About Us

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

The home of Scandinavian activities in the Lower Mainland

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre Soci­ety (SCCS) is a meet­ing place for all Scan­di­na­vians, local and vis­it­ing, who strive to pre­serve and pro­mote Nordic cul­ture, com­mu­ni­ty and spir­it with­in the Metro 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 twen­ty 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), Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) and the Ice­landic Cana­di­an Club of British Colum­bia, the SCCS is the only facil­i­ty of its kind in the world. It is the only com­mu­ni­ty cen­tre col­lec­tive­ly oper­at­ed by all five Scan­di­na­vian nation­al­i­ties and has over 3,000 mem­bers.

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