It’s a big year for Vancouver. Not only is 2011 the City of Vancouver’s 125th birthday and Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary, it’s also the 10th birthday for the BC Cultural Crawl. Launched as a B.C. Day celebration in 2001, today’s BC Culture Crawl is a huge arts festival that spans the province and the entire month of August.
The BC Cultural Crawl is a collection of arts and cultural events at 70 cities and towns throughout British Columbia, including outdoor theatre, art walks, annual festivals, and special events that demonstrate the unique “footprints” of the various B.C. communities.
In Vancouver, BC Cultural Crawl events include the Shakespeare theatre festival Bard on the Beach, the Downtown Vancouver Art Walk (a self-guided tour of downtown Vancouver galleries, including the Bill Reid Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery) and a Granville Island Art Walk, the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival (July 26 – August 13, 2011), and MusicFest Vancouver (August 5 – 14, 2011).
There are also events nearby Vancouver, in Richmond, Whistler, North Vancouver, and Burnaby, as well as across the province.
Find pdf. files on all BC Cultural Crawl 2011 events here.