Syilx Trail Gallery is presently practicing social distancing and following Health Canada

Did you know back in the day of our Syilx (suqinaqin) ancestors a traveller would pack two pairs of moccasins; to take the trail over the mountain to visit our relatives in Douglas Lake. (just in case a hole wore through in the first pair of moccasins). The old walking trail would take the sqilw over the hill to Pennask one of the highest peaks in the Okanagan Valley.

 


 

Cozy up in quarantine in style with our new Native Designed Housecoats.

Our large one size fits all housecoats are the perfect item to wear in style working from home. You can even zoom your coworkers in the stylish housecoat that comes in a variety of colours. (blue, green, purple, red, grey and yellow). See our online store opening soon!! You can call ahead to have your item ready for pick up! Use our check out pay online for your convenience. Did you know back in the day of our Syilx (suqinaqin) ancestors a traveller would pack two pairs of moccasins; to take the trail over the mountain to visit our relatives in Douglas Lake. (just in case a hole wore through in the first pair of moccasins). The old walking trail would take the sqilw over the hill to Pennask one of the highest 1 peaks in the Okanagan Valley.

 

 

 

Syilx - modern term for the interior Salish people and territory
suqinaqin - term used by many elders in reference to the name of our nation/people, territory
sqilw - translates to the native dark skinned people - ourselves, or any indigenous person
Pennask Mt - Mountain peak found on the Coquihalla Connector between Westbank and Merritt
(Upper Nicola) Douglas Lake - One of the 7 Syilx Communities that make up the Okanagan Nation 
Way' - Translates as the term used in greetings of the Syilx - Hello and Good Bye!

 

Authentic Local Indigenous Art

The Syilx Trail Gift Store and Gallery is at the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley located at Lake Okanagan Shopping Mall on WFN lands, unceded traditional territories of the Syilx People. Our mission is to prioritize the sale of authentic local indigenous art with WFN band members while educating the customer about the story of the artwork.