Looking to learn more about Northwest Coast Art and Culture? Enhance your experience at the gallery with an informative guided tour!

When: Private tour slots are open from 9am to 10am Monday to Saturday outside of gallery hours, excluding BC holidays

How: Email us at info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com or call the gallery at 250-338-2120 to book a slot

Number of Guests: 5 to 15 guests

Fee: $10.00 per guest. If the purchase of an item is made by a guest on the day than a credit of $10.00 will be put towards that purchase.

Why Book a Tour and What is Included?

A private tour is an excellent opportunity to enhance your experience at the gallery by engaging in an introductory exploration of Northwest Coast art and culture.

A Gallery Facilitator will be on-site to help guide your visit and answer any questions. We will introduce you to Northwest coast art, our current collection, themes, symbolism and cultural context. The gallery showcases a wide range of native masks, carvings, sculptures, jewelry, limited edition prints, and more by artists of Haida, Kwakwakwa'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish descent.

All guests are welcome, no prior knowledge of Northwest Coast art is required, you just need to be curious and open-minded. Questions and informed discussion are encouraged.

This tour takes place at Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery located at 2926 Back Road in Courtenay, BC. We overlook the beautiful Comox Valley and the estuary, with stunning views of the Comox Glacier. Our building is located just outside of the K'omoks First Nations reserve. We respectfully acknowledge that the land we live and work on is located on the unceded traditional territory of the K'omoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.

How Long is the Tour and does it include Additional Activities?

The private tour will last for about one hour from 9am to 10am. After the tour the gallery becomes open to the public, however guests of the tour are welcome to continue experiencing the art and shopping the gallery.

Booking a Tour

Private Group tours should be booked at least two weeks prior to the preferred date. If you are interested in booking a private tour you can email the gallery at info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com or call the gallery at 250-338-2120

To book a time slot for a private tour we require: preferred date, exact number of guests, and one contact person (name, phone number and email address).

It is also helpful to have some information about the group/individuals attending the tour.

Payments can be made in a lump sum in-person or by phone using cash, debit, credit or e-transfer.


Receive a full refund if cancelled within 48 hours from the booked time slot.


This tour is subject to government health and safety regulations. The latest safety protocols mandated by the BC Government must be adhered to when attending a private tour.

If at the time of your scheduled tour masks are not mandatory under BC Covid-19 safety regulations, please let our staff know if you would prefer we wear a mask during the tour.

In the event that updated Covid-19 safety protocols conflict with your tour a gallery team member will contact you to discuss other options or issue a refund.