Welcome to Winterruption 2017!

Granville Island's Winterruption Festival returns! Take a break from the cold, grey winter and come on down to the Island.

Our New Festival Hub: The Forge
What is The Forge? Once it was the home of Canada Chain and Forge. It rang with the sound of hammers on red-hot metal and was warmed from the blazing heat of blast furnaces. For Winterruption, we return it to life with red-hot music and the warmth that comes from great times with fun people! We are painting on the walls, setting up a stage, playing with cardboard and having a fine old time. Great music, great food, beautiful art, fun interactivity, heck there is even a maple-sugar shack! While there is activity in every corner of Granville Island during Winterruption, The Forge is our festival home under the bridge. Come in and stay a while.

So shake off the rain (or snow), get off the couch, and embrace winter in Vancouver with a burst of colourful music, art, performance and food!  Granville Island is waiting for you to join us!

Schedule by day

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All Food Arts and Poetry Kids Stuff Music Theatre and Dance Film

Spreading the Love

February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017

Spreading the Love

Ainsworth Custom Design | 1243 Cartwright Street

Show runs February 1 – 28 | Free event | Postcards for sale

Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm | Sat 12pm – 6pm | Sun 12pm – 5pm


A collection of original postcards made by the artists of Ainsworth Design. Collect them or mail them to your loved ones.

Artists Russell Alton & Kristian Adam demonstrate their live drawing skills as part of the show. Sat, Feb 18, 2 – 5pm. 



Presented by Ainsworth Custom Design |

The Men in White

February 9, 2017 to March 11, 2017

The Men in White

Granville Island Stage 1585 Johnston St.

Show runs February 9 – March 11 | Ticket prices vary


A tale of home, brotherhood, and cricket written by Vancouver’s own Anosh Irani.

When Abdul’s cricket team decides to take action to end their losing streak, they talk of recruiting Abdul’s brother, Hasan, who is an expert at the sport. Follow this heartwarming story of how home can be found in sport and unite family across nations.

Show includes mature language and is not suitable for young children.


Arts Club Theatre Company | 604-687-1644


Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Granville Island Stage 1585 Johnston St.

Feb 17, Fri  | 11am – 12pm | Free


This free public event will welcome new Canadians as they are sworn in as citizens.

The Arts Club Theatre Company, in conjunction with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, is excited to host a Canadian citizenship ceremony at our own Granville Island Stage. Tying in with some of the themes of our current production, The Men in White, this event welcomes new Canadians and celebrates cultural diversity.

RSVP 604 687 5315 ext 244 or via email at

Inspired by material and process

February 2, 2017 to March 16, 2017

Inspired by material and process

Crafthouse Granville Island | 1386 Cartwright Street

Show runs February 2 – March 16 | Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm daily | Free


An exhibition of works based in metal, ceramic and textile by emerging artists.


The Craft Council of BC is pleased to announce Inspired by material and process - an exhibition by emerging artists Jade Beck, Janet Harrison, Emily May, Laura Meyers and Christina Shimek. Each recognized for their passion for craft evidenced by the exemplary quality of work and their creative riskiness.


Presented by Craft Council of British Columbia |