Residents advised of parking restrictions and street closures during North American Indigenous Games

The municipality is pleased to be welcoming athletes, coaches, staff, performers and spectators of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2023.

Over 5,000 athletes representing more than 750 Indigenous Nations will be gathering to compete in the games from Saturday, July 15 to Saturday, July 22. Residents are invited to watch the competition and participate in arts and cultural programming. For a full schedule, please visit

Residents are advised that, during the opening ceremony on Sunday, July 16, the following streets will be closed from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Please see attached map for more information.

  • Duke Street, from Argyle Street to Brunswick Street
  • Brunswick Street, from Duke Street to Doyle Street
  • Carmichael Street, from Grafton Street to Brunswick Street
  • Prince Street, from Market Street to Carmichael Street
  • Market Street, from Prince Street to Sackville Street
  • Grafton Street, from Sackville Street to Blowers Street
  • Sackville Street, from Grafton Street to Queen Street

Cogswell Street, from North Park Street to Robie Street, will be closed during the closing ceremony on Friday, July 21.

Residents are also advised that parking restrictions will be in place on nearby streets during the opening ceremony and closing ceremony – as well as certain venues during the Games. Bike lanes may be blocked while restrictions are in place. Residents are asked to obey all on-street signage.

Some downtown hotels will experience higher than normal bus traffic – residents are asked to use caution as athletes will be boarding and exiting busses at these locations throughout the week.

The municipality has previously announced service impacts for Parks & Recreation facilities and programming.

For more information, visit

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