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Cultural Tours & Attractions

discover a world of rich history and culture

Quadra Island is rich in First Nations' culture and history as well as home to artists and performers who have arrived from all corners of the globe to now reside on Quadra Island.

Quadra Island tour operators offer cultural tours and adventures locally and all over the world, from Chile to the Himalayas

Ah-Wah-qwa-dzas and Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre at Cape Mudge, Quadra IslandThe Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre at Cape Mudge is the centre of First Nations culture on Quadra Island. Since its inception, the Nuyumbalees Society has been committed to the care and preservation of the Potlatch Collection and to the Revitalization of the Kwa'Kwa'Ka' Wa'Kw Language, Culture and Traditions through Cultural  Education Programs.

The Cultural Centre was closed several years ago for the completion of major renovations and reopened on May 13, 2007. The Kikasuw that you will see exhibited in the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre have been returned from the National Museum of Man in Ottawa, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Heye Foundation, the National Museum of the American Indian, New York.

There are several Petroglyphs outside the Cultural Centre which were moved from their original location to preserve and protect them. There are also petroglyphs on the waterfront near the Ah-Wah-qwa-dzas across the street.

Make a Petroglyph Rubbing in the Lower Gallery. Fibreglass Casts were taken of the petroglyphs and these are located in the Lower Gallery of the Cultural Centre for your convenience. Inquire locally for opening times or visit their web site.

See Also: Cape Mudge, Artists, Artisans and Crafts, Galleries & Studios

Aboriginal Journeys, Cultural & Wildlife tours, Quadra Island, BC

Aboriginal Journeys


First Nations owned tour company. Offering Whale Watching, Grizzly Bear Viewing on Aboriginal lands, breathtaking Nature viewing tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Straits and Mainland Inlet areas. We have 2 vessels our 24 ft zodiac tourboat and 27 ft covered heated vessel with onboard washroom. Experienced local guides with a minimum 30 years on the waters. Transport Canada certified. Office is located in Campbell River at the Discovery Harbour Marina.
Toll Free; 1-888-455-8101 local (250) 850-1101

Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, Cape Mudge, Quadra Island, BC

Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre


Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre first opened its doors in 1987 to welcome home the Sacred Potlatch Collection repatriated from the Federal Government. More than thirty-six years later, the Centre continues its important work researching, locating and repatriating potlatch artifacts from museums and private collectors around the globe, and providing opportunities for intercultural and cross cultural engagement. Museum and Gift Shop are open year-round.
34 Weway Road. Village of Cape Mudge. Quadra Island
PO Box 8 – Quathiaski Cove. V0P 1N0
Ph: 250-914-8763
Email:  nuyumbaleesculturecenter@gmail.com

Traditional First Nations dance at Quadra Island Canada Day celebration
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