National Indigenous Peoples Day 

Today marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to honor the rich cultures and heritage of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada.  

Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21 for generations due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. 

National Indigenous Peoples Day is the first celebration in the annual nationwide ‘Celebrate Canada’ period, which includes St-Jean Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and concludes with Canada Day.    

Every year, diverse events and activities are held to showcase Indigenous art, music and traditions.  

We’ve put together a quick list highlighting some local events: 




Indigenous Peoples Festival  

Location: Borden Park 

June 21, 12pm – 8pm  


An Indigenous Peoples Day Market  

Location: Grow Centre Coworking and Teaching Space 

June 21 – June 23, 12pm – 5pm 


National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Royal Alberta Museum 

Location: Royal Alberta Museum 

June 21 – 23, various times 


National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Telus World of Science   

Location: Telus World of Science 

June 21, 8am – 1:30pm 



Campfire Chats: A Celebration of Indigenous Music and Culture 

Location: Heritage Park Plaza 

June 21, 4 – 6:30pm  


Ohsoto’kino: Indigenous Peoples Day 

Location: Studio Bell 

June 1, 1:00pm 


Tipi Raising 

Location: Olympic Plaza 

June 21, 11am 


Traditional Round Dance 

Location: Salvation Army Community Services 

June 21, 11:15am – 3:00pm  



Iyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda Traditional Pow Wow in Mini Thni 

Location: Stoney Nakoda Recreation Centre 

June 21, 10:30am – 3:30pm 


Grande Prairie 

Traditional Pow Wow and Indigenous Market 

Location: Bowes at Bonnets Energy Centre 

June 21 – 23, time varies 



National Indigenous Peoples Day  

Location: Galt Gardens 

June 21, 12pm – 7pm 


National Indigenous Peoples Day at Lethbridge Coulees 

Location: Fort Whoop-Up 

June 21, 11am – 5pm 



Rock Your Roots for Reconciliation 

Location:  Victoria Park 

June 21, 10am – 12pm  



National Indigenous Peoples Day  

Location: Douglas Park 

June 22, 11am – 3pm 



National Indigenous Peoples Day 

Location: Civic Square 

June 21, 3pm – 7pm 



National Indigenous Peoples Day 

Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 

June 21, 8am – 4:30pm 


Vancouver Island 

National Indigenous Peoples Day  

Location: Quadra Village Community Centre 

June 21, 4-8pm  


National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Art Gallery 

Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria  

June 21, 10am – 5pm 


East Kootenay/Fernie 

Canada US Boarder Walk 

Location: Roosville Border Crossing 

June 21, 9:30am – 1pm 


West Kootenay/Rossland 

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Rossland Museum 

Location: Rossland Museum 

June 21, 10am – 6pm 



National Indigenous Peoples Day  

Location: Special Events Facility, Powwow Trail 

June 21, 4:30pm – 10:15pm  



Celebrations at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre  

Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre  

June 21, 11am – 4pm   

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