National Indigenous People’s Day Community Paddle and Feast, June 21

June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day Community Paddle and Feast.  

Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community Feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a Give Away.

Canoe and Kayak rentals from Rocky Point Park Kayaks.  Please pre-book your canoe or kayak.

6:30pm Launch

7:00pm Ceremony

7:30pm Feast

8:00pm entertainment

9:30pm close.


Gathering Medicines and Tea Making With Cease Wyss, May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019 – Gathering Medicines and Tea Making With Cease Wyss.

Location: Noons Creek Hatchery

Have you ever wondered what traditional medicines grow in our backyard? Join us as ethno-botanist and Knowledge Keeper Cease Wyss teaches us about the medicines growing in our forests. Learn how to harvest medicines and how to make them into teas. Each participant will take home their own tea concoction.

Registration required – $25 per person:

Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Port Moody Foreshore Parks, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 – Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Port Moody Foreshore Parks.

Location: Noons Creek Hatchery.

Please join us for a slideshow and presentation on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Port Moody Foreshore with Dr. Stan Copp.


Heritage Paddle with Takaya Tours, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 – Heritage Paddle up the Inlet with Takaya Tours from 10am – 3pm.

Location: Cates Park

Journey up the Indian Arm in traditional canoes led by cultural leader and skipper Dennis Thomas. Learn the history of the first people of the Inlet, hear their songs, and visit ancestral village sites and see the pictrographs embedded in the rocks. Preregistration Required. Meet at Cates Park and bring a lunch.

Tickets are $100 – $150.  Please pre-register for this event on Eventbrite as space is limited https:

May 29, 2017.
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak at Cates Park, North Vancouver.
Rob Newell photo.

Xaxatko: Water Spirit – Hip Hop Poetry with Ostwelve, Ronnie Dean Harris, May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019 – Xaxatko: Water Spirit.

Location: Noons Creek Hatchery

Hip Hop Poetry, May 9

Please join us for a hiphop poetry multi-media performance with Ostwelve: Ronnie Dean Harris.