Vancouver Slovak Community

VancouverVancouver claims close to 6,000 inhabitants of Slovak origin. The city is often at the top of surveys for the most beautiful or the best city to live on Earth.

You can find news and information about its Slovak community, including the upcoming events, on the website ‘Word from British Columbia’ at The website also presents an interesting magazine with the same title, which is published every three months since 2007.

Popular events
In such beautiful city, there is little urge to organize or attend meetings. Slovaks just get together and celebrate, or go hiking and camping in the surrounding mountains rather informally, with groups of friends, or as an community-wide event.


Slovak Catholic Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church is in the suburb of New Westminster, at 472 East 8th Avenue. It is the center for not only the spiritual needs but also the social life of the Slovak community. Regular get-togethers and other social events take place in the hall beside the Church. Parish priest is Father Juraj Kopanický. More detailed information about the Church could be found at     

Olympic Games
The eyes of the World will focus on Vancouver and Whistler ski resort during the XXI. Winter Olympic Games in February 2010.  To learn all about the Games, please visit Vancouver 2010 at as well as the Slovak Olympic Committee at

See you in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics!