Sport Partners

Sport Hosting Vancouver

Sport Hosting Vancouver is a partnership between the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, PavCo, the University of BC, Destination Vancouver and the Pacific National Exhibition. The organization works to attract major sport events to the city, while making the planning of an event easier by creating a single point of contact.

B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO)

PavCo operates two of B.C.'s top event facilities: BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre, which host everything from global summit meetings to world class sporting and entertainment events.

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA)

The CSTA's mission is to increase capacity and competitiveness of communities across Canada in hosting sporting events. Key objectives include providing the sport tourism industry with a credible image and profile, facilitating opportunities between sport and tourism partners, and providing access to sport tourism planning tools.

National Association of Sports Commissions

The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the CSTA's counterpart in the United States. The NASC is the primary network for communication and information-sharing on all topics relating to the sports event industry.

Sport BC

As a federation of sport organizations, Sport BC provides leadership, direction and support to foster the growth and development of amateur sport in British Columbia. Their list of sport associations in B.C. is available here.

Sport Canada

Sport Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence and the development of the Canadian sport system to strengthen the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society. provides a platform for not-for-profit organizations to post volunteer positions, and for volunteers to search for the right role. It connects over 1,500 organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who are willing to lend their time and talent.

BestCities Global Alliance

Destination Vancouver is one of the founding partners of BestCities, the world's first and only convention bureau alliance with 11 partners on five continents. Alliance members lead the way in developing global best practices through innovation, knowledge exchange, professional development and client servicing in the meetings and events industry.

Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement. The COC leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada