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Aboriginal Culture

For up to 10,000 years before the arrival of the first European explorers, current-day Vancouver and the surrounding region was home to members of the Coast Salish First Nations peoples.  The First Nations remain a vibrant part of Vancouver today, comprising nearly three percent of the population and making enormous contributions to artistic and cultural life. 

Perhaps the best way to understand the rich history of Vancouver's Aboriginal peoples is a visit to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  Thousands of artifacts, from totem poles to canoes, blankets and carvings, tell the story of British Columbia's original inhabitants.  Meanwhile, contemporary aboriginal art and carvings are on display at galleries around the city, including the esteemed Bill Reid Gallery, which features the work of Canada's most famous First Nations sculptor. 

But Aboriginal culture certainly isn't confined to museums and galleries. Talking Stick, a 13-day citywide celebration of Aboriginal performance and art, is held each winter and features local and international musicians, dancers, performers and storytellers. 

Finally, a range of more immersive experiences is available to visitors, from guided rides along the coast in traditional carved canoes to ceremonial salmon feasts and even bear-watching expeditions with first nations groups on nearby Vancouver Island.  

A complete listing of Aboriginal experiences is available at the Aboriginal Tourism BC website.
 
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Bill Reid Gallery presents Xi xanya dzam: Those who are amazing at making things

  • April 05 - September 04
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
  • 639 Hornby Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
  • Admission: Included with Gallery Admission
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Drum Is Calling Festival

  • July 22 - July 30
  • Larwill Park, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby, and QET Plaza
  • Vancouver, BC
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FASS Canada 150 Speaker Series Summer 2017

  • May 17 - June 28
  • 8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
  • Admission: FREE
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FĂȘte Francophone at Canada Place

  • June 24 - June 24
  • Canada Place
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
  • Admission: Free Event
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Gathering of Canoes

  • July 14 - July 14
  • Vanier Park
  • 1000 Chestnut St
    Vancouver, BC
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National Aboriginal Celebration at Canada Place

  • June 17 - June 17
  • Canada Place
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
  • Admission: Free Event
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Walk for Reconciliation

  • September 24 - September 24
  • Begins at Cambie and Georgia Streets. Ends at Pender and Carrall Streets
  • Vancouver, BC
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