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Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center

#34 Weway Road, British Columbia V0P-1N0, Canada
+1 250-285-3733
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Of great aboriginal historical significance.

A variety of artifacts with excellent descriptions that provide one with a good understanding of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim P
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Sidney, Canada
via mobile
Very moving experience

I have been wanting to see this cultural center for a long time and got my chance yesterday. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lgs50
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Victoria, Canada
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#34 Weway Road, British Columbia V0P-1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A variety of artifacts with excellent descriptions that provide one with a good understanding of Kwagiulth history and traditions. A strong reminder of this cultures former greatness and of the many struggles brought on by European influence. We have extensively travelled British Columbias coast by...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to see this cultural center for a long time and got my chance yesterday. It is a local cultural center that displays many potlatch artifacts that have been returned to the band after being confiscated in the early fifties. Some of...More

Thank lgs50
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Amazing collection of repatriated artifacts. I learned a lot about native culture that I didn't know. Kudos to the staff and people who have and are working on getting back artifacts which belonged to the indigenous peoples,

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Ancient indigenous artifacts returned and displayed where they belong. A table with potlach items that had just been returned after being discovered in an Australian gallery. .

Thank ericaVancouverIsland
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was moved to tears at the stories of this Nation's struggles and perseverance. I highly recommend taking the time to read all of the notes to fully understand the history of these Peoples. I was impressed with their creativity, talent and strength. Congratulations on...More

1  Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This museum encapsulates the story of the First Nations struggles in the latter parts of the Victorian era and the main part of the 20th century. It made one realize how poorly the race was treated in these time. Excellent displays and a good history...More

Thank Cornakey
Reviewed 21 August 2016

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...More

Thank astronomer1
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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...More

Thank zip180
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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...More

Thank 587Peter
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