Vancouver’s Rich Francophone Cultural Scene: Concerts, Theatre, Delicious Cuisine, and Much More

Bouillabaisse at Provence Marinaside; Photo: Provence Marinaside

Pierre Rivard, Executive and Artistic Director of Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, is eager to share francophone culture with everyone living in and visiting the city.

“We are here so you don’t have to take a five-hour flight to go to Quebec if you want to have activities in French,” he says.

When Rivard first moved to Vancouver in 1992 from Quebec, he says that francophone culture was not a significant presence in the city. However, the former Gouvernement Relations Manager at La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique explains that the community rapidly grew as more people became aware of

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