Opening Reception VanDusen Botanical Garden

Meet the Artists Opening & Awards Reception (Reservation Required):


VanDusen Botanical Garden

Enjoy a host of art and nature-focused activities for all ages - art exhibit, demos, live music woodcarving, live birds of prey and more. 

Festival Programming Days/Hours:

  • Thursday, September 21 - 10:00am-5:00pm  
  • Friday, September 22: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, September 23: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 24: 10:00am - 4:00pm

VanDusen Botanical Garden Access: Visit


Maplewood Flats Conservancy

Enjoy a preview event featuring a small print exhibit of local AFC artists, with live music, birds of prey and art demos. Indoor and outdoor.  Visit Maplewood Flats Conservancy website. 

Festival Programming Days/Hours (Tickets not required):

  • September 16 & 17 - 11:00am-3:00pm 
  • September 16 - 30 - The "Pacific Coast Portraits" Exhibit will open to the public during Nature House open hours to be posted here closer to the opening.


We acknowledge that the Artists for Conservation Festival takes place on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia.