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Columbia Basin Culture Tour | British Columbia, Canada

Festival Event

Noam Ash not only shares his talent with his daughter, but with all Culture Tourists on the second weekend in August. – Courtesy Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Destinations can be selected according to individual interests. There is something for all ages and interests.

The annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage. Offered at no charge to the general public, it is an opportunity to meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions and interpretive displays, and chat with local historians.

From the stunning hand-blown glass of Sandpiper Studio in Windermere, to the historical exhibits of the Valemount Museum, to the wealth of talented ceramic artists collaborating in the Slocan Valley, there is something for everyone on this tour.

Columbia Basin Culture Tour Directories (map books) are available at tourist information centres, or online:

Driving Directions

You can begin your tour at any cultural venue along the route.

Event Setting

Explore an abundance of cultural riches as you visit studios that are not normally open, wander through a museum or art gallery that you have not been to in a while, see new exhibitions and collections, browse or shop for art and meet the local artists, curators and historians in attendance at the participating venues. Self directed and free of charge, you can make a day of it or just make a few stops. Why not follow your map and find a new place to stop for coffee or lunch?


Free of charge