Welcome to Winterruption 2016!

February 19-21

Vancouver's favourite winter festival celebrates its 11th year with music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more!

Granville Island's exciting and eclectic Winterruption Festival returns for its 11th year with an incredible range of events and performances all across the Island. Winterruption promises something surprising around every corner.

Spend the evening with the brilliant madmen behind One-Man Star Wars, an irreverent homage and parody to The Dark Knight Trilogy: One-Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody.

Dance, in all its traditional, classical, and popular glory 'pops up' in unexpected places throughout the Island all weekend long with New Works’ Pop Up Dances! Or see a different perspective of the dance world by catching the special screening of A Ballerina’s Tale, the celebrated documentary about Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.

Along with the usual hijinks from our friends at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Jacky Essombe takes audiences on a music and dance-filled journey to Africa, and invites them to join in the fun in our Kids Zone.

Coastal Jazz partners with Granville Island to bring an amazing roster of concerts to Winterruption. Enjoy the dynamic west coast world fusion group Tanga with special guests Bazooka Picnic and the magical voice of jazz/pop singer Alejandra Ribera with special guest Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's Shiv'a. Other performances include concerts from Elkhorn, Grdina/Houle/Loewen, The End Tree and SICK BOSS.

And that's just the beginning! There's improv comedy from TheatreSports®, face painting, a chance to make maple taffy, colourful creatures, clay sculptures, tangles, and beautiful art, take photos, explore amazing exhibits, and dance in the streets with Mortal Coil.

Grab your best toque and favourite fleece, and enjoy the festival that stirs the senses, excites the mind - and delivers a whole lot of fun for everyone!

Volunteer Opportunities
If simply being here for the festival doesn't cut it for you, why not offer up your talents and lend us a hand? We're always looking for volunteers to help us out! Just send an email requesting sign-up information to the following link: 
There are lots of volunteer positions available; we'd be happy to add you to our team!


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Winterruption 2017

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017

The West Coast’s favourite winter festival is back with the city’s best music, theatre, art, performance, and food. Mark your calendars – Granville Island is the place to be February 17 - 19, 2017.

Interested in volunteering? Send us an application at