Follow the rhythm and learn about traditions with Indigenous Tourism Quebec
 
  • Pow-Wow, photo credit: Indigenous Tourism Quebec
  • Traditional Pow Wow dance, photo credit: Indigenous Tourism Quebec
  • Photo credit: Indigenous Tourism Quebec

Follow the rhythm and learn about traditions with Indigenous Tourism Quebec

The summer solstice signals the beginning of various celebrations in the Indigenous nations in Quebec. It is a time to gather and discover the rich cultures of the First Nations. Around a large circle, witness traditional songs and dances during a Pow Wow. Discover a fascinating world of stories and legends echoed through storytelling and Indigenous literature. Performances, tastings, crafts and locally made and homegrown products will also take their place as part of this unique experience. Be sure to pay attention to announcements by the Master of Ceremonies during the events.

Indigenous celebrations in Quebec

KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples

KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples

2023 dates to be announced (June)

The event KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples aims to present the 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec to the public. The event’s program includes shows by talented [ read more ... ]

Pow-Wow Trail

Pow-Wow Trail

Don’t miss THE Ilnu cultural event! Everyone is invited to attend the activities presented during one of the largest and most magnificent First Nations [ read more ... ]

Pow-wow de Pikogan

Pow-wow de Pikogan

2023 dates to be announced (June)

The Pikogan Pow Wow is a celebration of Indigenous culture. It is a joyful, family-friendly gathering centered around values such as openness and sharing [ read more ... ]

Kitigan Zibi Traditional Pow Wow

Kitigan Zibi Traditional Pow Wow

2023 dates to be announced (June)

The Kitigan Zibi Traditional Pow Wow has been an ongoing time of celebration, healing, and spiritual growth. Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg welcomes you to the [ read more ... ]

Innucadie Stories and Legends Festival

Innucadie Stories and Legends Festival

From August 11 to 14, 2022

The Innucadie Stories and Legends Festival Innucadie is an exceptional event which takes place from August 11 to 14, 2022 in remote Natashquan-Nutashkuan [ read more ... ]

First Nations Great Summer Gathering

First Nations Great Summer Gathering

From July 8 to 10, 2022

The 16th edition of the First Nations Great Summer will be held from July 8 to 10, 2022, at Uashassihtsh in Mashteuiatsh. Come and dance in the footsteps [ read more ... ]

International pow-wow of Wendake

International pow-wow of Wendake

From July 1 to 3, 2022

Come live an unforgettable cultural experience with family and friends at the heart of the Huron- Wendat community! Attend the international drum & dance [ read more ... ]

Festival de contes et légendes Atalukan

Festival de contes et légendes Atalukan

2022 dates to be announced (August)

Through the Festival de contes et légendes Atalukan, Kamishkak’Arts helps to maintain and share the rich verbal traditions and imagination of the First [ read more ... ]

Manawan Pow-wow

Manawan Pow-wow

2022 dates to be announced (August)

Known for being very traditional, the Manawan Pow Wow. For the past 15 years, this very colorful gathering has featured a combination of dance, music, [ read more ... ]

Pow-wow d'Odanak

Pow-wow d'Odanak

From July 29 to 31, 2022

For its 61st edition, the Odanak Pow Wow will remain faithful to the elements that have made it so popular. Once again, the first weekend of July will [ read more ... ]

First peoples' festival

First peoples' festival

From August 9 to 18, 2022

Every glorious summer for 32 years now, the heart of downtown Montreal has been vibrating to the Festival international Présence autochtone. This year [ read more ... ]

The First Nations Book Fair

The First Nations Book Fair

From November 17 to 20, 2022

The only event of its kind in Canada, the First Nations Book Fair showcases the talent of Indigenous authors. The event will include round table discussions [ read more ... ]

Rendez-Vous of the Artisans and Artists of Wendake

Rendez-Vous of the Artisans and Artists of Wendake

2022 dates to be announced (November)

This get-together, open to the public, allows exhibitors to present their respective arts through various artistic presentations (singing, dancing, drums [ read more ... ]

Wôlinak Pow-wow

Wôlinak Pow-wow

From August 26 to 27, 2022

The Conseil des Abénakis de Wôlinak invites you to the Wôlinak Pow Wow, an annual family event that’s rich in colour and filled with a variety of fun activities [ read more ... ]

Festival Innu Nikamu

Festival Innu Nikamu

From August 3 to 7, 2022

Innu Nikamu (“he sings in Innu”) is one of the biggest Indigenous music festivals on the continent. Over four days, artists from different nations take [ read more ... ]

Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow

Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow

From July 9 to 10, 2022

This year's edition of the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow is slated to take place on July 9 & 10, 2022. The event promotes an atmosphere of friendship [ read more ... ]

Indigenous celebrations in Quebec