Canoe Journey Stopover on San Juan

07/20/2018 06:30 PM PT


  • Free


English Camp, San Juan Island


On Friday, July 20, 2018, tribal members from British Columbia will arrive on San Juan Island in ocean going canoes as part of the Tribal Canoe Journey Power Paddle to Puyallup. This inter-tribal Canoe Journey will end in the territory of the Medicine Creek Nation, which Puyallup Tribe will be hosting July 28 – August 4, 2018.

Our island community will host 2 nights of camping, meals, and ceremonial space for the Tribal Canoe families. All are welcome and invited to the community dinners at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Friday, July 20 - Pe’pi’ ow’elh (English Camp, San Juan Island National Historical Park)
  • Saturday, July 21 - Sxw’alech (Odlin County Park, Lopez Island)

Volunteers are needed to help with support boats and meals.

Servers and Food:

To assist on San Juan, please contact Donna at 360.378.2319 or

To assist on Lopez, please contact Kai at 360.468-4400 or

Support Boats:

Fri 7/20 Sidney to San Juan, Sat 7/21 SJI to Lopez, Sun 7/22 Odlin to Rosario

Please call Ken at 360.468.2113

Donations are also very much appreciated. Click here to make a gift.

The Canoe Journey reinvigorates Coast Salish culture and builds relationships with the communities they visit in their traditional homeland. We hope to see you there!