The National Indigenous Peoples Day event at Surrey’s Holland Park is a huge event showcasing First Nations culture and attracting thousands of people.
It takes place on June 21st each year and is one of the largest events of its kind in the Lower Mainland.
National Indigenous Peoples Day in Surrey
Communities across Canada celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st each year. Surrey holds its event at Holland Park which is located across the street from the Central City Shopping Centre at 13428 Old Yale Road.
In 2020 the festivities were supposed to run from 3:00 until 8:00 pm with the official welcoming ceremonies at 4 o’clock and the closing ceremonies at 7:30. Unfortunately, the celebrations were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2021 details will likely be similar though.
Surrey is on the traditional unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations. The city also has the largest urban First Nations population in the province.
At the annual event at Holland Park there are representatives from the various Indigenous nations, dignitaries from all levels of government, and thousands of people. There is entertainment showcasing First Nation culture as well as the cultures of other communities. There are also numerous community organizations with information booths, craft activities for kids and other family-friendly things to see and do.
If you want to celebrate First Nations culture, learn about the culture and experience a fun and entertaining event, Holland Park is a great place to be on Indigenous Peoples Day!
For more information about the June 21st event at Holland Park, see the City of Surrey‘s website.
For details about other similar festivities in other parts of the Lower Mainland, click National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland First Nations
- Stanley Park’s Totem Poles
- Vancouver History and Culture
- Festivals & Events Calendar
- Free Events in June and Free Events in July