šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (North of the Vancouver Art Gallery) is situated right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. A place that witnesses gatherings year round from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, this is the perfect place for our We are a Family lanterns. Showcasing artists from the diverse communities of Vancouver, The Lantern City invites everyone to imagine a future where we are Born to be Free.
The Lantern City is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.