Canada Day at Cape Mudge

The highlight for many attendees will be the arrival of the traditional Tribal Journey canoes

On July 1, Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre will host Canada Day at the Cape, Quadra Island’s only Canada Day celebration.

The event pairs many typical festival activities with tours of the Sacred Potlatch Collection and ancient petroglyphs, heritage walks to the landing site of Captain George Vancouver, Elder’s storytelling, an artisan marketplace, a variety of family programs, a community feast and the rededication of three historic welcome poles.

The highlight for many attendees will be the arrival of the traditional Tribal Journey canoes who enter our territory on July 1 from Washington State en route to their final destination in Bella Bella. This group of more than 1,000 paddlers will be joined by Her Honour Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

We welcome you to join us for this unique Canada Day celebration that will bring together an estimated 5,000 guests to our community. Complimentary shuttle services from the ferry dock and other locations throughout the Island, to the Village will be available all day.

Visit nuyumbalees.com for a complete event schedule. They are looking forward to welcoming you to the Village of Cape Mudge this summer.

Opened in 1979, Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre was the first facility of its kind in Canada, designed specifically to house the Sacred Potlatch Collection.

These beautiful art and regalia pieces confiscated during the Anti-Potlatch era, are now displayed lead visitors from the pre-contact period to the present day. Facilities include the Cultural Centre, the Ah Wah Qwa Dzas – a place to relax and tell stories, and the House of Eagles Carving and Education Centre. Tours are available year round. 2014 marks the 130 year anniversary of the enactment of the Anti-Potalch era.