Dine OutSide Registration for Restaurants and Venues/Attractions

Tourism Vancouver is thrilled to launch Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s first summer-time food & drink promotion: Dine OutSide.  In collaboration with several of Vancouver’s BIAs, this month-long promotion is proposed to encourage Metro Vancouverites to shift habits developed over the last 4 months of the pandemic and encourage them to find comfort in frequenting restaurants in person once again.

This promotion is a one-time opportunity and is separate from the regular Dine Out Vancouver Festival which happens in January – noting that registration for Dine OutSide is separate from DOVF.

Dine OutSide runs August 21 – September 21 – encompassing the last month of summer.  There is no registration fee to participate.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday July 22, 2020.

Offer Submission Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020.

Marketing Campaign Launch and Reservations Being: Tuesday, August 10, 2020

Dine OutSide Promotional Period: Saturday August 21 to September 21, 2020

Criteria for Participation:

Participation in Dine OutSide is limited to restaurants and venues/attractions that fit the following criteria.

  1. Restaurants and venues MUST be in the City of Vancouver. AND,
  2. Restaurants and venues MUST have a patio AND/OR
  3. Restaurants and venues MUST be able to offer a Picnic-2-Go package AND,
  4. Restaurants and venues MUST provide a promotional offer to attract consumers*.*promotional offer includes a set menu at a fixed price (Dine Out model), 2 for 1 course, complimentary dish, complimentary glass of wine/beer or value add.
    • 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’ Participation in Dine OutSide 2020 is separate from Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021
    • Restaurants/Venues are encouraged to organize onsite day-of “events” ex: BBQ Cooking Demonstration, ‘Rose all Day’ Specials etc which will be promoted through social media and online at


Reservations Information: General

Main Restaurant Contact Details

Note: Contacts entered will be receiving all Dine OutSide 2020-related correspondence

(eg. GM, Chef/Owner)

Marketing/PR Contact

Note: Contacts entered will be receiving all Dine OutSide 2020-related correspondence

(eg. PR, Marketing, Advertising)

Menu Offer Information

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


By registering your restaurant to participate in the 2020 Dine OutTMSide, you agree to the following terms and conditions of participation:

    1. Restaurant/Venue must be located in the City of Vancouver only. AND
    2. Restaurant/Venue must have a patio; AND/OR
    3. Restaurant/Venue must be able to offer a packed picnic to go AND,
    4. Restaurant/Venue must be able to provide a value-add offer.
    5. Price points for set menus (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner) are $15, $25, $35, and $45 for a set three-course menu

    1. The official Registration Period is July 15 – 22, 2020.
    2. Participation in Dine OutSide 2020 is complimentary.
    3. Registration for Dine OutSide 2020 is separate from registration for Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021.
    4. Registration is open to all restaurants and venues in the City of Vancouver which fit the criteria in #1 above.
  3. You agree to an official general reservation launch date of Tuesday August 10, 2020. 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.
  4. You agree to not promote your participation in advance of release by Tourism Vancouver on August 10th, except in relation to official Tourism Vancouver sanctioned publications and as authorized by Tourism Vancouver.
  5. You agree to submit your multi-course dinner menu (minimum 3 courses) or other offer via Tourism Vancouver’s Extranet, no later than Friday, July 31, 2020.. Menus that are submitted after this date are not guaranteed to be posted live on for the August 10th, 2020 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 TM 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. Once the registration process is complete, you agree to honour your commitment to participate in Dine OutSide 2020.
  8. 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.
  9. You agree to display all Dine OutSide collateral and promotional materials provided to you by Tourism Vancouver or your respective BIA regardless of any corporate branding conflicts, for the duration of the promotion. When using Dine OutSide branding and logo artwork, you agree to only use current formats.
  10. You agree that Tourism Vancouver can name your restaurant as a Dine OutSide 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.
  11. You agree to promptly resolve any significant customer complaints brought to your attention by a guest or by Tourism Vancouver.
  12. You agree to complete a post event survey as administered by Tourism Vancouver.

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