2019 Vancouver Reclaiming Samhain & Spiral Dance

You are invited to join Vancouver Reclaiming for our 27th Annual Public Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance

We respectfully acknowledge that this ritual is being held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Samhain has Gaelic origins and was first celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Learn more about Samhain.

Samhain 2019 intention: Coming Soon!

Location: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4C3 (Map)

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019


  • 5:45pm: Doors open
  • 6:00pm: Newcomers Info Session
  • 7:00pm: Doors closed. SORRY NO LATECOMERS!
  • 10:00pm:  Ritual ends and food is shared.

Please plan to stay until the end of the ritual. If you need to leave early please connect with a volunteer at the event.

Tickets: Info on ticket prices and link to purchase tickets online: Coming Soon! Tickets will be available to purchase in person at the event in cash only. No ATM is available onsite.

We are reviewing the cost and ticket prices for this event and will provide an update soon that includes the cost of attendance.

Bring: water to drink, food to share and a blanket and pillows for sitting

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance free!

Click here to view the Facebook event page where you can find updates regarding the event and intention. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the event page.

If you are interested in volunteering or taking on a ritual role please fill out this survey.

Newcomers Info Session


Is this your first time at a Reclaiming ritual, or Samhain? This is a great opportunity to get some brief info and have your questions answered.

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance free! What we mean by that is we will not be selling alcohol at the event, and we ask you not to partake in the recreational use of alcohol or other substances before or during the event for the purpose of enhancing your experience, etc. We ask you to come to the event having taken the medications/substances you need to manage your wellness.

Information about Vancouver Reclaiming and Samhain http://vancouverreclaiming.org/


We are committed to Samhain being welcoming and accessible and have invited feedback with a survey held after our 2016 and 2017 events. Please continue to provide us with feedback and watch the Facebook event for our 2018 survey.

This venue will have:

  • Multi-stall non-gendered washrooms.
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, seating areas, and washroom.
  • Moderately padded chairs for seating for elders and people with access needs in the ritual space.
  • Reserved seating close to the ritual for those who are hard of hearing.
  • Free street parking available throughout the neighbourhood.
  • Public transit (#4 & #7 at Victoria and Powell/ #14 & #16 at Victoria and Hastings)
  • Buy your tickets in advance or bring cash to the door. There is no ATM onsite.

Scent Reduced Event

  • In order to support the attendance of those with allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes, essential oils or other scented or chemical products to the event.
  • No smoking within 10 feet of the event entrance.
  • Scent-free soap will be provided in the washrooms.
  • The venue is maintained with the use of scented and chemical cleaners
  • Learn more on how to be fragrance free

RAMP Audit

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