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September 17th & 18th 2022

Van Urban Timber respectfully acknowledges the land on which we reside on as the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation

What is Builders Fest?

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.

Blue Water Concepts - Construction


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.

Check out our building partners below

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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.

Guest speakers to be announced!

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!

Timber Talks - Sign Up


Our Community Partners

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What else is going on?

Vendor Village

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."

Slab raffle

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.

Food Truck & Beer Garden

Enjoy a meal from Luz Tacos Food Truck and visit our beer garden!

Weekend itinerary

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How much does it cost to visit Builders Fest?


There is no entrance fee to get into Builders Fest!


Is Builders Fest family friendly?


Yes! Builders Fest is open to the public. The Beer Garden is for adults 19+.


When does Builders Fest take place?


Builders Fest runs September 17th and 18th 2022. The days begin at 11am and close at 6pm.


Are the projects built on site?


The builders will do a majority of the construction here at Van Urban Timber during the event. Installation will happen at the donor locations after the event.


How can I get involved?


If you are interested in supporting or getting involved, please reach out to us at,


Where is Builders Fest taking place?


Builders Fest is taking place in our Squamish Mill location, 1126 Resolution Way, Squamish, BC V8B 0L3

For any more questions, please email us at:

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