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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.

October 17, 2017

Annual Mowing of Living Roof

It’s that time of year again to mow back a year’s growth on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s six-acre living roof.

October 10, 2017


Vancouver, BC (October 10, 2017) - The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council.

August 16, 2017


The Vancouver Basketball Showcase will launch in November 2018 and be headlined by the men’s programs at Minnesota and Texas A&M.

June 20, 2017

Advisory: Vancouver Convention Centre Open House on Canada's 150th Birthday!

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on July 1, Canada’s 150th Birthday.

April 06, 2017

Vancouver Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day 2017

Today, leaders in the international meetings and events industry – from across Vancouver and around the world - are coming together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Global Meetings Industry Day was founded in 2016 to recognize the enormous impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities.

December 15, 2016

Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre Raise The Bar For Event Management

Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre have been awarded the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers’ (IAPCO) inaugural 2016 Collaboration Award in recognition of their continued partnership to raise the bar for event management services in Vancouver.

In The News

November 06, 2017

Vancouver boasts world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre

Last month, the Canada Green Building Council commended the Vancouver Convention Centre for demonstrating sustainability excellence—it earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) Existing Building Platinum certification.

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October 31, 2017

Vancouver Convention Centre certified ‘double platinum'

LMN Architects said Vancouver Convention Centre West is the first convention center to become “double LEED platinum” certified — for new construction earlier, and now for operations and maintenance.

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October 18, 2017

Vancouver Convention Centre goes Double Platinum

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned a LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, making it the first double LEED convention centre in the world.

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October 17, 2017

Vancouver's most interesting jobs: What it's like to be a rooftop grass cutter for the Vancouver Convention Centre

When it comes to his team’s annual care task on the living roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre, Mike Rist considers the job an “honour.”

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