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Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: #34 Weway Road, British Columbia V0P-1N0, Canada
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+1 250-285-3733

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unprecedented cultural experience

Ancient indigenous artifacts returned and displayed where they belong. A table with potlach items that had just been returned after being discovered in an Australian gallery. .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver Island
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Vancouver Island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancient indigenous artifacts returned and displayed where they belong. A table with potlach items that had just been returned after being discovered in an Australian gallery. .

Thank ericaVancouverIsland
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was moved to tears at the stories of this Nation's struggles and perseverance. I highly recommend taking the time to read all of the notes to fully understand the history of these Peoples. I was impressed with their creativity, talent and strength. Congratulations on a beautiful job in creating the exhibits. I must see for anyone who loves Native... More 

1 Thank Heidi R
St Albans, UK
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This museum encapsulates the story of the First Nations struggles in the latter parts of the Victorian era and the main part of the 20th century. It made one realize how poorly the race was treated in these time. Excellent displays and a good history lesson

Thank Cornakey
Norman, OK
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The local First Nations tribe shares their Cultural Center with visitors. We stayed at their Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge on their property and visited here one day. The exhibits and history of these people is interesting. Canada did not treat their native people much better than America did, I am afraid. Good for a couple of hours to learn of their culture... More 

Thank astronomer1
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This museum is first rate . The staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful . The museum is not large but has so much on display you cannot grasp it all at one time. It truly is a place the band can be very proud of !!

Thank zip180
Washington State
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was a virtual candy store for anyone interested in First Nations art. The treasures were numerous and well displayed, especially considering the small space. Being a former museum professional, I noticed that there were a lot of concepts and interpretation that could have been explored. However, what they had done gave me a deep appreciation for their efforts to... More 

1 Thank kayaklady2
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We found the museum culturally enriching on the First Nations People of this area. The different symbols of their spirituality was educational and thought provoking and their craftsmanship was amazing . It is evident that a lot of thought and planning went into the layout and displays in the museum and I found the staff most informative and enlightening.

Thank 587Peter
Quadra Island, Canada
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

What an amazing place. So much information and exhibits, it was too much to take in. I found everythjng fascinating and the informarion provided by the exhibits was excellent. Thank you.

Thank rodaholiday
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Last summer we went to the celebration to bring home totems of their ancestors. It was so very lovely and well organized. The food that they served was outstanding. You must visit this museum! It is so lovely. After the museum, visit James Pottery at the end of Joyce Road. Their work will dazzle you eyes:)

Thank Caroline J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

If you have any interest in the history of Quadra and neighbouring islands in Quadra this is well worth a visit. After visiting we decided to follow up with a visit to Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. Starkling and shocking history of the local First Nation people. Wonderful art and culture. Very small but a visit helps to maintain this... More 

Thank John G

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