Youth Friendly Venues

As part of the Aspiring, Emerging Artists Initiative (AEA), BCTC has created an inventory of youth friendly venues in BC appropriate for those ages 15-34 years old. Venues include restaurants/cafes, arts centres, pubs/clubs, gallery spaces, community halls, studios and other performing arts spaces. They were chosen to be included in this inventory as the venues are either appropriate for performances by aspiring, emerging artists or young people attend performances at these venues.

The venues are listed alphabetically by region. The YFV inventory is meant as a guide only. Please be sure to check with the venue about the information listed as it may have changed since we collected the data.

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Legend: YFV_+19 19+ Years, All Ages All Ages

Region: NORTH

  Venue Name Community
  Cafe Voltaire Prince George
YFV_+19 Nancy O’s Restaurant yfv_feature-profile Prince George
  Shiraz Cafe and Restaurant Prince George
  The Artspace Prince George
  The Black Donkey Prince George
  The Croft Hotel Prince George
  The Westwood Pub Prince George
  Thirsty Moose Prince George
All Ages The Occidental yfv_feature-profile Quesnel
  CICK Smithers Community Radio Station – Lounge Car Sessions Smithers
  Glenwood Hall Smithers
  Smithers Fairgrounds Smithers
  The Old Church Smithers
  Thornhill Community Centre Terrace
  Buffalo Beach Bar and Grill Vanderhoof
  Sunset Theatre Wells
  Wells Hotel Wells
  Bean Counter Bistro Williams Lake


  Venue Name Community
  Armstrong Inn Armstrong
  Branding Iron Pub Armstrong
  Cantina Vallarta Armstrong
  Caravan Farm Theatre Armstrong
  Centennial Theatre (Asparagus Community Theatre) Armstrong
  Wild Oak Café Armstrong
  Unitea Tea and Music Ashcroft
  Serenity Performing Arts Centre Clearwater
  Cawston Community Hall Cawston
  Lorenzo’s Enderby
  Paddlewheeler Restaurant Enderby
  River Rocks Bistro Enderby
  Riverfront Pub Grindrod
  Barnhartvale Coffee House Kamloops
  Blue Grotto Kamloops
  Chances Barside Lounge & Grill Kamloops
  CJ’s Nightclub Kamloops
  Desert Garden Community Centre Kamloops
  Dirty Jersey Kamloops
  Fox’n Hound Kamloops
  Grind Coffee House Kamloops
  Heffley Creek Hall Kamloops
  Office Pub & Grill Kamloops
  On the Rocks Pub & Grill Kamloops
  Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse Kamloops
  Powder Hounds Kamloops
  Rockin’ Firkin Kamloops
  Romeo’s Kitchen and Spirits Kamloops
  St. Andrew on the Square Kamloops
  The Art We Are Kamloops
  The Bassment Kamloops
  The Club @ Sun Peaks Kamloops
  The Commodore Grand Café & Lounge Kamloops
  Zack’s Coffees Teas & Gifts Kamloops
  Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art Kelowna
  Blue Gator Kelowna
  Bohemian Café Kelowna
All Ages Bumbershoot Theatre yfv_feature-profile Kelowna
  Calona Vineyards Winery Kelowna
YFV_+19 Doc Willoughby’s yfv_feature-profile Kelowna
  Eh Nihilo Vineyards Kelowna
  Fernando’s Pub Kelowna
  Grateful Fed Kelowna
  Habitat Kelowna
  Inspired Word Cafe Kelowna
  Kelowna Arts Council Kelowna
  Kelowna Forum Kelowna
  Lake City Bowling & Billiards Kelowna
  Marmalade Cat Cafe Kelowna
  Milkcrate Records Kelowna
  Minstrel Cafe and Bar Kelowna
  Muninn’s Post Kelowna
  New Arts Collective Kelowna
  O’Flannigan’s Pub Kelowna
  Okanagan Mission Community Hall Kelowna
  Sandhill Winery-Sandhill Happy Hour Kelowna
  Snowshoe Sams Kelowna
  Songwriters Stewdio Kelowna
  The Vibrant Vine Kelowna
  The Well Pub Kelowna
  Yellow House Restaurant Kelowna
  Grist Mill and Gardens Keremeos
  Wrong Turn Tavern Keremeos
  Gray Monk Estate Winery Lake Country
  Court House Art Gallery Merritt
  Grand Pub Merritt
  NVIT Theatre Merritt
  Naramata Pub & Grill Naramata
  Firehall Brewery Oliver
  Medici’ Oliver
  Tinhorn Creek Winery Oliver
  Gatzke Orchard Café Oyama
  Barley Mill Pub Penticton
  Dream Café Penticton
  Elite After 6 Penticton
  En’owkin Centre Penticton
  First Fridays Penticton
  Mule Nightclub Penticton
  Orchard House Penticton
  Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40 Penticton
  Shatford Centre Penticton
  Tugs Tap House Penticton
  Wild Scallion Penticton
  Cowboy Coffee/Coco’s Bistro Princeton
  Last Drop Revelstoke
  Hideaway Pub Salmon Arm
  Pinz Tattoo and Art Gallery Salmon Arm
  Salmon Arm Arts Centre Salmon Arm
  Salmon Arm Coffee House Salmon Arm
  Shuswap Pie Company Salmon Arm
  Shuswap Theatre Salmon Arm
  Sunnybrae Community Association Tappen
  Wicked Spoon Tap & Grill Salmon Arm
  Packing House Spences Bridge
  Carlin Hall Coffee House Tappen
  Bean To Cup Vernon
  Coldstream Coffee House Vernon
  Elks Lodge No 45 Kelowna
  Friesen’s Country Tyme Gardens Vernon
  Gallery Vertigo Vernon
  Headbones Gallery Vernon
  Intermezzo Restaurant & Wine Cellar Vernon
  Lake City Casino Match Eatery & Public House Vernon
  Los Huesos Mexican Restaurant Vernon
  Naked Pig Barbecue & Smokehouse Vernon
  Paddle Wheel Hall Vernon
  Pottery Road Studio Vernon
  Powerhouse Theatre Vernon
  Ratio Coffee & Pastry Vernon
  Record City Kelectibles Vernon
  Spitfire Lounge Vernon
  The Green Vernon
  Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Vernon
  Vernon Community Music School Vernon
  Vernon Jazz Club Vernon
  Riley’s Neighbourhood Pub West Kelowna
  Whiski-Jack’s Pub West Kelowna


  Venue Name Community
  The Castlegar Theatre Castlegar
  The Library Amphitheatre Castlegar
  Christina Lake Living Arts Centre Christina Lake
  Deweys Pub & Grill Cranbrook
  A Break in Time Creston
  Jimmy’s Pub & Grill Creston
  Sasquatch Live Creston
  Elkford Community Conference Centre Elkford
  Sneaky’s Pub Elkford
  The Lamplighter Pub Elkford
  Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique Fernie
  Northern Bar + Stage Fernie
  Rusty Edge Fernie
  The Arts Station Fernie
  The Brickhouse Fernie
  The Old Type Music Society Fernie
  The Royal Fernie
  Truffle Pigs Bistro Field
  Golden Civic Centre Golden
  Golden Taps Pub Golden
  Peaks Grill Golden
  Rockwater Grill & Bar Golden
  Happy Days 50’s Diner Grand Forks
  Kocomos Coffee House Grand Forks
  Music in the Park Grand Forks
  The GEM Theatre Grand Forks
  Shakmans Bar and Lounge Invermere
  Copper City Saloon Invermere
  Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery Invermere
  Saftas Invermere
  T-Bar & Grill Invermere
  The Station Neighborhood Pub Invermere
  Bluebelle Bistro & Beanery Kaslo
  The Kaslo Hotel and Brew Pub Kaslo
  The Langham Theatre Kaslo
  Centre 64 Kimberley
  Driftwood Concert House Kimberley
  Green Door Kimberley
  Stemwinder Bar & Grill – Kimberley Alpine Resort Kimberley
  Bonnington Nakusp
  The Leland Pub at the Leland Hotel Nakusp
  Three Lions Nakusp
  Bloom Nightclub Nelson
  Blue Mule Expresso Bar Nelson
  Ellison’s Market Nelson
  Expressions Theatre Cafe Nelson
  Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill Nelson
  Hume Hotel – The Library Lounge + Spirit Bar Nelson
  Oxygen Arts Centre Nelson
  Shambhala Music & Performance Hall Nelson
  The Front Room Nelson
  The Royal on Baker/Royal Grill Nelson
  The Vienna Café Nelson
  Alexa Chalets Timber Inn And Restaurant Parson
  Big Eddy Pub Revelstoke
  Revelstoke United Church Revelstoke
  The Last Drop Revelstoke
  The River City Pub A.K.A The Regent Revelstoke
  The Traverse Revelstoke
  Flying Steamshovel Rossland
  Rafters Lounge at Red Mountain Rossland
  Silverton Gallery Silverton
  Silverton Memorial Hall Silverton
  Dam Inn Pub South Slocan
  Unity Festival South Slocan
  Vallican Whole Centre South Slocan
  Arlington Bar and Grill Trail
  Sleep Is For Sissies Winlaw
  The Ymir Hotel Ymir
  Ymir Schoolhouse Ymir


  Venue Name Community
  ASAA Hall Abbotsford
  “The Basement” at Trinity Memorial Church Abbotsford
  Bradner Community Hall Abbotsford
  CiVL Radio Abbotsford
  Clayburn Village – Old Schoolhouse Abbotsford
  Eagles Hall Abbotsford
  Gator’s Pub Abbotsford
  House of James Abbotsford
  Matsqui Centennial Auditorium Abbotsford
  Matsqui Community Hall Abbotsford
  O’Neill’s Abbotsford
  The Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds Abbotsford
  Town hall Abbotsford
  Great Bear Pub Burnaby
  Riverway Clubhouse Burnaby
  The Sanctuary in Brentwood – A Space of Grace for the Arts Burnaby
  Acoustic Emporium Chilliwack
  Bozzini’s Restaurant Chilliwack
All Ages Tractorgrease Cafe yfv_feature-profile Chilliwack
  UFV Theatre Chilliwack
  Wellington 64 Chilliwack
  Asylum Restaurant – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam
  Foggy Dew Pub Coquitlam
  Unlisted Lounge – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam
  Beatnik’s Bistro Fort Langley
  Lelem Arts & Culture Cafe Fort Langley
  Hope Local House, Silver Chalice Pub Hope
  Artful Dodger Pub Langley
  Chief Sepass Theatre Langley
  Gabby’s Country Cabaret Langley
  Porters Coffee & Teahouse Langley
  Watershed Arts Cafe Langley
  Haney Public House Maple Ridge
  Captain’s Cabin Mission
  Fraser River Heritage Park Mission
  The Stage in Mission Mission
  Bully’s Studios New Westminster
  River’s Reach Pub New Westminster
  The Columbia New Westminster
YFV_+19 The Heritage Grillyfv_feature-profile New Westminster
  The Terminal Pub New Westminster
  Orrange Port Coquitlam
  Cranberry Hall Powell River
  Dwight Hall Powell River
  Red Lion Pub Powell River
  The Westview Hotel/The Zoo Bar & Grill Powell River
  Di Reggae Cafe Surrey
  Donegal’s Irish House Surrey
  Pancho’s Rock Club Surrey
  The Taphouse Surrey
  Acme Studios Vancouver
  Alf House Vancouver
  Another Space Vancouver
  Antisocial Skateboard Shop Vancouver
  Anza Club Vancouver
  ArtStarts Gallery Vancouver
  Bamboo Cafe Vancouver
  Beat Street Vancouver
  Boogaloo Academy Vancouver
  Café Deux Soleils Vancouver
  Cambrian Hall Vancouver
  Chapel Arts Vancouver
  China Cloud Theatre Vancouver
  CSA Space Vancouver
  Dental Lab Vancouver
  Dusty Flower Shop
  Dynamo Arts Association Vancouver
  El Kartel Vancouver
  Eternal Abundance Vancouver
  Field Contemporary Vancouver
  Franklin Studios Vancouver
  Gam Gallery Vancouver
  Gold Saucer Vancouver
  Googly Eyes Studio Vancouver
  Guilt & Company Vancouver
  Haunt Gallery Vancouver
  Heritage Hall Vancouver
  Hot Art Wet City Vancouver
  Interurban Gallery Vancouver
  Interurban Gallery – Scratch Records Vancouver
  James Black Gallery Vancouver
  La Casa Del Artista Vancouver
  Lana Lou’s Vancouver
  Little Mountain Gallery Vancouver
  Little Mountain Shop Vancouver
  Lucky’s Comics and Books Vancouver
  Neptoon Records Vancouver
  OKO Dance Vancouver
  Our Town Café Vancouver
YFV_+19 Red Gate Arts Society Vancouver
  Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver
  Russian Hall Vancouver
  SBC Restaurant Vancouver
  Selectors Records Vancouver
All Ages Shop Wrong yfv_feature-profile Vancouver
  Skylight Gallery Vancouver
  South Arm Community Centre Vancouver
  St. James Community Square Vancouver
  Sunset Terrace Vancouver
All Ages The Beaumont Studios yfv_feature-profile Vancouver
  The China Cloud Vancouver
  The Emerald Vancouver
  The Fall Vancouver
  The Gates Vancouver
  The Greedy Pig Vancouver
  The Playground Vancouver
  The Rio Theatre Vancouver
  The Sin Bin Vancouver
  The Western Front – Grand Luxe Hall Vancouver
  The Western Front (New Music Series) Vancouver
  The Woods Vancouver
  Toast Collective Vancouver
  Trees Organic Coffee House Vancouver
  UBC Thunderbird Arena Vancouver
  UBC Thunderbird Stadium Vancouver
  Ukrainian Hall Vancouver
  Ultralimited Vancouver
  Untitled Art Space Vancouver
  Vancouver Arts and Leisure Vancouver
  Vancouver Live Sound Vancouver
  Wise Hall Vancouver


  Venue Name Community
  Campbell River Community Centre Campbell River
  Campbell River Spirit Square Campbell River
  Voodoo Lounge Campbell River
  Chemanius Theatre Chemanius
  Roy’s Towne Pub Courtenay
  Studio Live Cumberland
  The Cumberland Hotel Cumberland
  Nanaimo Entertainment Centre Nanaimo
  The Queens Hotel Nanaimo
  The Vault Cafe Nanaimo
  Smoke’N Water Parksville
  Chars Landing Port Alberni
  PitchFork Social Salt Spring Island
  17 Mile House Pub Victoria
  Copper Owl Victoria
  Hermans Jazz Club Victoria
  Hotel Zed Victoria
  Lucky Bar Victoria
All Ages Ministry of Casual Living yfv_feature-profile Victoria
  Spiral Cafe Victoria
YFV_+19 Wolf Sheep yfv_feature-profile Victoria