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July 21, 2021

Tourism Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver


To support Vancouver's tourism industry in developing their experiences, and promoting Vancouver in target Canadian, US, and International markets.

We invite you to learn more about Destination Vancouver’s new expanded mandate:

The team will be taking a phased approach to introducing Destination Vancouver in the coming weeks and months. Starting in August, we will be switching our website domain to  

If you have questions about Destination Vancouver’s new name and mandate, please reach out to our Membership team:

  • On August 9, 2021, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents will be eligible to enter Canada.

    Fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents must have received the full series of a vaccine - or combination of vaccines - accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide evidence supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation (along with the original).


  • On September 7, 2021, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to fully vaccinated travellers from any country who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

For the full announcement and more details on what changes on August 9th, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.

As part of the Hardest Hit Coalition, we need your support to advocate to government the urgent need for continued and tailored sector support programs.  We need to apply pressure to Government to make sure they know that even with Canada’s border open to all fully vaccinated International travellers, Canada’s hardest hit businesses need tailored support to stay alive and employing almost 2 million people.

In support of the Hardest Hit Coalition's campaign, we encourage you to reach out to your MP for a meeting.

  • You can find your local Member of Parliament here
  • Download and share the key messaging guidelines here

If you have a meeting with an MP, please send a note with any feedback from your discussion to Sabrina Tey, Manager, Communications at


Submit your Special Offers! #LoveVancouver #LoveToExplore

Destination Vancouver's #LoveVancouver campaign is going strong, and we want you to be involved! We invite our attraction, event, hotel, and restaurant members to share special offers for this promotion, by emailing your Membership Specialist.

Please also ensure your member listings are up-to-date, including the COVID-19 Amenity updates (via the Member Extranet).


National Indigenous History Month Virtual Workshops

In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, Indigenous Tourism British Columbia hosted a number of virtual workshops, a collection of which is linked below. 

  • A Tasting of Indigenous Cultures: An immersive exploration of the rich history and cultures of Indigenous cuisine and wine in BC. Learn how to make authentic bannock from home with Paul Natrall owner and operator of Mr Bannock and learn about the history and practices behind Indigenous wine with Manager, Ryan Widdup of Indigenous World Winery.
  • Celebrating Living Indigenous Arts & Culture: Learn about the history and cultural significance of Potlatches as well as the artistic practices of cedar weaving, song and dance from the Kwakwakaʼwakw peoples of the Umista Cultural Center. Enjoy stories about harvesting traditional foods, wildlife, petroglyphs and much more from the Kitasoo / Xai'xais people of Klemtu at Spirit Bear Lodge.
  • Honouring Wellness:Restore your spirit through an exploration of Indigenous wellness rituals with Greg Hopf of Moccasin Trails and Dennis Thomas of Takaya Tours.


Opportunity to join Destination Vancouver Team

Destination Vancouver is delighted to be adding to our Meetings & Conventions team with a Sales Associate, Meetings & Conventions, US. This is a regular full-time position.

This position is ideal for an individual who wants to be part of a team that positively connects and contributes to creating awareness, driving interest and closing business for Destination Vancouver members and partners. The successful individual is highly organized and flexible, driven by multiple deadlines and motivated by sales results. This new Team Member will be passionate about our members, our team, our culture and values, and about Vancouver! 

Destination Vancouver is committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.



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Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit
July 26-27 | Hybrid: Phoenix, Arizon
CEMA Summit has always been a space for human connection and joy. This year will be no different. This July, we will come together as an unparalleled group of luminary minds to share insights, inspirations, and ideas, and engage together in Lighting the way to Live events. And this year, you can attend in-person OR we are planning a meaningful digital experience.Jackie Kavcak will be attending in person on behalf of Destination Vancouver. Owen Chiu will be attending virtually on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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