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Take transit to these National Indigenous Peoples Day events and celebrations in your neighbourhood

Take transit to these National Indigenous Peoples Day events and celebrations in your neighbourhood

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National Indigenous Peoples Day events and performances highlight and celebrate the many Indigenous arts and cultures, dance, traditions, foods, and remarkable societal contributions by First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. National Indigenous Peoples Day also falls on the summer solstice, June 21, which is of spiritual significance to many Indigenous peoples.

It a day to recognize that Indigenous peoples are distinct and diverse, that they have been here since time immemorial, and have been impacted by the realities and history of colonial actions and policies. At TransLink, we extend our gratitude to the local Indigenous Nations on whose traditional and unceded territories we are fortunate to work and operate. We recognize the resiliency and strength of these communities, and will continue to support and move towards meaningful reconciliation.

Check out the following list of National Indigenous Peoples Day events and celebrations in your neighbourhood to honour all Indigenous cultures and perspectives, and transit options to get you there!

Plan your trip at translink.ca/tripplanner.

  • Join Fraser River Indigenous Society at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge for National Indigenous Peoples Day festivities. Expect to see music and dance performances, various artists, vendors, and activities.
    • When: Saturday June 18, 2022
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
    • How to get there: From Maple Meadows Station, park and ride and take the 701 Bus to Haney Place (get off at EB Dewdney Trunk Road at 223 St. Walk EB to 224 St. and walk SB towards Memorial Peace Park)
  • Fort Langley National Historic Site will have special activities all day, screenings of some films, and between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. a qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən (Kwantlen First Nation) Elder will be leading an Indigenous plant walk.
    • When: Saturday June 18, 2022
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Where: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley
    • How to get there: Ride the 562 Langley Centre bus from Carvolth Exchange to 96 Ave and Glover Rd, then walk to 23433 Mavis Ave.
  • Celebrate Skwachàys Lodge and Gallery, and Vancouver Native Housing Society’s 10th Anniversary and National Indigenous Peoples Day! This is an outdoor event with food vendors, performances from Indigenous musicians and dancers, and activities for children that will be made available to honour this incredible milestone.
    • When: Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Where: 500 Taylor Street, Vancouver
    • How to get there: Ride the Expo Line to Stadium–Chinatown Station, then walk to 500 Taylor Street
  • Vancouver Community College is hosting several events at two campus locations that will provide an opportunity to learn about Indigenous perspectives, history, and cultures.
    • When: Monday, June 20, 2022
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Where: Broadway and Downtown Vancouver campuses
    • How to get there: Ride the Expo Line to Stadium–Chinatown Station, then walk westbound on Dunsmuir Street towards the VCC Downtown campus at the corner of Dunsmuir and Hamilton St. Ride the Millennium Line to VCC–Clark Station, then walk southbound on Glen Drive towards East Broadway for the VCC Broadway Campus.
  • Visit Holland Park in the Surrey city centre to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day hosted by se’mya’me (Semiahmoo First Nation), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən (Kwantlen First Nation), and q̓ícə̓ y (Katzie First Nation)! Be sure to visit TransLink’s Street Team and Outreach Bus for a chance to win some prizes. Transit Police and the Blue Eagle Cadet program will also be in attendance!  Expect to see exciting performances by talented local Indigenous Nations, and a variety of Indigenous foods and vendors.
    • When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Where: Holland Park, Surrey
    • How to get there: Ride the Expo Line to King George Station
  • Visit Ambleside Park in the District of West Vancouver for a variety of activities such as traditional storytelling, Indigenous art workshops, wool weaving, wood carving, and canoe rides for families.
    • When: Tuesday June 21, 2022
    • Time: 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Where: Ambleside Park, District of West Vancouver
    • How to get there: From Burrard Station, ride the 250 or 257 bus to West Vancouver
  • Spakwus Slolem elders and youth of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) will be holding at performance at the Kitsilano Showboat.
    • When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Where: Kitsilano Showboat, 2300 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
    • How to get there: Ride the Expo Line to Burrard Station, then board the 2 Macdonald bus to the Cornwall Ave at Point Grey Rd. stop and walk a short distance to the Showboat
  • The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is offering free admission to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day. Immerse yourself into learning about Bill Reid and various Indigenous art forms.
    • When: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Where: 639 Hornby St., Vancouver
    • How to get there: Ride the Expo Line to Granville or Burrard Station and walk a short distance to the gallery
  • Bowen Island Public Library will be hosting several initiatives throughout the week of June 20th. *Registration is required* Call 604-947-9788 to register.
    • An Evening of Short Indigenous Films
      • When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
      • Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      • Where: Bowen Island Public Library, Bowen Island
    • Storytime with Kung Jaadee
      • When: Wednesday June 22, 2022
      • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      • Where: Bowen Island Public Library, Bowen Island
    • Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Weaving with Cheximiya
      • When: Sunday, June 26, 2022
      • Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Where: Bowen Island Public Library, Bowen Island
    • How to get there: From Granville Station, ride the 257 Horseshoe Bay Express to Horseshoe Bay Terminus. Take the Bowen Island Ferry to Snug Cove. Upon arrival at the Snug Cove Terminal, walk for one minute towards Bowen Island Public Library.