The U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay is respected far and wide as one of Canada’s finest First Nations museums with its unparalleled collection of potlatch regalia. Modeled after a big house, it is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Kwakwaka’wakw. The gift shop features superb jewelry, carvings, textiles and more. Find more cultural centres below.
Here are some tips to be prepared on your travels:
- Always check the opening hours of a location as they can change with the seasons
- Be respectful of local culture, and be sure to ask before taking a photo
- Look, but don’t touch