What is the Festival of Hope?

Canadians today know less about Jesus than at any other time in Canadian history. Yet, research reveals many people are very interested in spirituality.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada wants to offer Greater Vancouver Area residents something that will satisfy their deepest longings—a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Festival of Hope is a multi-phase initiative spread over several months that includes prayer, training, Community Action Projects, and many opportunities for evangelism.

The ministry culminates with a three-day festival from March 3 to 5, 2017 at the Rogers Arena. Intended to draw thousands of people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, each evening will feature Christian musicians, testimonies, and the Gospel message from Franklin Graham. This is a non-ticketed event with free admission.


Pastors David and Cheryl Koop from Coastal Church share about the impact they witnessed at the 2014 Festival of Hope in Toronto, and how they are looking forward to seeing the Festival come to Vancouver.

Join in the conversation using the hashtag #BGFEST on social media.

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Franklin Graham presented the Gospel at the Festival of Hope at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario in September 2014.

Our Festival of Hope ministry is a partnership with local churches. It unites Christians across large metropolitan areas, deepens the faith of believers and, equips them to share their faith in Jesus Christ. It ultimately brings the message of Jesus Christ to people who may never have set foot in a church.

God has already brought thousands of Canadians of all ages to His Son through BGEA outreach events in numerous Canadian cities. Your prayers and partnership in the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope are tools He can use to continue His work.

There are many ways to get involved during the Festival of Hope journey:


Join others in lifting up your community to God with our prayer ministry team and at our prayer events.


Learn how to share your faith with others through our Christian Life and Witness Course for adults and our high-energy youth training event, FM419. Church leaders, learn how to disciple new believers at our Follow-up Seminar.


Reach your community for Christ by participating in community service projects and by volunteering with the Festival of Hope.


Popular music mixed with Gospel presentations from Franklin Graham reach people of all ages.


Donate at FestivalofHope.ca of call 1-800-293-3717