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September 01, 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 Manager, Membership, Lucas Pavan:

The provincial government has launched the new Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund to support B.C.-based events.

The Government of B.C. is providing up to $12.9 million in one-time grants to eligible event organizers to support their efforts to resume safely. Grant amounts for each event will be up to 20% of the total event budget, to a maximum of $250,000 per application.

Applications must be submitted by 1 pm PST on October 1, 2021. Funding decisions will be communicated by November 2021.

Learn more here

Destination BC has updated their “Industry Messaging Guidance for US Visitors” document with new resources from the Public Health Agency of Canada. There’s also key messaging, information on entry requirements – including the need for a negative molecular test – and a comprehensive FAQ.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 travel advisory for Canada on Monday, which indicates "a high level of COVID-19 in the country." Level 3 is the second-highest tier in the country's travel advisory levels advising citizens to reconsider travelling to Canada.


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).


Destination Vancouver Digital Assets: BC Content Hub

Destination Vancouver's new image gallery is hosted on BC Content Hub, a shared digital asset management platform where partners can provide access to digital images, videos and broll to media, travel trade and anyone looking to promote visitation to our destination. You can sign up for and access the digital asset library at

BC Content Hub


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


Washington Post
Canada has reopened: Here’s why visitors should book an Indigenous experience

Many of the people who have embraced tourism see it as a force for good. Candace Campo is a member of the Sechelt First Nation and is the owner and operator of Talaysay Tours in Vancouver, B.C., which has restarted in-person walking tours alongside its virtual offerings.

September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: St. Mark’s Summit 

Finish out the summer hiking season with a trip to one of Vancouver’s most spectacular viewpoints. The trail to St. Mark’s Summit climbs through the forest of Cypress Provincial Park to an incredible clifftop vantage point with great views of Howe Sound Sound. 

2021 BC Culture Days Invites You to RE:IMAGINE More Creativity and Community

It’s been a difficult year and a half, with considerable sacrifice and social isolation for many. But BC Culture Days 2021 wants to remind you that hope and optimism still lie with community and artistic creation. The annual province-wide arts and culture festival returns with vibrant enthusiasm. 

Imagine Picasso to be Presented in Vancouver this Fall

Vancouver will host the Western Canadian debut of Imagine Picasso, the one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition highlighting and celebrating the work of Pablo Picasso. After a successful run in Quebec City this summer, Imagine Picasso arrives at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building) this October. 

8 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Vancouver

Does your pup love to hike? There are lots of dog-friendly hikes near Vancouver where you can treat your pooch to a day on the trails. Here are a few of our favourite Vancouver hikes for dogs. 

The Famed Cheese and Meat Festival Returns to Vancouver this Fall 

After a dynamic year of pivot projects, pandemic unknowns, and a further push towards the buy-local movement, the Cheese and Meat Festival will return this fall. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 6th at the beautiful Pipe Shop located in North Vancouver.  

Imagine Van Gogh Extended Now Through October 15, 2021, at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Imagine Van Gogh the ORIGINAL immersive exhibition in Image Totale© has attracted over 300,000 visitors since opening at the Convention Centre in March 2021, making Vancouver one of the top-selling locations for Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron’s acclaimed, world-touring exhibition—which immerses the visitor in the Dutch artist’s work through the technology of Image Totale©. 

Dallas Smith hosts The Lifted Hotel Festival presented by SiriusXM Canada in Support of Mental Health

A very unique festival is coming to Vancouver this September, as Multi-Platinum, award-winning Country music star Dallas Smith hosts The Lifted Hotel Festival presented by SiriusXM Canada and sponsored by 93.7 JR Country. 

Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains 

Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our city. You may know the names of some of the peaks, but do you know the stories behind them? Here’s a brief look into the history of the names of the local mountains. 


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

At last week's webinar, hosted by Destination Vancouver team members Candice Gibson, Manager, Marketing, and Krista Alcazar, Market Manager, International Markets, attendees learned 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 
View Recording

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

September 20-23, 2021 | 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.
September 30 (Sales calls September 28 & 29, 2021) | In-Person, New York City 
Meet NY is a one-of-a-kind mini trade show, bringing together association, and non-profit leaders, convention, corporate and meeting planners and their hospitality partners for an afternoon and evening of networking and cocktails, capped off with a Broadway theater experience.  
Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.
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