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October 06, 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:

  • Today, Primer Minister Trudeau announced during a press conference that all Federal public servants, RCMP and air, rail and marine travellers must be vaccinated.

    As of October 30, all travellers aged 12 and older taking flights leaving Canadian airports or travelling on federally-regulated railways must be fully vaccinated before boarding. Marine passengers on non-essential passenger vessels like cruise ships must also be completely vaccinated before travelling. There will be a short period of time where proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be acceptable to board, though by the end of November that option will no longer be available.


Submit your Special Offers! #LoveVancouver - FALL

Autumn is here and Destination Vancouver's #LoveVancouver theme is about to launch Fall in #LoveVancouver, and we want you to be involved! The fall campaign will not only be promoted to domestic BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec audiences, but will also expand 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).


The Countdown Is On!

Vancouver will be hosting the first ever, Canadian E-Fest from June 30 – July 2, 2022 to bring all-electric racing to our streets during this 3 day event. The E-Fest will offer plenty of action on and off track, including conferences on sustainability, celebrity entertainment, esports competition and a music festival in addition to the racing. The racetrack will be in our False Creek neighborhood, in front of BC place and Science World.

The Canadian E-Fest will be made up of 4 pillars, each focused on promoting sustainability and innovation.

  • E-Prix — a race for electric single-seat race cars vying for the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • E-Live, a 2-night concert series (July 1,2) as part of Canadian E-Fest will feature Canadian recording artists 
  • E-Volve — a 2-day conference staged by C2 International, a leading business events innovator that creates and produces forward-thinking successful business events around the world
  • E-Sports — a tournament gathering virtual gamers across Canada, featuring Ambassador Charmaine Crooks, whose many achievements include being a founding member of the Independent International Olympic Committee (IOC)

This E-Fest is organized by the Canadian OSS Group and they aim to bring awareness of environmental leadership to the world with each race. In addition, the event is expected to top $80 million in economic value and create approximately 3,000 jobs during the 3-day festival. The projected attendance is 56,000 people on race day.

We can’t wait to see you at the starting line!

Launch Party for Canadian E-Fest on September 29, 2021 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Launch Party for Canadian E-Fest on September 20th, 2021 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
From Left to Right are: Sarah Kirby-Yung - Vancouver City Councillor, Bryan Buggey - Vancouver Economic Commission, Royce Chwin - Destination Vancouver, Matthew Carter - OSS Group Inc., Anne Roy - OSS Group Inc., Michael Drake - Destination Vancouver. 

BC Hospitality Foundation Reaches Million Dollar Milestone

The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is delighted to announce that it has given a total of over $1 million to hospitality and tourism workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition experienced by themselves or a family member. Beneficiaries of the charity include not only restaurant chefs and servers, hotel workers, and baristas, but many behind-the-scenes workers such as delivery drivers, sales representatives, writers, brewmasters, winemakers, and vineyard workers.

Since it's inception in 2006, the BCHF has provided financial assistance to 254 people.

Over the years the BCHF’s mandate has expanded to include a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality industry workers and leaders. The charity has now given over $230,000 to more than 260 students, providing tangible support that shows we value our homegrown talent.

BCHF Executive Director Dana Harris says the organization “is based on the idea that we in the hospitality and tourism industry work together to help our own. We couldn’t have reached this significant milestone without the support of everyone in the hospitality and tourism sector, as well as our Board members and many volunteers. Thank you!”

Destination Vancouver is proud to recognize the BCHF as it's Official Charitable Organization.  Together, through fundraising efforts like Dine Out Vancouver Festival, various contributions from City-Wide Meetings and Conventions hosted in our city (PCMA, SITE and others), and Member donations at our Annual Christmas Luncheon, Destination Vancouver has been able to contribute in excess of $100,000 to the BCHF's fund.


Join Our Team!

Are you looking for a career in a destination management and destination promotion organization? Destination Vancouver wants to meet dynamic, ambitious, collaborative and fun individuals to join our high performing team.

As industry leaders, our job is to promote the tourism industry in Metro Vancouver and generate business for our members through strategic, innovative and sustainable sales and marketing initiatives.

Destination Vancouver is committed to fostering an environment that is diverse and inclusive of people from all backgrounds, passions and interests and we invite applications from all qualified candidates.

We are currently accepting applications from interested candidates for a Specialist, Business Insights, Specialist, Marketing Services, and Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement.

View All Current Positions



Top 5 Cities in Canada to Visit this Fall

Vancouver has always been praised for a visitor’s ability to easily move from a city stay to outdoor, nature adventures, so it’s really not a surprise that the destination is very popular while travellers are still trying to balance their desire for urban and more rural destinations.


The Ultimate Girls' Weekend Getaway Weekend in Vancouver, B.C.

While there are tons of wonderful vacation options in Canada, a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.


The 49 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World

While the creek that fuelled Vancouver’s nineteenth-century brewery boom is long gone from Mount Pleasant, this historic neighbourhood remains the city’s go-to spot for craft beer – it’s easy to hit half a dozen tasting rooms in an afternoon on foot.

October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Capilano Canyon

Fall is a great time to hike in the rainforest and enjoy rushing rivers. This easy loop hike in Capilano River Regional Park visits a giant old-growth tree, takes you along the banks of a spectacular canyon, and has spectacular views of the Lions and Cleveland Dam.

The Many Delicious Ways You Can Enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal in Vancouver

With Thanksgiving dinner, you want to go big, with the turkey, all the sides, and of course, spiced pumpkin pie. Understandably, you might be tired of cooking at home and want someone else to take care of the stress of hosting a gathering.

Vancouver Biennale: Sparking Conversation with Public Art

Standing by the fourteen cast-bronze figures that make up A-maze-ing Laughter at English Bay, you can’t help breaking into smiles and laughter. The 8-foot tall statues stand frozen in merriment, their mouths open wide and their eyes shut as they revel in whatever they find so amusing.

8 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Thanksgiving Weekend

With crisp fall weather and changing leaves, Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to get outdoors. 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.


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Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


PCMA Capital Chapter – Horizons: workplace Innovation in Ever Changing Waters
Date: October 14, 2021
Location: 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”. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

Canadian Meetings and Events Expo (CMEE)
Date: October 19-20, 2021
Location: In-Person, Toronto, Ontario
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 will be exhibiting. 
Michael Drake and Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

SITE Canada Education Day
Date: October 27, 2021
Location: In-Person, Toronto, Ontario
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.


PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter – Annual Signature Event 
Date: November 3, 2021
Location: In-Person, Chicago, IL
This event brings together PCMA GMC members for their annual signature event & business meeting. MTV (Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver) are signature sponsors. Lacy Hawley will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

IMEX America 
Date: November 9 – 11, 2021 
Location: In-Person, Las Vegas, NV 
Learn, network, connect with the global meetings industry over four fabulous days in Vegas. IMEX America provides the opportunity to do business with 3,500-plus destinations, venues, and suppliers from 155 countries under one roof. Vancouver will be exhibiting in booth D-1606. Owen Chiu, Jackie Kavcak & Royce Chwin will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

CSAE 2021: Community 
Date: November 9-11, 2021
Location: Virtual 
Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference. 
Harnessing the power of community is the focus of this year’s CSAE conference. The National Conference will include keynotes, workshops, educational sessions, think tanks and  virtual networking opportunities. Destination Vancouver is a sponsor.  Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

FICP Annual Conference 
Date: November 14 – 17, 2021 
Location: In-Person, Phoenix, AZ 
Join FICP for an incredible learning and networking experience at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. You will leave Phoenix with the tools, resources and renewed creativity to execute flawless meetings and events in the future.
Lacy Hawley will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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