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November 17, 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:


Submit your Special Offers for #LoveVancouver – 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, with aligned support from 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.

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


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.

View Open Positions


Globe & Mail

Six Trends That Will Define Travel in 2022

Travel remains a topsy-turvy proposition for many luxury globetrotters. On one hand, this fall’s volume of flight bookings and hotel reservations suggest many are still cautious about resuming their usual getaway rhythm.

Travel & Leisure

Vancouver Travel Guide

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to Vancouver, Canada. It's too cold, it rains all the time, it gets so dark, etc. Not only are these preconceived notions misguided, Vancouver actually has some of the most temperate weather in the entire country, making it an ideal destination to play, explore, and have adventures inside and out.

Global News - Calgary, Edmonton

The Informed Traveler - #LoveVancouver

A radio interview with Candice Gibson, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, Marketing on the #LoveVancouver campaign.

Metro Vancouver’s Undercover Christmas Activities

A handy go-to list of indoor festive attractions.

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Judy Kasiama of Colour the Trails

With our proximity to nature, Vancouver has a thriving community of outdoor lovers who help make nature accessible. Judy Kasiama is working to expand that community through the organization she founded, Colour the Trails. They host outdoor events and workshops for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC).

FlyOver Canada Brings “The Real Wild West” to Vancouver

“The Real Wild West,” a brand-new flight ride experience is landing in Vancouver at FlyOver Canada this fall.

Celebrate LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week from November 29th to December 5th

From November 29th to December 5th, participate in LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week in celebration of the unique contributions local, independent businesses make to our communities!

The City of Vancouver’s Community-Led Placemaking: Cultivating Vibrant Public Spaces

Stroll through neighbourhoods across the city, from Kitsilano to Hastings Sunrise, and you’ll pass by pop-up plazas, community spaces that the City of Vancouver built during the pandemic for safe and inclusive socializing.

Take a Self-Guided Clark Drive Brewery Bike Tour

East Vancouver has really embraced the craft beer scene, earning it the nickname “Yeast Van.” This 1.8 km-long self-guided brewery tour visits five independent breweries in the Clark Drive and Venables area. Since much of it is on the Adanac bike route, it’s a great tour to do by bike or on foot.

Fourth Annual Vancouver Podcast Festival Returns (At Home…Again!)

Following an amazing third year, the Vancouver Podcast Festival, presented by DOXA, returns for a one-day, virtual experience on Saturday, November 20th.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Presents the Return of ‘Sparkle Brighter’ on November 12

Over 275,000 twinkling LED lights, a 52-foot Christmas tree, and more will kick off the festive season at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport on Friday, November 12th.


You're Invited!

Destination Promotion Updates & Direction for 2022
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am | Webinar

Please join the Destination Vancouver team on December 2nd  for a live webinar.
Webinar Agenda:
• Year-end highlights and key learnings from 2021 Marketing programs 
• Updates on Destination Vancouver's 2022 priority markets and objectives 
• Cruise season update
• Important Destination Vancouver resources and alignment opportunities for partners
• Candice Gibson, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, Marketing
• Krista Alcazar, Destination Vancouver Team Member, Manager, International Markets



Webinar Recap: Current Destination Performance & 2022 Market Outlook

This recent webinar covered the following topics:
• 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

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

Webinar Recording

Presentation Deck

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Revitalising Vancouver's Downtown Core
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 12:00PM

City centres in Canada have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The absence of office workers and international tourism in Vancouver has had a devastating impact on restaurants and retailers that rely on foot traffic, while hotels faced a similar decline in revenues under nationwide travel advisories and restrictions on large gatherings. Join for a panel discussion regarding the state of our city centre and the actions required to reinvigorate downtown Vancouver.

Panelists include: 
Ted Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Destination Vancouver
Nolan Marshall, President & CEO, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA)
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade


Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


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.

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.

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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