Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021 Registration for Restaurants

Tourism Vancouver is thrilled to once again launch Dine Out Vancouver Festival for Winter 2021.   

Based on your feedback, Dine Out will run longer for season 19. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021 will run for 4 weeks: January 15 to February 12, 2021.

We have also changed pricing from fixed rates to ranges.  Menus will still be a fixed price, but restaurants can offer a menu at a rate that falls within a $10 range – thereby allowing more flexibility for your restaurant.

Tourism Vancouver is waiving the registration fee to participate for 2021.

Registration Deadline: Friday October 30, 2020.

Offer/Menu Submission Deadline: Wednesday December 9th 2020.

Marketing Campaign Launch and Reservations Begin: Thursday January 7, 2021

Dine Out Promotional Period: January 15 – February 12, 2021

Criteria for Participation:

Participation in Dine Out Vancouver Festival has been extended to all of Metro Vancouver.

  1. Restaurants MAY offer a multi-course menu in one of 4 PRICE RANGES.  This will allow for more flexibility in pricing. Ranges are as follows:  $15-$24, $25-$34, $35 - $44, $45 - $54. AND/OR,
  2. Restaurants MAY offer a Dine Out TO GO package AND/OR,
  3. Restaurants MAY provide another promotional offer to attract customers*.
    *promotional offer includes a set menu at a fixed price outside of the existing ranges, 2 for 1 course, complimentary dish, complimentary glass of wine/beer or other value add.
  1. Restaurants MAY organize and offer a special dining event – following strict Public Health Order guidelines for events – that will be marketing through  Planning, organizing and ticketing is the responsibility of the restaurant.
  2. Restaurants/venues are encouraged, though not required, to submit a $25 gift certificate (or of greater value) to be used for “social media contesting and ‘surprise & delight’ opportunities.

Reservations Information: General

Include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Main Restaurant Contact Details

Note: Contacts entered will be receiving all Dine Out Vancouver Festival related correspondence

(eg. GM, Chef/Owner)

Marketing/PR Contact

Note: Contacts entered will be receiving all Dine Out Vancouver Festival related correspondence

(eg. PR, Marketing, Advertising)

Menu Offer Information

(eg: 2 for 1 entrée, complimentary appetizer or other promo)

We carry a selection of BC VQA Wine

I would like to coordinate a special dinner event (ex: Winery/Som Dinner) that will be promoted during the DOV Festival. NB: These are up to you to organize. We will promote the event on the DOV website but will not handle any ticketing for 2021.


By registering your restaurant to participate in the 2021 Dine OutTM Vancouver Festival, you agree to the following terms and conditions of participation:

  1. You agree to adhere to all Provincial Health Order Regulations for Covid-19. Restaurants who do not follow health guidelines and city regulations will be disqualified from participation.
  2. You agree to an official general reservation launch date of Thursday January 7th, 2021. The list of participating restaurants will be released to media and/or the public by, and at the discretion, of Tourism Vancouver, and may be released in advance by Tourism Vancouver only.
  3. You agree to not promote your participation in advance of release by Tourism Vancouver on January 7th, except in official Tourism Vancouver sanctioned publications and as authorized by Tourism Vancouver.
  4. You agree not to offer your Dine Out Vancouver or ANY similar prix-fixe menu for the period beginning January 1, 2021 until the official start of Dine Out Vancouver on January 15th, 2021. You may not offer a Dine Out menu in advance of official Dine Out dates. Dine Out branded menus may be extended by one week past the festival end date at your discretion.
  5. You agree to submit your multi-course dinner menu (minimum 3 courses) via Tourism Vancouver’s Extranet, including any beverage pairings recommendations, no later than Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. Menus that are submitted after this date are not guaranteed to be posted live on for the January 7th, 2021 launch date.
  6. You acknowledge and agree that Tourism Vancouver reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to determine the restaurants participating in the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Tourism Vancouver further makes no representations or warranties with respect to your restaurant’s sales volumes or customer traffic that may result during the promotional period.
  7. In consideration of your participation in the Dine Out Vancouver Festival and its sponsors, you agree not to participate in any other similar promotion during the promotional period defined as January 1st , 2021 to February 12th, 2021.
  8. Once the registration process is complete, you agree to honour your commitment to participate in Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021.
  9. You agree to brief your staff on the event to ensure high quality, knowledgeable service for consumers, information of which you will be provided in advance of the festival.
  10. You agree to display all Dine Out Vancouver posters, decals, collateral print material, and any other DOVF materials provided to you by Tourism Vancouver regardless of any corporate branding conflicts, for the duration of the festival.
  11. You agree that Tourism Vancouver can name your restaurant as a Dine Out Vancouver Festival participant and include your logo or name in any promotional materials. You further agree that Tourism Vancouver can provide restaurant contact details to any program sponsor at its discretion.
  12. You agree to promptly resolve any significant customer complaints brought to your attention by Tourism Vancouver.
  13. You agree to complete a post event survey as administered by Tourism Vancouver.

* Indicates a required field.