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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.

Hangboard

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. Sign-ups open on June 6.

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.

Unleash your Joy Workshop

with She Summits
2:00 - 2:50PM | Pipe Shop
Unleash Your Joy by She Summits: this interactive workshop will empower you to cultivate and harness joy in your everyday life. This event is by donation with proceeds going to Girl In The Wild. Plus, all participants will receive a free ticket to the beer garden.

Community Yoga

with Modo Yoga
3:00 - 3:40PM | Pipe Shop
Center yourself in our restorative, community-focused yoga class led by Modo Yoga 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.

Music, Performances, Presentations

Our community is rich with talented performers of all disciplines. Take in several live performances throughout the day on the seaside stage. Enjoy music, dancing, speakers, and more.

Mountain Films

30 mins |
India |
2023
A group of climbers aspire to bring more inclusivity to the Indian climbing scene by developing new sport routes in Badami.
8 mins |
Andorra |
2023
An action-packed, immersive visual journey of some of the world’s most spectacular mountain bike trails.
14 mins |
United States |
2023
Erik Weihenmayer, a blind athlete ascends a massive alpine rock face in the Sierra Nevada.
30 mins |
Canada |
2023
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 |
2023
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 |
2023
In Zambia, a group of porters aspire to become safety kayakers on the threatened Zambezi river.
21 mins |
Canada |
2024
A climber aspires to become the first Cuban to conquer three legendary ascents.
13 mins |
United States |
2023
International mountain bikers join forces with the Indigenous people of rural Oaxaca.
5 mins |
Canada |
2022
A ballet dancer finds her true expression through rediscovering her passion for movement in the mountains.

EMCEEs

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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

Government

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

Beer Garden Partners

Partners

Media Partners

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*From May 29 to June 22, 2024, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (the VIMFF) will host the VIMFF Summer Fest Giveaway. Entries will take place on the vimff.org website. Entries must include name, email address and must be opted in for VIMFF email marketing. One entry will be accepted per email address. Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM on June 22, 2024. All communications in relation to this contest will come from an @vimff.org email address. One winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email within 24h. The prizes will be sent via post or require pickup. Restricted to Canada only. All prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitutions will be permitted. All inquiries related to this contest should be directed to info@vimff.org.