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Huu-Mees-Ma-As, a Nuu-chah-nulth phrase which translates to Cedar House, is our traditional name for what is sometimes referred to as a “longhouse” or “Bighouse”
Cedar House Gallery is Ucluelet’s only Northwest Coast Art gallery, situated in Whiskey Landing, at the waterfront of the Ucluelet harbour. The beautiful building of Whiskey Landing, with it’s carved concrete floors, raven head peaks, and towering cedar trees, captures a contemporary feel of a traditional Nuu-chah-nulth (West Coast) house, while standing as a monument in itself to the beauty and rawness of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
There isn’t another location on the coast which better captures the feel and beauty of where the mountains meet the sea. Nuu-chah-nulth is the name of the First Nations of over 14 nations along the west coast of Vancouver Island, Nuu-chah-nulth is loosely translated to Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.