Norse Culture Recreation Society / Reik Félag

Viking TentStep back through time into the Dark Ages.Reik Félag is a group of enthusiastic history buffs who bring the Viking Age into the present with engaging and interactive living history portrayals. Non-profit, non-denominational and non-political, our group is composed of men, women and children. We depict the Norse culture through costumes, crafts, and first-person interactive re-creational events.

Carved drinking hornsOur presentations illustrate a seasonal trading village made up of Norse men and women from all parts of the Viking World. Our name, "Reik Félag" (pronounced Rake Feelag) is Icelandic, and roughly translates to "travelling fellowship".

Kids in shield wallOur members draw on archaeological, literary and historical sources in their endeavours to create an authentic Viking era experience. We work with many organizations and societies in our community, including the Scandinavian Heritage Center, the Viking Ship Project, Scouts Canada, PARMA, Nordhere, schools and museums throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

An Interesting Fact: the concept of living history portrayals was pioneered at Skansen, the first open air museum in Sweden. It was founded in 1891 to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era. Skansen became the model for other early open-air museums in Scandinavia and later ones elsewhere in Europe and North America.