BC Culture Days

BC Culture Days celebrate creativity and culture! Champion and support the artists, creators, and creative institutions in your area during BC Culture Days, Sept 22 - Oct 15.

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Location: , British Columbia

photo (above): BC Culture Days ambassador Pedram Penhan / Mallory Gemmel

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture that takes place over three weeks every fall. Millions of people attend thousands of free participatory events, presentations, activities, workshops, and more that showcase, share, and explore the artistic and cultural personality of every participating community.  

Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of sharing and connecting through arts and culture.


Events for BC Culture Days span the province—there are workshops, art showings, live performances and more happening in Abbotsford, Kamloops, Prince George, Quesnel, Trail, Surrey, Vernon, Vancouver, Victoria and more.

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Wherever you live you're bound to find something happening close by. Check it out, support the arts and maybe, learn a new artistic skill! 

A sample of what's on: 

Sept 22  Bollywood Dance Class, Vancouver
Sept 22 - 23  Sundog Festival, Vernon

Sept 23  Culture Days kick off in Quesnel (BC Culture Days host city)

Sept 23  Shadow Puppet Language Workshop, Prince George (with Cherie Chai)
Sept 23  Filipino Fest, Surrey
Oct 1  Observing with Intent: channeling art into nature, Quesnel (with Natasha Lepine)
Oct 3, 14  Form and Figure, a Human Viewpoint, Vernon
Oct 7  Indigenous Youth Two-Spirit Hand Drum Song Workshop, Vancouver (with Summer Tyance)
Oct 7 - 8  49th Annual Quesnel Tillicum Society Memorial Powwow
Oct 13 - 15  North Shore Art Crawl, North Vancouver

Here's the full schedule of events for BC Culture Days

Arts ambassadors

BC Culture Days supports the rise of talent in the province through an ambassador program that connects emerging artists with new opportunities to cultivate their craft.

This year's BC Culture Days ambassadors, by region are: 

Peisen Ding, Vancouver
Natasha Lepine, Quesnel
Erin Shuttleworth, Trail
Cameron Gelderman, Kelowna
Ann K Chou, Victoria
Summer Tyance, Vancouver
Cherie Chai, Prince George
Tlanextli Coyotl (aka Pablo Ochoa), Salt Spring Island
Regan Shrum, Victoria
Lindsey Tyne Johnson, Kamloops

More info

Visit CultureDays.ca/bc.