Events

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre's 10th Year Anniversary

Entrance to the Centre will be FREE all day for everyone, followed by an evening gala event including salmon dinner & live entertainment!

1st Annual Esk'et Art Show & Sale

You'll find hair braiding, paintings, carvings, jewellery, beadwork and more at this event, which will also include art and carving demonstrations and an open house at Esk'et Tiny House!

Comedian Brian Majore at Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe

Standup comic Brian Majore brings his edgy, no-holds-barred brand of humour to lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe!

Stó:lō Service Agency Presents Comedy Night

The MC for the evening will be Yo Trieu and featured comedians will be Helena Paul, Marlene Swidzinski, Wayne Alexis, Deb Silver, Lisa Pearson with the headliner Dustin Hollings.

Ruby Creek Art Gallery's Open House 2016

The event will include a demonstration by carver Trevor Angus, performance by the Semoya Dancers and Appetizers by Masterchef Canada contestant Tammy Wood!

Ostwelve at leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe

Ostwelve will be returning leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe once again to spin some smooth sounds on a crisp fall evening!

Qelmucwetkwe (People of the Water) Dinner Theatre

Master Shuswap storytellers Kenthen & Lyle Thomas will transport you to the world of legends of the "People of the Water" at Quaaout Lodge's Dinner Theatre!

Indigenous Artisan Show & Sale

Arts available on-site will include cedar weaving, original carving, beadwork, knitwear, silver jewelry and more!

The Fab Fourever Fundraiser

Join the Little Shuswap Indian Band for a concert fundraiser, featuring The Fab Fourever, and a silent auction in support of the Skwlax Volunteer Fire Department!

Raven's Feast Book Launch

Join Masset's own Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) while she launches her new book, Raven's Feast, to the community!

The I-Hos Gallery's 21st Anniversary

Celebrate the I-Hos Gallery in Comox' 21st anniversary with 30% off the entire store!

Meet the Artist

Meet artists Eric Parnell, Garnet Tobacco, Debbie Hunt and more at Skwachays Lodge and Gallery's artisan style market place event!

Youth Workshop: Clay for Kids

Be inspired by Judy Chartrand's beautiful ceramic designs in the gallery and make your own clay creations at the Youth Clay For Kids workshop!

Coast Salish Christmas Market in Fort Langley

The market will feature an array of local crafters and artisans, smoked salmon, Aboriginal art and much more!

3rd Annual Kay Christmas at the Haida Heritage Centre

This fun family affair will include games, crafts, carols, local vendors and pictures with santa!

3rd Annual Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair

The event will include local vendors and locally produced arts and crafts from Indigenous artists! This Christmas, shop local!

Winter Gathering

The evening will include live performances by local artists as well as food and beverage.

Hoobiyee 2017 Ts’amiks Edition

The Nisga'a of Ts'amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures.

Cedar Rose Workshop with Britany Quinn

Join Tahltan/Tlingit artist Britany Quinn as she teaches you how to make a beautiful cedar rose.

Spirit of the People Mid-Winter Family Fun Powwow

The weekend will include a family team dance, minute to win it game, face painting contest, family photos and more!

Family Day Weekend at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Storytelling & crafts in the Istken Hall with Holly Joseph from the Lil’wat Nation from 2pm – 5pm!

Sister Says at lelem’ Arts and Cultural Cafe

Sister Says is a soulful indie pop duo/group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson.

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii at Bill Reid Art Gallery

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii was Bill Reid’s final major work. This complex sculpture features a Haida canoe, filled with some of Reid’s favourite creatures of Haida tradition. He has freed them from their static positions on totem poles, making them fresh and meaningful to a contemporary audience. In November 1991, a huge group of... Read more »

2017 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The festival presents the rich cultural traditions practiced by dance groups from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State!

Cooking for Reconciliation at Skwachays Lodge

Cooking for Reconciliation is a journey toward Truth and Reconciliation using Indigenous foods to create a better understanding of pre-colonial Indigenous culture and the impact of colonization.

Beyond 150 - An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory

Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory is a premiere event to present, with utmost respect, some of the Indigenous filmmakers from within the REEL CANADA catalogue.

šxʷʔam̓ət (Home) Performance

Provocative and entertaining, this production is created and performed by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast, and asks us to imagine what reconciliation really means. If you want innovative theatre that is engaging and challenges your perceptions, this would be it.

Sister Says at Skwachays Lodge

Sister Says is a soulful indie pop duo/group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson.

Women's Art: Women's Issues at Bill Reid Gallery

Join Curator, Beth Carter and Education Programmer, Samantha Nock in a guided tour and discussion of the themes of Indigenous women's art and issues in the Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World exhibition.

Roy Henry Vickers Storytelling at Eagle Aerie Gallery

This is a free event and everyone is welcome! Come listen to Roy share legends of the Northwest Coast and of his life and times as an artist in British Columbia. Roy will also be available after to autograph purchases and meet guests.

Cedar Bark Bracelet Workshop at Bill Reid Gallery

Learn to weave cedar bark bracelets with professional artist, Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries. Stories and cultural values will be shared throughout the workshop, and participants will also learn about basic weaving terminology and techniques, such as weft and warp, and the checkerboard twill.

Salish Wool Weaving Workshop at SLCC Whistler

Learn the traditional techniques of Salish Wool Weaving! Wool Weaving is an integral part of the rich cultural history of the Coastal Nations and historically involved gathering, spinning and weaving mountain goat wool.

Blue Moon Marquee at lelem’ Arts and Cultural Cafe

Blue Moon Marquee is a Métis-Cree gypsy blues band based out of Vancouver Island fronted by A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette (vocals/bass/drums).

Adult Night: Cultural Evening at The Fort

Join us after hours for a special adult-only evening inside Fort Langley National Historic Site. Discover the cultural connections between Fort Langley and the Kwantlen First Nations today, back to the fort’s establishment 1827, and beyond.

We Are Kwantlen

We Are Kwantlen: Ancient Artifacts Connecting Home, Belonging, Place.

What a Wonderful World: Special Closing Program

Join artist Judy Chartrand for her special closing program for her exhibition: What a Wonderful World. This is the last chance to see this beautiful and provocative exhibit. What a Wonderful World concludes on March 26th.

Reconciliation Pole Raising at UBC

Reconciliation Pole will be installed in the manner of a traditional Haida pole raising on Saturday April 1, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at the intersection of Main Mall and Agronomy Road. All are welcome to attend and participate in the event.

Xi xanya dzam Exhibition Tour with Co-curators Beth Carter & Lou-ann Neel

All are welcome to come to the Bill Reid Gallery on Saturday, April 8 at 2pm for a special tour of their new exhibition, Xi xanya dzam: Those who are amazing at making things.

Hardline Productions Presents Redpatch

Presentation House Theatre presents Redpatch March 29th - April 9th Produced by Hardline Productions, with the generous support of Presentation House Theatre.

Hardline Productions Presents Redpatch at Studio 16

Premiering on the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, REDPATCH is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis man from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight in the First World War.

Murray Porter in Concert at lelem' Arts & Cultural Café

Join Juno award winning pianist Murray Porter for a free concert at lelum' Arts & Cultural Café!

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.

Coast Salish Weaving Workshop at The Fort

Join Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George in creating a traditional Salish Weave at Coast Salish Arts & Cultural Society’s latest workshop!

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.

Poison, Pattern, Paradigm with Carrielynn Victor

Poison, Pattern, Paradigm premieres a new body of work by Emerging Coast Salish artist Carrielynn Victor. The artist has created this new series of paintings utilizing traditional formal elements from Stó:lō culture—the crescent, the trigon, and the chevron.

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.

A Night at the Longhouse in Sechelt

Everyone is invited to join the Shishalh Nation for A Night at the Longhouse Event. This is a community cultural celebration and performance with an evening of traditional Coast Salish-shíshálh drumming, singing and dancing and traditional storytelling.

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.

59th Annual June Sports in Alert Bay

Join us from June 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017 for the this event with a First Nations Soccer Tournament, Salmon Prince & Princess Pageant, Parade, kids/ adult races & more!

Aboriginal Cultural Festival

Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Aboriginal Day weekend 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 Storytelling Aboriginal cuisine and more

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.

National Aboriginal Day at The Fort

Celebrate Aboriginal Day with us. Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley.

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!

Totem Pole Raising at Hiellen Longhouse Village

On June 21st, 2017, the Old Massett Village Council and Hiellen Longhouse Village invite you to participate in the totem pole raising carved by artist Christian White and his apprentices. Please RSVP to the Old Massett Village Council - Economic Development by phone 250-626-7543 or email at [email protected]

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.

Kanata Festival on Turtle Island

The Kanata Festival is a 13 day festival running from June 19-July 1st. It is a cultural festival featuring food, music, art, workshops, and performances. It takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in Larwill Park, bounded by Cambie & Beatty streets and Georgia and Dunsmuir streets in downtown Vancouver, BC. While taking place in BC, the festival will feature aspects of Indigenous culture from across Canada.

Northern Hardware ​Prince George ​Canoe Race

On July 1 paddlers from around North America will be gathering in Prince George for the epic challenge of the Northern Hardware PG Canoe Race. Paddlers from 14 years to masters will be eligible.

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. 

The 35th Annual Alert Bay Seafest

Take part in a weekend full of events and excitement for the whole family. Enjoy local music, games, food, contests, and so much more! Table vendors, crafters, and aspiring chefs will line the street for everyone to enjoy. Games will be held in the town square after the traditional opening ceremonies led by the Tsasala Cultural Group

38th Annual Kamloopa Powwow

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

Tribal Journeys to We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations 2017

Over 100 canoes with over 1,000 pullers and about 5,000 visitors will join in this important event!

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.

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 »