About Us

COVID-19 Information

Some of our new health and safety measures include:

  • Reduced boutique capacity
  • Physical distancing guide markers
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the boutique
  • Increased Contactless payment to $250
  • Sanitized cash desk and debit terminal after each client
  • Regular sanitization of surfaces throughout the boutique
  • Masks for team members and available to clients, if they choose

The Gallery

The Wickaninnish Gallery is Indigenous owned and was founded in 1987 by Patricia Rivard, the great, great, great, great, granddaughter of Chief Wickaninnish.  The Gallery showcases the artwork of many emerging and established First Nations artists and has become a favorite destination for local shoppers and international guests to select high quality, affordable Indigenous art, gifts, moccasins and hand engraved sterling silver and gold jewelry.  The Gallery has developed strong relationships with the artists and are able to satisfy custom jewelry orders for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, graduations, retirements, and anniversaries.

The Name

The Wickaninnish Gallery is named after a powerful First Nations chief, Chief Wickaninnish of the Tla-o-qui-aht People from Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island.  The name Wickaninnish translates to "having no one in front of him in the canoe".  During the time of European contact, Chief Wickaninnish was a highly revered leader and was very influential in the fur trade.