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Turtle Island Gallery - CLOSED

115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9V8, Canada
+1 250-717-8235
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so sad this is closing

Shop closing owing to owner being held up at knifepoint. Such a shame . Beautiful native paintings... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2015
mfor28
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scotland
Native Art - Variety on Display

When you are interested in native art and items, you will find a wide variety of objects, items and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2015
Marilyn W
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West Kelowna, BC
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Turtle Island Gallery, in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, is the largest Native Art & Gifts gallery in the Okanagan Valley. In business for over 16 years, we carry authentic Aboriginal Art from some of Canada's foremost Native Artists, focusing mainly on tribes from British Columbia. Haida, Tsimshian, Coast Salish & Kwakuitl, to name a few. We carry exquisite hand carved gold and silver jewellery, cozy beaded moccassins lined with rabbit fur, totem poles, wood carvings, bentwood boxes, argillite and soapstone carvings, ceremonial masks, original paintings, limited edition prints, and many many more works to temp your palate. We are truly a feast for the senses!
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  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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24 Sep 2015
“so sad this is closing”
14 Aug 2015
“Native Art - Variety on Display”
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115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9V8, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Shop closing owing to owner being held up at knifepoint. Such a shame . Beautiful native paintings and crafts

2  Thank mfor28
Reviewed 14 August 2015

When you are interested in native art and items, you will find a wide variety of objects, items and prices available at Turtle Island. The owner is knowledgeable and friendly, and welcomes questions while allowing you time to browse the many items. We have found...More

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This store had a variety of very nice pieces. My favourites were the big wood carved boxes with native art on them as well as the feather pieces used for smudging. They also had wonderful soapstone figures, prints, drums, jewelery, blankets moccasins, etc. There were...More

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Stopped here with my wife by chance and walked out an hour later with a gold ring (for her) and a silver bracelet (for myself). The salesperson was very helpful and patient as we mulled over a number of potential purchases and finally settled on...More

Thank Haidasun
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This place has lots of odds and ends produced in a generic Pacific North West Coast vocabulary of forms (I.e., "Native art"), but I have to admit I am a bit suspicious. Almost none of the work is by anyone whose name I recognize, and...More

Thank Robert B
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2015

Wow, thank you for your caustic review. First let me comment that most people cannot afford to spend $10's of thousands of dollars to have Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Dempsey Bob or Susan Point art in their home. Secondly, every piece of art, be it...More

Reviewed 28 May 2015

More than well made crafts, the gallery has beautiful works of art and clothing made by various First Nations. The quality is exceptional. I've purchased many items from here over the years for special people in my life.

Thank David G
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Thank you so much for your kind words about Turtle Island Gallery! Keep coming back, we look forward to seeing you again! Georgette Owner

Reviewed 5 May 2015

as soon as we walked in the door the first thing I did was take a picture! Amazing store, owner and staff! I cannot say enough good about this store. Was the highlite of my vacation to kelowna. I was impressed from the moment I...More

Thank m0mabear
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am so glad you totally enjoyed your Turtle Island Gallery experience. Hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 25 October 2014

Upon entering the store a large Golden Lab was laying on the floor. As I bent over to pat him, he reached up and playfully grabbed my scarf in his mouth. As I got free from this cute dog and stopped laughing, I wandered the...More

Thank Molleybutton
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2015

Thank you for visiting Turtle Island Gallery! Higgins, the gallery greeter (puppy dog) has learned better manners now, as he is slowly maturing! I hope you are still enjoying your purchases and I look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Kelowna. Georgette...More

Reviewed 9 August 2013

This is by far one of my favourite stores to visit and shop in. The owner, Georgette Johnson is so knowledgeable about all the west coast native art and jewelery she offers for sale. When you make a purchase, you feel like you have bought...More

2  Thank Papadoo327
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review! Gallery Greeter Bentley is happy about the kind words too! We look forward to you coming again! Georgette Owner

Reviewed 24 December 2012

I go to Kelowna couple times a year and was lucky enough to find this most incredible gem. I did find a beautiful mask that took my breath away. If your ever in Kelowna you must see this gallery. And I like to mention the...More

2  Thank sabre67
Georgette1011, Owner at Turtle Island Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2013

Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating of Turtle Island Gallery! I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful visit and found something that you absolutely loved. We look forward to seeing you again in 2013.

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