Awards

From the moment you land at Vancouver International Airport, you and your delegates will experience an award-winning destination. From facilities like the Vancouver Convention Centre, through to Vancouver’s environmental programs, business environment, liveability, and even our dining scene, our city has been recognized as global leader.

  • World’s First Double LEED Platinum Convention Centre – Canada Green Building Council (2017). More.
  • #1 Foreign City for Meetings – Revista ConvencioneS / MeetingsMexico.com (2017)
  • #2 Convention City in North America and #1 for Client Advocate Score – Watkins Research Group (2016). More.
  • #1 Convention City in North America for International Association Meetings – International Congress and Convention Association (2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006)
  • #1 Startup City in the World – PeoplePerHour Startup City Index (2017)
  • #1 Startup Ecosystem in Canada – Startup Genome (2017)
  • #3 Most Liveable City in the World – Economist Intelligence Unit (2017)
  • YVR Best Airport in North America – Skytrax World Airport Awards (2010 - 2017)
  • Most Livable City in North America – Mercer Quality of Living Survey (2017)
  • A Top 2017 Travel Destination – Forbes (2017)
  • Top Destination in Canada – TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards (2017)
  • ‘Greenest’ City in the World – World Economic Forum (2017)
  • A Favourite Destination for Chinese Millennial Travellers – Ctrip (2017)
  • Most Sustainable City in North America – 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index (2016)
  • World’s Best Cities – Conde Nast Traveler (2016)
  • Destination of the Year – Luxury Travel Guide Awards (2016)
  • World’s Best Food Cities – Condé Nast Traveler (2015)
  • World’s Most Reputable Cities – Reputation Institute (2014)
  • World's Healthiest Places to Live – Time Magazine (2014)
  • Top 10 Beach Cities – National Geographic magazine (2013)
  • World’s Best Convention Centre – International Association of Congress Centres (2008, 2002)

For more of Vancouver’s awards and honours, click here.