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Artists For Conservation Festival


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VanDusen Botanical Garden, Maplewood Conservancy

5251 Oak St AND 2649 Dollarton Ave.

Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


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 2023, 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). Programming is free (Maplewood Flats Conservancy) or free with standard park admission (VanDusen Botanical Garden) with easy access from the street.



Artists for Conservation International Foundation

Based in North Vancouver, Canada, Artists for Conservation is the world's leading artist group supporting the environment. With artist members from over 30 countries, AFC also has a very strong membership chapter base in British Columbia. AFC's flagship event is the annual Artists for Conservation Festival, hosted every year in Greater Vancouver, BC since 2011.

Artists for Conservation International Foundation (AFCIF) was established in 2006 with a primary purpose to govern and operate the Artists for Conservation Festival, held annually in BC's Lower Mainland. Artists for Conservation International Foundation (AFCIF) - a federally incorporated Canadian-based charity based in British Columbia and is a registered BC Society. AFCIF is a registered charity in Canada (860891761 RR 0001) and a registered Society in the province of British Columbia (XS-0059826). Since 2011, AFCIF has had a primary purpose of delivering the annual Artists for Conservation Festival within the province of BC, and for the benefit of BC residents.