelson international

FESTIVAL nelson & district arts council

WWW.NDAC.CA

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onder, wilderness and wild frontier span BC’s Cariboo region. Strike cultural Gold in BC’s original frontier country. Travel back in time in the historic town of Barkerville - a uniquely preserved ghost town from the earliest days of the Gold Rush. Spend an unforgettable day being incorporated into the professional reenactments and staged events throughout the village. Heading just North, stop in at the quintessential cultural hub of Island Mountain Arts. Westward in Quesnel be sure to look out for the opening of the Quesnel Art Gallery operated by the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council.

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Photo by: Thomas Drasdauskis

You’ll need a few days to explore. we’ve needed over 160 years. 1.888.994.3332 / www.barkerville.ca

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ere the landscape inspires creativity and Indigenous People CREEK, display their culture, where totems stand silentDAWSON yet tell a story. POUCE Take part in a fascinating learning experience and enjoy COUPE the museums, studios, galleries, and theatres representing the rich culture of this region from Haida Gwaii to Fort St John.

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n the 1800s, Europeans worked their way up the Skeena River to Gitanmaax, now known as Hazelton, where the Gitxsan people lived between the junction of the Skeena and Bulkley rivers. Today the Ksan Historical Village & Museum stands on that spot, a recreated Gitxsan village. Seven longhouses, the first built in 1959, replicate a community inhabiting here for hundreds of years.

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ravelling today along the Skeena is to be caught up in flashbacks to a time before. Near the mouth of the Skeena, in Prince Rupert, the Museum of Northern BC, housed in a magnificent long house over looking the harbour is an excellent starting point, or end point. The museum is known internationally for its exceptional collection, and the quality of its exhibits, draws visitors from around the world. continued page 101

Museum of Northern BC

Located overlooking Prince Rupert Harbour, the Museum is renowned for its spectacular collection of timeless art, that bring to life the history and culture of the Northwest Coast. The Museum also features the dramatic history of the more recent period, the fur trade, construction of the railway, and the fishing industry. Visit the Museum’s gift shop which offers Northwest Coast art in argillite, wood, silver and gold and explore the extensive selection of books highlighting the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

museumofnorthernbc.com 100 1st Ave West Prince Rupert 250 624 3207

Prince Rupert

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COME VISIT THE OLDEST INTACT SALMON CANNERY ON THE WEST COAST

PRINCE RUPERT

PRINCE RUPERT

PORT EDWARD www.10fourdesign.com

OLD SKEENA RIVER ROAD

PORT EDWARD NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY

CONTACT US

OLD SKEENA RIVER ROAD

NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY

CONTACT US

PHONE City of Vancouver Archives – CVA783-175 Summer 250.628.3538 Winter 250.628.3667 WEBSITE www.northpacificcannery.ca EMAIL manager@northpacificcannery.ca

TOURS Large tours or off season tours can be arranged in advance by contacting either the summer or winter telephone numbers.

PHONE Summer 250.628.3538 Winter 250.628.3667

TOURS Large tours or off season tours can be arranged in advance by contacting either the summer or winter telephone numbers.

You will be inWEBSITE awe of its remarkable river www.northpacificcannery.ca setting on Inverness Passage and be EMAIL manager@northpacificcannery.ca transported back to the days of cannery life. City of Vancouver Archives – CVA783-175

May 1 to September 30 INFORMATION www.northpacificcannery.ca

INFORMATION North Pacific is unique among the few surviving cannery

sites. It was established in 1889 and is the oldest remaining RATESsalmon cannery on the West Coast of North America and SEASON OF OPERATION May 1 to September adult:ran $12continuously for almost 100 years. Owned by the30 Anglo student (5 - 18): $6 British Columbia Packers Company, North Pacific would senioremploy (65 andhundreds over): $10of men and women of Chinese, First of An up-to-date schedule children (under 5): free and European Nations, Japanese backgrounds as fishers, hours for the current season is during available the North tour groups: per person cannery$10 workers and support staff theon months website.of The familyofrates available the salmon run up the SkeenaPacific R iver. Because its website also provides information

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RATES adult: $12 student (5 - 18): $6 senior (65 and over): $10 children (under 5): free tour groups: $10 per person family rates available

SEASON OF OPERATION May 1 to September 30 An up-to-date schedule of hours for the current season is available on the North Pacific website. The website also provides information

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Prince Rupert is a place where nature, history and vibrant cultures collide. Surrounded by lush rain forest, this port town is home to charming historic buildings, independent galleries, funky shops and restaurants. Spend a few days here and celebrate the unique arts and culture of the region. Explore the North Pacific Cannery at the mouth of the salmon-rich Skeena River. As a National Historic Site, it is the most complete cannery remaining of the thousand that once lined the coast, from California north to Alaska. Visit the Museum of Northern BC, an impressive longhouse-style building perched on the bluffs above the harbour. Collections celebrate the history of the area, from Indigenous art and Tsimshian performances, to the railway and the development of the port city. To find out more about Prince Rupert and to plan your trip, see

visitprincerupert.com Credit: (Left) Destination BC / Andrew Strain (Center, Right) Destination BC / Mike Seehagel

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rtists naturally take to Haida Gwaii where ancient groves and rugged terrain give the ‘misty isles’ the allure of an undefiled and undiscovered sacred place, steeped in the vibrant and rich culture of the Haida Nation. The seafaring Haida possess a long history spanning 12,000 years whose cultural richness is showcased through the artifacts, and artistry on view at the modern Haida Gwaii Museum. In Qwaii Haanas National Park lie heritage sites encompassing the remains of past Haida villages within a unique ecosystem which partially escaped the last ice age. The islands of Haida Gwaii are imbued with the preserved heartbeat of the Haida whose artistry is as prevalent and alive today as in the past. Today, both traditional styles, and emerging contemporary styles coexist looking to the future without abandoning the past. On lightly populated Haida Gwaii, the call of the wild in the island winds seem to whisper, come explore the edge of the world! Plan your trip around the many events and festivals on Haida Gwaii such as Aboriginal Day in June, and The Edge of the World Music Festival in August.

THE HAIDA HERITAGE CENTRE &

HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM AT KAY LLNAGAAY Timeless Voices . Living Culture Open year round Second Beach Rd. Skidegate, Haida Gwaii 250.559.7885 | 250.559.4643 haidaheritagecentre.com | haidagwaiimuseum.ca

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ear the mouth, stands the North Pacific Cannery, BC’s oldest surviving salmon cannery. Built in 1889, the cannery is now a designated national historic site and museum. Exhibits, guided tours, and original architecture tell the story of an industry which played a major role in BC's economic, and cultural development. Up river is the lively, creative community of Terrace rooted in the settler/immigrant history of the late 1800’s. Discover a time past in the Heritage Park, and the George Little House. Each summer Riverboat Days Festival commemorates the sternwheelers linking Terrace with the coast. Ten minutes up river from Terrace is Kitselas Canyon one of the natural and cultural jewels of north-western BC. It rests in the heart of the Kitselas First Nation traditional territory. The canyon contains a wealth of petroglyphs, totems and the remains of houses from the 1800’s. The Kitselas controlled transportation on the Skeena River influencing trade between the coastal and the interior indigenous people. The Kitselas were the “customs brokers” of an ancient world and continued to influence passage and collect revenues even during the riverboat era. continued page 108

ph: 250.842.5544 fx: 250.842.6533 ksan@gitanmaax.com www.ksan.org

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HOUSE OF SIM-OI-GHETS

Browse our stunning collection of masks, prints, hand carved silver jewelry, wood carvings, Manitobah Mukluks & more! Proudly First Nations owned | Authentic Arts & Craft Gift Store Products by talented local First Nation Artists Located 3 miles west of Terrace, BC on Highway 16 West P: (250)-638-1629 F: (250)-635-6110 NassValleyBedandBreakfast_VanDop2019 v3_rev.pdf

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he Nass Valley, home of the Nisga'a Nation with dramatic landscapes fused with rich Nisga’a culture makes Nass Valley a truly unique experience. A visit to the modern Nisga'a Museum is a good place to start. A self-guided auto tour highlights the epic scenery, and legends of the Nisga’a. For info, visit Nisga’a Visitor Centre, or nisgatourism.com. The Nass Valley has 4 communities with amenities such as grocery stories, B&B’s, restaurants, and gift shops. Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh) The Nisga’a Nation is governed from a memorable government building the center of which is in the shape of a lava cone reflecting the volcanic irruption 250 years ago that permanently changed the valley. Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City) Perched on the north bank of the Nass River, is the aptly named Canyon City with a 400-foot suspension bridge once the only access to the village. Laxgalts’ap (Greenville) Surrounded by majestic mountains, sits the Nisga'a Museum - a 10,000 square foot modern gallery; its floor plan emulating a traditional feast bowl and a soaring canoe-like roofline. In the carving shed, watch the carvers, and listen to the stories of the Nisga’a. Gingolx (Kincolith) On the Nass River at ocean’s edge, the final stop on the Nisga’a Highway, host of the annual Crabfest; a two-day music festival honouring the abundant seafood. Indigenous performers along side visiting acts entertain crowds feasting on fresh seafood.

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Smithers Art Gallery 1425 Main St. • smithersart.org BV Museum 1425 Main St. • bvmuseum.com

1st weekend in JULY

2 camps in AUGUST Adult or Youth

see “programs” at www.bvfms.org or follow on facebook

tourism

smithers Bulkley Valley BC

artisan

studio tour

Free Self-Guided Tour!

view interactive map: www.tourismsmithers.com/artisantour follow on facebook / SmithersTourism

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Skeena Cultural Route continued

The history and physical beauty of the location makes the Kitselas Canyon a primary Aboriginal and Cultural Tourism destination in the North West. The Canyon was designated a National Historic Site by Canada in 1972. Nearby on Highway 37, are the Gitxsan villages of Gitwangak (Kitwanga) and Gitantanyow (Kitncool) home to the largest groupings of totem poles in the Northwest; a few immortalized by the renown 1900’s BC artist, Emily Carr, such as the “Hole in the Sky” pole. An invaluable resource to the over 50 poles in the upper Skeena is the Hands of History Tour. Brochures can be picked up at the Visitor Centre in Terrace and Hazleton.

ART SandCUL T URE KI TI MATMUSEUM &ARCHI VES

Co mmuni t ya ndna t ur a l hi s t o r y , a nd a ne x hi bi t i o nc e nt r ef o r v i s ua l a r t s . www. ki t i mat mus eum. c a 293Ci t yCent r eKi t i ma tBC|Ph: 2506328950|Openy ea rr ound

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ettlers, pushing into the North East brought their own brand of culture. Here theatre, chainsaw carving, and other activities take on a local flavour. Chetwynd home to over 140 chainsaw sculptures hosts the annual International Chainsaw Carving Competition. The young population of Fort St. John full of fresh ideas make the North Peace Cultural Centre Theatre, and Peace Gallery North a must; featuring works by local and international artists. The January annual High on Ice Festival with ice sculpting and live entertainment is another must.

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Peace Gallery North Featuring Local Artists and Gift Shop Artspost Studios Mugs Plus Pottery, Spinning and Weaving

www.fsjarts.org | www.npcc.bc.ca

CHETWYND

COMMUNITY CARVED BY SUCCESS

Outdoor Gallery

... over 150 Carvings!

Annual International

CHAINSAW CARVING CHAMPIONSHIP

2ND WEEKEND IN JUNE

For further information please stop at the Visitor Centre

250.788.1943

gochetwynd.com

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ritish Columbia is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, where mountains meet rugged shorelines, and arid desert lands give rise to cultivated lakeside vineyards. BC’s wild, matchless beauty colludes with a rich and distinctive arts and cultural energy, creating a destination out of every community in the province. Creative Communities is an initiative that seeks to curate the quintessential experiences in each unique community, giving the visitor an opportunity to be immersed in an authentic experience. Explore Aboriginal culture, galleries and artist studios, performance arts, and world-renowned festivals. Discover heritage sites and museums, unique places to stay, breweries and wineries, culinary arts, and more in BC’s Creative Communities.

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BC hosts renowned and dynamic arts and cultural festivals and events throughout the year. Unique venues across the province showcase compelling and diverse performance art experiences ranging from Shakespeare festivals, to traditional Aboriginal celebrations. More than mere entertainment, performance is a powerful and captivating form of artistic expression. VANCOUVER COAST AND MOUNTAINS • Sechelt Arts Festival ............................................ p.29 • Sunshine Coast Art Crawl ................................... p.32 • New Westminster Cultural Crawl ...................... p.36 • International Artists Day ..................................... p.38 • Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival .................... p.44 • Crafted Vancouver .............................................. p.121 VANCOUVER ISLAND • Maple Sugar Festival ........................................... • Nanaimo Artwalk ................................................ • Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition ........ • Filberg Festival ..................................................... • Cultural Heritage Festival ................................... • ArtSplash .............................................................. • Pacific Rim Summer Festival ...............................

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THOMPSON OKANAGAN • Lake Country Artwalk ......................................... p.73 • Salmon Arts Roots & Blues Festival .................... p.79 KOOTENAY ROCKIES • Columbia Basin Culture Tour ............................. • Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival .............. • Nelson & District Arts Council Artwalk ............. • Nelson International Mural Festival ..................

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CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST • ArtsWells Festival ................................................ p.95 NORTHERN BC • Midsummer Music Festival ................................. p.107 • Chainsaw Carving Championship ...................... p.109

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Experience world-class performances in one of North America’s premier performing arts centres.

chancentre.com

Performances | Classes | Events Studios available for rent 677 Davie Street, Vancouver thedancecentre.ca

Provocative performing art in a historic setting BOX OFFICE:

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BC's Best Annual British Columbia festivals and events are as diverse as its geography and residents. Festivals range from Shakespeare’s Bard and experimental dance to studio tours, and exhibitions. For music fans, there are events showcasing all genres: classical, jazz, indie rock, bluegrass, and everything in between.

Kick off summer with music concerts and the continent’s best racing in the heart of Vancouver. FREE ADMISSION! JUNE 21-23, 2019 DRAGONBOATBC.CA

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Years of Word Vancouver Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm | Library Square wordvancouver.ca

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e it through music, theatre, literacy, nature, wine or food, British Columbian’s know how to celebrate life! These festivals highlight some of the best in BC. Each community gathers throughout the year to show off their talents and perform for their neighbours. Create a road trip around the province and participate in as many as you can!

GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES 3 EVENTS 3 LOCATIONS 3 MONTHS VANCOUVER CALGARY OKANAGAN

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aking up on a crisp morning in a lakeside cedar cabin, or a luxury room in a secluded Okanagan resort — the best getaways happen at the inter-section of comfort and adventure. Authentic experiences rooted in a place we will remember fondly. This is the Art of the Getaway. If you’re planning to visit BC, or are local and planning a staycation to visit a community you’d like to explore why not venture off the beaten path and allow your own creativity to inspire you to discover studios, galleries, heritage sites, Aboriginal culture, culinary adventure and more. Choose from a variety of unique accommodations in communities across the province. Chase • Quaaout Lodge & Spa .................................. p. 80 Galiano Island • Galiano Inn ...................................... p. 55 Halfmoon Bay • Rock Water Resort ......................... p. 32

Harrison Hot Springs • Harrison Resort ................. p. 46 Madeira Park • Sea Forest Guest Suites .................. p. 30 Merritt • Corbett Lake Lodge ................................... p. 88 Nass Valley • Nass Valley B&B ................................... p. 102 Osoyoos • Walnut Beach Resort ............................... p. 124 Pender Island • Poet's Cove Resort ......................... p. 57 Port Hardy • Kwa'lilas Hotel ..................................... p. 69 Qualicum Beach • Qualicum Beach Inn ................... p. 62 Salt Spring Island • Accommodations Group ........ p. 54 Valemount • Terracana Ranch .................................. p. 125 Vancouver • Skwachays Lodge ................................ p. 11 Telegraph Cove • Telegraph Cove Resort .............. p. 124 Victoria • Prior Castle Inn .......................................... p. 123 Victoria • Oswego Hotel ........................................... p. 123

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Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island. This tiny and picturesque village is a major destination during the summer months when the snug little bay bustles with whale watchers, fishermen, boaters, campers and kayakers. Telegraph Cove Resort has a rich and colourful past and is one of the last boardwalk settlements left on Vancouver Island.

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BREATHTAKING VIEW, NO CHARGE.

The Okanagan Valley’s hottest stretch of private sand and 100 luxe suites. It’s the kind of getaway you crave. Plan your ultimate Okanagan stay today.

4200 Lakeshore Drive

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Abbotsford ................. 47 Alert Bay ................ 68-69 Armstrong .................. 81 Barkerville ................. 95 Boundary Country ...... 87 Bowen Island ............. 23 Bowser ....................... 63 Britannia Beach ......... 24 Burnaby ..................... 40 Campbell River .......... 67 Chase ........................ 80 Chemainus ................ 58 Chetwynd ................... 109 Christina Lake ........... 87 Colwood ..................... 49 Comox .................... 64-66 Coquitlam .................. 42 Courtenay .............. 65-66 Crawford Bay ............. 91 Cumberland ............... 66 Duncan ...................... 52 Fanny Bay .................. 66 Fort Langley ............... 44 Fort St. John ............... 109 Galiano Island ........... 55 Gibsons ...................... 28 Gold Country .............. 88 Grand Forks ............... 87 Granville Island ...... 12-15 Halfmoon Bay ........ 32-33 Harrison Hot Springs .. 46 Hazelton .................... 101 Hornby Island ............. 67 Kamloops ................... 74 Kaslo ......................... 91 Kitimat ...................... 108 Lake Country .............. 73 Madeira Park ......... 30-31 Maple Ridge ............... 45 Mayne Island ......... 56-57 Merritt ................... 88-89 Nanaimo ................ 58-59

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Nass Valley ............. 102-105 Nelson ....................... 92-93 New Westminster ....... 36-39 North Vancouver ........ 16-19 Osoyoos .................... 86,124 Parksville ................... 60-61 Peachland ...................... 83 Pender Harbour .............. 31 Pender Island ................. 57 Penticton ............... 82,84,85 Port Alberni .................... 71 Port Hardy ...................... 69 Port Moody ..................... 43 Powell River ................... 31 Prince Rupert ............. 97-99 Qualicum Beach ............. 62 Quesnel .......................... 94 Richmond ................... 34-35 Salmon Arm ............... 78-79 Salt Spring Island .......... 54 Sechelt ...................... 28-29 Shuswap .................... 78-81 Sidney ............................ 49 Skidegate ....................... 100 Smithers .................106-107 Sooke ............................. 53 Southern Gulf Islands.. 54-57 Squamish ....................... 24 Summerland .................. 83 Sunshine Coast ......... 28-33 Surrey ............................. 41 Telegraph Cove .............. 124 Terrace ........................... 102 Tofino ......................... 70-71 Tsawwassen ................... 34 Ucluelet ..................... 70-71 Valemount ..................... 125 Vancouver ................... 6-15 Vernon ........................ 75-77 Victoria ................. 50,51,123 Wells .............................. 95 Whistler ..................... 25-27


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