First posted by Indigenous Tourism British Columbia and Hello BC.
Indigenous gifts for self, home, life, and learning.
As hosts or guests, we give and receive gifts for the joy and wellness of all. Gift-giving includes social responsibility. Gift-buying now includes a digital economy.
Shopping at Indigenous-owned stores in BC supports Indigenous economies and communities in BC.
Indigenous shopping has shifted to include online options while always representing and hosting from the Indigenous communities and lands that are called BC. Literature for learning spaces, traditional medicines, handcrafted jewelry, drums, and larger custom gifts, clothing, and curated items that express Indigenous values and give back to the Indigenous business owners guided by their cultures, lands, and languages.
Most #IndigenousBC retailers offer secure online checkout and can arrange delivery worldwide. Visit Indigenous galleries, shops, and studios in British Columbia–online for convenience or in-person for a retail experience rooted in #IndigenousBC community and culture.
WHERE TO SHOP IN PERSON + ONLINE
Totem Design House
📍3250 Comox Rd, Courtenay + Online
Click for eco-friendly and locally-made Indigenous apparel and art shipped to you right from Totem Design House. Primarily a production facility, the showroom in K’omoks First Nation territory is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. The Studio contributes to Indigenous youth programs and assists in fundraising efforts for Indigenous communities.
Ay Lelum–the Good House of Design
📍1380 B Raines Rd, Nanaimo, BC + Online
Located in Nanaimo, Ay Lelum–the Good House of Design is a second-generation Coast Salish design house located on Snuneymuxw First Nation. Their newly built studio and gallery is now open select hours and by appointment to shop ready-wear collections or have a couture consultation. As a multi-generational collaborative family, Ay Lelum also offers Good family artwork, corporate gifts and large-scale art projects featuring traditional Coast Salish artwork by Joel Good and Dr. William Good.
West Coast Wildflowers
📍1131 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC + Online
West Coast Wildflowers is an Indigenous owned and operated lifestyle boutique specializing in Indigenous apparel, jewellery, apothecary, home decor, food and more. Operating on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwilda’wa people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and the Kwiakah First Nations in Campbell River, Vancouver Island. West Coast Wildflowers is a fusion of Canadian businesses that focus on sustainability and ethical business practices while showcasing authentic Indigenous businesses in a competitive retail space. Bulk and corporate gifting available. Free shipping on orders over $150.
House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery
📍300 Main St, Tofino + Online
House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery is Indigenous-owned and specializes in sharing the culture of the Nuu-chah-nulth People–the People who live “all along the mountains and the sea” on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Add artwork, carvings, jewellery, and weaving by local artists to your online shopping cart.
Raven Song Soap
📍2266 S Island Hwy Unit 103B, Campbell River + Online
Ravensong Soap crafts luxurious soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, and lotions inspired by the spirit of Haida Gwaii. Created in small batches using ancient methods and premium ingredients, Ravensong products share the owner’s Haida culture through colour, texture, and scent. Bath products, natural soy candles, and curated gift boxes are available in-store and online.
Cedar House Gallery
📍1645 Cedar Rd, Ucluelet + Online
Cedar House Gallery is a gallery, studio, and center for community and conversation in Ucluelet. Owned by a Tla-o-qui-aht artist, the gallery is currently open by appointment. The art showcased is made by local Nuu-chah-nulth artists and Indigenous artists from around British Columbia. Learn as you shop for bentwood boxes, paintings, drums, and carvings.
📍3310 Comox Rd, Courtenay + Online
I-Hos Gallery presents traditional and contemporary Indigenous art from the Northwest Coast, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, and wood carvings. The physical gallery is located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the original K’ómoks Village site. I-Hos’ informed staff works with and for Indigenous artists and shares legends and artist biographies when you make a purchase.
U’ mista Cultural Centre
📍Front St #1, Alert Bay + Online
Shop or pick up an online order in person at U’ mista Cultural Centre, open weekdays from 12 PM to 4 PM in Alert Bay, Kwakwa’kaʼwakw Territory. Order one-of-a-kind hand-carved masks and prints by popular Indigenous artists online for pickup within four hours. Free shipping within Canada and the US for orders over $100 CAD.
Standing Spruce Farm and Apothecary
📍1066 Shoppers Row, Campbell River + Online
Standing Spruce Farm and Apothecary is an Indigenous-owned organic farm and wellness company in Campbell River specializing in traditional practices and medicine making. Dedicated to zero-waste and local ingredients, Standing Spruce carries a wide range of wildcrafted products, seasonal medicines, gift subscriptions, remedies, and skin care. Visit their store in-person Monday-Friday on Shopper’s Row or shop at their bountiful online boutique.
Culture Shock Gallery
📍10A Front St, Alert Bay + Online
Culture Shock Gallery is Indigenous owned and operated and rooted in the rich traditions of the ‘Namgis people. Cedar, silver, and abalone are the mood in this Alert Bay gallery. Click and shop online now for these favourites: exquisite woven cedar purses, resistance and resilience apparel, abalone buttons, and copper shield earrings
📍 9040 Granville St, Port Hardy
Experience the culture and history of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw People that are prominently displayed throughout the Kwalilas hotel and in the gallery.
📍Front St, Skidegate
Longhouse Giftshop in Skidegate honours Haida culture in a quaint shop modelled after a traditional longhouse. The shop features local Haida handcraft, including gold, silver, and copper jewelry, weaving, original artwork, souvenir Haida Gw’aii clothing, and home decor. Visit the gift shop from Monday-Saturday or shop their online offerings anytime.
Haida Heritage Centre Gina DaahlGahl Naaym Trading House
📍 2 Beach Rd, Skidegate
Haida Heritage Centre Gina DaahlGahl Naaym Trading House features a unique and diverse range of original Haida works of art, jewelry, argillite, weaving, woodcarvings, prints, and more. The heritage centre gift shop also holds a collection of publications on Haida history, culture, personal stories and experiences, souvenirs, cards, and locally handcrafted items. The museum is open 10 AM-5PM Tuesday-Saturday from September through May, and shopping is always available online. All purchases support the Haida Gwaii museum.
Nisg̱a’a Museum Gift Shop
📍 810 Highway Drive, Laxgalts’ap
The Nisga’a Museum is pleased to open the museum store to community members for holiday shopping starting Thursday, November 25. The store will be available on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 AM. to 4 PM. through December 23. COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing are in effect. Appointments are strongly recommended. Please call 250-633-3050 or email email@example.com for information or to schedule your visit.
ONLINE ONLY OPTIONS
Bear Essential Oils
Bear Essential Oils is an Indigenous wellness brand that honors cultural knowledge, community spirit, and self-care. They pride themselves in offering 100% pure, organic, ethically sourced and wildcrafted essential oils. They offer more than 50 essential oils along with bath and body oils. Click and shop online to add wellness into your home. Curated workshops, bulk gifting and wholesale available.
Satya is a natural anti-inflammatory backed by science–formulated with only 5 simple ingredients that are USDA certified organic, 100% steroid-free, and proven effective to relieve all types of skin stress. Their clean and concentrated formula can be safely used anywhere on the body, including around your eyes and on your lips.
Mr. Bannock Store
Mr. Bannock is creating their signature items, along with other Indigenous partners to bring an Indigenous Experience to your home.