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A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children's Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young audiences since 1978.

Festival Site on Granville Island

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival moved to Granville Island in 2011, after 33 years at Vanier Park.


Why Granville Island?

The decision to move the Festival to Granville Island was made with great deliberation. We all love Vanier Park, but the best artistic work in the world today requires technical support that we cannot provide in tents.

At Granville Island we have access to theatrically equipped venues, and plenty of outdoor spaces. Granville Island is a vibrant, creative hub and home to numerous cultural festivals and events. It offers the environment and opportunities to take the Festival into the 21st century.

Despite the many challenges still facing us, we know it was a move in the right direction. 

The Vancouver International Children's Festival Society is a non-profit charity registration no. 11883 3532 RR0001.

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