The NEC's longhouse was building in 1985 with the design concept based on West Coast philosophy that encompasses traditional values. The totem pole was carved by the well-known Northwest Coast Carver, Norman Tait. Community member gathered to at the pole raising ceremony, which signifies the house of learning for Indigenous learners in Metro Vancouver.  

Longhouse Tours

You're invited to join us for an hour-long Longhouse tour and learn why NEC is the first choice for Indigenous learners in Metro Vancouver.


High School Tours

  • Schedule a tour 4 weeks in advance
  • High school students in grades 9-12
  • Groups of 15 must have one chaperone
  • Maximum group size is 30 students

Community Organizations

  • Schedule a tour 4 weeks in advance
  • Maximum group size is 25


How to find us

About the City and Neighborhood


How To Book a Tour

Please contact:
Russell Wallace, Cultural Coordinator
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 236 


View of the Longhouse



Longhouse Rentals

Our facility is available for rent to host your upcoming community event or workshop. Any individual or organization can rent our facility. Please note: alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the property.

  • All rentals are for a minimum of 3 hours
  • An additional charge is applied for renting after regular business hours 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Space is not usually available on weekdays from September to April
  • Discounted rates may be available for long-term rentals
  • There are no cooking, food warming or warm beverage facilities available
  • Other terms and conditions may apply

From September to June, classroom rentals will be FREE on Thursday evenings between 5pm - 8pm for Indigenous cultural groups.  You must still complete a registration form, for more information contact Ron Wallace.


Meeting Space



Fireside Lounge


$75 per hour

Computer Lab


$75 per hour

Meeting Room


$40 per hour



$50 per hour

After Business Hours


$20 per hour


How to Book a Meeting Space

Complete the Rental Request Form and fax to (604) 873-9152.


For more information, please contact:
Ron Wallace, Maintenance Manager / Rentals
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 338