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We would love to tell you about the Vancouver Convention Centre and all the inspiring stories that come from the hundreds of events we host at our facility each year.

Our media kit, blog and photo gallery offer great information and resources to support your story. But feel free to contact us; we always welcome calls from the media.

July 02, 2020

Apprentice exams resume this summer to help restart B.C.’s economy

The Industry Training Authority and the Vancouver Convention Centre work together to resume critical exams for skilled trades professionals

June 18, 2020

Meeting Again, Safely

At the Vancouver Convention Centre, we have been working diligently to plan for a safe and gradual resumption of business that aligns with guidelines from government and provincial health authorities, while reflecting the expectations of our clients, guests and staff.

May 01, 2020

Message from the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture

With each passing week, people across our province and around the country continue to sacrifice for the greater good of our communities.

April 02, 2020

Alternate Care Site Update

As part of the B.C. Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan and in support of the Government of British Columbia, the Vancouver Convention Centre is working with Vancouver Coastal Health and other key partners to prepare its West building for utilization as an Alternative Care Site should it be required.

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

To ensure that we deliver on that priority, and following the Province of British Columbia’s directive to temporarily cancel events with over 50 people during the COVID-19 outbreak, all events scheduled for the immediate future at the Vancouver Convention Centre will not proceed until further notice.

March 18, 2020

A message from Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, responsible for Sport

During these trying times, I want to reassure you that the entire provincial government is working around the clock to protect people’s health and to mitigate impacts to people’s livelihoods.

In The News

July 20, 2020

Convention, sports venues tread water with smaller events

Vancouver’s convention, sports and other major events venues are trying to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions by offering gatherings for smaller groups that don’t violate public health orders.

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June 10, 2020

Organizers, Venues take Meaningful Steps to Bring Events Industry Back

Recognizing people may be uneasy and even anxious about attending larger exhibitions like conferences and trade shows when they are allowed to resume, organizers and venues are taking steps now to impart consumer confidence.

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April 09, 2020

Inside the Vancouver Convention Centre hospital

Source: Daily Hive

The exhibition halls of the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre have hosted international media for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, car lovers for the Vancouver International Auto Show, superhero fanatics for Fan Expo, Grey Cup festivals, film and television production sets, and countless trade shows. As of today, this underground space in the 2009-built portion of the convention centre is now a temporary hospital with 271 beds for non-COVID-19 patient care.

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December 05, 2019

EXHIBITOR Magazine Recognizes Six Award-Winning Convention Centers at IAEE's Expo! Expo!

Earlier this year, Exhibitor Media Group, announced the 20 venues that qualified for its first-ever "Centers of Excellence" list, which recognizes North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.

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