We welcome you to explore Emily Carr House, birthplace of one of Canada’s most renowned creative figures. This painstakingly restored Victorian villa is the wellspring for celebrated artist and author Emily Carr. In her spirit our People’s Gallery often features exhibitions of contemporary art. Prints of Emily’s paintings are always on display along with books available for purchase in our gift shop.
” A feeling of immediate contact with the past is a sensation as deep as the purest enjoyment of art; it is an almost ecstatic sensation of no longer being myself, of over flowing into the world around me, of touching the essence of things through history experiencing the truth.” Historian John Huizinga as quoted in The Social Animal by David Brooks.