The annual Artists For Conservation Festival (AFC) showcases artworks and environmental education activities. The mission of the Festival is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and environmental education through art that celebrates the natural heritage. Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and online initiatives, AFC engages the public and empowers professional artists as effective ambassadors for the environment.
Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver's Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar offering a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture. Caribbean Days Festival is free to attend, is open to all ages, is wheelchair accessible and close to public transportation.
The Coho Festival is a celebration of nature's annual miracle of salmon returning to the North Shore. The Festival takes place in September at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Festival activities include the Coho Walk down the Capilano River, and the Coho Run from Kitsilano Park to Ambleside Beach. Celebrity chefs serve salmon barbecued meals. In addition, visitors are treated to a variety of art exhibits, stage presentations, new environmental displays and activities for the youngsters.
Every August since 1998, the Musart Cultural Society has produced the Deep Cove Daze Community Festival at Panorama Park in beautiful Deep Cove. The festival includes a main stage with bands and entertainment, a kid’s stage, an artisan village featuring all types of arts and crafts, a midway of rides for kids, food fair, sponsor booths, and a beer garden.
Every spring, Lynn Valley Days celebrates all that is wonderful in and around beautiful Lynn Valley. The celebration includes a pancake breakfast, a parade and variety of performances that are fun and entertaining! Hundreds of families come out to enjoy the great sunny weather, free balloons and colourful floats. It's a day for everyone in North Vancouver to enjoy.
In 2002, with the success of the Cap Jazz Series, the North Shore Jazz Festival was created to coincide with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. North Shore Jazz happens in June each year as a satellite component of the larger jazz festival. North Shore performances take place at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, and at other indoor and outdoor venues in North Vancouver.
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Society (VIMFF) presents films and multi-media presentations dealing with mountain culture and activities such as skiing, mountaineering, climbing, and mountain biking in an environmentally respectful way. The Festival aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas between film makers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and the public. VIMFF takes place in February each year and is followed by a Best of the Fest tour in late winter/early spring.
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