Experience the attractions of one of the world’s most liveable cities.
We would like to acknowledge that GLOBE 2020 will take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
“You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well… Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling.”
– The New York Times
“Vancouver is a city unlike any other. Wherever I look, I see water or mountains — or both. And everyone looks so healthy.”
– The Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Despite a rain-prone climate, it displays a perpetually sunny disposition. Consider it the supermodel of North American cities.”
– USA Today
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the sparkling Pacific, Vancouver has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading convention destinations. It also has the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and is a leader in green building, planning and technology.
GLOBE Series is proud to partner with Tourism Vancouver to provide attendees with special offers and discounts at dozens of local attractions and restaurants. View the details of Tourism Vancouver’s Show Your Badge offer, then simply show your GLOBE 2020 pass to redeem. Learn more about the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods (Downtown, Gastown, Yaletown, False Creek, Main Street, Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, Davie Village and Stanley Park) health and wellness culture, and #VeryVancouver experiences to get the most out of your visit.
Historic Gastown charms even in the rain, photo credit: Hubert Kang
Explore East Vancouver’s vibrant Commercial Drive and booming craft beer scene.
Run or bike the False Creek Seawall and catch your breath in Kitsilano.
Just a 45-minute drive from Vancouver, glide up the iconic Stawamus Chief in the Sea to Sky Gondola for breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the coastal mountains. Continue your adventure another 45 minutes along the Sea to Sky Highway to reach Whistler, North America’s number one ski resort and a worthy year-round destination.
British Columbia’s capital city Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is another easy day trip destination. Take a scenic 35-minute float plane journey from Vancouver and explore this charming seaside city. Further afield, the Okanagan Valley is the province’s largest wine-growing region and is a four-hour drive east from Vancouver. Rail buffs will enjoy Rocky Mountaineer’s two-day itineraries that take visitors through British Columbia’s interior and on to either Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.