Arts & Culture

The City has long considered arts and culture a priority in considering the lifestyle and well-being of the community. By providing opportunities to participate in creative or cultural activities, the City promotes a positive environment for the community to interact, contributing significantly to our sense of community and quality of life.

NVRC’s Community Events Calendar includes a comprehensive listing of events and activities happening on Vancouver's North Shore. Local artists, arts, culture and heritage organizations are invited to upload their event information and promotional images to the calendar.


The City is committed to creating art in public places to "celebrate and stimulate the cultural spirit and identity of the community".

NVRC provides recreation and cultural programs and services to the residents of the City and District of North Vancouver.

NVMA new museum renderings

MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver operates both the new Museum of North Vancouver (opening in 2021), as well as the Archives of North Vancouver in Lynn Valley. When the new museum opens, it will transform the way we experience North Vancouver's stories.

Centennial Theatre hosts a wide and diverse range of multi-disciplinary performances providing inspiration and entertainment for all generations.


Arts & Culture Grants

Grants are available to support the operations of local arts organizations, events and festivals, and to foster a wide range of activities that reflect the talent, creativity, spirit and diversity of the community. Each year North Vancouver Recreation & Culture invests over $750,000 in grants to support arts and culture in the community.

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