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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

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

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