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Things you can do to celebrate National Aboriginal day: Vancouver Island Events and Festivals

June 9, 2017

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Because our head office is in Victoria, we’ve put together this list and map of events going on across Vancouver Island.

In Victoria, Canada 150 celebrations are kicking off on June 21, but National Indigenous Peoples Day will be celebrated from June 16-18 downtown at the Inner Harbor. The festival features traditional dancers, musicians, an Indigenous Arts Marketplace, and authentic Indigenous cuisine from the Songhees Seafood and Steam Food Truck.

If your community is hosting an event, not on our list, send us an email at and we will add it to our map!


Events on Vancouver Island

Name: Aboriginal Cultural Festival
Place: Outdoor stage in the plaza at the Royal BC Museum  Victoria, British Columbia
Dates: June 16-18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Name: National Indigenous Day at Royal Roads University
Place: Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House) 2500 Sooke Road at Royal Roads University  Langford, British Columbia
Date: June 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Name: 2017 Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Place: Ladysmith Amphitheatre at 213 Transfer Beach Blvd  Ladysmith, British Columbia
Date: June 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Name: West Shore Aboriginal Day Festival
Place: West Shore Parks and Recreation at 1767 Island Highway (Lower Level near the picnic shelter and playground)  Langford, British Columbia
Date: June 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Name: National Aboriginal Day Annual Celebration
Place: K’omoks First Nation Community Hall at 3320 Comox Rd. Courtenay, British Columbia
Date: June 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Name: Aboriginal Day
Place: Spirit Square at 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, British Columbia
Date: June 21, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Have to work on National Indigenous Peoples Day? Don't worry! We've also created a list of things you can do from your desk to celebrate and honour Indigenous Peoples in your community and across Canada.


Article published June 9, 2017.

June 9, 2017

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