Artists for Conservation Festival

Art | Music | Nature

Main Event: VanDusen Botanical Garden | Sept 23-26, 2021
Preview: Maplewood Flats Conservancy | Sept 18, 2021
Virtual Program | Sept 23 - Oct 3, 2021


IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: The live portion of this event, is a limited capacity, indoor/outdoor, limited-contact event optimized for self-guided participation. MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION are required for indoor activities (art exhibit) and tickets should be purchased in advance from VanDusen Botanical Garden website with designated entry times. Admission at the door may be subject to delayed entry. Programming times subject to change.

The Artists for Conservation Festival is a multi-day nature-themed arts and culture event that immerses visitors in a cohesive blend of visual art, musical and First Nations cultural performances, art workshops/activities, plein-air sketching, live music, art demos and films. In 2021, the festival returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver (operated by Vancouver Parks Board) as the primary programming base with additional programming at Maplewood Conservancy (operated by Wild Bird Trust of BC) on Sept 18 (11am-3pm). Programming is free (Maplewood Flats Conservancy) or free with standard admission (VanDusen Botanical Garden) with easy access from the street, though due to COVID.

Following are the daily programming times. Please refer to the digital program guide below for a detailed schedule of activities and participants.

Festival Hours at VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • Sept 23 | 11am-5pm
  • Sept 24 | 10am-5pm
  • Sept 25 | 10am-5pm
  • Sept 26 | 10am-4pm
Festival Hours at Maplewood Flats Conservancy

  • Sept 18 | 11am-3pm

VanDusen Botanical Garden Access Info: Visit