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Vancouver Tourism Awards Is a Registered, Non-Profit Society

We work with with local businesses to recognize and reward tourism, hospitality and customer service employees who go beyond the call of duty.

Established in 1989, the Vancouver Tourism Awards Program is a partnership of local tourism businesses. These important partnerships ensure that our city’s front-line service providers are rewarded for a job well done through certificates of nomination, monthly award presentations, and at the annual gala event.

How The Vancouver Tourism Awards Program Works

Every month, our board selects one winner from more than 300 nominations put forward by visitors to the city. Every nominee receives a Certificate of Nomination, signed by Board Chair Meghan Neale, along with a copy of their nomination ballot. The monthly winner is acknowledged at an awards presentation attended by the board, the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver and friends, family and co-workers. The winner receives a certificate of recognition signed by the Mayor of Vancouver, gifts from various board members and an official Vancouver Tourism Awards plaque with the City of Vancouver Coat of Arms.

The Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala Breakfast

In addition to the monthly award presentations, the Vancouver Tourism Awards Program celebrates that year’s 12 winners as well as all nominees at the Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala Breakfast. The Gala takes place every year in late October/early November. Employers are encouraged to invite their nominees, who are eligible for prize draws worth more than $20,000. One of the largest gala events in Vancouver, the annual breakfast consistently draws more than 1000 attendees and features a special keynote speaker. Past speakers have included astronaut Chris Hadfield, Olympic medalist Jon Montgomery, Fire Chief Darby Allen, Robin Esrock and former Canuck Trevor Linden.


The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on July 26, 2022 at the Destination Vancouver office 201-200 Burrard Street, Vancouver. For more information on our AGM, please contact us.


Did someone make your stay in Vancouver special or go out of their way to make sure you had a wonderful trip? Nominate them to receive a Vancouver Tourism Award today.