Alert Bay "Home of the Killer Whale"
on Cormorant Island, Alert
Bay is more than a charming fishing village. It is the
repository of thousands of years of First Nations art and
The U'mista Cultural
Centre displays a world class collection of Kwakwaka'wakw
art and artifacts. The Centre's principal theme is the potlatch
ceremony...its origins, meaning, ritual, its ultimate suppression
and its present renaissance as a vital aspect of Native culture.
There is also a Library-Museum, which is located beside the
Visitor Information Centre.
Alert Bay today
is an exciting mix of recreational and cultural opportunities
for the visitor. Hiking trails, Native tours, First Nation
Dance performance (July & August in the Traditional Big
charters, and some fine accommodations and dining.
To make your stay
in Alert Bay totally unforgettable...take a stroll on the
boardwalk, over and through the Ecological Park...an exquisitely
beautiful cedar swamp.
Here for a Map of Alert Bay (Please note this is a large
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