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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

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

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