Aboriginal culture is the foundation of Vancouver’s identity. Our city is located on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people and this is evident throughout our streets, parks and shops.
Whether you love the totem poles in Stanley Park, the Aboriginal art murals found all over the city or places with First Nation names like Capilano Suspension Bridge or Whey-Ah-Whichen or Siwash Rock, there is no mistaking local First Nations role in shaping Vancouver’s multicultural mosaic.
How better to share this vital part of our city’s cultural character with friends and family, than buying a piece of art, clothing or other gift made and/or designed by an Aboriginal person from Vancouver or B.C.?
A few years ago, Inside Vancouver featured a collection of must-visit Aboriginal art galleries and shops. This updated list is meant to complement the previous collection and highlight some of the new and seasoned places to ‘Shop Aboriginal’. Continue reading:
Six great places to buy Aboriginal Art and Clothes