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Fàilte gu làrach-lìn a’ Chomuinn Ghàidhlig Bhancoubhair 

Welcome to the Gaelic Society of Vancouver Website

The Gaelic Society of Vancouver was formed in 1908 by a group of dedicated Gaelic enthusiasts who wanted to establish a society where they could meet and enjoy each other’s company and fellowship. The first meeting of the Society was held on February 8th, 1908 at the Sullivan Hall on Cordova Street, Vancouver.

The aim of the Society established at that time was to promote the Gaelic language and to preserve all matters of interest to the Celtic race by encouraging a wider knowledge of the Gaelic language, its literature and its music.

Today, our members strive to achieve those aims by organizing cèilidhs and other events, and by offering Gaelic language lessons at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, where everyone will receive a warm welcome at our gatherings and events.

Quick View Gaelic Society Events :

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations, our Cèilidhs have been postponed indefinitely. But check back here for any online events we may hold.

NEW ~ Gaelic Society language lessons ~ STARTING SOON!
Are you learning Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo? Do you want to learn more and put it into practice?
The Vancouver Gaelic Society is putting together online classes to hopefully start in March.

Vancouver Gaelic language lessons at Beginner and Intermediate level:

Our next lessons at the Scottish Cultural Centre start on Saturday February 29th, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and will continue for 6 weeks to April 4th,  2020.


Further information about our events can be found under the ‘Events’ tab..


‘Thig thugainn, thig cò-rium gu siar gus an cluinn sinn ann cànan nan Gàidheal’ 

‘Come to us, come with me to the west so that we will hear the language of the Gael’      

  Murdo MacFarlane, The Melbost Bard, Isle of Lewis