When I used to work for Tourism Nanaimo, one question that I was surprised to not get very often was about Aboriginal culture. Nanaimo, and Vancouver Island, is rich with Aboriginal culture and history. Take the spectacular Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre for example. Located along the banks of the Cowichan River, the QCCC is a premiere destination to learn and experience Aboriginal culture and history. Owned and operated by Cowichan Tribes, the largest Aboriginal Band in British Columbia, the QCCC shares the stories and traditions of the Cowichan people, spanning hundreds of years. It is a truly unique and fascinating experience.
Of the few questions we did get concerning Aboriginal culture, most were about First Nation’s art.
Nanaimo’s Hill’s Native Art is the perfect spot to find beautiful, authentic, and unique Aboriginal art. Located in downtown Nanaimo, along Bastion Street, this museum-like art gallery specializes in First Nations and Inuit arts and crafts. Continue reading