Arts and Culture Road Trips

Your art and cultural journey on the Scenic7 is just beginning. We’ve put together a sampling of road trips that will have you exploring your backyard every week.

Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts In BC

Summer is the time for discovering new favourite bands at a homegrown summer concert series. This trip is designed for music lovers who love to explore by car every week. In addition to the music festivals that happen every summer, Scenic7 is known for its free summer concert series.

BYO-lawn chair and enjoy old favourites and new discoveries from around the Lower Mainland in Hope, Harrison Hot Springs, Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge every week this summer.

Attractions

  1. Concerts in the Park (Hope)
  2. Bands on the Beach (Harrison Hot Springs)
  3. Music on the Wharf (Maple Ridge)
    • Date: July 10, 24 and August 14, 28
    • Time: 7:30 pm (except August 28 which is at 7pm)
    • Place: Port Haney Wharf
    • www.mapleridgemuseum.org
  4. Summer Concert Series (Coquitlam)
    • Dates: July, August
    • Time: 7-9pm
    • Place: Town Centre Park Plaza
    • www.coquitlam.ca
  5. Bard on the Bandstand (Maple Ridge)
  6. Envision Twilight Concert Series (Mission)
    • Date: June – August
    • 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Place: Fraser River Heritage Park
    • www.mission.ca
  7. Music in the Park Concert Series (Agassiz)

Art on the Seven

Artists who live along Scenic7 draw inspiration from the river and mountains that border the highway. Take a little piece of the Scenic7 communities home with you.

Our art galleries and museum gift shops are full of locally-inspired, locally-made goods. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, bragging to friends about your weekend, or looking for that one perfect piece of art for the last empty wall in your living room, we’ve got you covered.

Attractions

  1. Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam– Attend a performance, visit the Art Gallery, participate in a visual or performing arts program and/or be in a show yourself — the Evergreen is the Arts Centre for everyone and for everyone to enjoy. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
  2. The ACT Theatre and Art Gallery(Maple Ridge)– The ACT Theatre and Art Gallery is the host to a multitude of events, including performances of theatre, poetry, music, and more.  Check out the current exhibition in the Art Gallery.11944 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge, BC
  3. Mission Arts Council Rock Family Garden– The Rock Family Gallery, located in the Mission Arts Centre, is a place where local, emerging artists and artisans may exhibit their works in any media. Artists living in British Columbia who are not represented by a professional gallery are considered local, emerging artists. 33529 First Street, Mission, BC.
  4. Woodside Art Gallery (Harrison Mills)- Woodside Gallery and studio is home to the works of Dehlia Simpere but also hosts special group exhibitions and events throughout the year. 2226 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills, BC
  5. The Ranger Station Art Gallery (Harrison Hot Springs)-The Ranger Station Art Gallery is operated by the Kent Harrison Arts Council with the assistance of the Harrison Festival of the Arts and is open year round.Both The Harrison Festival of the Arts & The Kent Harrison Arts Council work side by side to promote arts and culture in our communities. The gallery also provides living and studio space year round to our artist in residence, providing further outreach and cultural exchange to residents and visitors alike. 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
  6. Agassiz-Harrison Museum-Nestled under the watchful eye of the magnificent Mt. Cheam, Agassiz is a friendly, agricultural community known for its country living and endless outdoor activities. The Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre is housed in one of Canada’s oldest standing wooden Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) stations located just off the #7 Highway in the heart of downtown Agassiz, British Columbia. They carry local art and artisans in their gift shop. 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC
  7. Ruby Creek Art Gallery– The gallery is owned and operated by the Skawahlook First Nation.The gallery features an extraordinary collection of Pacific Northwest Native art which includes limited edition prints, gold and silver carved jewelry, hand carved boxes, chests, and plaques, handcrafted drums, soapstone and textiles. 58611 Lougheed Highway, RR 2 Agassiz, BC
  8. Hope Arts Gallery– The Hope Arts Gallery exhibits and sells original local works of art including paintings, prints, raku and functional pottery, drawings, photography, weaving, knitting, fabric arts, jewelry, pine needle baskets, mixed media and much more. Each month it showcases a new local artist. Operated by the Hope Arts Council. 349 Fort Street, Hope BC

Itinerary

Day 1: Start in Coquitlam at the Evergreen Cultural Centre  and work your way to Maple Ridge ACT : 28 mins (17.8 km). After you have experienced the ACT, make your way to Mission Arts Council Rock Family Garden: 29 mins (27.6 km). Spend the night in Mission.

Day 2:
Start out your day by driving from Mission, BC to the  Woodside Art Gallery: 30 minutes (36.6 km), after you have taken in the works of Dehlia Simpere, make your way to the Agassiz- Harrison Museum : 11 mins (11.7 km). Next drive to The Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs: 10 mins (9.2 km).  Spend some time at the beach or soak in the hot springs water while you’re there! Then make your way to your next stop the Ruby Creek Art Gallery 22 mins (27.4 km). And your final destination is the Hope Arts Gallery 12 mins (14.7 kms)

Added Excursion: If you feel like you have a little extra time, and want to make the most out of your journey,  between Mission and Agassiz add on the Kilby Historical Site located in Harrison Mills (District of Kent/Agassiz). 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, BC. Once in Hope take a walking tour of all the chain-saw carvings. Stop into the Visitor Information Centre for a map.

 

 

 

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Also known as the Lougheed Highway, the Scenic 7 provides a link between Vancouver and Hope that is off the beaten path. From extreme adventures to simple, warm hospitality, there is something for everyone in Mighty Fraser Country.

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