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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

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

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