As we celebrate British Columbia’s vibrant creators during Creative Industries Week this May, we’re taking the opportunity to showcase the incredible stories behind the talent and innovation that define the creative economy in BC.

Keep scrolling to learn more about creative innovators in the Thompson/Okanagan/Kootenays , and be sure to check out what’s happening in the Lower Mainland/Southwest, Island/Coast and Northern B.C. regions. 

B.C.'s Creative Sector in the Thompson/Okanagan/Kootenays

The diverse creators from the Motion Picture, Music + Sound Recording, Interactive + Digital Media, Book Publishing and Magazine Publishing industries drive innovation in our province and propel British Columbia’s economic and cultural reputation. 

There are a multitude of industry organizations located in the Thompson/Okanagan/Kootenays.

Meet Local Creators + Innovators

Hemisphere Games

Game Developer

Mastermind Studios

full-service video production company

Opera Kelowna

Opera Comapny and Training Centre

Roots & Blues

Salmon Arm Music Festival

Damien Eagle Bear


Meet the Creative Industries

British Columbia is a global leader in content creation and production. The province’s creators and creative companies bring a perspective that is distinctively west coast Canadian to the world of storytelling across all forms of media.

Book Publishing

Interactive + Digital Media

Magazine Publishing

Music + Sound Recording

Motion Picture

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