Longhouse Tours & Rentals

The Longhouse

The NEC's longhouse was built 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 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 a Longhouse tour and learn about what NEC has to offer 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


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.

  • Fireside Lounge and Level 1 Classrooms are available for rentals.
  • Rentals can occur between the hours of 8am-10pm, 7 days per week.
  • Rentals that fall within normal school hours (8am-4pm) will be considered on a case-by-case basis so as not to interrupt NEC operations
  • There are no kitchen facilities available.
  • Other terms and conditions apply (see the Rentals & Rates Agreement Form for details).


Community Partnership Rentals

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, NEC will allow rentals between 4pm-9pm at a community rate for Indigenous, not for profit organizations.

Meeting Space



Fireside Lounge


$250 for the first hour. $100 per hour for subsequent hours.



$250 for the first hour. $100 per hour for subsequent hours.

Projector and screen












How to Book a Meeting Space

Complete the online Rentals & Rates Agreement Form to make a rental request.

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Kai, Director of Operations
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 333