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Why Vancouver should be your next conference destination

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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

1. It’s one of the top travel destinations in the world.

A study from Euromonitor International identified the top 100 cities around the world based on tourist numbers in 2021. Vancouver? It ranked 58 on the list, and was one of the top 10 most visited places in North America.


2. It feels like an urban oasis.

Vancouver truly offers the best of both worlds. With lots of museums, shops, restaurants and neighbourhoods, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. And, because of its position on the West Coast, you can do all of it while enjoying the breeze from the Pacific Ocean and the sight of the Rocky Mountains poking above the cityscape.


3. It’s home to some of Canada’s best food.

Love to eat? Vancouver is the spot for you! Hot spots include Kissa Tanto, acclaimed chef David Hawksworth’s Hawksworth, L’Abattoir, Boulevard, Cioppino’s, Nightingale and Botanist.


4. It’s a show-off in the spring.

U.S News says that spring is the ideal time to visit Vancouver. Because it’s off-season, you’ll find cheaper rates on accommodations and activities, and popular attractions won’t be inundated with tourists. The weather is gorgeous and mild during the spring in Vancouver, so if you’re coming from a cooler climate, you can say hi to nicer temperatures a bit earlier than you would back home.


We’d love to see you in Vancouver! Join us at DesignThinkers Vancouver this May 31 and June 1.


Image from Condé Nast Traveller / Tourism Vancouver

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