News Releases

We invite you to peruse the latest news from Destination Greater Victoria.


July 18: Destination Greater Victoria Receives DMAP Designation

July 15: Destination Greater Victoria appoints MMGY Global as its inaugural UK PR in-market representative

April 23: Charlayne Thornton-Joe and Geoff Dickson to be Honoured for Contributions to the Greater Victoria Visitor Economy

March 15: Sidney Celebrates Victory in Annual Flower Count for Second Year in a Row

March 4: Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count Launched Today

January 26: Dine Around and Stay in Town Starts Today

January 18: Internationally Acclaimed Travel Journalist Showcases Greater Victoria in Season 7 of Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

January 12: Victoria Becomes 2nd Biosphere-Certified Conference Center in North America





December 4: 2024 Marks 20 Years of Dine Around and Stay in Town Promotion in Victoria

November 15: Victoria, B.C. Selected as a Good Housekeeping 2024 Family Travel Awards Winner

October 4: Victoria, B.C. Takes Top Honours in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

September 27: Destination Greater Victoria Marks World Tourism Day with Biosphere Milestone

September 7: DGV Applauds Approval of Innovative Housing Project Benefitting Hospitality Workers

July 5: DGV Promotes James Adams To CFO & Executive Vice President, Commercial

June 27: DGV Welcomes Porter Airlines to Victoria International Airport

June 16: DGV Wins International Award for Global Impact on Sustainable Tourism

June 9: Flavour Trails Initiative Expands to Include Southern Gulf Islands

May 16: Greater Victoria Residents Invited to Help Shape the Future of Tourism in the Region

April 19: Starr McMichael and John Wilson to be Honoured for Contributions to the Greater Victoria Visitor Economy

April 3: DGV Promotes Miranda Ji to Executive VP, Sales and Business Development

March 20: Astrid Chang joins Executive Team at Destination Greater Victoria

March 16: Greater Victoria achieves the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere Certification

March 3: Destination Greater Victoria Wins Prestigious Award at BC Tourism and Hospitality Industry Conference





November 28: 2023 hiatus announced for Capital City Comic Con

October 17: Destination Greater Victoria achieves Climate Positive designation from Ostrom Climate

October 5: Victoria named #2 Best Small City by Conde Nast Traveler

September 28: Tourism Cares brings North American travel trade to Greater Victoria

September 27: Destination Greater Victoria releases sustainable tourism video to mark World Tourism Day

September 22: Capital City Comic Con 2022 kicks off

September 16: Garrett Wang, Jim Duggan amongst featured talent at 2022 Capital City Comic Con

September 7: Destination Greater Victoria launches fall 2022 marketing campaign

July 18: Northwest Deuce Days draws more than 1,250 registrants from across North America to Victoria

July 14: Classic cars arrive in Greater Victoria as 2022 Northwest Deuce Days kicks off

July 4: Donation over $1,000 to The Mustard Seed marks end of Picnics and Patios

May 30: Popular Greater Victoria Picnics and Patios Campaign returns June 7-29

May 12: Guests confirmed for Capital City Comic Con, taking place September 23-25, 2022

May 11: Destination Greater Victoria signs Letter of Commitment for Biosphere Certification

May 2: 2022 Miracle Award and Life Member Award

March 30: Greater Victoria hotel bookings recovering more quickly than forecast

March 17: Colwood reclaims Flower Power!

March 16: Clint Flood appointed General Manager of Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games

March 7: Celebrating 47 years of counting flower

March 1: Destination Greater Victoria invests in largest marketing campaign ever

January 27: Capital City Comic Con postponed to September 23-25, 2022

January 20: Hotels, restaurants kick off Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria 2022

January 17: Community partners launch lottery and contest to promote Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria 2022





December 3: Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria to Return in 2022

December 2: Greater Victoria Sports Awards to Return in 2022

September 17: Victoria Clipper V Resumes Service Between Seattle and Greater Victoria

August 4: Mythbusters: It’s True, Victoria Has More Restaurants, Eateries, Pubs, and Bars Per Person Than Other Cities in Canada

July 8: Destination Greater Victoria Purchases Northwest Deuce Days

July 2: Free Meals as Part of Successful Picnics and Patios Contest Comes to an End

June 17: Destination Greater Victoria and CHEK News Partner to Promote Flavour Trails Initiative

June 7: Dine Out For Free During the First-Ever Greater Victoria Picnics and Patios Contest

April 22: Victoria Conference Centre Achieves Carbon Neutral Designations

March 11: Greater Victoria Flower Count Ends with 65 Billion Blossoms Counted

March 4: “I’m In! Victoria.” Program Launched to Support Local Tourism Businesses

March 1: 46th Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count to Run From March 3-10, 2021

February 16: Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria Returns from February 19 to March 8, 2021

February 3: Destination Greater Victoria Achieves Carbon Neutral Designation





October 6: Greater Victoria Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award

October 1: Destination Greater Victoria Launches Sustainability Advisory Committee

September 1: Op-Ed: BC tourism’s most important indicators show much of sector on life support.

August 11: Op-Ed: The answer must be yes for tourism support. We all stand to lose otherwise.

August 5: Greater Victoria Tourism Rescue and Recovery Task Force Releases Second Phase Priorities

June 25: Destination Greater Victoria Launches Marketing Campaign for Visitor Economy Reopening

May 28: Op-Ed – Tourism Facing Mass Failure Without Lifeline

May 13: Task Force Releases Rescue and Recovery Priorities for Greater Victoria Tourism Industry

March 13: Greater Victoria Count Ends with Almost 46 Billion Blossoms Counted

March 2: Greater Victoria Flower Count to Run From March 4-11, 2020

February 26: Op-Ed: Sport Tourism Brings People Together

January 16: Dine Around and Stay in Town Kicks Off

January 15: Destination Greater Victoria and City of Victoria look ahead to record 2020 conference year





December 17: Destination Greater Victoria Looks Ahead to 2020

October 15: Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria March 20-22, 2020

October 7: Destination Greater Victoria congratulates hotels for Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

September 11: Destination Greater Victoria to sponsor International Indigenous Tourism Conference in 2019, 2020, 2021

July 18: Northwest Deuce Days kicks off in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

June 4: Northwest Deuce Days returns to Greater Victoria July 18-21

May 27: Destination Greater Victoria supports salmon enhancement to mark Tourism Week

May 22: Op-Ed: Balanced Dialogue, Compromise and Collaboration Required on Horse-Drawn Carriages

April 29: Deirdre Campbell and Paul Hadfield honoured for contributions to Greater Victoria visitor economy

April 3: Op-Ed: Destination Greater Victoria marks Global Meetings Industry Day 2019

March 15: Greater Victoria Flower Count ends with over 44 billion blossoms counted

March 4: 44th Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count launched today

February 22: Malcolm McDowell, Skeet Ulrich and Dan Fogler round off a month of guest announcements for Capital City Comic Con

January 16: Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys to speak at IMPACT

January 9: IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism conference attracts sustainability experts from across the country

January 8: Victoria Conference Centre increases number of delegate days in 2018





December 18: IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism conference designed to drive dialogue and action around sustainability and climate change

December 17: Greater Victoria tourism industry has banner 2018

November 30: Cities in Sync wins TIAC Marriott International Innovator of the Year Award

November 23: Crystal Garden reaches tenth anniversary as event space

November 19: 2018 Canadian Innovation Conference kicks off in Victoria

November 15: Capital City Comic Con 2019 tickets on sale

October 2: Greater Victoria announced as host city for 2021 55+ Games

September 4: Tourism Victoria announces brand refresh and trading name change

August 17: Tourism Victoria, Capital Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable partner on Flavour Trails program

August 10: Greater Victoria named one of the friendliest cities in the world

June 21: Pacific Rim Basketball Classic tips off in Greater Victoria

June 1: Tourism Victoria hosts Travel Media Association of Canada Conference

May 29: Tourism Victoria makes donation for salmon enhancement to mark Tourism Week

April 27: Mike Murphy and Hugh MacDonald awarded for contributions to Greater Victoria tourism sector

April 16: Keith Wells announced as Executive Director, Sport Tourism

April 5: Tourism Victoria and WestJet announce Partnership Marketing Agreement

March 15: Victoria Flower Count ends with over 3.4 billion blossoms counted

March 15: Capital City Comic Con kicks off in Victoria

March 5: Tourism Victoria announces Miranda Ji as winner of 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Award

March 1: 43rd Annual Flower Count set to launch March 7th–14th

February 21: Tourism Victoria launches 2018 Business Plan

February 13: New sport tourism organization for Greater Victoria



December 29: Tourism Victoria announces 2018 Board of Directors

December 7: Air North, Yukon’s airline adds Victoria, BC to expanding route network (Air North news release)

December 1: Victoria International Airport to welcome new non-stop service to Montreal (Victoria Airport Authority news release)

January 31: Final numbers confirm tourism terrific in 2016





December 22: Tourism Victoria announces 2017 Board of Directors

October 20: Victoria’s tourism sector receives high-profile global accolade

October 1: Canada’s haunted capital gets dressed up for October

September 12: Tourism Victoria announces Miranda Ji as Director of Sales, Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria

April 4: Tourism Victoria promotes Idea Capital to meeting planners in Ontario

January 14: Tourism Victoria Announces 2016 Board of Directors

January 8: Southern Gulf Islands Makes New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.