In the centre of the tiny village of Tofino, you’ll find Roy Henry Vickers’ beautiful Eagle Aerie Gallery. Roy Henry Vickers is an internationally renowned First Nations artist with works in galleries and collections around the world. His works have often been given as the Official Gift of the Province of British Columbia; having been presented to the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin. Visitors arriving at Vancouver International Airport pass many of his works in the YVR halls.
Vickers’ mixed heritage, his mother was of English descent, has given his work a distinctive, and sought after, style. The longhouse styled gallery in Tofino, is a tranquil, destination to peruse the original prints and carvings as well as the reproduction prints, lithographs and block mounts. The gallery regularly hosts special events like Roy telling the personal stories that inspired his art. With works costing from a few $1000 to a few dollars, there’s something for every budget to take home a piece of Roy Henry Vickers art on your next visit to Tofino.
Eagle Aerie Gallery is located at 350 Campbell Street, and free to visit from 10am – 5pm, 7 days per week.