Arts, Culture, and History Oriented BC B&B Inns

While BC is known for its “Super Natural” settings, it also has a vibrant arts, cultural, and historical side. Throughout the province there are many thriving art and artisan communities with art galleries and art studios in almost every community. Culture is celebrated all year long through theatre, music and festivals. Get a glimpse of BC’s fascinating past through an impressive range of museums and aboriginal and heritage sites. Your Accredited BC Accommodations member will be pleased to show you information on cultural opportunities in their community.

Haddon House
Phone: 604-522-2363
Burnaby, BC
Entrance through garden
Jacquie Gordon’s Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 250-746-7736
Cowichan Valley offers a rich array of Arts, Culture and History for guests to enjoy. Your hostess Jacquie being a resident since 1991 can suggest attractions nearby such as downtown Duncan known as the CITY OF TOTEMS featuring the Totem Tour that makes for a great way to amble around the town; the COWICHAN MUSEUM features the more than 100 years of activities and the people who pioneered and devloped this area. Minutes from the Duncan city centre the QUW'UTSUN' CULTURAL CENTRE is on 6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds along the banks of the Cowichan River, a designated BC Heritage River, just off the Trans Canada Highway. It offers a truly unique experience, sharing the stories and traditions of the Cowichan people from hundreds of years ago. It is a world of colour and pageantry, where first nations pride and talent such as carving, weaving, knitting and jewellery are abundant. Committed to the culture of warmth and sharing, to bridge the gaps that exist between cultures they promote native culture in a positive way. This attraction is owned and operated by Cowichan Tribes, the largest Aboriginal Band in British Columbia with over 3900 members. IMAGINE THAT artists co-op displays varied works of many talented artists attracted by our warm climate and laid back way of life. Musicians many of whom share their talents at the DUNCAN SHOWROOM, the FARMERS MARKET as well other venues around the valley. A great way to explore our valley is to take in the spring or fall STUDIO TOURS when guests are welcomed to visit artists studios. COWICHAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE has an ongoing series of performers including Victoria Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Ballet, CHEMAINUS THEATRE offers excellent productions all seasons.
Duncan, BC
Coastal Lavender BnB
Coastal Lavender Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 778-668-6424
Discover Chemainus historical murals and Enjoy a show in the Chemainus Theater. Visit Ladysmith with its museums, art gallery, and antique shops.
Ladysmith, BC
Sunflower Inn B&B
Sunflower Inn Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 250-447-6201
Christina Lake has a new Welcome Center(a "Leeds Building") that shows some of our history - an old CPR train trestle painted on the floor, a new totem pole honouring native heritage with the Sinixt people-carved by our local residents, local art from artists in our area including pottery, blown glass, glass beads, paintings. Our local area has Russian heritage with a Grist Mill, the Fructova School, and the Doukobor Museum in Grand Forks, 30km away. The Grand Forks Art Gallery has a gift shop.
Christina Lake, BC
Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Phone: 250-370-1470
Looking to avoid the 2010 Winter Olympics? Want to miss out on the traffic and mayhem? Why not visit Victoria and enjoy real "Off Season" rates in a town not taken over by the games. Settle into a comnfgy chair by the fire and watch the events on a big screen at Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn in Victoria!
Victoria, BC