A little boy dancing at a powwow


Bring The Family To A Powwow Near You This Summer

Jun 21, 2018

Last year, I put together a guide for taking your family to a powwow for our non-Indigenous friends and readers. However, not all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities host powwows, so I added in some of the cultural festivals that are representative of the diversity of celebrations presented across Canada.

This list is by no means absolute, as Ontario alone features well over 40 powwows from early spring into late autumn — with many being held over the winter months, too. So, I’ve compiled something a little more comprehensive and varied. I’ve tried to select and represent as many nations as possible while offering a variety of locations and weekend dates.


British Columbia / Saskatchewan / Manitoba


For even more powwows in Ontario, check out this list.


For even more powwows in Quebec, check out this list.

New Brunswick

For even more powwows in New Brunswick, check out this list.

Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island / Newfoundland

Northwest Territories / Nunavut / Yukon

There's an even more comprehensive powwow guide from Anishinabek Nation in which you may notice some celebrations outside of Canada, this is because for many Anishinaabe (and other) nations, colonial borders do not apply.

Article Author Selena Mills
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A multidisciplinary creative professional and artisan, Selena has over 10 years of experience writing and editing for acclaimed publications, B2B content creation, social management, brand building, design and VA services. Passionate about elevating Indigenous and FNMI stories, perspectives and voices in digital media, she strives to build bridges renegade style. When the chaos permits, Selena is an avid four-seasons permaculture gardener and a hobby “chef” who looks for other parents to revel (and or kvetch) in motherhood with. Clearly, she doesn’t like rules, most visionaries don’t.

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