Why Choose Our Destination?
Vancouver’s energy continues to inspire meeting and incentive guests from around the world. From the moment visitors arrive, they know they’re in a special city – a feeling that intensifies after they check in to their cosmopolitan hotels, dine in award-winning restaurants and soak in the unparalleled view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, soaring Coastal Mountains and the 14-mile pedestrian seawall. Our LEED Platinum certified Vancouver Convention Centre features 466,500 square feet of thoughtfully designed function space, and is hands-down one of the most beautiful convention centres in the world. But our city is more than its exquisite natural surroundings and convenient downtown core. Vancouver is unlike any destination in which you’ve planned a meeting or event. Our unified hospitality community has been praised by industry leaders around the world, and because we all have similar goals we are committed to providing you with a seamless Vancouver experience. From the moment you start planning your event, you gain access to a city-spanning, experienced team whose objective is the same: to make your job easy and your meeting a lasting success.
Distance from airport
- Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
14.48 km from city center
- Abbotsford Airport (YXX)
67.59 km from city center
Vancouver Convention Centre
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
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 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space.
- Exhibit Space29,378 sq. mTotal meeting space198,837 sq. m
At the Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau we strive daily to exceed all of our customers' expectations. Whether it's through our Vancouver's Service Edge program or in association with the Best Cities Global Alliance, our commitment is to help make your job as meeting professionals easy & ensure Vancouver hosts your best meeting ever! COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES FOR MEETING PLANNERS Tourism Vancouver offers the following services completely free of charge: Our Sales Team will: • Prepare a customized bid book for the local organizing committee and/or meeting planner • Assist with creation of a multimedia bid presentation • Source appropriate conference venues and hotels • Connect you with a company that will manage room reservations • Suggest unique off-site venues and social tour programs • Suggest relevant locally based suppliers • Give advice on taxes, customs, and immigration • Coordinate site inspections trips with complimentary/discounted airfare and accommodation* Our Convention Services Team will: • Assign a dedicated manager to assist in the planning of the event • Help encourage attendance by exhibiting at prior year's meeting • Prepare requests for proposals or referrals for suppliers • Create custom ads, e-newsletters, web banners, microsites • Provide collateral pieces; posters, maps, bookmarks, postcards • Provide access to our online image gallery and b-roll footage • Encourage delegates to "Show Your Badge" to receive exclusive discounts from member businesses *Subject to certain conditions, polices and availability. Contact us to find out more: www.tourismvancouver.com/meetings/contact-us