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A potter throws clay onto the wheel and starts forming it into beautiful and unusual shapes. You watch a master First Nations carver pick up his chisel and put the final intricate details on a traditional thunderbird mask. You view a painter interpreting the sparkling ocean, blowing trees and sea lions on his colourful canvas.

If you’re a lover of art and culture, Port Hardy has opportunities for you to experience first-hand how exciting treasures from the region are made. Known for its artistic community, galleries and museum, Port Hardy allows visitors to see how masterpieces are created and how artists interpret the splendour and beauty of the area. There is also ample space to see the completed works on display and for sale.

Port Hardy Museum

Travel down Market Street, and view several of the popular galleries in town, or head to the Port Hardy Museum and see rare and traditional works of art, from folk art to aboriginal pieces. You can also check out the Fort Rupert Village and meet artists whose work has been displayed at museums and cultural centres around the world.

While the beauty and grandeur of Port Hardy is tough to put into words, the talented artists bring the region to life and express their passion for the area through their work. Treat yourself to some art, photos and crafts and take home the excitement and culture of this spectacular seaside community.