The entire festival will be held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Each day will feature different photographers armed with a specialised set of knowledge on photography. Throughout the two days, there will be an exhibition of the winning photographs of the 2016 VIPF Photo Contest. A separate exhibition will highlight the ‘Best of the Show’ photographer and a modern arts wall to manifest our ‘Portraiture’ category.
Entrance fee: $15 for ONE Seminar; participation in additional seminars will cost a flat rate of $10 per seminar. Click ‘Here‘ for the list of seminars.
Day 1 consists of a brief opening ceremony and the award ceremony for the winning photographers; guest speakers will follow. A small scale camera expo will be held.
Day 2 consists of more guest speakers, please consult the Event Schedule.
If you are coming into Vancouver on Hwy 99 from the south (Richmond, Ladner, Delta & USA) you should know that Highway 99 becomes Oak Street once you cross the bridge from Richmond into Vancouver. Oak is crossed by consecutively numbered avenues. Proceed north along Oak Street to reach West 37th (about 36 blocks). The last major intersection before you reach VanDusen is at West 41st Avenue. It is controlled with traffic lights in all directions. Proceed straight through the intersection four more blocks north to West 37th. At W.37th there is a pedestrian controlled light, make a left onto W.37th then a sharp right into our parking lot and you’re here.
Driving to VanDusen from Downtown Vancouver
Proceed east along Nelson Street onto the Cambie Street Bridge. Once on the other side of the bridge proceed straight on Cambie Street until you reach West 33rd Avenue. It’s a major intersection controlled by traffic lights. Turn right onto West 33rd and proceed west along W.33 until you reach Oak Street (about 5 blocks). Turn left onto Oak, proceed south four blocks and turn right onto West 37th, then turn right to enter our parking lot. You’re here!
Driving into Vancouver from the east along Hwy #1
Take the Grandview Highway exit (Grandview eventually becomes 12th Avenue). Travel west and turn left (south) on Oak Street. At West 37th Avenue, turn right (west) and enter the VanDusen Garden parking lot.
From downtown take #17 Oak bus. Detailed information on all transit routes can be obtained by calling 604.953.3333 or visit the TransLink web site. Ask the driver to let you off at West 37th Avenue. Once at West 37th Avenue, cross the street and the gardens are right there. Depending on traffic and where you embark, it is roughly a 20 minute commute.