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Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: #34 Weway Road, British Columbia V0P-1N0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-285-3733
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A small gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
kayaklady2
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Washington State
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Norman, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 !!

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London,ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank 587Peter
Quadra Island, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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.

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Thank rodaholiday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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:)

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Thank Caroline J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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 

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Thank John G
Moraga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This museum is well organized and has an interesting array of cultural and artistic artifacts. It does an excellent job explaining the tribe's culture and their recent history. The range of artifacts is broad and they are well explained. We were very happy we took the time to visit.

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Thank keninakayak
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Have been here a few times over the years and it is on my must see list for anyone visiting the area. Some insight into the amazing arts, crafts, wisdom and skills of this culture. Thank you for sharing

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A real treat for History Buffs - this museum has a wonderful display of masks, native art, historical photos and artifacts. No photos allowed inside. They have scheduled tours at 10:00 and 2:00 in the summer. Admission - adults $10., seniors and youths $5, children under 12 are free. They also host native events like the Salmon Ceremony. Across the... More 

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