It is no surprise that Arts and Culture in BC drive tourism, and economic growth. BC’s breathtaking scenery comprised of lush forests, breathtaking coastlines and arid desserts, serves as the awe-inspiring backdrop for the rich and distinctive arts and cultural scene that thrives in this province.
In addition to awe-inspiring views, Arts and Culture in BC is complimented by Museums & Heritage Sites, Galleries and artist studios, which are plentiful and can be discovered in remote places or in major cities.
Thriving performance art organizations produce events ranging from music festivals surrounded by the wilderness, to Shakespearean plays on the beach.
The natural abundance of the province lends itself to a vibrant and creative culinary scene with flavors inspired by West Coast fare and multicultural influence. Sprawling vineyards and artisanal wineries can be found all over the province, producing world-renowned wines that are distinctly West Coast.
Unique and creative places to stay, across the province range from B&B’s nestled in the forest, to converted heritage homes, from an inn at a vineyard, to rugged coastal resorts and in the city, artist designed rooms in boutique hotels.
Indigenous culture is prominent in the province and represented in the form of heritage sites displaying longhouses, totems and other impressive artifacts, to cultural centres, built to engage and educate. Aboriginal fine art can be discovered in places all over the province in artists’ studios, galleries and cultural centres.
Weekly arts digest
Looking for a truly memorable Getaway? Not sure what to do this weekends?
Our Weekly Arts Digest Newsletters aim to help you plan your weekends to be full of cultural explorations! Click below to read our latest issue.