Festival Location

The 2018 Artists for Conservation Festival will be held at Vancouver Convention Centre, which is situated in downtown Vancouver, BC and can be reached via driving or public transit.

The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre consists of two connected buildings on the downtown waterfront: the stunning West and the iconic East buildings.

Festival Accomodations
Book your accomodations early. August is high season for tourism in Vancouver and many visitors are expected for the Festival and IOC Conference. 

Vancouver has many options for accomodiations including Hotels, Inns, Airbnb and Bed & Breakfast locations.

Staying in North Vancouver is another option. Public transportation from North Vancouver lower Lonsdale area provides easy and rapid access to downtown Vancouver.

Festival Admissions

Many festival activities are free admission. Full access to the festival will require a ticket upon arrival. 

The IOC2018 Conference and Bird Festival from August 19 - 26th, 2018. The AFC art show starts on August 22 - August 25th, 2018. 

*Additional costs apply for some special events and workshops (TBD). Advance tickets are required for special events, including the Exhibit Grand Opening Reception.
Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

Vancouver Convention Centre West
(Mailing Address)

1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1

Public Transit

The public transit system offers regular service to and from Vancouver Convention Centre. For more details, visit the TransLink website.

Visiting from the USA

Bring the experience home, America. Americans returning home via land and sea from any international destination need to show a passport or other secure travel document.


Festival Highlights

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Admission to AFC Festival includes the IOCongress Nature & Birding Expo & Vancouver International Bird Festival.  

  • Day Tickets: Adult $10, Youth (age under 16) $5, Family (2 Adults, 2 Youth) $20

  • Week Passes: Adult $20, Youth $10, Family $40

    Purchase your tickets online or at the event.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Youth Silent Skies Mural
  • Kids Crafts 
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances

  • Art Exhibit & Expo
  • Nature & Birding Expo
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Watch Films
  • Special Presentations

  • Fill the register form

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



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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. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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