Family Weekend

Join us at the AFC Festival on October 4th & October 5th from 10:00AM - 6:00PM for a fun, educational and inspirational family weekend of art and nature immersion! This special weekend is for families of all ages and is based on a philosophy of inspiring curiosity and creativity while encouraging a slower pace and appreciation of the natural world around us.

Family Weekend Activities

Through visual arts, storytelling, music and cultural performances, films, and art, participants will enjoy free activities while learning about wildlife in our own backyards and the importance of being a responsible steward for nature. Complete the "Nature Art Walk" through a circuit of all activities or enjoy each on their own. For activity times and dates visit, the AFC Festival program schedule online.

Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Festival activities start at 11am daily (Oct 1-4) and are free with regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets required.

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  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

  • Come to the Festival
  • Spread the Word
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book & Calendar
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event




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AFC Festival 2020
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada

AFC Festival 2020 (Preview)
@ Maplewood Conservancy
19 Sept - 20 Sept, 2020
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 


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