About Us

Wel­come to the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

The home of Scan­di­na­vian activ­i­ties in the Lower Mainland

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (SCC) is a meet­ing place for all Scan­di­na­vians, local and vis­it­ing, who strive to pre­serve and pro­mote Nordic cul­ture, com­mu­nity and spirit within the Greater Van­cou­ver area.

The SCC is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that has evolved into a meet­ing place for the com­mu­nity at large through the energy and effort of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers for more than ten years. It is a place where young and old from all walks of life can visit to expe­ri­ence Scan­di­na­vian tra­di­tions, cul­ture and make friends for life.

Jointly owned by four char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions, Dan­ish House Soci­ety (DHS), Fin­land House Soci­ety (FHS), Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety (NHS) and Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS), the SCC is the only facil­ity of its kind in the world. It is the only com­mu­nity cen­tre col­lec­tively oper­ated by all five Scan­di­na­vian nation­al­i­ties (includ­ing Ice­land) and has over 3,000 members.

The Cen­tre is also sup­ported by its asso­ciate Mem­bers: the Ice­landic Cana­dian Club of British Colum­bia, Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety, Scan­di­na­vian Dancers of Van­cou­ver, Scan­di­na­vian Seniors and the Scan­di­na­vian Busi­ness Club of BC .