June 21 - Aug 5 2024

A Self-Guided Festival Featuring Special Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

Discover Vancouver's Yummiest Scoops To Beat The Summer Heat!

The Vancouver Ice Cream Festival invites you to its second year to embark on an extraordinary, self-guided journey through the city’s most irresistible ice cream and frozen dessert offerings.

From June 21st to August 5th, explore various Metro Vancouver’s top ice cream/gelato parlours, cafes, and food spots, offering limited-time creations and signature items throughout the festival period. 

Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in an array of delightful frozen desserts while supporting local businesses in a truly delightful and immersive summer experience.

NOTE: Items are available at participating vendor’s individual locations and during their individual operating hours.

Participating Vendor Map

Festival Missions

Take part in missions to earn entries towards the festival prize pool!

Festival Passport

Visit festival vendors to collect stickers and be entered into a special festival sweepstake!

Festival Sponsors


You got questions, we got the answers!

When and where is the Vancouver Ice Cream Festival taking place?

The Vancouver Ice Cream Festival will be held from June 21st to August 5th, as a self-guided tour of participating food spots throughout Vancouver.

The festival is designed for you to explore at your own pace, allowing you to visit the participating vendors during their regular business hours. 

Note that some vendors may have multiple locations and only specific locations may be taking part in the festival.

How can I participate in the Vancouver Ice Cream Festival?

To participate in the Vancouver Ice Cream Festival, simply visit the participating food spots during the festival dates (June 21 – August 5) and enjoy their limited-time ice cream creations!

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Is there an admission fee for the Vancouver Ice Cream Festival?

There is no admission fee to participate in the Vancouver Ice Cream Festival. However, the cost of the frozen treats at participating dessert spots is not included and will vary by location.

How do I enter the social media contests and interactive challenges?

To enter the social media contests and interactive challenges, make sure to follow the Noms Magazine on our social media platforms and subscribe to our newsletter. Detailed information on contest rules and how to participate will be provided on our contest info page.

Are there any age restrictions for participating in the festival?

The Vancouver Ice Cream Festival is a family-friendly event, and people of all ages are welcome to participate.

How can I participate in the festival as a vendor?

Vendor applications are now closed. 

How can I sponsor the festival?

If you’re interested in being a sponsor or promotional partner, please inquire on the sponsorship page.

Who can I contact for more information or assistance?

If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us page, and our team will be happy to help you.