Looking for a free summer fest for the whole family to enjoy? Look no further than the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), which is celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day with a full day of family-friendly fun. Check out some award-winning mountain films, live performances, and fun outdoor activities like a group mountain bike ride and community run, for starters!

The festival will also feature a beer garden and a lineup of food trucks, including Japadog, Dos Amigos, and Shameless Buns.

Oh, and if you’re into climbing, you’ll definitely want to check out Climb Base5’s outdoor climbing wall, which will feature auto-belay units.

Finally, there will be community partner booths to peruse and outdoor skill and art workshops to try your hand at something new.

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Live music & films

As for live music, guests can expect to enjoy tunes by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Peter “Not So” White, and Born to Bhangra, among other artists to be announced on June 1st.

And now, for the main event. Guests of the festival will be able to watch award-winning mountain films on a giant, outdoor screen by the water. From a look at a 45-day multi-sport expedition to a family’s journey up Mount Everest to clean up all the garbage, there will be plenty of inspiring stories to hear – and from some of the cast and filmmakers themselves!

Dates & info

The free outdoor fest will take place at The Shipyards from 3 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 24th.

So there you have it, Vancouver. If you’re passionate about mountain culture or want to see some inspiring films about the great outdoors, you know where to go next month!

We’ll loop you in with more details once they’re available on June 1st.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival  

When: Saturday, June 24th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver