Destination Vancouver

200 Burrard Street Suite 210 V6C 3L6

Why Choose Our Destination?

Vancouver is a place where the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the snow-capped peaks of local mountains. Where an urban rainforest reflects off the glass of our ever-changing skyline. And where an award-winning convention centre, world-renowned cuisine and collaborative network of hotels are all within walking distance. But, we don’t just walk here, nestled in nature; we run, jump, ski, surf, start start-ups, get inspired and change the world in it. Vancouver is a hotbed for innovation. Steeped in nature, and knee-deep in startups, it's no wonder we're known as the Silicon Valley of the North, and have been named one of the Top 25 Best Startup Ecosystems in the World. Maybe it’s our natural playground, our world-class educational institutions, or our deep international connections. Whatever it is, it helped to attract, and retain, some of the brightest minds in the business. And you’ll see why, as your nine-to-five is fuelled by fresh air and unique perspectives, and your five-to-nine is equally as inspired, with year-round activities for solo or team adventures alike. There’s a reason we’re consistently voted one of the most liveable places on the planet. Small enough to conquer on foot; but filled with the kind of culture, cuisine, and friendly neighborhoods that let you live like a local, in one of the world’s cleanest and most walkable cities. So, whether you’re coming from Europe, Asia, North America or beyond, getting here is easy - and being here, even easier. We’re one of the best-connected cities on the planet. Not just to other places, but also to each other. Our city is collaborative, a place where everyone is welcome, where honouring the traditional lands we reside on and celebrating our differences enables us to see the world differently. And, inspire those who come here to share that same unique perspective.


Distance from airport

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

    9 mi. from city center

  • Abbotsford Airport (YXX)

    42 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Vancouver Convention Centre

Convention center
0 km away
Since its inception in 1987, the Vancouver Convention Centre has been British Columbia's flagship convention facility - hosting delegates from all over the world. A winner of numerous awards, the Vancouver Convention Centre received the prestigious and highly competitive AIPC Award for "World's Best Convention Centre" in 2002 and again in 2008.
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC, CA V6C 0C3

Vancouver Aquarium

3 km away
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC, BC, CA V6G 3E2


1 km away
Established the same year that Canada became a nation, Gastown grew to become Canada’s third largest city and one of its most cosmopolitan, Vancouver. The Gastown district, today, retains its historic charm, independent spirit and distinctiveness. There’s no mistaking Gastown for any other area of Vancouver, or of Canada for that matter.
Water Street
Vancouver, BC, CA

Grouse Mountain

13 km away
Grouse Mountain is one of the North Shore Mountains of the Pacific Ranges in North Vancouver. Exceeding 1,200 m (4,000 feet) in altitude at its peak, is the site of an alpine ski area in the winter season overlooking Greater Vancouver with four chairlifts facilitating 26 runs. In the summer, the mountain features lumberjack shows and a 2.9 km (1.8 mi.) hiking trail known as the Grouse Grind.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC, CA V7R 4K9

FlyOver Canada

0 km away
Buckle up your seatbelt and prepare for the flight of your life! FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada’s most thrilling sights like you have never seen them before. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while our film takes you on a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada. FlyOver Canada and our production team from Sherpas Cinema spent over a year travelling from coast to coast capturing some of Canada’s most spectacular locations. Special effects like wind, mist and scents combine with the ride movement to create an incredible experience. Dip into deep valleys where wild rivers rush by. Feel the wind in your hair as you fly over magnificent prairies. Gaze at snow-capped mountains that tower over the land. Seek the thrill of urban environments that buzz from morning to night. By the end, you will find yourself in awe of this amazingly diverse country. This incredible journey of discovery covers over 6000 kilometers from coast to coast, all the while never leaving Vancouver! It is unlike any ride experience you will find anywhere in Canada. We can’t wait to see you!
201 – 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, CA

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

2 km away
Breathtaking, rain or shine… Step into our door and out of your daily life as your heart and mind relax and energy renews. Journey back in time to 15th Century China and enjoy this “window to another world”.
578 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC, CA

Stanley Park

1 km away
Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core.
Vancouver, DC, CA

Vancouver Art Gallery

1 km away
The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks, the Vancouver Art Gallery continues to build on the collection's historical and contemporary strengths through the acquisition of work by local and international artists through donation and purchase.
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC, CA

Convention Centers

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

    With our harbourfront location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world, with a combined total of 606,179 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and pre-function space.

    • Exhibit Space311,755 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space466,500 sq. ft.



High season
May 1 – Sep 30
Shoulder season
Apr 1 – Apr 30
Oct 1 – Oct 31
Low season
Jan 1 – Mar 30
Nov 1 – Dec 31

Additional Information

With a membership of more than 800 local businesses and a dedicated team of Industry Experts, Destination Vancouver is here to make sure you, your team, and delegates love staying here as much as we love hosting you. We’re deeply connected to this place and those who call it home. So, whether you’re looking for expert advice on hotels, a memorable offsite venue, local attractions, or inspiration for a truly unique experience — we offer complimentary guidance to make your meeting or convention one that won’t be forgotten. Alongside the inspiration, we’re here to help with the nitty-gritty too. Need help researching the health and safety protocols, legacy programming, or industry connections? What about marketing and attendance building? We can help with that. Looking to conduct a site inspection in person or virtually? We’re just a call away. Let us handle the details so you can focus on gaining a whole new perspective.