About Us

Vedic Cultural Center – International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Thunder Bay

 What is the meaning of Vedic?

Vedic means one who follows Vedas.

What are Vedas? 

Vedas are ancient scriptures from India that provide spiritual and material knowledge for the upliftment of all people. Veda means knowledge. This knowledge has been passed down from the very beginning of time. Vedic culture has preserved the principles of right action and right thought that promote peace and social harmony. Modern society can benefit tremendously from the Vedic knowledge and culture.

We invite you to connect with the original teachings of the Vedas and enrich your life’s journey with this five-thousand-year tradition. Vedic life is simple – learn through arts, music, dance and drama while leading a life of social harmony and respect for basic human dignity.

Another major theme of the Vedas is para upakar: doing good to others. A premium is put on educational and cultural activities that benefit the individual and society. The VCC offers many free (or voluntary donation) courses on language, music, dance, arts and crafts, drama, communication skills, philosophy, children’s programs, seniors programs and yoga. The center also provides extensive free food distribution through the Food for Life program.

The Vedic cultural center practices respect of all people regardless of race or any other material designation because of the divine presence of God in everyone. Education for making enlightened choices in life is the primary goal of the VCC for spreading light and peace in the world.

Come and join the fun and be a participating volunteer to grow the VCC for the benefit of our children and future generations.

Daily Temple Schedule

7- 7.30 AM – Mangal Arati
7.30 - 7:45 AM – Tulasi-arati and Siksastakam prayers
7:50 AM – Guru-Puja
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Srimad Bhagavatam Class
12:40-1:00 PM – Bhoga Offering
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Darshan Closes
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM Darshan Open
7:00-7:30 PM – Sandhya Arati
7:30 to 8:15 PM Bhagavad Gita Class
8:00 PM Darshan Closes

  • Address: 1600 Dease Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7C5H4.
  • Phone: 807-623-3111
  • Email:
  • Whatsapp: 807-623-3111

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The Vedic Cultural Centre (ISKCON) Thunder Bay is a community services project. The Vedic Cultural Center is open to all, regardless of race, religion, sex, nationality or economic status.

Our mission is
To provide an excellent facility for the Thunder Bay community to participate in cultural events, seminars, exhibits and festivals that help preserve and promote the traditional Vedic arts, cuisine, music, dance, drama, literature and languages.
Activities/events organized by the Vedic Cultural Centre attract tourists/visitors from surrounding cities and provinces, contributing to tourism growth and economic development.

Vedic Cultural Centre is a registered nonprofit organization in Thunder Bay. We serve general community members and immigrants from Southeast Asian countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. For the newly arrived immigrant families and students, we support them by providing social and moral support by helping them find accommodation and jobs. We help international students by providing them with free meals and winter clothing.