Okanagan Folk School’s mission is rooted in the community. Our warm welcome, open-to-all  programs, and multi-generational commitment seek to build a community of respect, individuality, and appreciation. Our programs empower and affirm by celebrating curiosity and open doors to the world and nurturing self-discovery.


The Okanagan Folk School’s efforts are directly connected to the Okanagan Valley, its beauty, history, and productivity. The mountains, the lakes, First Nations culture, agriculture, and incredibly talented community members influence our programs. Each journey to our school is like a pilgrimage, filled with stories and experiences that rejuvenate the spirit.


The Okanagan Folk School offers year-round classes in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, First Nations studies, building, photography, writing and much more. These courses provide a powerful linkage between people and resources and connects the past, the present and the future. Maintaining and perpetuating the future of craft, celebrating time-tested methods, and exploring the world’s need for sustainable solutions.


The Okanagan Folk School pursues integrity and quality at every level. From daily operations to long-term planning, we pursue our mission with pride and purpose. Our institutional lifestyle reflects our commitment to craft, to community and to the joy of hands-on learning.