Events

Wapikoni: Cinema on Wheels Tour

Wapikoni is on a Canada-wide tour to screen some of the best films in their collection and they are stopping at the original K'omoks Village Site. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free screening.

Artist Talk with Morgan (Green) Asoyuf

Come see Morgan Asoyuf's breathtaking jewelry designs in the Gallery Shop where she combines classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting, and fashion design techniques.

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day 2017

In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Nations Creations & Abbotsford Arts Council is honored to present the 2nd Annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day, an opportunity for the community to come and learn about Aboriginal arts, culture, history and traditions.

Giving Voice

On Thursday, June 15th at the Christ Church Cathedral for Giving Voice, a cross-cultural musical celebration for people of all ages and backgrounds featuring over a dozen Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Curated by Sister Says, Giving Voice combines a variety of musical styles including soul, blues, and hip-hop for a truly unique evening that celebrates the living cultures of the Northwest Coast through music.

33rd Annual - Chief William Father's Day Traditional Powwow

33rd annual Chief William Fathers Day Traditional Pow Wow honours fathers with competitions, dances and pageantry. Tradition is everything and keeping in step with tradition and the drum, June 16-18, 2017 will be the 33rd annual Chief William Fathers Day Traditional Pow Wow in Williams Lake, BC.

2017 National Aboriginal Day Festival

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Lakeshore Resort & Campground. The day starts with a pancake breakfast, lead my Grand Entry, a frybread competition, a hypnotist, and more!

National Aboriginal Day in Abbotsford

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day 2017 in Abbotsford at the Thunderbird Memorial Square on Wednesday, June 21st, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM!

Celebrate 25 Years with Quaaout Lodge

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Secwepemc territory with Quaaout Lodge.

APTN Aboriginal Day Live

Join the gathering for Aboriginal Day Live 2017 at Trout Lake in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 21!

K'omoks National Aboriginal Day

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in the beautiful Comox Valley with the K'omoks First Nation, Kumugwe Cultural Society and guest nations.

Syasutshun NewCastle Island - Traditional Salmon BBQ

Join Saysutshun Newcastle Island for unique storytelling, interpretive tour and a traditionally cooked sockeye salmon BBQ demonstration and meal. 

38th Annual Kamloopa Powwow

Celebrate the Secwepemc people's heritage in a spectacular way, at the 38th Annual Kamloopa Powwow!

Xat'sull Save-the-Salmon Traditional Powwow

Join Xat'sull First Nation in honouring the salmon at their annual traditional powwow!

Intangible: Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art

Enjoy light refreshments, a live performance by Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, and participate in an interactive art piece with Roxanne Charles.

Winter Gathering

Head to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art for an evening of music, dance and spoken word by local artists including Roxanne Charles. With performances by: – Madeline Terbasket – Brandi Bird – Prado – Roxanne Charles Entry is a suggested minimum donation of $10, though no one will be refused entry on... Read more »

Intangible Closing Event

Sunday, December 10th will be your last chance to view Intangible: Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art. Enjoy an Artist Talk with Marvin Oliver as well as a tour of the works featured in this exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. More About Marvin Oliver:  “My works are formulated by merging the spirit of... Read more »

Hobiyee (Ho-be-yeh)

Celebrate the Nisga’a New Year by sharing in their culture through stories, song and dance. Hobiyee takes place annually at the PNE Forum. This free family event is great for all ages.  

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Vancouver Fashion Week

For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) has produced a runway that celebrates multiculturalism and emerging talent. They strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and widely reputable platform. Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project designers into the next stages of success. Ay Lelum-The... Read more »

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program

Come out for an unforgettable evening at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to kick off the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program with keynote speaker Cowboy Smithx. COWBOY SMITHX Cowboy is a Blackfoot filmmaker, activist, entrepreneur, and catalyst for community change from the Piikani Nation. Cowboy is also a founder of Redx Talks, an Indigenized speakers... Read more »

WineSpring

Start spring with a celebration of wine, food and wellness! WineSpring is a wine tasting and appreciation festival taking place at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, British Columbia. The 2nd Annual event will take place on Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th, 2018. For this festival, the resort partners with numerous wineries and vineyards from the... Read more »

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’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix

’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix is excited to announce that the 2018 inaugural 2-day feast will showcase more than 18 original Indigenous musical artists including headliner ISKWÉ, the incredibly soulful 2018 Juno-nominated Cree Trip-Hop Artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. ISKWÉ also won the 2017 West Coast Music Award for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and was... Read more »

Reconciliation: Traditional dinner with Indigenous stories at Salmon and Bannock

“Sk’elep Reconciliation” and “Indigenize It” are offering a workshop, hosted at Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro on Thrusday, May 31st, 2018 at 6pm-9pm. Join us for stories and teachings with distinguished guest Dr. Jann Derrick. Jann is of Mohawk ancestry and has presented workshops and trainings throughout Canada and internationally in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.   Salmon... Read more »

2018 Indigenous Cultural Festival

Lakeshore Resort & Campground invites you to celebrate with them! There is lots of fun to be had for all ages.

Aboriginal Arts & Culture Day 2018

Aboriginal Arts Culture Day 2018 & Trethewey House Heritage Society is hosting a free family event Sunday June 10, 2018 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm located at 2313 Ware Street, Abbotsford. In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Aboriginal Arts & Culture Events along with Trethewey House Heritage Society is honored to present the 3rd Annual... Read more »

2018 Chief William Fathers Day Pow Wow

Join T’exelc for the 34th Annual Chief William Fathers Day Pow Wow on June 15-17, 2018 at Chief Will-Yum Campsite and Arbor in Williams Lake, BC Canada. The Chief William Fathers Day Pow Wow is an opportunity to honor and celebrate both fathers and First Nations culture with competitions, dancing, special tributes and pageantry. There... Read more »

Vancouver - National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre is hosting the following festivities on National Indigenous Peoples Day: Pancake Breakfast: The event will be held from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday, June 21, at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre at 1607 East Hastings Street (corner of Hastings and Woodland Drive). Friendship Walk: The parade will start... Read more »

Indigenous Peoples Day hosted by Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band at Quaaout Lodge

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band at the Quaaout Lodge. A day filled with cultural activities and workshops, a live concert and fireworks, this is a must attend event.

Indigenous Day Pow Wow

Join Penticton First Nation on June 21st as they celebrate Indigenous People. This is an all ages, FREE event.

National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Metis Community Services, Westbank First Nation, Okanagan Nation Alliance & Kelowna Metis Association invites everyone to celebrate National Aboriginal Day! Activities include: Free BBQ Live Music Drumming Fiddle; & Dancing Children’s Activities Face Painting Arts & Crafts

Mission's Friendship Centre's Indigenous Day Celebration

Join the Mission Friendship Centre for this free day of celebration with Jingle Dancers, Fancy Dancers, Tot Dancers and Hoop Dancer, Sto:lo Drummers, traditional foods, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon animals, silent auction and more.

Port Moody's National Indigenous Day Celebration

The Port Moody Ecological Society hosts the Welcome Post Project Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony. Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Bless and raise Port Moody’s first community designed Coast Salish House Post. Enjoy traditional drumming and singing. Eat together in a community complimentary Feast.

Surrey - National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre is hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day event at Holland Park in Surrey. There will be a variety of fun activities to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day! Join us in celebrating the unique cultural diversities of Indigenous Communities, through the engagement and inclusion of Local Land Based Nations and local service... Read more »

West Shore Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous Perspectives Society and community partners are hosting our fourth annual West Shore Indigenous People’s Day Festival on June 21, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm. Festivities include traditional singing, drumming and dancing, free children’s activities, a free lunch and information booths showcasing the organizations partnering to host this great community cultural event.

K'omoks First Nation - National Indigenous Day Celebration

Join the K’omoks First Nation in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day! Everyone Welcome! Free Admission, Traditional Foods, Performances & Workshops, Artisan Vendors, Kids Zone

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre - National Indigenous Peoples Day

Learn how the Squamish and Lil’wat people, land and animals are intertwined. Traditional songs and dance are presented with narration, colourful regalia and props in a vibrant performance.

Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival 2018

Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with music, dance, food and the arts and best of all, it’s all FREE! 11AM – 5:30PM daily Vibrant stage performances Authentic Indigenous artisan marketplace Daily canoe tours Indigenous cuisine and more

You are invited to a Seamount Viewing Party

Join the Haida Nation and Ocean Networks Canada for an afternoon event featuring live footage from the underwater exploration of the SGaan Kinghlas Supernatural Being Looking Outwards seamount. Learn about the Northeast Pacific Seamounts Expedition and ask questions about the research expedition, seamounts,  and the many marine species that call them home.

Squamish Nation 31st Annual Pow Wow

Squamish Nation 31st Annual Youth Powwow, July 13-15, Grand entry Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. Located on Squamish Nation, Capilano Reserve. Salmon BBQ, Indigenous Arts & Crafts. Camping available.

39th Annual Kamloopa Powwow

Come celebrate the 39th Annual Kamloopa Powwow on August 3-5, 2018 at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Around a thousand dancers and many more spectators will be in Kamloops for the annual Kamloopa Powwow, one of the largest celebrations of First Nations’ culture and heritage in Western Canada! The... Read more »

Indigenous Night Market

Indigenous Night Market is a night market held during BC Day Long Weekend, August 5th, 2018 from 3pm to 8pm. Everyone is invited to bring the whole family to the original K’omoks Village site. Must try Toni Frank’s tasty bannock with savoury jam, cooked fresh on site and is a must taste. This is a... Read more »

2018 Skwlax Powwow

The Little Shuswap Lake First Nation is hosting the Skwlax Powwow on August 10 – 12, everyone is welcome!

Pow Wow Between The Lakes

The Four Seasons Cultural Society would like to invite you to be a part of the biggest First Nations cultural event in the South Okanagan – the Pow Wow Between The Lakes, a celebration of the culture and traditions of the Syilx (Okanagan) people. The three-day competition will run from August 17-19 at the Outma Sqilx’w... Read more »

Cedar Weaving Workshop with Jessica Silvey

Learn how to weave your own cedar basket with master weaver Jessica Silvey in this one-day workshop while learning about the cultural significance and traditional techniques of Coast Salish weaving.

Cost Salish Wool Weaving Unveiling in Whistler
Cost Salish Wool Weaving Unveiling in Whistler

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler has hosted a weaving intensive lead by Squamish Nation Elders Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph to Apprentices Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph (Squamish Nation) and A7xwil Travis Billy (St’at’imc and Secwepemc Nations, adopted into Squamish Nation) for the past two months. This transfer of... Read more »

Culture at the Centre

Culture at the Centre is an unprecedented new exhibition that offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history and language. Five centres are showcased, representing six communities: Musqueam Cultural Education Centre (Musqueam), Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Squamish, Lil’wat), Heiltsuk Cultural Education... Read more »

The Tla’amin Nation Experience at the Historic Lund Hotel in Klah-ah-men (Lund)

2-Night Package from Oct 12 – 14, 2018 Join the Tla’amin Nation in Klah-ah-men (Lund, BC) along the Sunshine Coast, for a two-day Indigenous experience at the Historic Lund Hotel – owned and operated by the Tla’amin Nation.  Guests will learn first-hand how the Tla’amin people thrived along the west coast thousands of years ago. ... Read more »

Workshop | Beading with Audie Murray
Workshop: Beading with Audie Murray

Learn how to design and make your own beaded patch using the one needle technique. Métis artist, Audie Murray will be showing examples of both contemporary and historical beadwork while discussing the beading process. The workshop fee includes guided instruction, materials, and admission to the Gallery.

Tales of Coyote and his hosts - Dinner Theatre

Dinner Theatre dates: November 3 & 10, 2018 Kenthen Thomas will be there sharing his engaging storytelling. This evening includes an amazing four course dinner from the Executive Chef Chris Whittaker, inclusive of wine pairings (non alcoholic beverages available). For reservations or information: [email protected] or call 18006634303

St. Eugene November Noel
November Noel

November Noel is the perfect way to rest up and prep for the upcoming season. Mingle over chef-curated tapas and divine meals. Learn how to make a gift or two. Discover new recipes for the season. And most importantly, indulge in a weekend where all that’s left on the to-do list is to have a... Read more »

Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:30 AM  4:00 PM

Kwantlen Craft Market

The Kwantlen Craft Market will feature talented local Indigenous artists’ work as well as other great crafts. December 9 & 16 from 10 – 4pm.

Salmon n’ Bannock in Vancouver
Visit Salmon n' Bannock at Dine Out Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival has begun! The festival runs from Jan 18 to Feb 3 and features a full schedule of dining events and culinary adventures. Over 200 of Vancouver’s finest restaurants will be serving up delicious dinners including Indigenous restaurant Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro.

HOOBIYEE! The Nisga’a New Year!
HOOBIYEE! The Nisga’a New Year!

HOOBIYEE! The Nisga’a New Year! Hoobiyee {Ho-be-yeh} is a celebration of the waxing crescent moon, during the latter part of winter, each year. Celebrate the Nisga’s New Year by sharing our Culture through stories, songs and dances. The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to... Read more »

BC Family Day | Painting with Maynard Johnny Jr.
BC Family Day at the Bill Reid Gallery - Saturday February 16

11 am – 5 pm – Free admission! 11 am – 5 pm – Make your own tattoo button. Take inspiration from our current exhibition Body Language which explores the rich history and artistry of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment on the Northwest Coast. 11:30 am – Storytime in the Hummingbird Gathering Space with... Read more »

Nach’i’m Pop-Up Gallery in the Heart of Granville Island - February 2019

For one month starting on February 7. 2019, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George will be showcasing their Squamish culture through an extensive art display, the “L’hen Awtxw, Weaving House” Exhibit and hands-on cultural workshops at the Nach’i’m Pop Up Gallery right in the bustling heart of Granville Island in Vancouver,... Read more »

2019 March Taste Event at Quaaout Lodge

Tantalize your tastebuds at Jack Sam’s dining room. Chef Chris Whittaker and his team will take you on a delectable journey with these locally inspired 4 course theme dinners & beverage pairings. $69 Plus Tax & Gratuity 6:30pm

SGaawaay K'uuna Edge of the Knife Film Screening I-Hos Gallery
SGaawaay K'uuna Edge of the Knife Film Screening at I-Hos Gallery

Hosted by I-Hos Gallery, XYUU (Xyuu Xyahl Gaang.nga – Southeast Wind) Dancers, Sid Williams Society, Immigrant Welcome Centre, British Columbia, World Community Film Festival. I-Hos Gallery is very excited to be able to share the Haida Culture with the community with Edge of the Knife film screening. This event features an opening Haida cultural performance... Read more »

First Nations Winter Feast & Performance

Every Thursday and Sunday at 5.45 pm from December 13 to April 18, the First Nations Winter Feast & Performance will feature a Northwest Coast inspired menu, Indigenous World Winery wines and craft beer from local breweries. Performances will take place throughout dinner service, featuring the SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors and the Wells Family from the Lil’wat... Read more »

2019 Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival
Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Indigenous Day weekend with music, dance, food and the arts and best of all, it’s all FREE! Three days of spectacular performances on an outdoor stage in the plaza at the Royal BC Museum in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC. Each day starts with performances... Read more »

Squamish Nation Youth Powwow
31st Squamish Nation Youth Powwow 2019

JULY 12 – 14, 2019, 100 Mathias Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia. Grand Entry time: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm Admission: $5.00 per person (under 5 yrs old and those over 65 yrs old FREE) Vendors: $250 flat rate. Advance payment due 1 week before powwow. For information: about the Powwow email... Read more »

There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools.

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. Curated by Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, and originally displayed at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria, the exhibition has been adapted with... Read more »