Cultural Pavilions

Celebrate West Vancouver’s diverse mix of cultures. Each pavilion will showcase a unique culture through art, music and interactive performances.

Pavilions hours:
Friday, June 2 | 4-8:30 p.m. 
Saturday, June 3 | 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Featured pavilions


Come and experience the rich culture of China through a variety of traditional activities and games. Our pavilion features mask-making, a Chinese dress photo booth, a traditional Chinese candy station, and Seal Script Forming.


Seal Script is a very significant component of the art of XIANG OF CHINA, is a skill of thousand years to use incense powder to form the seal scripts of the Qin and Han Dynasties, to help focus, calmness, and nourish the mind during the forming process


We invite you to come and explore our pavilion, immerse yourself in Chinese culture, and try your hand at these traditional activities. We can't wait to share this experience with you!


Experience the vibrant culture of Colombia at our pavilion with authentic handicrafts, traditional music & dance, and delicious Colombian coffee & snacks. Our activities include a beading workshop, tourism photo gallery, Cumbia dance lesson, and art classes. Immerse yourself in the untouched nature and rich culture of Colombia.

Francophone / Francophile Pavilion

Welcome to the Francophone / Francophile Pavilion! Our pavilion, Parlez-vous Français? aims to celebrate everyone with a connection to the French language and culture, regardless of origin and level.


You can participate in a range of exciting activities such as community art piece creation, French bingo, musical chairs, poetry competitions, potato sac races, reading corners, photo booth, and more. You can also enjoy delicious French baking goods, baguettes, and wine tasting, as well as try some maple taffy from the Maple Man and macaroons.


Join us at the Francophone / Francophile Pavilion and experience the joy of the French language and culture in a fun and engaging way. We can't wait to see you there!


Join us in celebrating our vibrant heritage and indulging in the colourful and diverse traditions of India. Experience the art of Henna, and take a step into the world of Rangoli, an ancient art form that uses colourful powders to create stunning designs on the ground.


Immerse yourself in the rich and colourful Indian culture by trying on traditional Indian clothing and taking a memorable photo in our photo booth. You can also participate in our Diya-making workshop, where you can create your own beautiful and unique clay lamps that are used in the Indian festival of lights, Diwali.


Get a taste of the Indian lifestyle with our doll-making workshop, where you can create a traditional Indian doll and learn about the different styles of Indian attire. You can also enjoy playing traditional Indian board games with your family and friends.


Have a taste of Masala Chai, a popular and flavorful Indian tea that is known for its aromatic spices. You can also try our selection of refreshing Indian soft drinks, which are bursting with delicious flavours that are unique to India.


We invite you to come and experience the vibrancy and beauty of India at our pavilion.

Indigenous Pavilion sponsored by CN

Sponsored by CN


Experience the rich cultural history and knowledge shared by Senaqwila Wyss, a member of the Squamish Nation
  • Cultural History and knowledge of the Salish Woolly Dogs
  • Engage in a hands-on activity where you can learn the art of wool weaving and create beautiful bracelets. 
  • Explore the fascinating realm of indigenous ethnobotany, understanding the relationship between plants and indigenous cultures.


Friday, June 2: 5–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3: 3:30–5 p.m.

Ha7lh skwayel, Spelexilh kwi en sna, Anjeanette Dawson, an Indigenous Educator and traditional wool weaver from the Squamish Nation, shares her extensive knowledge of wool weaving. 

Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about the process of creating wool-woven pieces using cardboard and floor looms. Dive into the captivating history of this long-lost art form that has been revived after over 155 years.


Saturday, June 3: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.


Don't miss out on these extraordinary experiences at the Indigenous Pavilion. No matter your age or experience level, everyone is welcome to participate and learn. 



Immerse yourself in the rich Iranian culture at the Iran Pavilion. Experience traditional art, poetry, and dance while enjoying a backgammon competition, live Persian dance performances, and music played on Persian instruments.


Kids can enjoy face painting and a clown, and art displays from three talented artists. Visit Avise Design for stunning papier-mâché art, Niloo Artwork for captivating calligraphy and painting, and Relic Jewelry for beautiful Persian designs.Take home a piece of Persian history with our giveaway gifts, including books on Persian history and art in English.


Experience and discover the vibrant Japanese culture at Japan Pavilion. Visitors will experience and participate in Japanese culture through our hands-on activities and be invited to enjoy dance and Japanese summer!


Discover Korean culture at the Korea Pavilion! Join us for a variety of activities.


Decorate your own fan with provided materials. Learn about the history of fans in Korea and around the world. Craft origami lanterns that light up, symbolizing the interplay of light and tradition. Experience wearing traditional Korean clothing and capture memorable photos. Don't forget to check out our Korean Mart, offering corn dogs, K-pop photo cards, mask packs, and stationery items.


Join us at the Korea Pavilion to celebrate Korean culture in West Vancouver!


Discover the fascinating world of Polish folklore, art, and history, and don't miss our special exhibition on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Copernicus. Enjoy a range of activities for kids, including puzzle competitions, flower crown crafting, colouring pages with folk designs, traditional doll-making, face painting, and Polish food tasting. Don't forget to snap a picture in our photo booth with a flower crown or traditional headdress!


Try on Rwandan traditional attires and capture memorable moments in our photo booth. Discover the art of crafting jewelry using colourful Kitenge fabrics, learning the intricate techniques firsthand. Feel the rhythm of Rwanda as you join engaging dance workshops to master the steps of traditional dances. Unlock your creativity by learning the age-old craft of weaving Rwandan traditional flat mats.


Join us at the Rwanda Pavilion for an unforgettable exploration of Rwandan culture through hands-on experiences.

Trinidad & Tobago

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Trinidad & Tobago as you sway to the rhythmic sounds of live steel-drum music and participate in the exhilarating Limbo Competition. Get up close and personal with exquisite Carnival costumes and experience the vibrant spirit of the Caribbean.


And that's not all - take a slice of the islands home with you! Sample some delectable hot sauces and browse our selection of vibrant batik and tie-dye baby clothing, all made in Trinidad & Tobago.

Welsh Society

Experience the language and culture of Wales through presentations on tourism and education. We will have Live Music with the Red Cardigans and Rattle Bone Man, Red Dragon colouring, Welch Choral Choir music playing, and much more.

West Coast

Welcome to the vibrant West Coast Pavilion, where a synergy of organizations dedicated to health, nature, and community come together!

  • Nation Health & Fitness 
  • Coho Society of The North Shore
  • West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society
  • Hollyburn Heritage Society
  • Hollyburn Ridge Association
  • Urban Tree Alliance
  • North Shore Black Bear Society
West Vancouver Schools

Get ready to be amazed by the incredible artistic talent of West Vancouver's local students! The West Vancouver Schools Pavilion is where you'll find a stunning art display featuring paintings and other visual art pieces from all the schools in the area. Come see the creativity and skill of these young artists with interactive art and physical literacy activities for visitors to engage in - you won't be disappointed!