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TransLink takes you to National Indigenous Peoples Day events

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and Canadians coast to coast will be celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples! While these groups have similarities, each group has some distinct differences that make them unique through cultural practice, languages and more.

Between June 16 and 28, there are a myriad National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening throughout Metro Vancouver! We’ve compiled a selection below — transit can get you to these events. Plan your trip using our Trip Planner, and sign up for Transit Alerts and know before you go.

TransLink works, operates and serves on the traditional territories of 46 Coast Salish First Nations within Metro Vancouver.

EVENTS ON SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell Street
Transit: 95 B-Line bus
Event information can be found HERE

EVENTS ON FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 2019 – New Westminster

Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: Moody Park, 600 8th Street
Transit: near New Westminster Station 
Event information can be found HERE  

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Trout Lake in Vancouver

Time: 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: 3350 Victoria Drive, Trout Lake Community Centre
Transit: Near Commercial-Broadway Station, near 20 bus
Event information can be found HERE

Free Gallery Admission – National Indigenous Peoples Day

Host: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3
Transit: Burrard Station
Event information can be found HERE

Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road
Transit: King George Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Community Paddle – Port Moody

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street
Transit: Moody Centre Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Day Event & Button Blanket Workshop – SFU

Time: 10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: SFU Education (EDB 7608), 8888 University Drive, Burnaby , BC V5A 1S6
Transit: 145 SFU bus from Production Way-University Station or 143 SFU bus from Burquitlam Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: See site for more info
Location/Venue: 200-1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2L7
Transit: Waterfront Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Burnaby Public Library Civic Square, 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Transit: Metrotown Station
Event information can be found HERE.

House Pole Raising

Time: 1:00 p.m. and onwards
Location: Stoney Creek Community School, 2740 Beaverbrook Crescent, and, Edmonds Community School 7651 18th Ave
Transit: Stoney Creek136 bus from Lougheed Station
Edmonds Community
– 123 bus from New Westminster Station 
Event information can be found HERE.

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at Rocky Point Park

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (meet at the Cottonwood office at 5:00 p.m.)
Location/Venue: Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street
Transit: Moody Centre Station
Event information can be found HERE

Film Festival: Smoke Signals (1998)

Time: 6:50 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Location: Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Transit: 133 bus 
Event information can be found HERE.

EVENTS ON SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Day Maple Ridge

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location/Venue: Memorial Peace Park, 22407 Dewdney Trunk Road
Transit: 791 bus from Braid Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: FVRL – Maple Ridge Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, V2X 5Z6
Transit: 791 bus from Braid Station
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Fort Langley

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue
Transit: 555 bus or 562 bus
Event information can be found HERE

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Langley City

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent
Transit: 503 bus
Event information can be found HERE

Welcome the Sun: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture in Richmond

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue
Transit: 401/407/406/402 bus from Richmond-Brighouse Station 
Event information can be found HERE

EVENTS ON MONDAY 24, 2019

Burnaby Food First: Indigenous Food Systems Walking Tour

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Central Park Parking Lot – Accessed off of Boundary Road between 46 and 47 Avenue
Transit: 49 bus
Event information can be found HERE.
Space is limited. Please register by emailing burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com

EVENTS ON FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019

Film Festival: Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner (2001)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Location: Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Transit: 119 /133 bus from Edmonds Station 
Event information can be found HERE.


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