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August 25, 2021

Destination Vancouver
Destination 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:

  • Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.

    A new order from the provincial health officer will require individuals to provide proof of vaccination to access a broad range of social, recreational, and discretionary events and businesses throughout the province. As of Sept. 13, one dose of vaccine will be required for entry to these settings. By Oct. 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully vaccinated at least seven days after receiving both doses.

    To enter certain spaces, including indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centres, casinos and indoor organized events, like conferences and weddings, people aged 12 and older will be required to show their proof of vaccination.
Learn More Here
  • As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.
    A new order from the provincial health officer will require people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. These settings include:
    • malls, shopping centres, coffee shops and retail and grocery stores;
    • liquor and drug stores;
    • airports, city halls, libraries, community and recreation centres;
    • restaurants, pubs and bars (unless seated);
    • on public transportation, in a taxi or ride-sharing vehicle;
    • areas of office buildings where services to the public are provided;
    • common areas of sport and fitness centres when not engaged in physical activity;
    • common areas of post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations; and
    • inside schools for all K-12 staff, visitors and students in grades 4-12.
Learn More Here
  • Canada to allow some U.S.-Vancouver Island ferry services to restart in September. Starting Sept. 6, the Canada Border Services Agency will resume service at the Belleville Street Terminal, Blackball Terminal, Washington State Ferry Terminal and Alaska State Ferry Terminal. The trips would only be available to American travellers, as the U.S. continues to bar recreational travel for Canadians through its land and sea borders until at least Sept. 21.


Submit your Special Offers! #LoveVancouver

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).


Webinar: Rebuilding Demand for Vancouver - Leisure Marketing Updates, International Restart & Partner Alignment

Thursday, August 26 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Please join the Destination Vancouver team on August 26th for a live webinar.  Attendees can expect to hear about:

  • Key insights informing Destination Vancouver's marketing plans and investments
  • Updates on consumer marketing efforts in British Columbia, priority Canadian markets, and Washington
  • Understand how Destination Vancouver is working with the travel trade to expand reach and prime audiences around the globe
  • Learn how your business can get involved and benefit from these upcoming promotions 


  • Candice Gibson, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, Marketing
  • Krista Alcazar, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Market Manager, International Markets


Canadian Traveller

Get A Birds Eye View of Vancouver Aboard Cypress Mountains Thrilling New Eagle Coaster

Cypress Mountain’s Eagle Coaster opened July 12, 2021, providing a new summer adrenaline rush in the Vancouver area. The ride is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until early September.

First Class Magazine

Launch of Exclusive Ice Caves Experience in British Columbia

A three night glam experience which includes private helicopters, fine dining among the ice caves, a mixology lesson with 12,000-year-old Glacier ice and an ice-inspired afternoon tea is being offered by Shangri La Vancouver. The adventure showcases some of British Columbia at its coolest.

National Geographic

Canada Salmon Are At Risk.  How Can Tourists Help?

Land-based fish farms, alternative seafood menus, and other ways British Columbia is trying to save Chinooks and sockeyes.  In British Columbia, salmon is ubiquitous on restaurant menus as well as at souvenir shops. But now, chefs and conservationists are saying that to save the region’s endangered signature fish, people need to put a pause on their salmon consumption.

NY Times

See The World, In Canada

Beginning Aug. 9, Canada plans to reopen its border to nonessential American visitors — including tourists — as long as they are fully vaccinated. The decision comes after months of public pressure, largely from states and communities that share the 5,500-mile border and experienced more than a year of family separation, lost work and social upheaval.

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery from September 22, 2021–June 5, 2022.

4 Places to Do Parkour Around Vancouver

You’ve probably seen incredible parkour videos on Youtube of people running, jumping, rolling, and vaulting through urban spaces. While parkour started on the ramps and walls of cities, today there are lots of dedicated parkour gyms and training areas to practice. Check out these four places to do parkour around Vancouver.

Vancouver Aquarium Welcomes Visitors Back with Favourite Exhibits and New Features

When the beloved Vancouver Aquarium closed its doors in September 2020, the whole city was heartbroken. The news that the Aquarium has been saved and is now open again is very exciting, both for locals and visitors to Vancouver.

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Labour Day Weekend

As summer winds down, Labour Day weekend is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the good weather. There are tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to make your long weekend plans.


Career Opportunity: Vice President, Global Marketing

Are you, or is someone you know looking for a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of our destination's marketing? Destination Vancouver has engaged PFM Executive Search to secure our future Vice President, Global Marketing.  The position reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer and is a member of Destination Vancouver’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Vice President, Global Marketing (VP, Global Marketing) will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of Destination Vancouver’s global destination promotion strategy anchored in people, planet, and profit. The VP will lead a multi-disciplinary team responsible for brand, digital platforms, marketing, content creation and distribution, social media within target Canadian, US, and international markets. View the Full Position Profile Here

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

PCMA Visionary Awards & Client Events
August 24-27 | In-person - Washington, DC
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.

PCMA Canada West Student Information Panel
August 26 | Virtual
Are you a student that excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the pandemic’s impact on the industry? PCMA Canada West is pleased to host a virtual student information panel that will feature some of the local industry’s top experts who will share their insights and experience and answer your questions! Owen Chiu will be hosting this event on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

ConferenceDirect's Annual Program Meeting
September 20-23 | in-Person - New Orleans, LA
The Annual Partner Meeting connects ConferenceDirects’ most valued Partners with their Associates in one convenient event. Partners attending have the opportunity to meet and conduct business with over 150 qualified ConferenceDirect Associates under one roof. The elements of APM include an All-Partner General Session, reverse trade show and Networking Reception to assist Partners in developing more business from ConferenceDirect. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.


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