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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

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

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