A collaborative 2-day event open to the public with local builders, using local wood, building live on location at Van Urban Timber with final projects being donated to the Squamish community.
At its core, Builders Fest revolves around giving back to our community. Achieving this would not be possible without the help and support of our trusted local builders.
During the weekend, visitors can watch these builders as they complete curated projects to fit the specific needs of our community partners.
Education is an essential pillar of Builders Fest. The weekend will highlight BC's most prolific industries' past, present, and future.
Visitors can walk through Sea-To-Sky Forestry Society's pop-up museum "Past, Present, Future," converse and learn from local builders, and listen in on keynote speakers during Timber Talks, hosted by the UBC Faculty of Forestry.
On September 18th at Builder Fest, see Harry Nelson, Rob Kozak, and Orlando Rojas speak at Van Urban Timbers' first-ever Timber Talks series hosted by the UBC Faculty of Forestry.
Watch Harry talk about "Generating instead of capturing wealth from BC's forests," followed by Harry and Rob elaborating on "Creating Value from Wood" and finishing off with Orlando's subject, "Back to the future with Wood."
*Limited Seating Available - Sign up today to secure a seat!
Builders Fest is an opportunity to share the connection between our trees, the lumber derived, and the constructors who shape the lumber to be a part of our homes and public structures.
We will conclude our weekend of wood by delivering the constructed projects to our Squamish community partners.
Matthews West presents Vendor Village!
A showcase of local woodworkers and businesses from the sea-to-sky corridor.
You'll be able to check out folks such as Warren & Wayne Wood Co, Rubenovitch Furnishings Co, See-appl-tun | Art Harry, and more!
Squamish Men's Shed will run multiple demonstrations throughout the weekend at their booth! Demonstrations such as "Hand Cut Dovetails," "Intro to Sharpening," and "Intro to Hand Planing."
Visitors can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a wood slab!
All proceeds from the raffle will be donated back to our community partners.
Enjoy a meal from Luz Tacos Food Truck and visit our beer garden!