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Vancouver Island’s history features the original First Peoples, who chose this region for their ancestral homes, and the European and Asian immigrants who crossed an ocean to build a better life for their families. Coal mining, fishing, and logging had to find a balance with the ways of the First People to form an essential respect for culture within each of the communities, making it possible for everyone to live, love, and work together peacefully and enjoy all the Island has to offer.

Art, History, & Culture Businesses

Terrill Welch Gallery
Tally-Ho Carriage Tours
Coho Books
Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Carr House
Nanaimo Arts Council
The Port Theatre
Maple Leaf Adventures
Treewind Studio
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
Mosaic Earth
Chemainus Valley Museum
Coastal Waves Fine Art
Salt Spring Arts Council
Royal BC Museum
Artful: The Gallery
Jan’s Glass by the Sea Gallery & Studio
Courtenay & District Museum & Palaeontology Centre
Kaatza Station Museum & Archives
Arts Council of Ladysmith & District/Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery
Artina’s Jewellery
Janet Strayer Art
Shawnigan Lake Museum
I-Hos Gallery
West End Gallery
Nanaimo Museum
The Alberni Project – HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

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