The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats hosts a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits at the site.

About the exhibit

The exhibit explores the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (Tśētsawanexw & Stalaston), 1899-1981. The exhibit focuses on his influence as an advocate for the rights of First Nations Peoples and his career as an actor. It also considers other significant figures, events and milestones in the First Nations rights movement in BC and Canada, and touches on the wider history and portrayal of indigenous people in film and television. The exhibition also connects his esteemed legacy to this place, and enables Tsleil-Waututh members and North Vancouver residents to witness these stories so close to his home.

Public hours and covid-19 protocols

The Nature House will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm on a first come first serve basis. We will be holding reservations for 60-minute safely distanced bubble groups to view the exhibition on Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm.

Visit our Calendly scheduling page to make a reservation. Upon registration, you will receive additional instructions for your visit.

Sign the guestbook to share your thoughts and experience of the exhibit. Thank you!

Calendar of Events

Some dates and details TBC. Visit for events related to Chief Dan George exhibit

Welcome Reception

June 12, noon – 1:30pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Welcome Reception for the
Chief Dan George Exhibit at Maplewood Flats. There will be words shared from Tsleil-Waututh and local dignitaries. The exhibit explores the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (Tśētsawanexw & Stalaston).

RSVP for this virtual event at

May 22: Chief Dan George Exhibition Family Conversation
A conversation featuring WBT’s Irwn Oostindie speaking with Chief Dan George grandchildren Charlene and Andrea Aleck about his legacy and family impacts. Irwin also speaks with Maplewood Flats 2021 Artist-in-Residence (and Chief Dan George’s great granddaughter) Rachelle George about her residency while she also shares a reading from Chief Dan’s poetry. Watch recording of this event (YouTube) This is the first day to view The Chief Dan George Exhibition (Saturday, May 22) at the Nature House at Maplewood Flats. The show runs through the summer months with many special events.
Fireside Chat, SUNDAYS at 7PM

May 30, June 27, July 25 & August 29

As part of the Chief Dan George exhibit, we will host special guests and members of the George Family.

May 30 – This month, Ta7ah Amy George will share reflections on the life and legacy of her father, Chief Dan George.

As part of Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist Exhibit at Maplewood Flats, Ta7ah Amy George will recite her father’s powerful Lament for Confederation, the famous speech he first delivered in 1967.

Postponed to July 24. Register:

June 27 – Stories of the Grandchildren – part one

July 25 – Stories of the Grandchildren – part two (TBC) 

August 29Lee Maracle in Conversation with Irwin Oostindie. Watch this broadcast conversation delving into epistemologies, the mudflats, settler/Indigenous relations, and other meanderings that connect Maplewood Flats to broader understandings of Salish coast People’s culture and the confused settler onlookers in denial of their complicit in settler colonialism.

Throughout May 22-August 29, WBT will be hosting special events and will include programs that coincide with the Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist Exhibit. 

Osprey Festival celebrates Chief Dan George’s 122nd Birthday

July 24 – 10:30am to 2:30pm Details TBA

Virtual Screening

September 2, noon

Join us for an online screening of Loretta Todd’s documentary film Today is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George (1998). This event will be hosted by Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish filmmaker and great grand daughter of Chief Dan George, Rachelle George.
Closing Event: Bannock & Tea

September 6, 10am-12:30pm

for Tsleil-Waututh Elders & their Families
Monday, September 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Performance by CHILDREN OF TAKAYA 11:00 AM
No registration necesssary.

Bus Transportation provided by TWN/Maplewood Flats
Departure: 10 AM and 10:30 AM from the TWN Gym
: 11:45 AM and 12:15 PM from Maplewood Flats 
2649 Dollarton Hwy / Tsleil-Waututh Nation lands and waters



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