Whilst on an extremely relaxing vacation in Tofino I discovered this little gem. The Eagle Aerie Gallery, which contains the fascinating work of Roy Henry Vickers.
The building is in the style of a traditional First Nation’s Longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior.
Inside there are carved totem poles created with the help of carver Henry Nolla.
Roy Henry Vickers’ is a Canadian First Nation’s artist and his work reflects this whilst retaining a very unique style. There are also regular ‘magical’ storytelling events held in the gallery so keep an eye out for those.
The artwork is wonderful and affordable prints are on offer. It’s a beautiful gallery, in an incredible little town. If you ever get opportunity then take a look.
Afterward I headed to this great little independent bookstore Mermaid Tales and picked up a copy of 500 years of Resistance by Gord Hill. It’s a graphic novel depicting the First Nations history, I love the format but its possible he tried to squeeze a lot into a short space, definitely worth a read just for the intro.
Entry Fee: Free
Location: 350 Campbell Street, Box 10, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0