Vancouver First Nation and Inuit art galleries feature the best First People’s Art available anywhere. Whether you’re a serious collector, just getting started, or looking for a beautiful souvenir, you’ll find what you want.
Northwest Coast Art is the most collectible aboriginal art in the world, and Vancouver is the centre of that activity. Native artists are now among the most recognized, collected and appreciated of all Canadian artists.
In the late 60s, First Nations elders took on the responsibility of preserving and reviving their history and culture. As a result, it is now possible to find contemporary Northwest Coast art and artists that rival the great art and artists of the past.
Visit the Museum of Anthropology then visit a gallery such as Spirit Wrestler or Marion Scott Gallery in Gastown. You’ll see that the beauty and skill of the past is rivaled in the work being done today by Canada’s best First Nation artists. If you have any questions, talk to Derek Norton at Spirit Wrestler. His expertise will help you with your First Nations art purchase decisions. I promise you will see things with new eyes when you leave the gallery.
Museum of Anthropology
UBC 6393 NW Marine Drive
If you’re interested in Inuit and First Nations art, the MOA at UBC is the best place to start your exploration. The museum’s incredible collection will educate your taste and put you in a much better position to purchase something you’ll be happy with for many years.
ABoriginArt Galleries is the premier virtual Inuit Art | Eskimo Art gallery and retailer of Inuit Art in North America. The gallery was founded in 1997, and became operational in January 1998, and is dedicated to helping the artists in the Eskimo / Inuit communities sell their work to art lovers all over the world at REASONABLE prices.
Darryl’s Coffee & Native Art
945 Davie Street at Burrard
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B9
A great small shop with exceptional deals on guaranteed genuine Native Art. Darryl deals directly with the artists and returns a greater portion of the profits to them than most galleries. And most items are priced much lower than the average gallery or shop.
250-735-1271 in Port Alberni, BC
Ike Charlie is a West Coast Native Artist from the Nuuchahnulth Territory – Contemporary and Traditional Carver from Ahousaht First Nation.
Marion Scott Gallery
308 Howe Street
This gallery specializes in fine sculpture, prints, drawings and fabric arts by Canadian Inuit artsts, and select Contemporary and Native artists.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
1669 W 3rd Ave #101
Featuring museum-quality artwork from three cultures: the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic and the Maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery
1024 Mainland St
This gallery specializes in Northwest Coast Native artwork, Inuit, as well as Plains.
Creek House Gallery
#3 1551 Johnston Street
This gallery specializes in the works of Canadian artists and artisans, with a focus on West Coast art.
Douglas Reynolds Gallery
2335 Granville St
This gallery specializes in museum quality Northwest Coast art.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
206 Cambie St
This gallery specializes in Inuit and Northwest Coast art.
1590 W 2nd Ave
This gallery features Northwest Coast Native art including gold and silver jewelry and limited edition prints.
Spirits of the North
2327 Granville St
This gallery specializes in Norhtwest Coast Native art.