2021 Show

  • Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, the organizing committee has decided to once again cancel the show in 2021.
  • Please check back for info on the 2022 Show.

2021 Show - April 10th & 11th

Parksville Community Center (to be CONFIRMED)

Jensen Street, Parksville, BC

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Admission: $5 ea

For further show information please email: bill.beese@gmail.com

"The 30th Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show"

The Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show has its roots in the Parksville/Qualicum area on Vancouver Island. In 1991, volunteers from the Mid Island Wildlife Watch Society organized the first Brant Wildlife Festival, to celebrate the arrival of the Pacific Brant Geese. Each year 1000's of Brant stop in the area to rest and feed before continuing to their Arctic breeding grounds. In 2006, The Nature Trust of British Columbia began coordinating the festival. Since the beginning of the Brant Wildlife Festival, one of the feature events has been the woodcarving competition and wildlife art show, sponsored by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club. The show migrated south to Victoria and Sidney from 2011 through 2015, but returned to Parksville, to the Parksville Community Center in 2016.

The show has grown to be one of Canada's best known wildlife woodcarving competitions and has been featured in Wildfowl Carving Magazine's "Competition" publication for several years. In recent years, the show has been expanded to include a woodturning competition as well as including many commercial booths featuring the Island's top wildlife artists. The show attracts many popular BC wildlife artists, photographers and sculptors as well as giving talented carvers and turners from across the Pacific Northwest and Canada a venue to display their work and compete among each other for ribbons and cash prizes.