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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

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

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