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

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