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The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to be home to over 500 events a year. Our event calendar is regularly updated. The majority of conventions, trade shows and consumer shows are listed, while private banquets and meetings are typically not displayed along with other confidential events.

FEBRUARY

The Lantern City: Lost in Nature

Presenting artworks by Indigenous artists from Canada and Taiwan, these lanterns are a visual bridging of cultures and traditions. This year, we'll see faces entangled in nature, reminding us to face the world and each other with smiles and hope.

On until February 15, 2023 | Jack Poole Plaza

5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5)

The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas.

February 3 – 9, 2023 | West Building

The 30th Annual Wellness Show

For more than 25 years the Wellness Show has been bringing new approaches to nutrition, fitness, physical and emotional well-being to help Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves.

February 11 – 12, 2023 | West Building

BUILDEX Vancouver

BUILDEX Vancouver enables Architecture & Design, Engineering, Construction and Property Management professionals to immerse themselves in dialogue through a meaningful platform for industry advancement.

February 15 – 16, 2023 | West Building

Fan Expo Vancouver

Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming. Three BIG days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await.

February 18 – 20, 2023 | West Building

2023 Canada Open

Details to come.

February 23 – 25, 2023 | East Building

Esthétique Spa International

ESI Vancouver Beauty Expo, the largest trade event that reunites professionals and suppliers from the entire beauty industry.

February 26 – 27, 2023 | West Building

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey XII

Gathering Wisdom forums – held every 18 months – manifest the commitments within the Tripartite BC First Nations Health Plan that underpin the transformation of health and wellness for First Nations in BC.

February 28 – March 2, 2023 | West Building

MARCH

Study and Go Abroad Fair Spring 2023

The Study and Go Abroad Fairs promise to be great this year – our 30th year of helping students plan their next step in education. Connect with with universities and colleges from the USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Australia, and the Caribbean.

March 2, 2023 | East Building

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show / The BC Bike Show

B.C.’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences. See it! Do it! Live it!

March 4 – 5, 2023 | East Building

Pacific Dental Conference 2023

The Pacific Dental Conference is excited to be back in person for the 2023 Conference and Tradeshow. In 2023 there will be 100+ in person open sessions and hands-on courses as well as an exhibit hall showcasing more than 225 exhibiting companies.

March 9 – 11, 2023 | East & West Building

F2F Tour Championship

The F2F Tour is the biggest Magic: The Gathering Celebration of the year. These three day events bring together the best MTG players from around Canada to celebrate everything magic!

March 10 – 12, 2023 | East Building

Vancouver Pokemon Regional Championships 2023

After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts. They also award direct invitations to the World Championships for Pokémon GO.

March 10 – 12, 2023 | East Building

Canadian Wrestling Championships 2023

Details to come.

March 24 – 26, 2023 | East Building

CHFA NOW

This 4-day conference and tradeshow is the number one source for new products and education for retailers who are doing business in Western Canada and features 900+ exhibiting companies.

March 30 – April 2, 2023 | West Building

APRIL

Sea to Sky International Cheer & Dance Championship

Details to come.

April 1 – 2, 2023 | East Building

The Franchise Expo

Come to Western Canada’s Largest “Own Your Own Business” Event! Take control of your future, increase your income, find your path to a better lifestyle. Get the info you need to find the business that is right for you!

April 1 – 2, 2023 | East Building

North Shore Round Up

The 51st annual North Shore Round Up is one of the largest Alcoholics Anonymous Round Ups in Western Canada.

April 7 – 9, 2023 | East Building

Mari-Tech 2023 Conference & Exhibition

Created by the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE), Mari-Tech is the premier event for the marine engineering community in Canada.

April 18 – 20, 2023 | East Building

Grocery & Specialty Food West

Bringing together retailers and manufacturers from across the nation to discover new innovations, and build relationships within the grocery industry.

April 24 – 25, 2023 | East Building

NALP Annual Education Conference

The NALP Annual Education Conference is the premier event bringing together law school and legal employer members each spring for four days of plenary and concurrent educational programs.

April 25 – 28, 2023 | West Building

Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is Canada’s premier wine show, and one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine drinker, collector and trade professional. This year's festival will feature 152 wineries from 17 countries.

April 27 – 29, 2023 | East Building

MAY

HR Conference & Expo

Hosted by CPHR BC & Yukon, this is the largest HR event in Western Canada with insightful keynote presentations, concurrent tracks of breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development hours.

May 2 – 3, 2023 | West Building

Art Vancouver

Art Vancouver, Western Canada’s most prestigious art fair, brings the international art world together and features reputable galleries and artists from across Canada and around the world.

May 4 – 7, 2023 | West Building

BMO Vancouver Marathon Expo

The Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo is a two-day extravaganza of excitement and celebration that kicks off the BMO Vancouver Marathon weekend in Vancouver.

May 5 – 6, 2023 | East Building

Open Source Summit North America

Open Source Summit is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem.

May 10 – 12, 2023 | West Building

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50 ft long Megalodon!

May 12 – 14, 2023 | West Building

Bakery Showcase Vancouver

Bakery Showcase is a two-day event exclusively for the baking industry in Canada. With relevant education sessions, a trade show floor full of bakery-focused exhibitors, and an exciting demonstration stage, attendees will have no shortage of ways to connect, learn and be inspired.

May 14 – 15, 2023 | West Building

Pharmacy EXPO 2023

Details to come.

May 17 – 18, 2023 | East Building

Planted Expo

Canada's biggest, most juicy, most epic plant-based event! Find 200+ vegan edible and lifestyle businesses in one place, along with a stage packed with insightful, informative, and inspirational speakers from around the world.

May 27 – 28, 2023 | West Building

IPAC 2023 National Conference

This 3-day conference is for Infection Prevention and Control Professionals and healthcare providers interested in the prevention and control of infections in all healthcare settings.

May 28 – 31, 2023 | East Building

TechExit.io Vancouver

TechExit.io is the go-to event for technology industry players who want to understand the ins and outs of selling – or buying – technology companies, and is the only conference of its kind in Canada –focused solely on mergers and acquisition strategies for technology companies.

May 30, 2023 | West Building

Tech Talent North

Tech Talent North (formerly known as the Tech Talent Conference) is Western Canada’s favourite conference destination for tech sector people and culture leaders.

May 31, 2023 | West Building

JUNE

Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition

CSC is your forum for learning, knowledge exchange, innovation, and celebration of all that Canadian chemistry has to offer.

June 4 – 8, 2023 | West Building

hy-fcell Canada: International Expo & Conference

hy-fcell Canada brings together renowned international specialists to discuss solutions for clean energy with hydrogen and fuel cells.

June 5 – 7, 2023 | East Building

International Conference on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

ICOMS 2023 brings together oral and maxillofacial surgeons, trainees and allied health professionals from throughout the world for three days of learning.

June 8 – 11, 2023 | East Building

OpenInfra Summit + PTG Vancouver

OpenInfra Summit connected the people building and running open source infrastructure using Linux, OpenStack, Kubernetes and 30+ other technologies.

June 13 – 15, 2023 | East Building

IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference

The IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses.

June 18 – 22, 2023 | East & West Buildings

JULY

IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology

Bringing you the latest innovations from leading experts in the science, practice, and education of positive psychology and the broader field of wellbeing.

July 20 – 23, 2023 | East Building

2023 World Credit Union Conference

The World Credit Union Conference, a World Council of Credit Unions initiative, provides the opportunity to learn and connect with credit union professionals from around the globe.

July 23 – 26, 2023 | West Building

World Congress of Music Therapy

Meeting every 3 years, Music therapy professionals and experts in related fields from around the world gather at the World Congress of Music Therapy to share ideas, experiences, trends, and research outcomes.

July 24 – 29, 2023 | East Building

LTX Expo

With tons of workshops, booths, challenges and more, LTX is all about bringing together our community and our favourite creators to celebrate cool tech!

July 29 – 30, 2023 | West Building

AUGUST

Anime Revolution

Anirevo aims to be the stimulus that inspires the discovery of creative outlets and skills that allow for self-expression through exposure and celebration of both Japan pop culture and animation.

August 18 – 20, 2023 | West Building