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  • The Canada-U.S border closure has been extended to February 21, 2021


Sign Petition E-3027 to Call for a Tourism-Specific Recovery Plan from Government

Canada’s travel and tourism industry was hit first by the COVID-19 pandemic and it will take the longest to recover. MP Tony Baldinelli has sponsored an e-petition calling on the federal government to present a tourism-specific recovery plan.
Show your support by signing the e-petition and sharing it with your networks before the deadline of February 7, 2021, at 5pm EST.

Sign E-3027 Petition


Covid-19 Safety Plan Review Service from go2HR

Current Provincial Health Orders introduced in November are now set to remain in place until midnight, February 5th, or as otherwise advised by the Provincial Health Office.  All businesses across the province are being urged to remain vigilant, follow their COVID-19 safety plans and update those plans as needed.

With this in mind, go2HR has launched a new program to help tourism and hospitality businesses review their COVID-19 safety plans. Their health and safety experts will review your safety plan and provide recommendations and targeted feedback to help ensure ongoing compliance with current requirements.

If you have any questions regarding these extended orders or need support with any aspect of your safety plan, please contact them directly via phone: 604-633-9787, email: or visit their Maintaining Your COVID-19 Safety Plan web page. Their qualified health and safety staff are available to assist.

Register For This Service


Member Stories Request

Destination Canada is looking for specific content angles listed below for their Spring earned media pitching.  Media outreach will align with the current PHO guidelines, and will remain in a “dream now, travel later” phase.

Tourism Vancouver will be attending the virtual International Media Marketplace conference on January 27th to meet with both Canadian and US travel writers. Along with the Destination Canada story angles below, please send any press releases and your organization's newsworthy updates by Monday, January 18th to Sabrina Tey, Manager Communications, at


Destination Canada Spring Dispatch | Story content needs:

  • Architecture and art: We are looking for news items (new exhibits, books, awards won), upcoming projects, thought leadership and innovations (ie. sustainable architecture).
  • Sustainable wine: Examples of new products, innovations, festivals (Please explain sustainability portion) 
  • New virtual and at-home experiences: Looking for innovative ways Canadians can safely enjoy a travel-related experience (and support local businesses) either virtually or at home. Are there any new at-home products/services, or virtual experiences, attractions or events in the coming months?

Order Collateral: Tear-Off Maps

Order tear-off maps for your guests. Our easy to use maps are available for order and pickup once again.

Orders can be picked up from our Visitor Centre by appointment only. Please send the Visitor Centre an email at with your name, company, quantity requested, and the Visitor Centre will get back to you to arrange a pickup date/time. Each package contains 10 pads of maps (100 maps/pad).

Metro Vancouver and Downtown sides of map for your reference.

Share your Press Releases, Blog Submissions, and Member Stories

Reminder: If you have a press release for an announcement, event, or new feature and would like it submit it for considered for our blog, Inside Vancouver, please forward the release to

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful new things our members create in 2021 and helping you promote them!



2020 Sales & Service Year-end Recap

The Meetings & Conventions team has prepared a 2020 Sales and Service year-end recap which covers some of the key focus areas of the last year with a definite eye to the future.  If you have any questions, comments of feedback please contact us anytime.  Click here to view the report.


Inspiring Future Business

We recently produced a Covid-friendly video to help promote the Vancouver Meetings and Conventions sector.  It highlights:

  • Vancouver inspiring us to see things differently.
  • The health of our visitors comes naturally. Vancouver is relatively safe, clean, and is taking safety protocols seriously.
  • The Vancouver Meetings and Conventions community having the expertise to build safe events in a controlled and effective manner.
  • Vancouver is ready to meet / host when it’s safe to do so.
View the Video


This video is a resource for our members and we encourage you to download it and use it in your own promotions.

Download the Video File



Virtual Workshop: Industry Update and 2021 Business Sprint

January 19 | 11am - 12pm | Virtual

Our first member workshop of 2021 will feature a presentation from Royce Chwin, President & CEO.  There is no charge for this workshop.

Topics include: 

  • State of the Industry
  • Outline of 2021 Business Sprint
  • Tourism Vancouver Key Priorities for Q1
Register Now


Meetings & Conventions – A Fresh Perspective on Engagement

PCMA Canada West Chapter Jumpstarting 2021
January 20 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST | Virtual

PCMA Canada West is excited to jumpstart the year for our members and community by getting back to our original Cold Drinks, Hot Topics format. Join us as we discuss the future of the events industry in 2021, recap highlights from PCMA’s Convening Leaders, and play a fun trivia game!  Owen Chiu will be attending on behalf of Tourism Vancouver.

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Economic Outlook Forum - This two day forum provides the region's business leaders with a detailed and insightful look at the road to economic recovery in the year ahead.

January 19 - The CEO Perspective

January 21- Geopolitical Outlook

You can choose to purchase a bundle package and attend both sessions or choose the one most relevant to you.

NEW DATES - Destination Canada Webinars: Economic Sector Canadian Partner Webinar & Incentive Canadian Partner Webinar

Virginie De Visscher, Senior Director of business development, Economic Sectors, will share details on the economic sector tactical plans and Jennifer Attersall, Director, Incentive Travel, will provide a deep dive on our incentive market plans. DC's Marketing Manager, Nancy Steward, will join both webinars to share our marketing plans, including partner co-investment opportunities. These webinars will include details on planned sales activations, how to use the partner toolkits, DC's strategic partnerships, and how the

Destination Canada Business Events team will be working with Canadian partners to keep Canada top-of-mind within its audience.
Each webinar will include a presentation and ample time to answer your questions.

Webinar 1: Economic Sector Canadian Partner Webinar
January 18, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am | Virtual

Webinar 2: Incentive Canadian Partner Webinar
January 19, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am | Virtual

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