Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Creating arts and crafts in all imaginable disciplines is one productive way that North Islanders make use of their long winter nights. As a result, there is a remarkable range of work on display in galleries and home studios throughout the region. Masks, totems, rattles and exquisite carvings of animals and spirit creatures is a centuries-old tradition for the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations, whose leading artisans are valued highly by collectors world wide.

Visit with some of these remarkable artists in the flesh in Fort Rupert and see their work in galleries and museums in Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Sointula and Alert Bay. Community galleries, meanwhile, showcase the best of the rest of the North Island’s artistic population – painters, potters, sculptors, glassmakers and more.


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West Coast Community Craft Shop

The Community Craft Shop opened in 2003 as a showcase for the many expressive artisans of the Canadian West Coast. Works of art include carvings, scul ... Read More

Port Hardy Museum & Gift Shop

Locally produced native art (silver jewelry, drums, original paintings, prints, textiles, carvings). Permanent exhibits of First Nations " settlers' h ... Read More

Harmony Gardens Gallery

Harmony Gardens Gallery is a must see, hosted by Deb Wiggins of Paradise Glass; resident fused glass artist. Also featured in the gallery is BeWild! ... Read More

Alert Bay ArtLoft Gallery

The ArtLoft Gallery showcases talented North Vancouver Island artists with a new show happening every month. Come by and be inspired! ... Read More

Nans Hands

Welcome to Nans Hands, a working gallery and studio. Craft classes offered onsite. Do you get inspired by the great outdoors? Look out for tailgate cr ... Read More

Culture Shock Gallery

Culture Shock Interactive Gallery is 100% aboriginal, owned and operated by Andrea Cranmer, Barb Cranmer and Donna Cranmer. Our roots are in the ri ... Read More

SeaRose Studio

Artist/author Yvonne Maximchuk offers original watercolor and acrylic paintings, porcelain ceramic tableware and art pottery at SeaRose Studio. Visito ... Read More

Natural Impressions Photography

Nature speaks to my soul. I hope thru my photos that it will speak to your soul as well. All photos are © Natural Impressions Photography. ... Read More

Seahorse Café & Gallery

Welcome to the Seahorse Café & Gallery Telegraph Cove, BC! Our patio seats 60 people. Bus tours, call (250)527-1001 or email fo ... Read More