War canoe races, a barbecued salmon dinner and cultural performances are among events at the Seabird Island 40th annual First Nations Festival, one of several B.C. powwows welcoming guests this year.

The festival, running May 29-31, will also include the sale of original art. Seabird Island is located five kilometres north of Agassiz on the Fraser River.

West Vancouver’s Capilano Reserve Park plays host to one of the largest and oldest aboriginal gatherings in the province, the Squamish Nation 22nd annual powwow.

The July 10-12 event includes dancing, drumming, craft sales and traditional foods such as bannock and salmon.

And on the Queen Charlotte Islands, Skidegate Days from June 12 to 14 will feature war canoe races as well as a baseball tournament and dance.

For more details on aboriginal cultural experiences in B.C., visit AboriginalBC.com.