International Peace Pow-wow

Flashing colours, ethereal chanting and the thunder of drums saturate the Enmax Centre every February, as Niitsitapi (People of the Blackfoot Confederacy) from both sides of the border gather to celebrate their culture.

The Pow-Wow lasts two days and gives attendees a glimpse into traditional regalia, music and art that has defined the area for thousands of years. If you’ve never attended an Indigenous event before, find out more about Pow-Wow etiquette here.

International Peace Pow-Wow at a glance

  • Date: Last full weekend of February

  • How to get there: Located at the Enmax Centre, at the south end of Scenic Drive, the Peace Pow-Wow is easy to get to by car – with tons of parking.

  • Where to stay: The Quality Inn and Suites is the event’s ‘host hotel’ and offers a discount Pow-Wow price. The Lethbridge Holiday Inn is another great option, as it’s a quick, 5-minute drive to the Enmax Centre.

  • What to bring: A friendly smile and money for the Pow-Wow Marketplace

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