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The VIMFF Summer Fest is back!

Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 1pm - 8:30pm at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.

We're celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day with a free, family-friendly outdoor event. Come on out for film screenings, live performances, artisan market, food trucks, a beer garden, and fun activities for the whole family.

Date & Time

Saturday June 22, 2024

1:00 - 8:30pm

North Vancouver

The Shipyards & The Pipeshop

FREE Family-Friendly

Film Event

Event Schedule

The ShipYards

Beer Garden

Enjoy a fresh brew from R&B Brewing in the beer garden and grab a snack from a food truck, then kick back for mountain films and live shows. Children welcome, both human and canine.

Food Trucks

Meals, snacks, and nibbles from some favourite local food trucks will be on offer all day. Bring your appetite!

Climbing Wall

Get in some laps on the Climb Base5 freestanding climbing wall, overlooking the ocean and all the action of the Shipyards. No registration needed but closed toe shoes are required.

Artisan Market

1:00 - 8:00 PM only
Take a stroll down St. Roch Dock to browse artwork, baked goods, and high quality wellness and home products from local creators and designers.

Community Tables

Our community partners booths will be set up all around the Shipyards with activities, games, and prizes. Learn about local businesses and connect with our outdoor community.


When we asked you to hang out, we meant it literally. Hop on the hangboard, courtesy of The Hive and compete with your friends for prizes and bragging rights.

Face Painting

3:00 - 6:00 PM only
Watch the work of our local face painter who specializes in speed painting. A hit with folks of all ages!

Community Activities

Advanced registration required.

Community Hike & Connect

with She Summits
12:00 - 1:30PM | Capilano River Regional Park
Join our community hike with She Summits, and Cedar Rock Wellness. You'll go home with a $10 gift voucher to Two Rivers Meat plus the chance to win a 60 min session at Cedar Rock Wellness. The hike is by donation with proceeds going to Girl In The Wild. After the hike, you’ll get a free drink ticket for the beer garden!

Community Mountain Bike Ride

with Essential Cycles & Colour the Trails
12:00-2:00PM | Mount Fromme
Hit the trails with Essential Cycles and Color the Trails! This group ride is for everyone and all skill levels with beginner, intermediate, and advanced routes. The activity is by donation with all proceeds going to Colour the Trails. Includes a free drink ticket for the beer garden. Discounted bike rentals available.

Community Yoga

with Modo Yoga
3:00 - 3:40PM | Pipe Shop
Center yourself in our energizing, community-focused yoga class led by Modo Yoga North Vancouver Studio at the Pipe Shop. This event is by donation with a suggested donation of $10. BYO mat, if you can. Includes a free drink ticket for the beer garden.

Film Program

Award-winning mountain films that will stoke your passion for summer adventures. Plus, hear first-hand stories from cast members, athletes, and filmmakers.

Arts & Action Film Program

4:00 - 5:00 PM
International stories of outdoor adventures, ranging from climbing, biking, and backcountry skiing.

Breaking Barriers Film Program

5:30 - 6:45 PM
Witness the power of mountain adventures to push limits and change lives.

Community & Connection Film Program

7:15 - 8:15 PM
See how connecting with community through mountain sports builds profound relationships with people and places

Performance Program

Peter "Not So" White

Peter White comes from the Yaqan Nukiy tribe (Creston, BC) which is a part of the Ktunaxa Nation (Kootenay.) He is an Indigenous cultural educator and Men’s Traditional Dancer.

Mexican Dance Ensemble

The Mexican Dance Ensemble of Vancouver (MDE) is a vibrant community of dancers celebrating Mexican culture through folkloric dance. Founded in 2013, MDE brings passion and tradition to Vancouver's dance scene with performances and classes for all levels.

Frank the Scatman
(Denis Clement)

With his lively energy and passion for music, Frank the Scatman (Denis) is set to play a host of acoustic covers and originals that are sure to get you singing, laughing, and dancing all afternoon.

Mountain Films

30 mins |
India |
A group of climbers aspire to bring more inclusivity to the Indian climbing scene by developing new sport routes in Badami.
8 mins |
Andorra |
An action-packed, immersive visual journey of some of the world’s most spectacular mountain bike trails.
14 mins |
United States |
Erik Weihenmayer, a blind athlete ascends a massive alpine rock face in the Sierra Nevada.
30 mins |
Canada |
Talon and Riki, two brothers from the Lil’wat Nation, decide to ski Ts’zil and set off to learn the skills they need to ride the mountain safely.
6 mins |
Canada |
What started as a fun way to get biker Steve Vanderhoek back out after an injury in 2022, quickly turned into a passion project for this husband and wife team.
12 mins |
United States |
In Zambia, a group of porters aspire to become safety kayakers on the threatened Zambezi river.
21 mins |
Canada |
A climber aspires to become the first Cuban to conquer three legendary ascents.
13 mins |
United States |
International mountain bikers join forces with the Indigenous people of rural Oaxaca.
5 mins |
Canada |
A ballet dancer finds her true expression through rediscovering her passion for movement in the mountains.


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Avi Prasad

Managing Director of QuestCoast Studios
Avi is an adventurer, community builder, and photographer. He founded the LFG Adventure social club and has collaborated with tourism boards and local outdoor brands to promote inclusive representation in outdoor activities. Avi is also the Managing Director of QuestCoast Studios, one of Vancouver’s largest and newest film production companies aimed at empowering storytellers.
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Kaylan Worsnop

Photographer & Filmmaker, Aspect Media
Kaylan has been a lot of things: a concert flutist, a Shakespearean actress, an Antarctic expedition leader, but she is, above all, a storyteller. With her Squamish-based company, Aspect Media, she uses photos, films, and design to create personality-driven content for people and businesses with a story to tell.

Summer Fest Partners


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Beer Garden Partners


Media Partners

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