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November 3, 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:

  • On October 29th, Dr. Bonnie Henry extended the mask mandate requiring all British Columbians aged 5 and older to wear their masks in indoor public spaces. This order has been extended indefinitely. For more details and to read the updated Public Health Order, click here.

  • Effective on November 30, 2021, international flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the following additional Canadian airports:
    • John’s International
    • John C. Munro Hamilton International
    • Region of Waterloo International
    • Regina International
    • Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International
    • Kelowna International
    • Abbotsford International
    • Victoria International

These airports, in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and Transport Canada, are working to implement the measures necessary to start safely welcoming international passengers as of November 30.


Submit your Special Offers for #LoveVancouver – FALL, WINTER & HOLIDAY

Winter is around the corner, and we want you to be involved in Destination Vancouver's #LoveVancouver holiday theme!

The winter campaign will continue promoting Vancouver to domestic BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec audiences, as well as into Washington State, in alignment with Destination BC and their city-focused promotion called Head North.

We invite our attraction, event, sport, hotel, culinary, wellness, and arts & culture members to share new or updated special offers for this promotion, by emailing our Marketing Specialist. These are featured among the campaign landing pages of Special Offers on Hotels, Attractions and Shopping.

When submitting a new or updated offer, please provide:

  • Offer name
  • One-sentence offer description
  • Photo
  • URL
  • Offer expiration date (if applicable)

If you have Winter-themed or Holiday and Christmas-specific product or experiences, please send that information as well. And do please continue to submit Fall-themed product and experiences.

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

Tourism and Hospitality Student Work Placement Program

The latest addition to the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, Propel offers post-secondary students opportunities to develop the work-ready skills required to secure meaningful employment upon graduation. Qualifying employers are provided with a wage subsidy of up to $7,500 for each student hired through the program (from June 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022).

Learn more about the Propel Student Work Placement Program below, or begin the application process for the fall or winter semester.

  • Employers can download this guide for detailed instructions on how to create an account and navigate the application portal.

Virtual Info Session

Tourism HR Canada is hosting a series of virtual info sessions on the Propel Student Work Placement Program, including an overview of the eligibility criteria and application process. A Q&A session with attendees follows the presentation. A PDF of the presentation deck is available for download here.

The next Propel Info Session will take place November 4.

Click Here to Register


Update Your Extranet Contacts

As we continue to rebuild our industry and fill key support positions within organizations it is important for members to maintain their contact databases through the Destination Vancouver Member Extranet.  This will ensure we have the current and most appropriate contacts listed for your organization - ready to respond to any leads and opportunities that may arise.   To review and update your contacts, please log in to the Member Extranet, click on Profile, then Contacts and add new or inactivate old contacts as needed.


The Knot

A Vancouver Honeymoon Blends Adventure with Luxury

If you think a Vancouver honeymoon doesn't sound exciting, think again. Tucked along the coast of southern British Columbia, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan playground with access to nature and recreation just a few minutes away.

November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Four Lakes Trail

The Four Lakes Trail at Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish is a great hike for a November day.

13 Happening Holiday Markets and Artisan Fairs in and around Vancouver

Boring Christmas gifts are easy to find. But if you want to add some sparkling originality to your pressie-giving this year, check out some of the brilliant holiday crafts fairs and artisan markets in and around the city.

Exclusive First Look at Vancouver’s ‘Imagine Picasso’ Immersive Exhibition

After a successful run in Quebec, Vancouver will be hosting the Western Canadian debut of Imagine Picasso, a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition that highlights and celebrates the work of Modern Art Master, Pablo Picasso.

Pan-Asian Cuisine: Bringing Together Vancouver’s Diverse Culinary Cultures

“Growing up in Vancouver, I came into contact with all the different cuisines that Vancouver has to offer,” says Wesley Young, Executive Chef at PiDGiN.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Series is Online and In-Person Starting November 12

Each November the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) showcases outdoor films in their Fall Film Series. In 2021, they are offering six separate programs as online and in-person events.

The Alchemist Magazine Presents Vancouver Cocktail Week 2022

Raise your coupes and Nick-and-Noras: The Alchemist magazine is delighted to present the first ever Vancouver Cocktail Week, March 6 to 10, 2022.

Lumière Set to Transform Vancouver into a Vivid Display of Illumination this November

Now in its eighth year, Lumière will light up various Vancouver neighbourhoods once again in spectacular fashion. Lumière runs from November 12 – 30, with the illuminated installations best viewed after sunset.


You're Invited!

Webinar: Current Destination Performance and 2022 Market Outlook

Tuesday, November 16th | Webinar

Please join the Destination Vancouver team on November 16th for a live webinar.

Webinar Agenda:
• Update on YTD destination performance
• Key market factors and consumer trends including highlights from Destination Vancouver's Global Market Assessment Framework
• Current market outlook for 2022, including current bookings to date

Presenter: Eugene Chu, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, Research & Business Analytics

Click Here to Register

2021 Annual Christmas Luncheon - Only 8 Seats Remain!

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

Thank you for your support of our first full in-person event in 21 months!  Destination Vancouver is excited 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.  All guests must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and photo ID in order to attend.

Your unique invitation was emailed to you directly, so please check your inbox for your unique registration link.  Only a handful of seats remain available and wait-listed guests are not guaranteed attendance.  If you cannot find your invite, or need to confirm a specific number of seats please connect with us directly.

Guest names for booked tables must be submitted prior to December 1, 2021.

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


Hospitality Association Day 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 
As we move into the new frontier building the future for young hospitality industry professionals, it's key to showcase the importance of engaging and collaborating with associations in the hospitality industry. This event’s goal is to expose both students and young professionals, who are new to the industry, the opportunity to learn about what associations in the hospitality industry have to offer. This is a joint initiative hosted by CAEM, CSAE, IAEE, MPI, PCMA & SITE.  Owen Chiu will be presenting 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.

MPI Chicago Area Chapter – Signature Luncheon
November 23, 2021
In-Person, Chicago, IL 
Join MPI CAC at the beautiful Marriott Marquis for an afternoon of networking, learning, creativity, and a powerfully inspiring message from a special keynote (TBA).  Destination Vancouver is the CSR sponsor for this event. 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.


Association Forum – Holiday Showcase
December 13-14, 2021
In-Person, Chicago, IL 
Holiday Showcase is live and in-person—and better than ever! AF is delighted to partner with the Hilton Chicago to welcome attendees and exhibitors back to the premier event for the association community.  Lacy Hawley will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.


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