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Events in Vancouver's Swedish Community

Svenska Kulturföreningen Vancouver

Christmas Fair

The 'Julmarknad' is the traditional pre-Christmas Fair held at the Scandinavian Center, offering 'glögg', Swedish baked pastries, food, Christmas decorations and live music.

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Lucia Celebration

Lucia is a big event for Swedish-Canadians and their friends.

This pre-Christmas tradition features crowning of the annual Lucia, folk dances, music, sing-along, dance around the Christmas tree, performances by the Swedish School's students.

More information about this tradition is available here
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Lucia Christmas Dinner

The Lucia Christmas Dinner is held on the evening of the Lucia Celebration. The dinner is a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord with Swedish Christmas tunes.

Held at the Scandinavian Centre. What is a Swedish Julbord? Click here to read (Ask google to translate)
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Valborg (Valpurgis) Celebration

Valborg Celebration, held in may, celebrates the coming of spring.

We usually meet at the Ambleside beach. Lit the traditional Valborg bon-fire and just enjoy ourselves

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Midsummer Celebration

The Midsummer Celebration is the event of the year, with over 2,000 people attending

Held at the Scaninavian Centre. For more about this celebration click here
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Swedish National Day

Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6 June.

This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was crowned king in 1523, which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state, and on which a new, important constitution was adopted in 1809.Jun 8, 2016

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Contact SCS

Please let us know if you have any questions!
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