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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice little local gallery

Easy to find, and they have a coffee/tea shop! Nice selection of gifts, reasonable pricing. If you... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Great fast service

Grabbed a delicious mango smoothie to go- perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day as we walked... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated Gallery in Alert Bay on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. We offer interactive First Nations cultural experiences including cedar weaving, traditional salmon barbeque...more
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10A Front Street, Alert Bay, British Columbia V0N 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Easy to find, and they have a coffee/tea shop! Nice selection of gifts, reasonable pricing. If you grab a coffee - amazing view of the harbour, so take some extra time to sit and enjoy. Staff was welcoming.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Grabbed a delicious mango smoothie to go- perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day as we walked back on the ferry!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stephoto
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My daughter, who was a barista herself for several years, ordered a mocha coffee when we stopped in. A lovely girl named Gwanti made the coffee and my daughter who is a coffee snob said it was the best mocha she ever had. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A lovely simple little coffee shop where you can sit outside overlooking the harbour at Alert Bay, plus a really nice range of First Nation gifts.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JustiniaL
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The Culture Shock is a beautiful location over the ocean to stop for a coffee or smoothie and pick up a unique gift. The staff is so great. I love going in and chattting with Arthur or Barb. An Alert Bay must go!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Anne J
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Been in a few times now. Barb the owner is a lovely lady and also a known film maker. This shop has a local artist items for sale as well you can book some local tours from here. If your looking for a great coffee...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a wonderful museum and is a definite must visit when you travel to Alert Bay and we would recommend you make the effort to cross over to visit for the day if you are travelling around Port Hardy. Fantastic artefacts, great historical information,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chris812283
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Beautiful and interesting First Nations art and jewelry shop.Many are designed by locals. They also have really good coffee.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nomad3511
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This gallery has an excellent selection of items made by the local people in a good range of prices from inexpensive to high end. And you can also stop for coffee!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank S C
Reviewed July 26, 2017

It took a lot of self-discipline not to buy anything there, but I may have to go back before I leave to pick up at least one thing. There are some very affordable earrings and some items of clothing that are a bit more pricey....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank trek1canada
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