Teach Your Children Rail Safety: 10 Important Tips from CN Railway

In collaboration with CN Railway, the Vancouver International Children's Festival brings you this educational blog post to equip parents with essential safety tips to teach your children about rail safety.

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5 Screen-Free Family Activities on Granville Island

Come explore Granville Island with your family! With so much to see and do, it's the perfect opportunity to unplug and enjoy some quality time together.

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Guide to Feasting at the Festival

We are excited to offer a wide selection of local Food Trucks at this year’s festival, with enough variety to satisfy each family member’s tastes and cravings! Check out our Guide to Feasting at this year's Festival!

A promotional image for the food trucks at the 2023 children's festival. In the top row, from left to right, there is an image of an Elotes corn cob, a Potato Hurricane, Saffron Ice Cream, and Baklava. On the bottom row, from left to right, there's an image of two food trucks from Meet2Eat catering, an ice cream cone, a falafel, and more spiralized potato's on sticks.
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Vancouver International Children’s Festival Announces 2023 Lineup

The 46th Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 30 – June 4 In-person on Granville Island and May 30 - June 23 Online where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers come to entertain Metro Vancouver children and families.

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Youth for Youth

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society’s Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program provides training, mentorship and performance opportunities for emerging artists and young people ages 19–35. The…

Members of the ‘One of a Kind’ performance group smiling at the camera next to each other, in front of the tree.
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Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf pack) Opening Ceremony

Comprised of one family, Tsatsu Stalqayu proudly promotes Coast Salish culture through the songs and dances it performs and the carving and textile arts it practises. Come see them perform in our Opening Ceremony.

Performers from the Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) opening ceremony performance
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CFMA and VICF Announce Children and Family Music Showcase

The CFMAs are thrilled to announce the lineup for the Family Folk, Children and Family Music Showcase Concert, Co-Presented with The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, on Sunday April 2 at 11:00 AM at the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island).

Image showcasing the nominated performers for the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards, co-presented by the Vancouver International Children's Festival. The featured artists are My Friend Christoper, The Oot n' Oots, Ginalina, Paige Penny, The Relative Minors, and Will's Jams.
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What’s Your Story

Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop and play development  for emerging performers. She’ll share 35 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories, one-person shows, and many other genres.

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LunarFest 2023

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at LunarFest. Make friends and make art with free family-friendly workshops on Granville Island, every weekend from Jan 20 - Feb 20. Celebrate LNY like no other through arts and culture!

A green Lunarfest poster, with rabbits , and text that says 2023 year of the rabbit
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