Medicine Wheel Ceremony

2023-09-24 12.00pm - 3.00pm Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Autumn Equinox

People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to join elders Phil Mechuskosis L’Hirondelle and Gisele L’Hirondelle from ‘All My Relations Teachings’ to celebrate the autumn equinox and to usher in the new season.

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature. Drumming and prayers are shared at this event.

Enter through the Visitor Centre and meet at the Medicine Wheel in the Canadian Heritage Garden near the maze. Please allow 10-15 minutes to walk to this site. This is an outdoor event. (The Ceremony is free but Garden admission is required).
No registration necessary.

What to bring:

  • A small stone(s) to infuse prayers into
  • Clothing and gear appropriate for the weather (ie. warm clothes, cool clothes, rain clothes, visor, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, water etc.).
  • Bring your own chair/blanket to sit on as the ceremony is held outdoors and lasts 3 hours.
  • Optional: Food to share with community at the end of the ceremony, and/or a drum if you have one

Learn more about the Medicine Wheel Ceremony and read our interview with Elder Phil L’Hirondelle here.

If you have any questions about the Medicine Wheel ceremony, please reach out to Marina Princz, Library Coordinator at or 604-257-8668.