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Indigenous Storytelling on 
The Rise

Indigenous Cultural Storytelling Series
on St. Patrick's Island


Indigenous Cultural Sharing Event

Many Chief Tours, in partnership with the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), are offering six consecutive Friday evenings of free Indigenous cultural performances and storytelling at the top of The Rise on St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary.

The Friday evenings will include either Indigenous drumming/singing or storytelling. The event is free to all guests and will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm each Friday evening from July 22 to August 26. The cultural sharing will be held at the top of The Rise located on St. Patrick’s Island and can be accessed from the George C. King Bridge in Calgary’s East Village or from the Calgary Zoo West Parking Lot off of Zoo Road NE.

Free events are open to the public.

We invite you to bring a blanket or a chair up to the Rise on St. Patrick's Island and learn about the Indigenous community through our storytellers and cultural sharers.


  • Blackfoot Drumming - Friday, July 22: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Indigenous Cultural Display & Interpretation - Friday, July 29: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Indigenous Storytelling - Friday, August 5: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cancelled due to COVID

  • Indigenous Storytelling - Friday, August 12: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Métis Elder Storytelling - Friday, August 19: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Blackfoot Drumming - Friday, August 26: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We encourage guests to come approximately 5 - 10 minutes prior to start of the event. Signage will be set up to provide direction to the locations.

If you have any questions please reach out to



Here are a few details for this upcoming event: The event will take place on the Rise located on St. Patrick's Island. 

Where to park: You will be able to find paid parking in the Calgary Parking Authority Lot 74 on your left or along 6th Avenue SE. Additional paid parking can be found at the Calgary Zoo south parking lot. 

COVID-19 Safety: While there are not current COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor activities, we encourage people to be considerate and aware of others also enjoying this event. 


Thank you to our partner, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation for support this event.

Photo Credit: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation & Media Pop Films

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