The Thistle is a youth-run community centre for arts and activism.

Contact Us!

Call 604.255.2838
Write info@purplethistle.ca
Visit 260-975 Vernon Dr. | Vancouver, BC
Coast Salish Territory | V6A 3P2

Located in East Vancouver, we are a free place (both free-of-charge, and we are interested in freedom) where youth can engage with each other and their community. The Centre is a physical space to root ourselves, a place to work together, and a site to learn new ways for radical organizing for social change.

Drop In Hours:

Monday -Thursday's 4:30-10:30 PM


The centre is open other times for workshops, events and other classes: see projects/classes for more details!


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On physical accesibility in to the centre:

1. there are 16 stairs that are 38 inches in width, with a railing

2. we have no elevator

Please do contact us because we have carried folks up the stairs many times and remain open to more ideas on how to combat these challenges.

3. There is one gender neutral washroom at the space.