U'mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay

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  • August 15, 2017
    This unassuming place is more cultural center than museum in that it's mission seems to be about preserving, teaching, and respecting rather than simply displaying. With only a few hours in Alert Bay,...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The museum is small yet full of great collections of local art and culture. We spent over 1.5 hours to soak into this wonderful learning experience. The video about the tradition of the Potlatch is ve...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The Center is a kind of social meeting place for the inhabitants, so we looked together to a movie about their history, a boy danced to the music, as he is learned, special! I found it personally much smaller than thought. A lady told that we really had to pull out, but with 3 hours for an hour we were outside. The masks, robes, talking sticks and the art made deep impression. Unfortunately, the art in the shop too expensive to take away, but how beautiful!
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  • June 30, 2017
    We make an effort to take our summer guests to this incredible collection of Canadian history. Every year I discover new information.
  • March 30, 2017
    Interesting and powerful telling of the story of the First Peoples with some stunning artifacts. Some great stuff in the gift store also!
  • May 24, 2017
    Beautiful exhibits provide insight into First Nations cultures.
  • January 17, 2017
    Beautiful pieces of art and clean museum and friendly knowledgeable staff
  • August 16, 2016
    They had interesting Native artifacts on display, & very interesting informative documentary movies on their Native History.

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