360 Nature Walk @ Maplewood Flats

In 2020, in response to a need to expand virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a 360 virtual nature art walk was produced, based in North Vancouver's Maplewood Flats Conservancy area. The virtual walk features the art of local chapter members of Artists for Conservation. Most photos on the tour were taken in August, 2020, during the peak of the forest fires across western North America. Smoke originating hundreds of miles to the south of North Vancouver shrouded the area and resulted in ghostly light effects during the day.

The exhibit features the art by members of the local chapter of Artists for Conservation, including: Patricia Banks, Bryan Combes, Rob Butler, Vicky Earle, James Harry, Mark Hobson, Joseph Koensgen, Laura Levitsky, Anita McComas, Ken Nash, Dorset Norwich-Young, Ashley Roll, Ronald Straight and Joyce Trygg.

The tour was produced as part of the 2020 Artists for Conservation Festival in partnership with the Wild Bird Trust of BC, and with the support of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission, the City and District of North Vancouver, BC Arts Council and Heritage Canada.

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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  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

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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


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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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