We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. Prince George is home to a variety of Indigenous owned shops and businesses such as restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, and a plethora of specialty shops that include home-based businesses. There is no shortage of places to support local Indigenous businesses within the city. We’ve compiled a list of shops you can wander through and support.
Angeliques Native Arts
Angeliques Native Arts store is full of beautiful and authentic hand-crafted art made by local artists and artisans within the region which makes her store the perfect place to shop. Angelique is known for her world-renowned birch bark biting skills, and is one of the few people left who know how to do this form of art. Her store is stocked with her own artwork and is ready to be taken home.
Smokehouse restaurant is located in the Native Friendship Center and has delicious daily specials that are sure to curb any craving. Smokehouse Restaurant offers takeout and dine in services and also offers internal and external catering services. Catering services can create custom menus for any meal of the day for small gatherings to large events and conferences. Smokehouse also runs a hospitality program and culinary arts training program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Whether you need a quick lunch or a space to host a meeting or conference, Smokehouse Restaurant has you covered.
The Pepper Tree Hair Studio
Has been Indigenous owned and operated for 40 years, and are Green-Circle Certified salon meaning that their products and supplies are mainly plant-based and recyclable. The salon provides more than just hair services; they also have a gift shop dedicated to First Nations art. They are proud to support First Nations artists where the profits directly benefit the artists and their communities.
House of Ancestors Café
Located in Uda Dune Baiyoh (House of Ancestors), this café is home to a variety of Indigenous inspired baked goods, including their tasty Bannock donuts and daily specials. Everything is fresh and baked daily. This café is the perfect place to hold meetings, or just to grab a quick bite to eat. The House of Ancestors is also home to a conference center that can host small and large gatherings. The Lheidli T’enneh Nation owns and operates the building, which was recently renovated in 2018.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
A must stop for anyone who has a sweet tooth or for those who just need a little pick-me-up. Through the windows you can watch the chocolatiers work their magic making all sorts of delicious treats such as gourmet apples, fudge and enough chocolate to make Willy Wonka jealous. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is locally owned and operated by Trent Derrick. Stop in to taste all the decadent sweet treats that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has to offer.
Tano Fuel Ltd.
Located within the Lheidli T’enneh reserve, Tano Fuel is stocked with local products and provides affordable fuel to serve the Shelley community. Tano Fuel is also home to the Tano Fuel food truck that serves up drool-worthy burgers and an assortment of other tasty grub.
AP Athletics focuses on softball and baseball equipment and has an in-store batting cage. AP athletic also offers personal training and athletic performance training making this a great place to stop for all your ball sport needs.
Chilako Meats is locally owned and operated by Allan McCloud who has over 30 years of butchering experience. Chilako Meats provides an array of different meats and cuts, and offers wild and domestic butchering.
Athabaska Lock and Security is a mobile lock and security system company with no store front. This husband and wife team focus on innovation, integrity, quality, and customer focus.
Braids by Jenn
Braids by Jen is a member of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation in northern B.C. Jenn’s braiding focus is on traditional Indigenous braiding, but adds pops of colour to make the work her own.
Zandra Ross Fitness
Zandra Ross is of First Nation descent from the Williams Lake First Nation. She focuses on helping others achieving their goals through skill building and healthy lifestyle development.
Frontline Industries Ltd
Rachelle Thomas, a member of the Metlakatla First Nations leads Frontline Industries Ltd. Frontline Industries Ltd is a leading industrial electrical and mechanical service provider.
Rhea Stark is a member of Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, and is serving the Prince George community nutritional cold pressed juices and food options. Col focuses on col-laborating with members of the community, creating meaningful partnerships and providing opportunities for all. Stop by their shop at the Northern Sports Centre to find your new favorite drink.
Places to buy Indigenous Art:
Aesthete Fine Arts
Aesthete Fine Arts is bridging the gap in contemporary Indigenous Art work in Prince George. Bringing in local pieces, and exhibitions from Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit artists across Canada. Their collection is ever evolving and promotes cultural diversity.
Two Rivers Art Gallery
Two Rivers Art Gallery is bursting with cultural diversity. Their gift shop offers local artist’s the ability to showcase their work for sale, their galleries offer a place for creative freedom, and their Indigenous Programmer, Crystal Behn, is teaching traditional First Nation crafting.
Studio 2880 is a great place to explore the arts! A collection of locally crafted items. This artisan gift shop also sells tickets to many of the local artistic productions around the city and is home to many of the community’s art guilds and organizations.
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