Welcome to Winterruption 2015!

February 19-22

Welcome to Winterruption on Granville Island, our 10th annual, truly unique Vancouver winter festival!

It’s been a decade since the first ever Winterruption Festival on Granville Island, when Vancouverites and visitors alike take a February break from the cold, grey winter for a burst of colourful art, music and dance!

Art is at the heart of Winterruption, and this year, it’s bigger than ever – literally!  Marvel at Giants, the largest outdoor mural ever created by Brazilian artists OSGEMEOS on Ocean Concrete’s six gigantic silos.  

After a most memorable photo-opp with the mural, learn the intriguing story of these and other remarkable artists in the documentary film “Grey City”, at Emily Carr University Theatre.  Choose a matinee or evening screening.

Continuing the smooth Brazilian vibe, Coastal Jazz brings you live music all weekend, including guitarist-singer-percussionist Celso Machado, The Ballantynes with special guests Miss Quincy and the Showdown, Willa with DJ Blondtron and more, playing at Performance Works afternoons ‘til late evening.

If you’re looking for kids’ activities, head to the Kids Zone, where Aché Brasil’s high-flying acrobatics and dazzling costumes will delight all ages. Create a head-dress with the Vancouver International Children's Festival and join the Carnival procession through the streets. The False Creek Community Centre caters to the 5-and-under set with fun, free games, while MAKE (Duranleau St) invites you to create Yarn-aments & Yarn-imals.

The Sustainable Seafood Market Dinner,created by Edible Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation, will surely sell out – get your tickets early.  And, back by popular demand is the Meet Your Makers Tour, a behind-the-scenes glimpse and taste of local beer, sake and spirits, all produced right here on Granville Island.


All Food Arts and Poetry Kids Stuff Music Theatre and Dance Film
September 7, 2014 (All day) - August 1, 2016 (All day)

Vancouver Biennale: OSGEMEOS “Giants” Mural

The Vancouver Biennale has transformed a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art! OSGEMEOS's monumental, 360-degree, 23 metre tall mural is the biggest public...