Medicine Wheel Ceremony

2021-09-19 12.00pm - 3.00pm Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature. People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather and celebrate the beginning of the autumn season in a beautiful outdoor setting at VanDusen Garden Botanical Garden’s Medicine Wheel.

Come join us and others of varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions to celebrate the Fall Equinox and to usher in the new season.

For this ceremony, participants are asked to enter through the Visitor Centre admissions desk. Please arrive 15 min. early to give yourself enough time to walk up to the Medicine Wheel area.

Although the ceremony itself is free, regular garden admission will be charged for those (non-members) participating in the ceremony.

We will continue follow the current Provincial Health Guidelines to keep us all safe.

Drumming and prayers will be shared.

To register please send an email with the number of people in your party to Marina at or call 604-257-8668.

Drumming, singing and prayers will be shared.

What to bring:

  • Clothing and gear appropriate for the weather (ie. warm clothes, cool clothes, rain clothes, visor, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, water etc.)
  • Something to sit on as the ceremony is held outdoors and lasts 3 hours.
  • Food to consume yourself (not share) within community at the end of the ceremony.
  • Bring a drum if you have one.
  • A small stone to infuse prayers into and to leave at the wheel.

For more information contact Marina Princz at 604-257-8668 or

We require all VBGA in-person education program participants to be fully vaccinated. Children under 12 years old are exempt from this policy. You may be asked to provide the BC Vaccine Card for entrance into the program. Participants 12 years old and older must wear masks when entering the Visitor Centre.