Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles ...
Read More»

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson co-hosts the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Co-hosts United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland convened the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula on January 16, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia to discuss the global threat of a nuclearized Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and investigate options ...
Read More»

Opening Remarks by Secretary Tillerson at the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson At the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting On Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver, Canada January 16, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: So ...
Read More»

Remarks by Secretary Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Vancouver, Canada January 16, 2018   FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Sorry to be a bit late. We had a lot we had to pack into the day. And thanks to everyone for joining us. I’d like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Vancouver – Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017

United States Consulate General Vancouver, Canada Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration near the U.S. Consulate on December 8, 2017, from approximately 4:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even ...
Read More»

Canadian to Participate in #HiddenNoMore U.S. Exchange Program on Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

The United States Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce that Canadian Indigenous youth rights advocate Madelynn Slade will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 9 to 27, as part of an exchange program to explore challenges and opportunities related to empowering women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The ...
Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Vancouver

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations and rallies by groups including “Worldwide Coalition Against Islam” and “Stand Up to Racism” are expected to take place in metro Vancouver, near Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue) between 12:45 and 4:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Read More»

Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

Canadian experts in environmental policy and conservation will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from August 14 to 23 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the oceans and their economic viability. The participants will explore the challenge of sustainably growing the “blue economy.”
Read More»

Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

Media Advisory July 18, 2017 For immediate release Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 18 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators ...
Read More»

American Gifts for a Canadian Birthday: The U.S. Mission to Canada Tells a Story of Friendship to Honor 150 Years

"Canada 150" is the talk of the country in 2017. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Mission to Canada designed two bilingual exhibits that are touring the country over the course of the year. "Northern Stars" chronicles 150 years of U.S.-Canadian relations.
Read More»

U.S. Exchange Program pairs Canadian Experts with U.S. Counterparts to Heal the Wounds of Human Trafficking

Canadian professionals in the fields of disability services, victim advocacy, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 19 to July 7 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Read More»

CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel during Busy Easter Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-border travel.
Read More»

U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

In recognition of the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Absentee Voter Week (September 26-October 3), the U.S. Embassy and U.S. consulates throughout Canada will offer a series of events designed to encourage voter participation by U.S. citizens residing in Canada and to provide information on voting procedures for Americans residing outside the United States.
Read More»

Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Countering Violent Extremism among Youth

Canadian community leaders will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from July 18 to August 5 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Read More»

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Canada

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa announces that 12 Canadian participants have been selected as delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
Read More»

Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

Canadian experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 21-29 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn about U.S. policy initiatives and programs to strengthen STEM education and career paths among women, particularly in under-served and ...
Read More»

Embassy and Consulates to Mark Black History Month Through the Arts

The Embassy of the United States and its Consulates across Canada are preparing to commemorate Black History Month through a series of events that will use the arts to encourage understanding and discussion. The premier event will be an exhibit of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Guy ...
Read More»

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs and Mothers

The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver is a proud supporter of women’s empowerment, education and leadership. This fall, the Consulate supported two outstanding conferences that brought light to these issues, EXCELerate: Grow Your Business with the Speed of Collaboration and Mothers as a Catalyst of Change: Inspiration from Around the World. EXCELerate 2015: Grow Your Business ...
Read More»

Promoting Study and Work in the USA

Are you interested in studying or working in the USA? This fall, staff from the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver traveled to numerous events to provide resources and information for Canadians and third-country nationals resident in Canada who want to study or work in America. UBC’s Alumni Centre invited the Consulate to speak at Your Next ...
Read More»

Consul General Lynne Platt Highlights U.S. Arctic Policy

The week of November 16, Consul General Lynne Platt attended two separate events focused on Arctic issues, discussing the role of the United States-Canada partnership in responsibly and sustainably developing the Arctic. CG Platt traveled from November 14-18 to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories for the Pacific North West Economic Region (PNWER) legislative legal assembly ...
Read More»

Border, Ports, and Rail Tour Comes to British Columbia

On October 27, 2015, Consul General Lynne Platt hosted a reception for a delegation from the United States as part of the Canada Border, Ports, and Rail Tour 2015 organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle. The tour came just ahead of the ...
Read More»

Summer Updates

It has been a busy summer at the U.S. Consulate General Vancouver! To find out what we have been up to, read on below about the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, our Annual Independence Day Party, Indian Summer Fest, and more! Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden came to Vancouver as a Presidential ...
Read More»

Kicking it in Vancouver!

As FIFA Women’s World Cup play unfolded in Canada, U.S. Consulate General Vancouver welcomed Lori Lindsey to the city to start the soccer superstar’s Sports Diplomacy tour in Canada. The Department of State’s Sports United worked with the Public Affairs section to bring the former U.S. women’s team midfielder to Vancouver on June 16 and ...
Read More»

Valentine Road in Vancouver

Emmy nominated American film director, writer, producer and advocate, Marta Cunningham, visited Vancouver two weeks ago as part of a speaking / film screening tour to Canada. Her first feature, the documentary Valentine Road, was acquired by HBO documentaries and premiered to great acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She has screened Valentine Road ...
Read More»

Spring Updates

Chasing Ice Documentary Screening & Discussion On April 23, 2015, CG Platt and PA hosted a film screening of “Chasing Ice” in celebration of Earth Day. 57 individuals were in attendance, and included academia, environmental experts, and students. The screening was followed by a panel discussion and a networking reception. The screening and discussion was ...
Read More»

Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center in Blaine

Consul General Lynn Platt helps open the new Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center (EC) in the Birch Bay Square business center, Blaine, Washington. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the relocation and expansion of a joint “Trusted Traveler” Enrollment Center (EC) in the Birch Bay Square business center, ...
Read More»

The Vancouver Writers Fest 2014

The Vancouver Writers Fest is an annual event which brings together literary notables from around the globe for five days of book readings, lectures and other events. For the past 27 years, it has provided a platform for authors and readers to meet, engage in discussion, and exchange inspiration and ideas. The Writers Fest events ...
Read More»

TEDxRenfrewCollingwood 2014

The 2nd annual TEDxRenfrewCollingwood was a daylong event that showcased and celebrated dynamic ideas and peoples from the East Vancouver neighborhood, as well others from across North America. All the talks were presented at Windermere Secondary School’s auditorium on Saturday, October 25. This year’s theme was “Rock, Paper, Scissors!” which incorporated a varied series of ...
Read More»

9/11 Commemoration and Memorial Ride 2014

On Thursday September 11, 2014, Deputy Principal Officer Joe Salazar and representatives from the US Consulate attended the 13th annual 9/11 Memorial Ride and Service at the Peace Arch Boarder Crossing. Members of Canadian and American emergency services, border officials, and military personnel rode motorcycles and emergency vehicles to Peace Arch from the River Rock ...
Read More»

New CG Lynne Platt and Ambassador Heyman Visit Yukon

During her first week as Vancouver’s Consul General, Lynne Platt accompanied Ambassador Bruce Heyman to Whitehorse for the 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (CPAR). The conference was attended by approximately 150 people including parliamentary representatives, indigenous peoples, organizations affiliated with the Arctic Council, and local dignitaries. The discussions addressed the issues of ...
Read More»

Qatuwas 2014: Tribal Journeys Converge upon Bella Bella, BC

The United States Consulate General Vancouver was pleased to send a representative to attend the Qatuwas 2014 Canoe Journey and inaugural Indigenous Economic Opportunities Summit. The Qatuwas Tribal Journey, which was originally first held in Bella Bella, British Columbia in 1993, is a week-long cultural event in which coastal tribal communities from Alaska to Oregon ...
Read More»

Young Canadian Leaders Headed to U.S. for Youth Ambassador Program

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, are pleased to announce the selection of 18 Canadian youth and three Canadian adult educators for a Youth Ambassadors Program. Over 150 people across Canada applied for this program, and 21 participants were selected from a variety ...
Read More»

Indian Summer Festival

The 4th annual Indian Summer Festival was a wonderful opportunity for South Asian art and culture to truly shine in Vancouver. Through public art exhibitions, literary presentations and mesmerizing performances by poets, musicians and dancers alike, this vibrant community has shown off its best and brightest throughout the last ten days. The U.S. Consulate General ...
Read More»

Happy Independence Day

The Consulate General in Vancouver was delighted to ring in another July 4th this year in a celebration truly reflective of the close ties of the United States and Canada. Consul General Anne Callaghan welcomed over 400 guests to the celebration of the 238th anniversary of American Independence at her 4th of July garden party. ...
Read More»

USS Decatur visits Vancouver

The United States Ship (USS) Decatur, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, visited Vancouver this week. The visit is an outward demonstration of the commitment that the US and Canada have to sustaining their cross-border cooperation. The U.S. Navy performs many friendship missions in order to foster relationships with their international partners, and in addition to ...
Read More»

USS Nimitz Visits Victoria

On route to RIMPAC, a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in the north Pacific Ocean and is held every two years by the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the USS Nimitz dropped anchor near Esquimalt Harbour for a friendly visit to the city of Victoria, which it last visited in 2007. This visit ...
Read More»

Dr. Christopher Sands visits Vancouver

The U.S. Consulate welcomed Dr. Christopher Sands, former Fulbright scholar and senior fellow at John Hopkins University, as part of a state department-sponsored cross-Canada speaker series. Vancouver was the first stop on a visit which will also include programs in Calgary and Toronto. During his time in Vancouver, Dr. Sands spoke to business leaders, researchers ...
Read More»

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration

The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration has come to a close in a whirlwind of vibrant colors and sounds. The week long celebration, held in the cities of Vancouver and Surrey, was an opportunity for performers from across Canada and the U.S. to showcase their talents and passion for Bhangra. The Consulate sponsored four American Bhangra ...
Read More»

Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman Visit Vancouver

Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki are in Vancouver this week kicking off their cross-Canada trip which will take them to more than ten cities over the next few weeks. During the visit, Ambassador Heyman met with government, business, First Nations, community, and cultural leaders to discuss bilateral relations and learn about issues relevant ...
Read More»

Vancouver Welcomes Innovative U.S. Companies to GLOBE 2014

Consulate General Vancouver and Commercial Service from Consulate General Calgary welcomed dozens of U.S. companies to GLOBE 2014, North America’s Largest International Forum on Business & the Environment. Held biannually in Vancouver, GLOBE is at the forefront of new ideas and insights on business and sustainability, bringing thousands of environmental business leaders, corporate environmental managers, ...
Read More»

CG Visits Tesla’s Growing Vancouver Operation

During a visit to Tesla Motors’ Vancouver Service Centre Consul General Anne Callaghan test-drove the Tesla S and learned about the California-based manufacturer of electric cars’ expansion in Canada. Robin Peterson, Tesla’s Field Director for Western Canada, talked about upcoming plans for expansion, including the showroom set to open this spring on Robson Street in ...
Read More»

Consulate Celebrates Newest American Citizens

The American Citizen Services Unit decorated the office in pink, blue, and white on March 11 to welcome families who visited the Consulate to register their babies as United States citizens. Consul General Anne Callaghan and Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Russel Brown, who was visiting from Ottawa, received families and presented commemorative certificates and ...
Read More»

American Agriculture on Display at Annual CPMA Event

Dozens of American agricultural producers and exporters participated in the annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)’s Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre last week. The event is CPMA’s keystone event and Canada’s largest event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry. The event provides a unique forum for industry leaders to ...
Read More»

Non-Immigrant Visa Q&A

The US Consulate General Vancouver hosted a Google Hangout to answer questions from the web about Visas. Our two consular officers answered dozens of questions that were submitted both in advance, and live during the web chat. Consular officers spoke for more than 45 minutes, and questions came from a variety of sources, and were ...
Read More»

Ryan Mulholland Visit

The US Consulate Vancouver co-sponsored a visit from Ryan Mulholland, a Senior Renewable Energy Trade Specialist at the US Department of Commerce. Mr. Mulholland visited Vancouver in order to speak at an energy conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre, organized by the Sauder School of Business. The conference was attended by more than 200 industry ...
Read More»

Foreign Commercial Service Officer Visits Vancouver

Cindy Biggs, the Principal Commercial Officer at the US Consulate General in Calgary, visited Vancouver to attend the 1st Annual Indigenous Energy Summit , and the BC Association of Mineral Exploration (AME)’s 2014 Mineral Exploration Roundup . We talked with her about some of the work the Commercial Service does to help facilitate the movement of goods, services, and individuals more swiftly across the Canada-US ...
Read More»
Show More ∨