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November 10, 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:

  • This morning, Destination Vancouver's Vice President of Strategy and Business Development Karen Soyka joined tourism industry leaders to speak at the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable press conference. The PCR test is a major barrier for international visitors who hope to travel to Vancouver and other parts of our province. The combination of testing availability and the high cost of a PCR test further complicates travel for all visitors to our destination. The rebuild of our industry will take time and the group called on the federal government to reduce the obstacles to travel so that our city’s tourism businesses can recover.


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)

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

Ensure your member listing descriptions and amenities are up-to-date, including the COVID-19 Amenity updates (via the Member Extranet).

Engage with Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, the organization which brings holiday toys to thousands of underprivileged children in the region annually, is, for the second year, staging a Toy Drop/Drive-thru event at the PNE grounds on November 19th & 20th, 2021.

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau works with 40 other bureaus and agencies, providing material support and shipping more than 145,000 items to them for their holiday programs, as well as acting as the Christmas bureau for Vancouver residents, where they assist an average of 1,000 families annually. The Bureau also distributes over $70,000-worth of supermarket gift cards to families. 

By extending the event by one day this year, the Bureau hopes to encourage families to bring their school-aged children along on the Saturday to enjoy the gift of giving. It is hoped that many will make this a family day and go on to visit one of Vancouver’s great attractions after visiting the event. The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau organizers are asking attractions organizations across the region to consider supporting this initiative with a discount coupon or offer, good for the day of the drive thru, as an incentive to participating families. If interested, members are asked to connect directly with The Christmas Bureau's PR team.


Join Our Team!

Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a career at a destination management and destination promotion organization? Destination Vancouver wants to meet dynamic, ambitious, collaborative and fun individuals to join our high performing team. We are 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 dedicated to providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Consistent with our values, we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all Team Members, volunteers, stakeholders, members, external contractors and partners.

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Webinar: Current Destination Performance and 2022 Market Outlook
Tuesday, November 16th | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Virtual

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

Register Now

2021 Annual Christmas Luncheon - SOLD OUT!
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.

This event is SOLD OUT! Additional tickets will not be released.  Wait-listed guests will only be accommodated in the event of any cancellations.

Note! All guests must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and photo ID in order to attend. No exceptions. Guest names for booked tables must be submitted prior to December 1, 2021.  Please contact us directly to do so.


Calgary Herald

Why Vancouver needs to be on your radar for a foodie break

The easiest way to get to the heart of any destination is through your stomach. And one of the best ways to explore Vancouver is by eating where locals do.

DBC Sponsored Content : Seattle Times

Rediscover British Columbia's Unique Blend of World Flavours

Despite being so close, B.C. feels like it’s a world away. The diverse culinary scene makes it an ideal destination for travelers who love to embrace new cuisines and are looking for a sense of connection to a new place this fall or any time of year. 

Top Spots to Relax and Recharge in British Columbia

A friendly neighbor, British Columbia has a lovely familiarity, but that certainly doesn’t mean we know all the hidden gems, new activities and fun surprises that B.C.’s diverse destinations have to offer.

Rediscover the Allure of British Columbia's Vibrant Arts & Culture

There are arts and cultural gems throughout the province, but the following four destinations in British Columbia offer unique experiences, ranging from interactive art to learning about the past and present experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Here’s a tempting mix of arts and cultural experiences available during a trip to B.C.

Everything You Need to Know About Skiing Near Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

Ski season is almost here! Do you have questions about opening dates, masks, vaccines, and advance booking at ski resorts? Here’s everything you need to know about how to ski near Vancouver this winter.

‘As dreams are made’ Brings Back Meaningful Connections with Dream-like Performances

Creating new connections through music is at the forefront of every Music on Main event. Past Modulus Festivals offered the opportunity to discover new musical horizons.

Chinatown Storytelling Centre Celebrates the Powerful Resilience of the Chinese Canadian Journey, Exhibition Opens November 6

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s highly anticipated Chinatown Storytelling Centre (168 E Pender Street), located in the heart of Chinatown, officially opens on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Spotlight on Gerry Sheena: Carver and Former Artist-in-Residence at Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge

Gerry Sheena, a carver and member of the Interior Salish Nation, returned to his craft through the Artists in Residence program at Skwachàys Lodge. “I strayed way off track for six years. I was deep in trouble and in darkness,” he says.

Your Vancouver Outdoors Bucket List for Winter 2021/22

Winter is coming! In Vancouver, that means snow in the mountains, skiing, snowshoeing, and lots more. Here are our picks for Vancouver outdoor activities you’ll want to add to your winter bucket list for winter 2021/22.

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World

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.

PCMA Canada West – SPARK! 
November 16, 2021 
PCMA Canada West is excited to bring back its signature event – Spark! in November. They'll be hosting two Best in Class speakers, Kati Quigley from Microsoft and Justin Boone from Untitled Future and explore a behind the scenes look at how Microsoft changed its culture and sharing different ways to approach mapping out audience journeys for events. Owen Chiu 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.

IBTM World
November 30 – December 2, 2021
In-person, Barcelona, Spain
IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. The event has one goal; to inspire the events world to deliver exceptional experiences for their customers.  They bring together the global meetings industry, build face to face connections, gain key industry insight and engage in networking opportunities over the three days.  Michael Drake and Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.


BestCities Global Forum
December 2-5, 2021
In-person, Madrid, Spain
The BestCities Global Alliance is gathering industry thought-leaders, international associations and partner destinations under one roof in Madrid. The Global Forum promises an opportunity for delegates to learn about inclusive meeting and event design, drawing insight from projects delivered on the ground in Madrid. These learning and knowledge-sharing experiences will be immersive, providing delegates with some much-anticipated in-person engagement. Michael Drake and Michelle Taylor will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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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