Tourism has a huge positive impact on the local economy, and its nexus is downtown Vancouver, where urban pleasures are multiplying as we speak: chic cocktail lounges and upscale-yet-approachable eateries, new brunch spots and bakeries, a proliferation of brewpubs and excellent coffee houses, trendy boutiques and vintage shops, an arts district brimming with galleries and public art installations, a beautiful, green park where large scale events are centered, and the ever-popular Vancouver Farmer’s Market. And that’s just the beginning!
Find out everything you ever wanted to know about tourism in the ‘Couve at the next Quarterly Preview Meeting of Vancouver’s Downtown Association from 7:45 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the air-conditioned Hilton Vancouver. A panel of experts will discuss the importance of tourism to downtown’s economy as well as how downtown businesses can connect to groups coming into the city. The gathering is open to the public free of charge; just send a quick RSVP message to admin@VDAUSA.org.
Vancouver’s Downtown Association is a 501©3 nonprofit that focuses on the vitality of Vancouver’s city center. It works with property owners, businesses, residents, event planners, and other economic development partners. Learn more at vdausa.org.
Above photograph: patrons of the top-notch Torque Coffee Roasters enjoy the al fresco seating.