Indigenous Insights in Point Pleasant Park

Did you know that Saturday, June 21st is National Aboriginal Day? Halifax is going to be the site of some fantastic opportunities to learn about indigenous traditions, culture, and knowledge! You can learn more about the day’s events on the Aboriginal Day Live website. After all the excitement of the 21st has waned, we invite you to join us with Elder Billy Lewis for a walk and talk in Point Pleasant Park, where he will be talking about the importance of various plants to indigenous peoples as medicines, foods, for their cultural importance, and as part of a healthy environment. Mr. Lewis is an arborist, master gardner, and long time supporter of building healthy communities through stewarding a healthy environment. Our walk will begin at 2PM in the Point Pleasant Park parking lot where Tower Road meets Point Pleasant Drive. The walk will last approximately 1-2 hours, and is suitable for participants of all physical capabilities. The walk itself is free to all the public to attend, but after the walk we will be selling ice cold, refreshing, Propeller ginger beer and root beer for a toonie in support of Halifax Diverse, so that we can continue to offer exciting opportunities to the public to learn about urban nature. For more information about this event and others (including a weather call if necessary), check out the Halifax Diverse facebook page which also has lots of interesting content relating to urban nature. If you would like to be informed on an ongoing basis about events we are hosting, subscribe to our mailing list by sending an email to with “subscribe me” in the subject line, or by clicking here. Our emails are very infrequent, but let you know about upcoming events such as this one and of course we would never sell or disclose your email to other entities. We hope to see you on the trail this Sunday, June 22nd!