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January 12, 2022

Destination Vancouver
Destination Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver Festival's Street Food City X returns January 15-23, 2022!


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 January 7, 2022, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID 19 Safety Plans.

Resources from WorkSafe BC about the requirement and industry-specific information.

  • The COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant provides fully funded grants to businesses that had to close due to the December 22, 2021 Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders. Applications for grants are now open.

 Businesses must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

    • The business has been in operation and registered in B.C. as of November 1, 2021
    • The business had to fully close to comply with the December 22, 2021 Provincial Health Officer orders. Examples of businesses ordered to closed include:
      • Bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals
      • Pilates and yoga studios
      • Barre, spin and adult dance studios
      • Gyms offering indoor high or low intensity group exercise classes
      • Event venues that can no longer hold events
        Apply for the Grant


2022 Membership Dues Waived

At Destination Vancouver, we believe that we can transform our communities and our visitors through the power of travel. It’s only with your partnership that we can do so, and we are grateful that you continue to choose to be a member.

As shared at our 2021 Annual General Meeting, Destination Vancouver is waiving membership dues for all existing members for 2022.  You will not be receiving a membership renewal invoice. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to support your business and we understand the issues you are facing while navigating current health protocols.  Wherever possible, we have reduced our operating costs and redirected those savings into destination promotion. We recognize the need to focus on getting travellers back to our city and through your doors. 

You can download your 2022 Member Decals at the button below.  You can also download this Member Certificate and customize it with your member business name. As always, we thank you for your contributions to our city’s tourism industry and support during this extraordinary time. 

Download 2022 Member Decals

Destination Vancouver Experience Pass Redemption Update

As of January 1st, 2022, our Destination Experience Pass is now digital! Please make sure to let your front line teams know about the new platform for our pass. For more details on the redemption process, please click here.

The list of offers that we share with users (Trade, Media and M&C clients) in advance can be viewed here. As we transition to the new platform, if you have any technical questions that arise you can reach out Bandwango’s support team at or call 1.888.921.5333.

If you would like to participate in our Destination Experience Pass program or have any changes related to your current offer, please reach out to Lucas Pavan, Manager Membership.

Thank you again for your continued participation and support of our Destination Experience Pass.


Cheers to Dine Out Vancouver Festival's 20th Anniversary Season

Destination Vancouver is both proud and thrilled to celebrate 20 years of Dine Out Vancouver Festival, January 14 - 31, 2022! 

Over 300 restaurants from across Metro Vancouver are dishing out multi-course meals at rates between $20 and $59, plus a whole host of culinary experiences and tours are available to culinary enthusiasts looking for a tasty treat this January.  Especially exciting are the returns of the 10th annual Street Food City at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Vancouver World Chef Exchange - which this season - hosts celebrity chefs from Mexico City and Toronto, plus four renowned Indigenous chefs from across Canada for a series of Indigenous dinners at Salmon n' Bannock Bistro celebrating cuisines from Enoch Cree, Odawa, Inuvialuk and Algonquin Anishnabe cultures.

Guests booking overnight stays at participating downtown hotels during Dine Out dates can also earn up to $150 in prepaid Mastercard Gift Cards as part of a collaboration between the festival and the VHDA.  Also, to help guests get to their restaurant or culinary experience with ease, (and to enjoy those delicious bottles of BC VQA wine), our friends at Lyft are providing a 25% discount off 2 rides during festival dates when applying promo code DINEOUT2022!  For more details and to make reservations visit

Visit Dine Out Website



Sandy Ward

Download assets from a recent DBC-led Initiative. 

Download Link expires May 31, 2022.  Credit @sutik.maqa7 and @hellobc


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver get regal update but preserves its past

A four-year, $75-million renovation was carried out with the hotel's heritage in mind.

Republished in National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, Leader Post, Windsor Star, LF Press

Ten Best Things to do on a Canadian Rockies Road-trip

A road trip through Canada's Rocky Mountains is akin to a rite of passage for Australian travellers. Hit the highway and tick off these ten amazing things to do.

New Zealand Herald

10 Reasons to Visit

Nudged by nature from the Coast Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a visual stunner that’s famous for being a location where you could ski and surf on the same day.


Dine Out Vancouver Bookings & Menus Launch Today!

Today is the day! Food and drink lovers throughout Vancouver and beyond will be jumping online to start booking from the extensive list of restaurants, menus, experiences and hotel packages being offered during this year’s 20th anniversary Dine Out Vancouver Festival, taking place January 14 to 31.


Indigenous cuisine, culture on the table at Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2022

DINE OUT VANCOUVER Festival’s Indigenous Culinary Dinner Series is unlike anything the 20th annual celebration of food and drink has ever seen. Inez Cook couldn’t be more thrilled. 

6 Car-Free Winter Adventures Around Vancouver

No car? No problem! It’s easy to have a winter in adventure in Vancouver without a car. Choose from skiing, snowshoeing, floating past eagles, heading to the Sea to Sky Gondola, and lots more. 

Dine Out Vancouver Festival: 20 Years of Supporting Local Restaurants

Twenty years ago, a group of Vancouver foodies and wine lovers got together with Destination Vancouver and had an idea to warm up a relatively cool period, just after the winter holidays, in the city’s restaurant scene. 

9 Vancouver Winter Activities that Adrenaline Junkies Will Love

Warm-up this winter in Vancouver by getting your blood pumping with an adrenaline rush. 


You're Invited!

Webinar: Destination Update & 2022 Business Sprint

New Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM | Virtual

Please join Royce Chwin, Destination Vancouver Team Member, President & CEO and members of the Senior Leadership Team, for an update on Destination Vancouver's 2022 Business Sprint which will guide activities and plans for the year ahead.

Click Here to Register

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


January 23-26, 2022
In-person Annapolis, MD
The CESSE CEO Meeting is for CEO’s from the STEM community who will be exposed to cutting-edge ideas, share their expertise, and learn from colleagues in a safe space created by CEOs, for CEOs.  In partnership with Destination Canada, Destination Vancouver is the first day luncheon sponsor. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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