Alberta, BC Indigenous events to check out for National Indigenous History Month


June is National Indigenous History month, and Indigenous events are taking place across Alberta and BC to celebrate. Of course, National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 is the biggest of these, but events carry on all month long. 

By going out and attending these events, not only can you learn the culture, history, and languages of local Indigenous peoples, but you will find great fun and friendship in the welcoming ways of the community.

Events to check out for National Indigenous History month

Jun 10  Spo7ez Wellness Feast / Whistler, BC
Experience Squamish and Lil'Wat Nation hospitality, and savour traditional local foods. 

Jun 10 - 11  Okanagan Indian Band Traditional Pow Wow / Vernon, BC
Join the first annual pow wow, with drum, song and ceremony. Admission is free, camping is $10.

Jun 17  The Grande Gathering Gala / Grande Prairie, AB
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre hosts its second annual gala, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in cultural celebration, with dancing and live music.

Jun 16 - 18  Chief William Fathers Day Traditional Pow Wow / Williams Lake, BC
This pow wow is held annually on Father's Day, and open to all.

Jun 21  National Indigenous Peoples Day
To find a National Indigenous Peoples Day event close to you, check out websites for Indigenous Tourism Alberta or Indigenous Tourism BC.

Alberta Métis Fest at Métis Crossing is one of the largest Indigenous cultural gatherings in Alberta.

Jun 23 - 24  Alberta Métis Fest / Métis Crossing, AB
Alberta's Métis Community comes together, with music, dance and a big jigging competition!

Jun 24 - 25  Grande Prairie Traditional Pow Wow / Grande Prairie, AB
Celebrate with Grande Prairie's Indigenous community, at this big regional pow wow.

Jun 30  Celebration of Vermilion & Multiculturalism / Vermilion, AB 
Vermilion's pre-Canada Day celebration features Indigenous hoop dancing.

Continue on the path to reconciliation

If National Indigenous History month events inspire you to learn more, check out for more Indigenous travel and cultural experiences in Alberta and BC. 

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