Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center43,339 sq. m
Guest rooms24,084
Guest rooms at one hotel600 guest rooms
Special event venues50
Average room rateCA$162.91
Daily food costCA$57.00
Occupancy rate75%
Tax rate12%

Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau


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.


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Distance from airport

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

    14.48 km from city center

  • Abbotsford Airport (YXX)

    67.59 km from city center


Local Attractions

Food, Walking and Cycling Tours

1 km away
Vancouver is an incredibly walkable city, and there are a number of cycling tours, historical and theatrical walking tours, as well as delicious food walking tours available to visitors.
Vancouver, BC, CA

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

Science World

2 km away
Science World at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver provides visitors with access to cutting edge, curriculum-linked galleries, films and hands-on educational programs. The facility also houses the OMNIMAX® Theatre, featuring one of the largest dome screens in the world. These activities inspire the development of inquisitive minds and positive curiosities toward science and technology that lay the groundwork for a thriving, knowledge-based economy for British Columbia.
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC, CA


1 km away
Established the same year that Canada became a nation, Gastown grew into Canada’s third largest city and one of its most cosmopolitan. But 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

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

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

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

Robson Street

1 km away
Robson is Vancouver's most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Robson St
From Burrard to Jervis
Vancouver, BC, CA V6E 1B5

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 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space.

    • Exhibit space29,378 sq. m
      Total meeting space198,837 sq. m



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

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: