Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre


Search the Library catalogue


Library access

The Library is accessible during the Scandinavian Centre’s office hours, noon to 6 pm weekdays, and on Saturday noon to 2 pm.   The volunteer librarian is in the Library most Tuesdays.  Please contact Pia Christensen at library@scancentre.org for more information or assistance, including additional access hours.

English Language Collection

The English language collection is on the second floor, off the mezzanine.  This Library has English translations of Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic literature, as well as books on many subjects relating to the Scandinavian countries.  These include arts and crafts, folk culture, music, cookery, biography, history, social conditions in the Scandinavian countries, and of course, the Vikings.  Another focus is Scandinavians in Canada, with an emphasis on British Columbia.  We also have children’s and young adult material, both fiction and non-fiction.  As well, there is a small collection of feature films and documentary films on DVD.  All these items are included in the library catalogue on the computer in the library, as well as online.

House collections

There are five other library locations within the Scandinavian Community Centre, with each country’s room containing the collection in that language, ie the Danish Room has the Danish language collection, and so on for Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.  Of these collections, only the Danish language one is included in the Library catalogue at this time.

Facility Rentals

We Have the Space For You!

Looking for a space for your Wedding, Office Party, Workshop or Special Event? Check out our Hall and Fireside Lounge both supported by an industrial kitchen! MORE INFO


Scandinavian Community Centre2 weeks ago
This Friday night! Lip Sync Contest
Doors open at 6:30pm, Singing at 7:00pm
Don't be shy! If you can sing, get up on stage!
Scandinavian Community Centre3 weeks ago
Laskiainen 2024! Pea Soup & Sauna

Pea soup will be available for take-away (1 L for $10) or eat in (with pancakes and/or Laskiaispulla $15) Order your soup now! https://forms.gle/N66YmtyZLF82pKVT7

Doors for dine-in will open at 5:30, soup served at 6:00 pm

You can book your space in the sauna here: https://www.thefinnishsauna.ca/.../sauna-at-laskiainen...
The centre will be open for sauna-goes to socialize, get changed, and hang out from 2:30 pm until the last guest is finished. The bar will be open from 5:30 onwards.
Scandinavian Community Centre2 months ago
When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been deleted.
centrescandinavian7 months ago
centrescandinavian8 months ago
Wife Carrying Contest
centrescandinavian8 months ago
A huge big thank you to all our volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you! See you all next year, June 22 and 23, 2024!