Suppliers: Vancouver Island
The Market Stores are your full service grocery stores where you will find an abundance of wild and local BC products. We feature a large selection of local and organic items; we also have a gluten free shopping guide and our Millstream location offers a fully stocked self-care department. Our staff is committed to bringing you the best of BC and continues to bring in exciting, new local products. Downtown Victoria: 903 Yates St., Victoria, BC V8V 3M4 (T) 250.391.6000, (F) 250.381.6066 West Shore: 125-2401 Millstream Rd., Langford, BC V9B 3R5 (T) 250.391.1110 (F) 250.391.1321
Tlaook Cultural Adventures offers day trips in traditional First Nations dugout cedar canoes. These fun and educational trips focus on First Nations culture and the environment. Canoe tours available March to October in Tofino, BC, Clayoquot Sound. Guided cultural walks available in winter season.
Tofino Botanical Gardens is a twelve acre haven of natural forest with a pond and planted flower, herb and kitchen gardens surrounding a café. Visitors love to discover the creative and quirky sculptures and garden structures found along the paths. The Clayoquot Field Station has dorm style and private rooms with a big kitchen, shared bathrooms and a comfortable lounge and dining area and a large sunny classroom.
Please contact me if you have an interest in learning to weaver with cedar or pine needle. Other interests: Coast Salish Style Weaving & Beading. All levels welcome, including beginner & intermediate weavers! I am also available for seminars using our cultural and traditional ways of Coast Salish peoples; gaining and maintaining balance. I am willing to travel for workshops. Please remember to order any special gifts ahead of time!
Tree Treasures creates a good selection of unique, hand carved Christmas tree ornaments from yellow cedar trimmings. These delightful bird ornaments clip onto your tree branches with a mini clothes pin. Ornaments are also suitable for year round use to decorate house plants.
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was licensed as British Columbia's first Meadery in 2003. The combination of Bob Liptrot's 43 years beekeeping experience and over 25 years of mead making bring a unique and educational culinary experience to each visitor at our tasting room. Our award-winning Meads (honey wines) reflect harmony and balance by blending varietal honeys and berries from our local region. LEARN MORE: Explore the secret life of bees with Master Beekeeper Robert Liptrot. Understand the importance of bees and how they contribute to the well-being of our planet. Meet a colony of our bees (behind glass) and see the inner workings of their world. Discover the fascinating history of Mead; the world's first fermented beverage. Understand how this unique beverage is produced. Taste our meads in our cozy tasting room and tour our facility.
11am Sundays May 1st through October 31st. $10 per person. Cost of tour is forgiven with equivalent purchase. Children under 5 free. Maximum 2 children to every adult. Children must be supervised at all times while on the property. Max. 10 people.
Please call 250.642.1956 to reserve.
U'mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U'mista's name ('the return of something important'), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades. U'mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (extended summer hours; Victoria Day to Labour Day, open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm).
The Cedar tree is our Tree of Life. Cedar masks are carved from dead-downed cedar trees by highly recognized artists of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations of Northern Vancouver Island. Cedar bark is harversted for culturally specific objects used for ceremonial purposes and basketry. Hemlock, cedar and spruce boughs are used in specific ceremonies. Eco-tours of the Traditional Kwakwaka'wakw forested territories can be arranged by contacting the U'mista at telephone 250-974-5403 or email: email@example.com.
Untamed Feast invites you to experience the world of gourmet, wild mushrooms. Every spring and fall we hand harvest the finest wild mushrooms from pristine BC forests. Our mushrooms are dried on site, the same day they are harvested, to concentrate their flavours. The result is a superior line of dried, wild mushrooms and wild mushroom products. We work with many top restaurants and local food enthusiasts to spread the pleasures of good, healthy, slow food. You can find our retail packages, with recipes included, at select outlets in BC and online. Go to www.untamedfeast.com to learn more, or visit www.youtube.com/untamedfeast for harvesting videos.