Have you realized that it’s mid-July and all you haven’t checked anything off of your summer bucket list? If so, this is for you!

These Hot Spots Need You!

Did you know that a number of the most treasured spaces in your city are non-profits organizations that rely on the support of the public for sustainability? It’s true! So get out there, grab your friends and family, and make sure to check out these summer hot spots in Vancouver and Victoria!

Vancouver Art Gallery | Vancouver

The Vancouver Art Gallery is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. Make sure to explore their current exhibitions Cabin Fever – which traces the tradition of the cabin in Canada and the United States – and David Milne: Modern Painting – documenting an artistic career that spanned the first half of the twentieth century.

Maritime Museum of BC | Victoria

Experience British Columbia’s maritime heritage and discover the inspirational stories that create BC’s amazing culture. Check out their current exhibit, A Whale’s Tale, that explores our fascination with whales, the history of the whaling industry, and the ongoing challenges facing our coastal whale populations.

Museum of Vancouver | Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. Check out their current exhibition Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition, which features a collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.

Robert Bateman Centre | Victoria

Pop in at 2:00 PM every Thursday in July and August for a 45 minute tour through the gallery with one of their Bateman experts. Learn about Bateman’s evolution as an artist, and hear personal stories behind the creation of his work.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Victoria

If you have an upcoming trip to Victoria planned, add this stop to your schedule! See the current exhibition Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest which explores how photographic technologies have mediated and shaped our relationship to forests and forest ecologies.

Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery | Vancouver

Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery is dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art locally and internationally. Be sure to see their exhibition Channa Horwitz: Progression and Rhythms in Eight – a show including drawings, artist’s books and archival materials selected from the major bodies of work produced by Channa Horwitz (1932 – 2013) since 1964.

Shawnigan Lake Museum | Victoria

This local museum is a resource for the benefit of both the community, and visitors. Go discover the amazing E.J. Hughes Gallery and models for the Kinsol Trestle.

Bard on the Beach | Vancouver

Celebrating its 29th Season in 2018, Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. Join them for their Family Nights (June 26, July 24 & August 21 at 6 PM) and their Bard-B-Q & Fireworks (July 28, August 1 and August 4 at 5:30 & 6 PM).

Want to know how you can support non-profit organizations in BC like the ones above?

Contact HeartPress PR at 250.216.5480 or email us at community@heartpress.ca.