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 demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  The U.S. Consulate reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

For further information about security in Canada:

  • See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver is located at 1075 West Pender, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2M6, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday through Friday. You can reach us at 1-604-685-4311 during business hours.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate is 1-604-685-4311
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).