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September 22, 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:


New Public Orders

  • New requirements are being implemented through orders from the provincial health officer. New public orders for Gatherings and Events and Food and Liquor Serving Premises came into effect on September 13th. The province-wide mask mandate also remains in place.\

Important Timelines:

  • September 13-26: people will be able to use the vaccination records they received at BC vaccine clinics or pharmacies as valid proof of vaccination.
  • September 27: only the BC Vaccine Card will be accepted for people vaccinated in BC.
  • By October 24: entry will require people to be fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The requirement will be time limited through to January 31, 2022, subject to possible extension. You do not have to check proof of vaccination at indoor organized events with less than 50 people, except adult sports.  

This link provides examples of proof of vaccination from around the province.

This link provides examples of proof of vaccination from across Canada.


Additional Quick Links and Resources:


Submit your Special Offers! #LoveVancouver this Fall

Autumn is here and Destination Vancouver's #LoveVancouver theme has just launched #LoveVancouver this Fall, and we want you to be involved!

The fall campaign is not only promoting Vancouver to domestic BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec audiences, but has also expanded into Washington State, with aligned support from Destination BC and their city-focused promotion called Head North.

We invite our attraction, event, sport, hotel, culinary, wellness, retail and arts & culture members to share special offers for this promotion, by emailing our Marketing Specialist.

If you have Thanksgiving-themed or Halloween specific product or experiences, please send that information as well.

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

Destination BC Power Up! Digital mentorship program now accepting applications.

Destination BC’s Power Up! is a digital mentoring program that will provide 75 eligible BC-based, small and medium sized tourism businesses, sole proprietors, and non-profits with tailored specialist digital support through seasoned consultants. You can choose from a list of service areas that you deem a priority for your business.  From Digital Strategy to SEO to Email Marketing and all things Social Media, the program aims to support a wide range of digital service needs.  The service costs will be directly covered through the Power Up! program up to a maximum of $5,000 per participant and will include supporting educational resources for further learning and ongoing implementation in the future.

Applications are now open, and we encourage to apply as soon as possible on Destination BC’s Learning Centre

For more information, visit or contact Beth Sangara, Senior Project Manager for Destination BC.

Season 20: Restaurant and Culinary Experience Registration Now Open!

Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns for it's 20th Anniversary, January 14 - 31, 2022.  Restaurant registration is now open and the invitation email has been deployed so check your inboxes.   The team is also curating a collection of culinary experiences to fill our event schedule.  Please click on the links below to find more information for either of these opportunities!

Restaurant Registration
Culinary Experience RFP


BC Tourism & Hospitality - Survey for Employers

Labour Shortage Crisis: Share Your Thoughts

Staffing issues continue to plague the tourism and hospitality industries. Please help go2HR with a Labour Market Information Research Project. Participate in the survey today 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. 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.

They need your help! They want to hear from a representative sample of employers across all sectors and regions of the province. It will take about 25 minutes to complete the survey. They want to hear about the impact of COVID-19 on your operations, the human resource issues you face, and what can be done to help industry in dealing with these issues going forward.

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 email update on the labour market as we recover from the pandemic and a summary of the findings.

The survey is being administered by the Qatalyst Research Group. Any information you provide will be compiled by Qatalyst, held confidential and not shared with go2HR, and 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 or Jacky Zhang, Manager of Research at Qatalyst.

Take The Survey!

Insurance Task Force Needs Your Input

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Provincial & Territorial Tourism Industry Association (PTTIA), that includes TIABC, have formed a tast force on the issue of rising insurance premiums in the tourism industry.

Operators are increasingly concerned with commerical insurance access, premium increases, and limited liability coverage.  Insurance is a fundamental element in the industry's ability to build back stronger post pandemic. 

To help with TIABC's advocacy work on this issue, please complete this survey below.  Thank you for your time and input.

Take the Survey

Fall Harvest Market at Lulu Island Winery

Lulu Island Winery is back with another artisan market and this time it is Autumn harvest themed! Lulu Island Winery’s summer markets have been a huge success and we are all excited for their next one on September 25.

B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud to share the news that the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region has received the prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Region designation, a positive step towards biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation.

6 Things to Do at Burnaby Lake Regional Park

A visit to Burnaby Lake Regional Park is a great way to escape to nature without leaving the city. The large park protects a lake, wetlands, and forest and is home to lots of fish, birds, and mammals. Humans will enjoy hiking, wildlife watching, nature programs, and lots more. Use this guide to help you plan your trip to Burnaby Lake Regional Park.

Paddles Up! The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival is Back and Better than Ever

With a reimagined and expanded program celebrating the community, its cultures, and the spirit of competition, Dragon Boat BC is officially announcing that the 2021 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival will be held from September 18 to 26, which also marks the first time in two years that dragon boat races will hit Vancouver waters.

From Oysters to Sturgeon: Celebrating A Variety of Ocean Wise Seafood on Vancouver Menus

Browsing the seafood items on a restaurant menu can be a daunting choice. You want to make the right, sustainable choice but as an everyday consumer, you probably don’t have the time and expertise to wade through all the complex and ever evolving research.

Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Vancouver has a reputation as a leader in sustainability and locals love to cycle. Each fall we celebrate two-wheeled transportation with Go By Bike Week. The event encourages everyone to bike to work, school, or shopping and includes community knowledge stations and lots of fun prizes.


SAVE THE DATE! Annual Christmas Luncheon

Wednesday, December 15th | 11:30AM - 3:00PM | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Destination Vancouver is proud to partner with Fairmont Hotel Vancouver once again to offer our partners and friends an afternoon of holiday cheer and Christmas spirit! Live entertainment, Santa & Mrs. Claus and a turkey luncheon with all the trimmings. 


This event will proceed in either Phase 3 or Phase 4 of the BC Restart Plan.  Tickets will go on sale soon and will be available in full tables of eight (8) guests, or individual tickets. COST: Individual Guest: $85.00 plus GST.  Table of Eight (8): $680 plus GST.

We can't wait to see you again!

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


New York Society of Association Executives - Meet NY 2021
September 30 (Sales Calls Sept 28,29) | In-Person, NYC
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.


AMC's Re-Engage
October 4-6 | In-Person, Lousiville, Kentucky
This event usually meets prior to ASAE’s Annual Meeting. The group has opted to meet in-person this year. Program is geared towards the AMCI staff and not the AMCI owners. Whether one is on the leadership team of an experienced association management company, a new owner navigating the first few years, or an emerging leader looking to advance their career, they are encouraged to attend Re-Engaged where the sessions explore issues and opportunities AMCs are facing and will face in a post-COVID world. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

PCMA Capital Chapter - Horizons: Workplace Innovaction in Ever Changing Waters
October 14 | Hybrid, Washington DC Region
This is event is an MTV (Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver) joint sponsorship. All day in person event will focus on the return to the workplace - Where people work and how well they work (remotely or together) is just the tip of the iceberg “as we navigate the yet-uncharted waters”. How would you prefer to be sailing into 2022? Let’s start the new journey across the waters by fostering an innovative workplace. When leadership cultivates the intelligence, skills, and passion of everyone in the organization, everybody creates, everybody is connected, and everybody contributes. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

Canadian Meetings & Events Expo (CMEE)
October 19-20 | In-Person, Toronto, ON
This will be the first and only Meetings & Events tradeshow in Toronto this year. This annual event features Corporate and Association clients from the Greater Toronto area in addition to Montreal and Ottawa. Suppliers are destinations, hotels, venues, tech companies, décor and more. CMEE will be providing industry focused education. Destination Vancouver has a booth already confirmed. Please reach out to us if you are interested to join us in our booth. Michael Drake and Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

SITE Canada Education Day
October 27 | In-Person, Toronto, ON
The SITE Canada annual education day is the first live event for SITE Canada since the pandemic started. This full day event attracts the top clients and agencies working in the Canadian incentive industry. It is always a fantastic day of networking and education. Destination Vancouver is the Title sponsor of SITE Canada’s education day. Michael Drake will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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