It is well-known that Lonsdale and the surrounding neighbourhoods are home to a plethora of creative spirits, who enliven their community and the world beyond with fine art, music, writing and drama. Here are some places where you can expand your creative horizon.


gordonsmithGordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6

This beautiful gallery opened its doors in 2012 and has since been a centre of education for the entire community but for kids in particular with its Artists for Kids and Winter After School programs. Now there are even jazz and yoga events in the gallery. Or how about Musical Mornings in the gallery. Check out their website for dates and times

Presentation House Gallery (new gallery coming soon)
333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver,  V7M 2L8

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council
A grassroots, social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media. Their mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts. Learn more

CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-8pm
Saturdays 12-5pm

City Atrium Gallery
North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

District Library Gallery

Lynn Valley Main Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

District Foyer Gallery

North Vancouver District Hall
355 West Queens Road
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm


centennialIt is so amazing that the Lonsdale area has such a lively and diverse arts scene. Just the Centennial Theatre alone has an almost daily line up of events planned for the next year. Amongst many, many shows there is the Banff Mountain Film Festival, ballet, stand-up comedy, many, many concerts and even a tribute to Elvis.

Centennial Theatre
2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3L1

Esplanade Landmark Cinemas
200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4

North Vancouver Community Players
815 11th St E, North Vancouver

SMP Dramatic Society
195 E Windsor Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 1J9


O’Connor O’Brien School of Irish Dance
3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7N3K2


There are plays, festivals and free concerts on the Shipbuilders’ Stage in Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale. Most of them take place during the summer months and can accommodate 800-1000 people.

Municipal Support For the Arts

nvacenterThe North Vancouver Arts Office, located on the third floor of the library building in Lynn Valley Village, is a bi-municipal agency of the City and District of North Vancouver that supports and promotes arts and cultural activities on the North Shore. The Arts Office oversees grants programs, offers workshops, provides local arts groups with networking and promotional opportunities, and manages the Public Art program for the City and District of North Vancouver.

The Arts Office’s on! events calendar contains detailed information on arts, culture and heritage events. Local arts groups are invited to upload their event information to the on! calendar free of charge.