Why Vancouver?

A hive of industry in a spectacular, world-class setting. See why we're consistently ranked one of the top cities in North America for international meetings.


Leading the way.

Vancouver is a dynamic, highly-diversified urban economy with growing knowledge-based sectors and strong global connections. Companies as varied as Hootsuite, lululemon, Goldcorp, Lionsgate Entertainment and EA Sports call the city home. With unsurpassed universities, centres of excellence, leading research facilities and teaching hospitals, Vancouver is an ideal city for your delegates to collaborate within their field of expertise.


World-class facilities.

The Vancouver Convention Centre is one of the many unique venues available to you when you host. Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass windows with phenomenal harbour and mountain views, and LEED® Platinum-certified, the award-winning facility is a masterpiece of design, inspiration and sustainability.


Open to the world.

With an award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR) that is just 30 minutes from downtown, Vancouver is the gateway to the rest of Western Canada, making it easy to explore the region with pre and post meeting excursions to areas including Whistler, Victoria, the Okanagan wine region; or on trips such as a Rocky Mountaineer train adventure or a Vancouver/Alaska cruise.


Unified service.

We work together with hotels, venues and suppliers to make sure your event exceeds expectations.


A welcoming community.

English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog and Korean - just a few of the 70-plus languages spoken here. This blend of international cultures is why Vancouver is acclaimed as such a welcoming and colourful destination, boasting an unprecedented range of culinary adventures, cultural attractions and shopping experiences.


Green practices.

From our Convention Centre with a six-acre living roof with beehives, to sustainably certified hotels, to an accessible transit system. All these, combined with a compact, walkable downtown make it easy and eco-friendly for delegates to get around.


Explore more about our city, facilities, hotels, delegate benefits and other activities at Tourism Vancouver.