Experience the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival in Waterton Lakes National Park

Blackfoot Fest PowWow hoop dancer - Trevor Page 2011Parks Canada is pleased to be working with the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society to present the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival. This exciting event is taking place at the Waterton Community Centre in Waterton Lakes National Park from Tuesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 25.

Activities include a tipi raising, arts and crafts displays, children’s activities, and traditional games. Come try some delicious Indigenous foods, like frybread and berry soup, which will be available during the festival. The traditional powwow, on Wednesday, August 24 starting at 5:00 p.m., is always a highlight.

We would like to thank the Waterton Park Community Association (WPCA) for helping support this event.

Inviting Canadians to visit Parks Canada places to experience Indigenous traditions and customs, at events such as the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival, creates new opportunities for learning and better understanding of Canada’s Indigenous cultures and history.

Blackfoot Fest PowWow dynamic dancer - Trevor Page 2011 (2)Date: August 23th – 25th
Time: Tues. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Waterton Lakes National Park, Waterton Community Centre
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Schedule of Events


  • Tipi Raising – 5pm
  • Art Display – 7 to 8pm



  • Children’s Corner and Storytelling – 10am to noon
  • Tipi Raising – 11am to 2pm
  • Traditional Games and Children’s Corner – 2 to 4pm
  • Waterton Pow Wow – 5pm



  • Art Display – 10am to noon