7 Night Alaska Inside Passage on Brilliance of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia Chilkoot Lake Haines Alaska
The 7 Night Alaska Inside Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Inside Passage, Canada; Sitka, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Haines, Alaska; Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Inside Passage, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage
Itinerary Overview
Explore Brilliance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska
Day 4 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 5 - Haines, Alaska
Day 6 - Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Day 7 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
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Chilkoot Lake Haines Alaska
Chilkoot Lake Haines Alaska
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Brilliance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
3
Sitka, Alaska
From 11:59 AM - 7:00 PM
4
Juneau, Alaska
From 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5
Haines, Alaska
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Sightseeing from 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
8
Vancouver, British Columbia
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Brilliance of the Seas

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Brilliance of the Seas
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Brilliance of the Seas, Aerial View, Caribbean and European Destinations
Aerial View of Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Amsterdam , Russia, and Germany
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Brilliance of the Seas
Calling all backroads ramblers and culture cruisers— your ship's come in. Whether you're catching a movie poolside or enjoying Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, you're in for the ultimate adventure in between shores.

SEIZE THE SEA DAY

When you're not exploring onshore, conquer some bucket list firsts on deck. Catch a movie on the poolside screen, tee up for a game of mini golf, or scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Looking to unwind or break a sweat? Indulge in some "me time" at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

WOAH-WORTHY EATS

In between brag worthy destinations and social feed filling adventures onboard, you'll discover flavors that raise the bar. Like prime cuts of steak at Chops Grille℠ and Italian favorites at Giovanni's Table. Not to mention a Far East feast at Izumi and wines from around the world at Vintages.

SHOWTIME AT SEA

Watch and listen as outstanding singers and dancers showcase their skills in the variety revue, Center Stage. And sing along to modern stage hits in Now and Forever. This is entertainment that hits all the high notes.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 5:00 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 2
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 3: Sitka, Alaska

Day 3
Sitka
Alaska
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Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Things to do in
Sitka
From 11:59 AM - 7:00 PM
Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.
Kids Playing Around a Totem Hiking Trail
Kids Playing Around a Totem Hiking Trail

LINKS TO THE PAST

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artifacts, watch a documentary film, and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Center.
Insider tip
Pack your sunglasses— Alaska has bright sunlight even in winter.
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska

BERING HISTORY IN MIND

Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska. Check out the Russian Bishop’s House and watch New Archangel Dancers perform traditional choreography. Then stand atop Castle Hill, where the first American flag flew over Alaska in 1867.
Insider tip
Don’t eat berries along Alaskan trails, as some are poisonous.
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska

FOR THE BIRDS

Get up close to native eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at the Alaska Raptor Center’s rehab hospital. Meet the vets who nurse injured birds back to health and view the flight-training center— a rainforest environment where recovered animals relearn survival skills before release back into the wild.
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

The local Pacific Northwest “frontier cuisine” is packed with fresh seafood offerings like sockeye lox and halibut fish and chips. Here you’ll find Dungeness crab harvested by local families and food trucks serving black cod collars. And don’t miss Baranof Island Brewing Company— the Silver Bay IPA and Halibut Point Hefeweizen are two solid sipping options.
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska

SHOPPING

Downtown galleries are your best bet for Northwest Coast native art and jewelry made by Inupiat Eskimos. Russian nesting dolls, woven Tlingit baskets and wild berry products also make authentic Alaskan souvenirs. Stop by the WinterSong Soap Company for herbal bath products made on-site.

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska

Day 4
Juneau
Alaska
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Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Things to do in
Juneau
From 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.
Insider tip
Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska

BECOME A MASTER MUSHER

Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.
Insider tip
Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska

GO FOR THE GOLD

Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter— they’re both local favorites.
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska

SHOPPING

For some frontier retail therapy, head to downtown Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally-crafted goods and designer brands.

Day 5: Haines, Alaska

Day 5
Haines
Alaska
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Haines Alaska Coastal Homes
Haines Alaska Coastal Homes
Things to do in
Haines
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage at museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People..
Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska
Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska

SPEND THE DAY IN GLACIER BAY

Glacier Bay is one of Alaska’s most impressive national parks, and Haines is the perfect town to catch a flightseeing tour of this pristine wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you soar over gleaming blue glaciers and sprawling forests, learning about glaciology and the local critters that call the preserve home.
Insider tip
Calling all birdwatchers — Haines has more than 260 species of birds and lots of eagles, so bring your binoculars.
Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska
Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

You’ll find lots of trails to choose from here in Haines. One of the most popular is the Battery Trail Hike, which takes you all the way to the beach. If you’re a veteran hiker, try one of Haines’s alpine trails, like Mt. Riley and Mt. Ripinski. They’re steep, but offer gorgeous views.
Insider tip
Make sure to ask about discounts for seniors and kids — many tour operators, museums, and even restaurants offer special rates.
Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon
Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon

GO WILD

A short drive north of Haines you’ll find Kroschel Wildlife Center, one of the best spots in the area to mingle with local critters. Join a wildlife expedition for an up-close look at grizzlies, wolves, reindeer and more, or set out on a photography tour across more than 600 yards of maintained trail.
Insider tip
It rains often in Alaska, even in the summer, so pack a waterproof jacket or raincoat.
Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter
Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter

LOCAL CUISINE

You’ll find all kinds of tasty food in Haines, Alaska, from wood-fired pizza to tacos to tantalizing Thai cuisine. That said, don’t leave without tasting some of the region’s locally caught seafood, like Alaskan king crab, salmon and halibut. Ask for a recommendation from your waiter or the chef — sometimes restaurants offer off-menu specialties.
Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska
Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska

SHOPPING

One of the most popular souvenirs you’ll find in Haines is smoked salmon — pick up a pre-packaged morsel and bring it back to your stateroom for snacks later on during your trip. Or look for galleries and stores selling goods crafted by local artisans — Haines has several.

Day 6: Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Day 6
Tracy Arm Fjord
Alaska
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Waterfall Mountain, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Waterfall Mountain, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Things to do in
Tracy Arm Fjord
Sightseeing from 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.
Twin Sawyer Glaciers Tidewater, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Twin Sawyer Glaciers Tidewater, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

FACE TO FACE

Discover the twin Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord. While viewing the massive face of these tidewater glaciers, spanning more than a half-mile wide, you can hear the roar and feel the rumble of huge pieces of ice calving into the water in spectacular display.
Insider tip
Be sure to pack a pair of high quality binoculars to see wildlife along the shore.
Wildlife Pigeon Guillemots Kittiwakes, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Wildlife Pigeon Guillemots Kittiwakes, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

ANIMAL HOUSE

Tracy Arm Fjord is home to a spectacular array of wildlife. See pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns. Mountain goats graze on rocky slopes, while newborn seal pups sun on ice floes. Glimpse black bears hunting for lunch and soaring eagles— or watch for the fluke of a whale diving below.

Day 7: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 7
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 8
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

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