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July 28, 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:

  • While fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents will be eligible to enter Canada starting August 9, 2021. The U.S. land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21, 2021, according to a renewal order issued by the American government.
  • The Major Anchor Attractions Program, first announced in May 2021, was one of the seven calls to action from the Tourism Task Force. Grants of up to $1 million will be provided to both businesses and not-for-profits, including:
          • 23 urban anchor attractions;
          • 34 rural anchor attractions; and
          • 26 tour bus operators.

Recipients include Butchart Gardens, International Dragon Boat Festival, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Sea to Sky Gondola, Science World, Richmond Night Market, HR MacMillan Space Centre, Big White Ski Resort, Britannia Mine Museum, Hells Gate Airtram and Wilson’s Transportation.


Join Destination Vancouver, Good Night Out & go2HR to jump start your team's skills & support a safer reopening

Webinar Recording: Safer Spaces Start Here


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).

City of Vancouver engagement opportunity: Community-led placemaking

Are you interested in public space placemaking? If so, see below for a huge opportunity to get involved in a public space near you! 
As part of the City’s Restart Smart Vancouver COVID-19 recovery plan, we have launched the Partner-led Placemaking Program | Community-Led Stream, a new program to support community-led design enhancements or amenities in the 2020 Pop-Up Plazas and Rain-Friendly Plazas. This program is designed to invite and enable residents to get more involved in the design and function of a public space near them. 
The City is now inviting interested applicants to submit an application by August 14, 2021.
Make sure to review the details for more information about eligibility and specifics for each project.

Apply Now!


Destination Vancouver Joins the BC Content Hub

We are pleased to announce that Destination Vancouver has joined the BC Content Hub. The BC Content Hub is a shared digital asset management platform, where partners can provide access to their digital images, videos, broll, etc, to media, the travel trade, and anyone else looking for digital assets to promote visitation to our destination. This will replace Barberstock, our previous digital asset management platform.

You can access our image/video library at You will need to sign up the first time for access.

BC Content Hub


Participate in the survey and enter into a draw for prizes valued at $1,500.

go2HR is the human resource and health & safety association for BC’s tourism and hospitality industry.  Even before COVID-19, the industry faced some significant human resource challenges.  We know those challenges will only increase as we emerge from the pandemic. 

go2HR is responding to these challenges by undertaking an ambitious labour market research project.  The project will provide industry with up-to-date labour market information and a better understanding of both the impact of COVID-19 as well as the outlook for future growth and employment.  It will also identify actions that can be taken to further build the workforce.

In support of the study, we are asking our members to participate in a 25-minute survey.  They need to hear from a representative sample of employers across all sectors and regions of the province.  We want to make sure our employers are represented.

Take the Survey

If you participate in the survey, you will be entered into a draw for prizes valued at $1,500.  They will also provide you with a monthly update on the labour market as we recover from the pandemic and a summary of our findings.

Qatalyst Research Group is administering the survey. Any information you provide will be compiled by Qatalyst, held confidential and not shared with us or go2HR.  It will be reported only in summary form with the responses of other participants.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Judy Frankel, Communications Manager at go2HR (at or Jacky Zhang, Manager of Research at Qatalyst (

Thank you for participating!

In response to BC’s provincial state of emergency regarding wildfires, which was declared on July 20, Destination BC has prepared Emergency Messaging Guidance to help the tourism industry navigate questions, mitigate visitor concerns, and proactively manage perceptions. 

Visit the Emergency Preparedness page for:

  • Emergency Messaging Guidance: this document outlines official emergency information resources for British Columbia, as well as suggested messaging and actions for BC’s tourism industry during emergencies such as wildfires.
  • Safe and Responsible travel graphics: Destination BC has created safe travel infographics for you to share on your social channels. You can access the web-friendly brochure or download the printable brochure to have available for visitors at your business.
  • Know Before You Go: this page on is regularly updated and serves as a one-stop-shop for visitors looking to access key information resources such as Drive BC, Emergency Management BC, the BC Wildfire Service, and more.
Emergency Preparedness

Flamenco Rosario Presents Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival’s 31st edition proudly announces its 2021 lineup of local and national flamenco artists from September 4 – 26. 

Reconnect with Your Routes: The 99 B-Line to the Museum of Anthropology

One of the most fascinating places to discover things you never knew about the planet we all call home is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Even the journey out there on TransLink can be an exciting exploration of our hometown. Plus, the Museum is offering 25% off admission to everyone who arrives on transit from now until the end of September. 

Family Days at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is pleased to announce a new series of workshops throughout the summer in partnership with some local businesses and entrepreneurs. 

The 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

The South Asian Arts Society announced the dates and program schedule for the sixth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts, online from August 1 – 31. 

Best Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Summer is the best time to hike in Vancouver’s mountains since they are snow-free. Take advantage of the good weather by heading up to the peaks to enjoy beautiful views. Add one of these Vancouver summer hikes to your bucket list. 

Britannia Mine Museum Showcases Unique and Useful Properties of Copper in Summer Exhibit

Just in time for the latest lifting of travel restrictions within B.C., the Britannia Mine Museum is introducing a new summer exhibit, “Connected by Copper: From Cells to Cell Phones.” 

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Dunbar & Collingwood

Our #LoveVancouver Neighbourhood series rolls on with two areas that have held onto their little-city-within-a-city charm, despite all the changes a rapidly growing metropolis like Vancouver can bring. From the rural, time-stood-still feel of Dunbar Village, to the multicultural flavour bomb of Collingwood, here’s two more neighbourhoods well worth exploring. 

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard 

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre (VIM) are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, September 5. 

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

BC Day weekend is a great time to get outside in Vancouver with tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend. 


Webinar Recording: Member Orientation to Canadian E-Fest - 2022 Vancouver Formula E-Prix

On July 20th, we hosted a webinar with Anne Roy, Executive VP & CMO, and the OSS Team on how to become involved in an exciting new opportunity for Vancouver. Whether you want to volunteer, be a preferred supplier, or offer your product or services to the attendees, there will be lots of opportunities.

View Recording

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting 
August 13 – 18, 2021 | Virtual with in-person hubs 
Description: The ASAE Annual Meeting is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more.  
Over several days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry.
Jackie Kavcak and Lacy Hawley will be attending virtually on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

Association Forum’s Forum Forward   
August 24 – 25, 2021 | Hybrid  
Description: Association professionals come to Forum Forward to prepare themselves for what’s on the horizon in the industry through quality education experiences, knowledge sharing, and networking with colleagues. This year’s event will mix the key components about this event you've come to know and love with a new, innovative experience to equip you with the tools to navigate this ever-changing world.
Lacy Hawley will be attending virtually on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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