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October 13, 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:


Send A Letter To Your MP

As part of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, we are asking that a new, tailored wage and fixed cost support program be established at the earliest opportunity for Canada's hardest hit businesses to ensure their survival into the fall and winter. Without specific support designed for our industry, our hardest hit businesses will be at risk. We need to ensure that this stays top of mind for government. Have your voice heard and send a pre-populated letter to your local MP.

Send a letter to your MP

Stanley Park Temporary Bike Lane 2021 Survey

The Vancouver Park Board wants to understand your experience in Stanley Park to help them understand the future needs and desires for mobility in Stanley Park. In March 2021, a board motion was passed to implement a temporary bike lane on Stanley Park Drive. The Parks Board made some changes based on public feedback from 2020 and would like your input on your experience of the bike lane this year. The findings will help inform the future needs and desires for mobility in Stanley Park.

Take The Survey


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).

Waste Reduction Week Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Waste Reduction Week is a campaign focused on waste reduction and resource conservation which encourages innovation, learning and positive behaviour change.

In recognition of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, Mayor Stewart will proclaim October 18 to 24 as Waste Reduction Week in Vancouver. To mark the occasion, major landmarks across Canada will be lighting green and blue, including Vancouver City Hall, BC Place, Bentall Centre, Bloedel Conservatory, Burrard Bridge, Canada Place, Harbour Centre, Jack Chow Building, Jack Poole Plaza, Telus Gardens and Science World, will be lit be up in green.

Vancouver’s vision is to become a zero waste community by 2040 and Waste Reduction Week is an opportunity for Vancouver residents and businesses to work together to reduce waste and conserve resources.  

If your venue is interested and able to participate in the landmark lighting, please send an email to confirm your participation.



Destination Vancouver is hiring.  Please check out our exciting career opportunities.

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Vancouver, Canada's Greenest City

..I must confess that my recent trip to Vancouver confirms that the city is as vibrant and stunning as my Vancouver buddies like to boast. It’s hard, no impossible, to compete with Stanley Park, the stunning waterfront and backdrop of mountains.


21 Epic Experiences to Supercharge your Canadian Adventure

With nearby outdoor challenges like hiking the steep wooden steps of Grouse Mountain – aptly nicknamed “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster” – and Lynn Canyon Park’s Suspension Bridge, Vancouver tends to attract a competitive athletic crowd.

7 Indoor Activities for Outdoor Lovers in Vancouver

While many Vancouverites like to go hiking in the rain, many choose to stay indoors on wet days. But you can still enjoy outdoorsy activities like rock climbing, wildlife viewing, mushroom picking, and more while staying inside. Here are our picks for the best indoor activities for outdoor lovers in Vancouver.

The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

If you wander around the streets and landmarks of Vancouver, you’re bound to come across filming in progress: besides the cast involved in the on-camera work, you’ll see a host of other crew members doing behind the camera work, as well as other individuals involved in catering, equipment rental, and location set-up.

10 Outdoor Halloween Events Around Vancouver in 2021

It’s spooky season in Vancouver! There are tons of fun ways to celebrate Halloween outdoors this year. Choose from family-friendly options like decorated trains and pumpkin patches, or terrifying grown-up attractions like a haunted corn maze or creepy murder mystery.

Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Art, Design & Craft Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Enhanced Hybrid Visual Arts Event

The Eastside Arts Society welcomes art enthusiasts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved Eastside Culture Crawl and the indelible impact the event has made on the Eastside Arts District community over the past 25 years.

DanceHouse Snaps Back to Live Performance with RUBBERBAND’s Vancouver Premiere of Ever So Slightly

DanceHouse presents the Vancouver premiere of RUBBERBAND’s high-octane hip-hop infused work Ever So Slightly, on stage October 21 to 23, 2021 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse, in strict compliance with provincial health regulations.

Music on Main presents the 10th Modulus Festival

From Nov 5-10, 2021, Music on Main presents the 10th Modulus Festival featuring moving and inspiring live performances at the Roundhouse and ANNEX in Vancouver.

Chor Leoni Announces 30th Season and Return to Live Performances

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir announces its extraordinary 30th season with the presentation of six live performances, augmented by accompanying digital concerts, from November 2021 through June 2022.

Thanksgiving in Vancouver

Thanksgiving is a busy travel weekend around Vancouver in any regular year, but this year as more of us venture out to feast with family and friends we haven’t seen for a while, it makes this one that much more special.

14 Pumpkin Spice Treats to Try in Vancouver This Fall

When someone says fall, you think sweater weather, changing leaves… and pumpkin spice everything.

A Conversation with Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director of Vancouver Writers Fest, on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Margaret Atwood. Margaret Laurence. Robertson Davies. Timothy Findley. These were the big names in Canadian Literature (CanLit) who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s and formed an initial literary canon.



Destination Vancouver is proud to once again host our partners and friends in the grand Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for an opportunity to reconnect and an afternoon of Holiday cheer complete with Santa & Mrs Claus' cocktail reception, live entertainment, and a turkey luncheon with all the trimmings. Individual tickets are $85.00 plus GST.  Tables of Eight are $680.00 plus GST.  All guests must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination in order to attend.

Your unique invitation was emailed to you yesterday, so please check your inbox for your unique registration link.  If you cannot find your invite, please connect with us directly.

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

Canadian Meetings and Events Expo (CMEE)
October 19-20, 2021
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. Michael Drake and Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

SITE Canada Education Day
October 27, 2021
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.  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 
November 3, 2021
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 
November 9 – 11, 2021 
In-Person, Las Vegas, NV 
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 
November 9-11, 2021
The Canadian Society of Association Executives 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 
November 14 – 17, 2021 
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.

Destination Canada Business Events Advisory Committee
November 24-25, 2021 
In-Person, Toronto 
Destination Vancouver is an active member of this national Committee providing valuable direction, guidance and industry perspective in order to help inform Destination Canada leadership. The Business Events team within Destination Canada has done a tremendous job demonstrating relevance, support and value over the past 18 very challenging months. The Committee has remained very active since the pandemic began. This will be the first live, in-person meeting since March of 2020.  Dave Gazley represents Vancouver on the Committee.

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