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2023 National Indigenous Peoples Day Events


National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) comes at the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and a special time for many Indigenous Peoples. It's a good opportunity for all Canadians to come together in their communities to learn about and honour the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Check your community calendar for celebrations near you. Here are some of the events you can join this week!

K’ómoks Festival (Courtenay)

Puntledge RV Campground 4624 Condensory Road, Courtenay
June 21, 2023| 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The K’ómoks festival will feature art, storytelling, dancing, culture and craftmanship. Attendees will have the chance to engage in an education panel and listen to stories on how the K’ómoks First Nation and other clans have evolved to the strong and thriving Nation that is seen today.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration (Nanaimo)

Maffeo Sutton Park, 100 Comox Road, Nanaimo
June 21, 2023 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Join in a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Maffeo Sutton Park. There will be a variety of activities, such as Indigenous games for children, a teepee to explore, and more!

Explore Songhees: National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration (Victoria)

Inner Harbour Causeway, Ship point
June 21, 2023 | 3:00 pm -

The event will feature traditional bannock, cold drinks and orange shirts for sale at the Explore Songhees kiosk.

Reconciliation: Journey of our Generation Workshop (Duncan: June 20)

Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan
June 20, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Admission: $70

Join Quw’utsun’ Elders will take attendees on a journey through time with stories of pre-contact village life, the arrival of settlers, the development of colonies and policies of colonization.

Turtle Island Festival (Kelowna)

Leon Avenue from Pandosy Street to Ellis Street
June 21, 2023 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Turtle Island Festival, presented by the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, is a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a gift to the community, and a chance to showcase the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada, and their contribution to Canadian society. The celebration includes children's activities, music, arts and crafts, a business lunch, traditional storytelling, tipi, and a mini pow-wow. Turtle Island Festival is for community members of all ages.

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Kamloops)

345 Powwow Trail, Kamloops, BC
June 21, 2023 | 3:00 - 9:00 pm

Join the live, in-person celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023 at the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Powwow Arbour. The event will feature a vibrant experience with arts and crafts, vendors, traditional music and drumming, live entertainment, bouncy castles, sticks games and much more.

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Fort St. John)

Tse’k’wa National Historic Site (Charlie Lake Cave), north of Fort St. John
June 21, 2023 | 11 am - 1:00 pm

This event will feature Dane-zaa drumming, a free BBQ lunch, and a first look at the cave’s new interpretive trail, amphitheatre, archaeology dome, accessible outhouses, and the kwą̂-ẕâa watsáádzéʔ (old camp). Everyone is welcome.

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Prince George: June 21-23)

Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
June 21, 2023 | All day

Join in three days of events - June 21-23. Check it out!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day (Golden)

Keith King Memorial Park (Golden)
June 21, 2023 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with Métis Nation Columbia River during the day at the Golden Museum then at Summer Kicks in the evening with Travis, Ella & Finni Jobim, Buddy Wackett & The Floorwalkers, Will Wardwell and The Usual Suspects

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Williams Lake: June 21)

Boitanio Park, Williams Lake
June 21, 2023 | Parade at 1st Avenue South (10 am); Park (11-3:30 pm)

Hosted by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, this event will feature family fun including games, bouncy castles, food and craft vendors.

Let’s Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day (Vancouver)

Carnegie Community Centre
June 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm -

Drop by for cultural sharing performances, community organization tables, giveaways from the Carnegie Cultural Sharing Program, UBC Learning Exchange, Hives for Humanity, the Carnegie Vancouver Public Library and more. The event will begin with a welcome from Chief Bill Williams Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) , Mary Point xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Carleen Thomas Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and feature pop-up performances from Carnegie’s lexwst’i:lem drum group, Big Drum with John Sam, dancer Larissa Healey and more.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event (Surrey)

Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre: 17728 64 Ave, Surrey
June 21, 2023 | 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations, the event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community.

National Indigenous Peoples Day (Burnaby)

Edmonds Park and Plaza, 7433 Edmonds Street
June 21, 2023 | 12:00 - 5:00 pm

The celebration of Indigenous culture in partnership with Spirit of the Children Society, will begin at noon and will run until 5 pm, featuring a variety of performances that include dance, spoken word, storytelling and artisans.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations (Squamish)

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
June 21, July 1 and July 2, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience lively performances by the Spiritual Warriors and the Spo7ez Performance Team, Curator talks in the UNCEDED Exhibition, live carving, Artists Market on the Mezzanine, and kid’s craft activities throughout the day. Learn more about the activities on the website.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations (West Vancouver)

Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
June 21, 2023 | 3:30 - 8:00 pm

Indigenous artists will share traditional art forms with the community. Activities suitable for children will shine a light on languages, cultures and the immeasurable contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

DJ Kookum's Indigenous Day Eve (Vancouver: June 20) - Tickets

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Vancouver
June 20, 2023 | 9:00 pm -
Admission: $15

Dive into the exhilarating world of hip-hop at DJ Kookum's Indigenous Day Eve where creativity and cultural fusion take centre stage.

NIPD 2023: A Coast Salish House Post Blessing Ceremony and Feast (Port Moody) – Free Tickets

Rocky Point Park 2800 Murray Street Port Moody
June 21, 2023 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Join the community in Port Moody in celebration of three house posts carved by Tsleil Waututh, Musqueam, Kwikwitlem and Kwantlin artists.

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

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We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.