National Indigenous Peoples Day
Celebrate the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures as we honor National Indigenous Day across various locations in Vancouver, Port Moody, Surrey, the Lower Mainland, West Vancouver and way more!
Here is a brief description of some of the different events happening:
Surrey, Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre located at 17728 64 Avenue
The event in Surrey typically encompasses opening and closing ceremonies, a community barbecue, live performances, and various other activities. It is known to be a significant gathering, drawing in a substantial crowd of several thousand attendees each year. The event boasts numerous vendors and community stalls, offering a wide array of options, and the entertainment lineup is extensive, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. For more info on Surrey event, please check Indigenous Peoples Day in Surrey | Vancouver’s Best Places (vancouversbestplaces.com)
West Vancouver, Ambleside Park
On June 21st, National Indigenous People’s Day festivities occur at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. The celebrations, which run from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm, honor the occasion on the traditional and unceded territories of the Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) People.
This year’s event offers an array of engaging activities, including captivating storytelling sessions, immersive workshops, and live entertainment. Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to partake in canoe paddling, adding a hands-on and interactive element to the celebration. For more info on this event, please check National Indigenous Peoples Day | District of West Vancouver
Port Moody, Rocky Point Park
The event this year takes place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, offering an enjoyable experience for the whole family with a range of complimentary activities. These include mesmerizing drumming performances, soulful singing, and a collaborative community art project. Furthermore, there will be a community feast. Please see the Port Moody Indigenous Peoples Day | Vancouver’s Best Places (vancouversbestplaces.com) for more info about the event.