BC Culture Days Events in Metro Vancouver

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BC Culture Days are almost here and in Metro Vancouver you can enjoy three creative and colourful weeks of cultural, artistic, and community-based celebrations! Immerse yourself in creative and interactive programs (either free or pay-what-you-may) that highlight the artistic and cultural personality of every community. This is Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts!

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BC Culture Days Events in Metro Vancouver

  • When: September 22 to October 15, 2023

Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through interactive events. The celebratory spirit in British Columbia is thriving, evidenced by growing registration and over 400 events across 50 diverse communities across the province.

Highlighted events in Metro Vancouver can be found below. For a full list of events throughout the province, visit Culture Days online.


Our Voices, Ourselves Community Hub Kickoff Party
September 23, 12:00pm – 5:00pm | RayCam Co-operative Centre 920 East Hastings St

Celebrate the Fire Dragon Festival with the Chinese Canadian Museum
September 23, 10:00am – 5:00pm | Chinese Canadian Museum 51 East Pender St

Lost & Found: Interactive Exhibition 
September 23, 10:30am – 4:30pm | Grunt Gallery 116 – 350 E 2nd Ave

Mooncake Making and Storytelling
September 23, 1:00pm – 4:00pm | The Press Room 1778 Columbia Street

Culture Days Clay Workshop with Clare Wilkening
September 23, 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Alternatives Gallery 1659 Venables St

Bocadillos de teatro by Luis Javier
September 26-29, 6:00pm – 9:30pm | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews

New Works: Pop Up Dances
September 23 and 24, 12:00pm – 4:00pm | Various Granville Island Locations

Ballet BC Movement and Expressive Arts Workshop
September 26, 5:45pm – 7:15pm | Ballet BC 1286 Cartwright St

Listen, Listen Festival 2023 
October 6 – 8, various times | Left of Main 211 Keefer St

Indigenous Youth Two-Spirit Hand Drum Song Workshop
October 7, 10:00am – 4:00pm | Persona Creative 402 West Pender St

Life Stories Painting Workshop
October 13, 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Gordon Neighbourhood House

Kathak Movement Workshop 
October 14, 1:45pm – 3:15pm | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (Workshop Room B) 181 Roundhouse Mews

North and West Vancouver

Artists For Conservation Festival
September 22 and 23, 10:00am – 5:00pm and September 24, 10:00am – 4:00pm | VanDusen Botanical Garden, Maplewood Conservancy 5251 Oak St and 2649 Dollarton Ave

Lecture Recital: Bach Sinfonias, 300 Years of Success
September 24, 4:30pm – 6:30pm | The Silk Purse Arts Centre 1570 Argyle Ave

The Fire Still Burns: An Evening with Squamish Elder Sam George
September 27, 7:00pm – 8:30pm | North Vancouver District Public Library (Lynn Valley Branch) 1277 Lynn Valley Road

Live and Local Event at Seylynn Park in North Vancouver
September 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Seylynn Park 605 Mountain Hwy

Storytelling, Songs, and Crafts with Lisa Lewis
October 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm | West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Dr

Upcycled Art Jam with NVRC Artist Residency, Pattern Nation
October 6, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park 1905 Jones Ave

North Shore Art Crawl 
October 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm and October 14 and 15, 11:00am – 5:00pm | Various North Shore Locations

Golden Memories-Card Making Workshop
October 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm | Silver Harbour Senior Centre 144 East 22nd St

Fiddle at the Quay! (with NSCE)
October 14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm | The Quay (Lonsdale Quay Market) 123 Carrie Cates Court


Tracey-Mae Chambers: Hope and Healing Canada
On for Duration of Culture Days | Richmond Cultural Centre, Rotunda 7700 Minoru Gate

Three Perfections – The Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Painting and Poetry
September 24, 11:00am – 4:00pm | Richmond Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate

Discover Dance Day
September 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm | Defy Gravity Dance Company 11151 Horseshoe Way, Unit 30

Richmond Improv Theatre Society: Intro to Improv|
September 28 and October 5, 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Ave

Botanical Self Portrait Collage Party
October 14, 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Richmond Art Gallery 7700 Minoru Gate


Hear Our Voices – An Art and Poetry Workshop
September 23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm | UNITI – Semiahmoo House Society 15306 24 Ave

Culture Days Celebrates: Dominican Republic
October 14, 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Museum of Surrey 17710 56A Ave

Band-Aid Youth Musician Jam Session
October 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Clayton Community Centre 7155 187A St


Stand Up For Mental Health Culture Days Show
September 23, 7:00am – 9:00am | St Timothy’s Church 4550 Kitchener St

Paper Folding – Tian Jin Temple
September 23, 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Tian Jin Temple 3426 Smith Ave


Heritage Week Scavenger Hunt
September 24, 12:00pm – 4:00pm | Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre

September 23, 4:00pm – 6:00pm | North Delta Centre for the Arts

New Westminster

New West Cultural Crawl
Opening Reception October 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Main Events October 14 and 15, 11:00am – 5:00pm | Over 25 Venues across New Westminster; Opening Reception Eight & Eight Studios at Massey Theatre

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody

Unleashing Your Creative Spark: A Journey of Inspiration
September 22, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Evergreen Cultural Centre

Mid-Autumn Moon Family Day
September 23, 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House

Coquitlam Public Library’s Indigenous Film Festival
September 27, 2:00pm – 5:30pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm and September 29, 12:00pm – 4:30pm | City Centre Library, Poirier Library

Culture Days Family Imagination Studio
September 23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm | The Outlet Workroom

For more information on Culture Days events and to stay update, follow Culture Days on Facebook and Instagram.

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