About Danish House Society


The Dan­ish House Soci­ety (DHS) was found­ed in 1996 to be an equal par­tic­i­pant in the  Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, along with the Fin­land, Nor­we­gian and Swe­den House Soci­eties. The Cen­tre, locat­ed in a coun­try-style Nordic lodge on 4.4 acres, pro­vides a Nordic pres­ence in the com­mu­ni­ty and is a base for the cul­tur­al activ­i­ties of its mem­bers. It is eas­i­ly accessed from all of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Van­cou­ver.

The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen sits in Copenhagen harbour

You will like what the DHS is doing to pro­mote Dan­ish cul­ture and tra­di­tions while hav­ing a lot of fun in the process. Our pop­u­lar “Kro Aften” or Pub Night offers “smor­re­brod” – open faced sand­wich­es – on the first Fri­day of each month. Oth­er DHS events are the Sum­mer BBQ, a Fall auc­tion, and “Christ­mas by the Fire­side”. Dan­ish Lan­guage lessons are also offered. Every event and gath­er­ing is made pos­si­ble because of indi­vid­u­als who cher­ish their Dan­ish her­itage and vol­un­teer their time to ensure that it is not for­got­ten.

Many oth­er on-going events and activ­i­ties are shared with the oth­er Nordic Hous­es through the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre. These include a pop­u­lar month­ly seniors lun­cheon, bridge tour­na­ments, folk danc­ing, and the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val.

We would invite you to join us as a Mem­ber. You can par­tic­i­pate in many var­ied events and activ­i­ties! You can also have lots of fun and meet many peo­ple by vol­un­teer­ing some of your time to ensure that Dan­ish cul­ture lives on in British Colum­bia. Mem­ber­ship in the Dan­ish House Soci­ety is avail­able to any­one with an inter­est in Dan­ish cul­ture and her­itage. Mem­ber­ship is also open to cor­po­ra­tions and orga­ni­za­tions. Mem­ber­ship in the DHS also includes your mem­ber­ship in the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre. Eng­lish is the main lan­guage spo­ken at all events.