Nisga'a Museum
Nisga'a Museum
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OnAnotherJourney
Canada314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Although some might consider it out of the way, I would definitely recommend visiting. The self-guided auto tour en route to the museum will only add to the experience. Take advantage of the free guide - your experience will be so much richer and I also think it shows respect for their oral tradition.
Our guide Pearl was welcoming and knowledgeable. We hope to return following the repatriation of a totem pole from Scotland in the coming months.
Written August 4, 2023
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Richard R
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Business
The museum is a "must see" for it displays Nisga'a history and memorabilia that is so rich in their traditions. The guided tour makes the displays come alive as the origin and significance of the exhibits in Nisga'a culture and history is enthusiastically explained.
Written July 14, 2016
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Candace M
Vancouver, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I really am not a fan of museums (but get dragged to them by my husband who reads every single word of every single plaque and display). The Nisga'a Museum was exceptional. First, the building itself is gorgeous--glass and cedar--a great combination of traditional and modern architecture. The main display -- a life-size model of the front of a longhouse -- was stunning. Inside, the display write-ups were just the right of information about the object and its traditional use and the history connected to it.

The fact that we found it entirely by accident (while looking for somewhere to buy a snack after a long morning in the lavabeds memorial park) made it even more memorable.

It's on the last street at the edge of Laxgalts'ap, not in the main town of New Aiyansh. We hadn't seen any signs directing us to it anywhere on the roads leading to it. That may explain why we were the only people in the museum the entire time we were there (because the parking lot was nearly empty, we almost left, thinking it was closed).

If you're in northern BC, seek out this destination. But pack a lunch.
Written August 13, 2015
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Don H
Kirkland, WA894 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Have you ever just stumbled onto a place that just blows you away? This museum will do that. It is located in Laxgalts'ap, BC. . an hour or more north of Terrace. It is truly world-class in its description of the First Nations people and their society. Check it out at on this website: nisgaamuseum.ca

We travel lots and this museum will not be forgotten soon. . go out of your way and see this place!
Written June 12, 2015
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Gary H
Penticton, Canada506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
We spent a great hour wandering the exhibits and just enjoying the 'vibe'. Fabulous displays of masks and regalia.

Too bad that the address given is in the wrong city. The Museum is 45 k's west of New Aiyansh.
Written August 27, 2013
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Sherry O
British Columbia, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is an exemplary museum. Beautiful inside and out, well laid out, intriguing displays. A highlight of our travel.
Written July 16, 2018
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KATRINA L
Clearwater, Canada87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Trip Advisor will NOT accept the location of this museum in its options. Please note that the Museum is located in Greenville (also known as Laxgalts'ap) which is about 70 km from New Aiyansh (Gitlaxt'aamiks in the Nisga's language). The Museum is very unique and well worth the drive. The museum holds a phenomenal collection of amazing old masks, bentwood boxes and other treasures. The amazing building has another traditional one built inside and it in this inside building that all the artifacts are housed. Take the tour and learn some wonderful facts about the Nisga'a culture and history.
Written August 27, 2016
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BDawn
Victoria, Canada115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
A beautiful building displaying interesting artifacts. Free for seniors and tours available. Open at 11:00 am.
Written July 7, 2016
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2ws2015
Vernon, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Wonderful content in an incredible building. The displays are most interesting and well presented with background information. Good literature in the gift shop. We recommend calling the museum to confirm hours for the day you want to visit.
Written June 28, 2016
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Lars K
Schwalmtal, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
For best information about the Nisgaa's history you need to take a conducted tour. In union an absolute must do is driving on the Nisgaa's Highway up to Gingolx. The tour is crossing a bear sanctuary in which the 'Spirit Bear' lives too. I Gingolx take a meal in Bonnie's Restaurant 'Sea food and eat it' (first or second way left). One of the best seafood we ever had.
Written December 20, 2015
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