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 - NEC is not conducting tours or rentals at this time

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


View of the Longhouse

Longhouse Rentals - NEC is not conducting tours or rentals at this time

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 Amanda Kai.

Meeting Space



Fireside Lounge


$75 per hour

Computer Lab


$75 per hour

Meeting Room


$40 per hour



$50 per hour

TV Monitor in Fireside Lounge


$50 per hour

PA System in Fireside Lounge


$50 per rental

After Business Hours


$25 per hour

How to Book a Meeting Space

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

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