About the Festival
Each year, during the last weekend of July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver's Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining, socializing (liming) and dancing in the sunshine.
This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar. With tens of thousands of attendees, it is possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC, period.
Caribbean Days Festival is held in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The setting is Waterfront Park, a large green space with a picturesque view of the Vancouver skyline. Waterfront Park is divided into North and South zones, each with their own attractions during Caribbean Days.
Caribbean Days Festival is free to attend, is open to all ages, is wheelchair accessible and close to public transportation.
The TTCS is dedicated to providing cross cultural understanding, acceptance and interaction between peoples of diverse nationalities and heritage through their art, their music and their respective talents and abilities.
Membership is open to people of all nationalities, color and creed similar to what one would expect to find in the makeup of the people of Trinidad & Tobago, and in many of the other islands of the Caribbean. For membership information, or a list of the current TTCS executive, click here.
The TTCS uses revenues from the Festival to fund a scholarship programme, which annually awards students entering Post-Secondary institutions. Revenues are also used for the development of a local Caribbean book collection, copies of which are available at major Lower Mainland libraries. The TTCS also has the goal of the development of a community centre/Caribbean cultural centre in Greater Vancouver.
Over the years, the TTCS has sponsored a number of other social and cultural initiatives, such as Senior's outings, Youth development workshops, and provision of bursaries, aid, computers and supplies to schools, hospitals and other beneficiaries in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean.