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August 4, 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:

  • As Canada prepares to allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada starting August 9, a union representing about 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers says its members will begin job action across the country on Friday. The Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Customs and Immigration Union says it served strike notice to the government on Tuesday and is now warning the public to expect long lineups and lengthy delays at border crossings and airports.
  • Multiple COVID-19 subsidies have been extended by 30 days due to the ongoing spread of the Delta variant. The wage subsidy, rent subsidy, and Lockdown Support have been extended through October 23, and rent subsidy rates have been increased between August 29 and September 25. Federal officials cited the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the Delta variant and the challenges of coping with the third wave during the announcement and stated this extension is intended to ensure a strong recovery. For more details on the extension and changes to the COVID support programs for businesses, click here.

Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses

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. 

Please send your experience as a tourism operator, event space, attraction, or hotel - your struggles and your worries about the upcoming winter season. This will support the Coalition's media strategy in key ridings where seats are important to the election outcome. These stories will be used for pitching next week.

Please provide your case studies/examples by Friday, August 6th at 11:00am, to Sabrina Tey, Manager, Communications at


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

Webinar Recording: Safer Spaces Start Here

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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).


Having Trouble Finding Staff? Help Us Understand - Take the go2HR Survey Today

Calling all BC tourism and hospitality employees! 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. With funding from the Governments of BC and Canada, go2HR is responding to these challenges by undertaking an ambitious labour market research project.
go2HR needs your help! They need to hear from a representative sample of employers across all sectors and regions of the province, about your experiences working in the tourism and hospitality industry, the challenges you face, and your future plans with respect to continuing to work in the industry.

Take the Survey Today

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS 5 loopbestemmingen om bij weg te dromen (5 walking destinations to dream away at)

Zalige zandstranden, duizenden naaldbomen, kolossale vrachtschepen of moedige kajakkers in de verschillende baaien en tussendoor de meest diverse panorama’s. Van indrukwekkende skylines van Vancouver City tot majestueuze bergtoppen. 

(Blissful sandy beaches, thousands of pine trees, colossal cargo ships or courageous kayakers in the various bays and in between the most diverse panoramas. By impressive skylines from Vancouver City to majestic mountain peaks.)

3 Sunflower Festivals Around Vancouver You Can Visit This Summer

Celebrate summer with sunflowers. These huge yellow blooms turn to face the sun, following its progress across the sky each day. Get lost in a forest of gorgeous golden flowers at one of these Vancouver area sunflower festivals. 

5 Exciting Ways to Take Part in the 2021 Vancouver Mural Festival

When you explore the many neighbourhoods of Vancouver, wandering through alleys and streets lined with diverse businesses, restaurants, and retail stores, you’ll be struck by the vibrant colours and bold lines of the murals on many walls. 

Reconnect to Your Routes: The 20 Bus to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden + Vancouver Mysteries

Chances are you’re likely a little bit familiar with our destination today. But did you know that Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden was the first Ming Dynasty-style garden built outside of China? Or that among its many awards, it’s been voted as the world’s top city garden by National Geographic, and Canadian garden of the year by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council? 

August’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Garibaldi Lake

The hike to Garibaldi Lake is a Vancouver summer classic. The long, sunny days of August are a great time to tackle this moderately difficult trail. It starts with a long climb through the forest, but the sapphire blue lake and glacier views are worth the effort. 

Carnaval del Sol is Back for Another Summer

Vancouver’s own Carnaval del Sol Festival, the biggest Latin American event in the Pacific Northwest is back! 

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. 

6 Vancouver Hill Climb Cycling Routes to Challenge Yourself

Vancouverites love biking. With tons of mountain bike trails, separated bike paths, and commuter bike lanes, there’s something for everyone. But dedicated road cyclists love to challenge themselves by riding up our region’s steepest hills. If you want to test your legs, try one of these Vancouver hill climb cycling routes. 


Destination Vancouver Webinar: Current Market Outlook and Available Travellers for Vancouver

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am | Webinar
Please join the Destination Vancouver team on August 12th for a live webinar.
Webinar Agenda:

  • Update on YTD destination performance
  • Outlook for the remainder of 2021, including current bookings to date
  • Consumer insights including highlights from the latest wave of Available Traveller research – travellers expected to lead the re-start/recovery of tourism.

Presenter: Eugene Chu, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, Research & Business Analytics

Register Now

Virtuoso Travel Week
August 8-13, 2021 | Virtual
Virtuoso Travel Week is the ultimate annual global travel community event. Exclusive to the Virtuoso network, it features personal networking appointments, extensive professional development opportunities, Community Globetrotting, and a celebration of Virtuoso, the world’s top luxury travel network.
Krista Alcazar will be attending virtually on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting
August 13 – 18, 2021 | Digital with in-person hubs 
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.

Maritz Global Events (MGE) – NEXT&
August 18-20, 2021 | In-Person, Seattle, WA
First-time event for the Maritz Global Events team since 2019 with the goal of gathering the event ecosystem – clients, MGE team members, and supplier partners – NEXT& plays off the increasingly popular “yes, and…,” originating in the improv comedy world. To MGE, it conveys great optimism, ideas, and capabilities, as well as a safe laboratory to experiment with new and innovative ideas and practices.

NEXT& will reflect many of the changes our industry has been through, offering empathy, education, and inspiration in flexible formats. This meeting will address, head-on, priority challenges and leverage the attendees to create real-world solutions that propel the industry forward.
Dave Gazley and Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

Association Forum’s Forum Forward 
August 24 – 25, 2021 | Hybrid  
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.

PCMA Visionary Awards & Client Events 
August 24-27, 2021 | In-Person, Washington, D.C.
PCMA Foundation honors exceptional industry stars for their significant contributions to their organizations and the business events community. PCMA will be honoring the recipients of 2020-2021. The Visionary Awards will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Hilton Washington, Washington DC. Proceeds from the Visionary Awards benefit the PCMA Foundation, which supports the industry and empowers students and professionals to advance in their profession. Destination Vancouver will participate with Destination Canada and also will attend other client activities in the DC area. 
Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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