Meet BC’s Creative Industries

BC’s content creators and creative entrepreneurs possess inspiration, tenacity, and a capability that attracts international recognition. They have made significant global impacts and importantly, they continue to experiment across the creative industries that #BCCreates champions:

  1. Motion Picture, including animation and VFX
  2. Music & Sound Recording
  3. Book & Magazine Publishing
  4. Interactive & Digital Media

As we sustain and grow this exciting and distinctive economy, we celebrate the passionate individuals, meaningful careers and exciting new ventures within it. Have a story to share? Please do!

Tonic Records – Real Music for Real People

After establishing her career in the music industry at Virgin Records in the UK, Katie Wattie returned to Vancouver and founded boutique record label, Tonic Records. In addition to servicing artists as a record label, Tonic Records also provides artist management and has expanded its team to include junior managers, a sales team and a […]

Silk Road Music – Combining Culture and Music!

Silk Road Music, headed by Director Qiu Xia He, consists of a group of talented musicians who are renowned for incorporating elements of Asian culture into their performances – from intimate classical Chinese solos and duets to larger multicultural productions. Enriching the British Columbia music scene since its inception in 1991, Juno nominated Silk Road […]


Geist is a Canadian literary magazine of ideas and culture. They publish the best that can be found in narrative (fiction and non-fiction), essays, poetry, reviews, photography, drawings, commix, puzzles and little-known facts of interest—with a special interest in fresh interactions between text and image. Geist strives to be articulate, humorous and identifiably Canadian. Their mandate […]

Western Living Magazine

Originally from Salmon Arm, Julia Dilworth knew from an early age that she wanted to work at a Magazine. With a great deal of passion for the arts, Julia studied at UBC, Langara and BCIT, and with multiple degrees she now can hang her hat on two doors. Associate Editor for Western Living and Vancouver […]


  The word “Bardel” comes from the names of its founders, Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania. Founded in 1987 and with over 13 awards credited to the name, Bardel is the leading animation service provider in North America. With over 30 years of creativity within the entertainment industry, Delna and Barry have forged long-term working […]

Mythical City Games & LNG Studios Collaborate to Create a VR Experience Like No Other!

Vancouver based companies, Mythical City Games, an indie VR video game developer, and LNG Studios, a video production company, have collaborated to create a VR experience unlike anything else in the VR market today! If you are a fan of Simcity and VR, you will definitely want to checkout Skytropolis, a new vertical mega city […]

Vancouver Island Film Studios Set To Open In Early 2018!

The Vancouver Island North Film Commission announced yesterday exciting news for the Vancouver Island film community and the BC motion picture industry at large. A new film studio, the Vancouver Island Film Studios, is currently in its final stages of construction and is set to be completed by early 2018. This latest facility to be […]


A Wildly Civilized Weekend. Producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival are launching a new festival experience in Vancouver, British Columbia. SKOOKUM is about the music that moves us, the food that delights us and the art that inspires us. Launching September 7th – 9th, 2018, Stanley Park will soon be the site for a […]

Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs is a triple-threat singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who is recognized in Canada for his diverse musical talents. Playing the acoustic guitar and singing, Scott entertains with an extremely wide range of original and cover songs, and can be regularly found headlining performances all over his hometown of Vancouver, and throughout Vancouver Island. Scott […]

Fall Music Update – Check Out These October Album Release!

Creative BC is proud to support the recent album releases of the following participants of BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program: Year Of The Wolf – Thursday, October 5, 2017 Jim Byrnes – Friday, October 6, 2017 Cassandra Maze – Friday, October 6, 2017 Wolf Parade – Friday, October 6, 2017 Loose Tizzy – Wednesday, […]