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We’ve compiled an ultimate guide to Pow Wows taking place across Canada this summer. Take a look at the dates in your area, or plan your next road trip for a unique Canadian experience!

Pow Wows are ceremonial celebrations of cultural pride for all ages. These dynamic events showcase the music, dance, regalia, food and crafts of our Indigenous peoples. Pow Wows are typically hosted by First Nations communities, with Métis and Inuit also participating in contemporary powwows.

Pow Wows are a welcoming space and to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone, please be aware of Pow Wow Etiquette. Guidelines may vary between provinces and regions, so check with the MC, Arena Director or Head Singer if you’re unsure of expectations and they will be happy to help answer questions.


General Pow Wow Etiquette Includes:

  • Be on time
  • Dress and behave in an appropriate and respectful manner
  • Remember that arena benches are reserved for dancers
  • Be respectful
  • Be courteous and aware of those around you
  • Consider donating to honour and support the costs of these typically non-profit events
  • Drugs and alcohol are not allowed
  • Ask before taking photos

Pow Wow Etiquette from

British Columbia


Four Seasons Cultural Society Pow Wow

July 14-16, 2017
Penticton, BC

Spirit of the People Pow Wow

July 28-30, 2017
Chilliwack, BC

Kamloopa Powwow

August 4-6, 2017
Kamloops, BC

Khowutzun Warmland Intertribal Pow Wow

August 11-13, 2017
Duncan, BC

21st Annual Ska-Cheen Elders Traditional Pow Wow

August 18-20, 2017
Chase, BC

Tuckkwiowhum Village Salmon Homecoming Pow Wow

August 25-27, 2017
Fraser Canyon, BC




Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

July 14-17, 2017
Glenevis, AB

Sturgeon Lake Traditional Pow Wow

July 14-16, 2017
Valleyview, AB

K-Days Pow Wow

July 25-27, 2017
Edmonton, AB

Tsuut’ina Nation Annual Celebration

July 28-31, 2017
Redwood Meadows, AB

Kehewin Cree Nation Pow Wow

August 4-6, 2017
Kehewin, AB

Piikani Nation Powwow

August 4-6, 2017
Brocket, AB

Aakaoohkiimiiksi/Aakaina Annual Competition Pow Wow

August 9, 2017
Cardston, AB




One Arrow First Nation Powwow

July 14-16, 2017
Bellevue, SK

Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation Pow Wow

July 16, 2017
Wood Mountain, SK

George Gordon First Nation Pow Wow

July 18-20, 2017
George Gordon, SK

Thunderchild First Nation 50th Annual Pow Wow

July 21-23, 2017
Turtleford, SK

Spirit of our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow

July 26-27, 2017
Regina, SK

Muskoday First Nation Traditional Pow Wow

August 5-6, 2017
Muskoday, SK

Flying Dust First Nation 13th Annual Pow Wow

September 1-3, 2017
Meadow Lake, SK




Ada Wilson “Grey Cloud Woman” Pow Wow

August 1-3, 2017
Koostatak, MB

13th Annual Opikihiwawin Traditional Pow Wow

September 9, 2017
Winnipeg, MB




Scogog Annual Pow Wow

July 15-16, 2017
Port Perry, ON

37th Annual Grand River Pow Wow

July 21-23, 2017
Six Nations, ON

Pays Plat First National Traditional Pow Wow

July 21-23, 2017
Pays Plat, ON

Wiikwemkoong Annual Cultural Festival

August 5-7, 2017
Manitoulin Island, ON

Constance Lake Pow Wow

Aug 11-13, 2017
Constance Lake, ON

2017 Genaabaajing Powwow

August 11-13, 2017
Cutler, ON

Tyendinaga Pow Wow

August 12-13, 2017
Tyendinaga, ON

Nawash 33rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow 2017

August 18-20, 2017
Wiarton, ON

Mattagami First Nation Annual Traditional Pow Wow

August 19-20, 2017
Gogama, ON

Rama First Nation Annual Pow Wow

August 19-20, 2017
Rama, ON

Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow

August 25-27, 2017
Hagersville, ON

Silver Lake 23rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow

August 26-27, 2017
Maberly, ON

Nipissing First Nation Pow Wow

Sturgeon Falls, ON
Sep 2-3, 2017

Listening to our Youth Bizindaaw Oshkiniijig

September 9-10, 2017
Midland, ON

Akwesasne International PowWow

Sep 9-10, 2017
Cornwall Island, ON

Georgian Bay Friendship Centre 17th Annual Pow Wow

Sept 9-10, 2017
Midland, ON

Annual Native Harvest Festival and Pow Wow

Sep 16-17, 2017
London, ON

Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow

Sep 16-17, 2017
Curve Lake, ON

Kweni ki-2nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow and Indigenous Artist Showcase

September 23-24, 2017
Caledon, ON




Great Gathering of First Nations (Pow wow) of Mashteuiatsh

July 14-16, 2017
Mashteuiatsh, QC

Pow-Wow Essipit

July 20-23, 2017
Essipit, QC

Pow-Wow Lac Simon

July 22-July 23
Lac-Simon, QC

Pessamit Pow Wow

August 12-13, 2017
Betsiamites, QC

Pow-Wow Manawan

August 18-20, 2017
Manawan, QC

Kanehsatake Traditional Pow Wow

August 26-27, 2017
Kanesatake, QC


New Brunswick


Eel Ground First Nation ― Natoaganeg Powwow

July 13-16, 2017
Eel Ground, NB

Oromocto Annual Pow Wow

July 21-23
Oromocto, NB

Eel River Bar (Ugpi’ganjig) First Nation Pow Wow

August 11-12, 2017
Eel River Bar, NB

Burnt Church (Esgenoopetitj) First Nation Pow Wow

August 18-20, 2017
Burnt Church, NB

Annual Elsipogtog First Nation Pow Wow

September 2-3, 2017
Big Cove, NB


Nova Scotia


Grand Pre 2017

August 10 – 13, 2017
Grand Pre, NS


Newfoundland & Labrador


Bay St. George Mi’Kmaq Pow Wow

July 14-16
Bay St. George, NL