Coming to VanWineFest from near or far? Our partner has a terrific deal for festivalgoers.

Book a room at a participating downtown hotel (there are ~35 hotels to choose from), and you’ll get ONE FREE TICKET to your choice of four International Festival Tastings. Quantities are limited and last year’s program was very popular, so book early. Bookings must be made by February 2, 2017. Remember, please Don’t Wine and Drive.

The tastings are at the Vancouver Convention Centre:

  • Thursday, February 16, 7-10 p.m. ($89 value)
  • Friday, February 17, 7-10 p.m. ($95 value)
  • Saturday matinee, February 18, 2:30-5 p.m. ($79 value)
  • Saturday, February 18, 7-10 p.m. ($95 value)

The VanWineFest offer is for one ticket per booking, not per night. Booking separate consecutive night bookings at the same hotel will not result in the guest receiving more than one free ticket. This is a non-cancellable and prepaid offer. All conditions are specified online when booking.

Most of beVancouver’s downtown hotels are within walking distance or a quick cab ride of festival headquarters at the Vancouver Convention Centre. They include 5-star, 4-star and 3-star options; see hotels at

The beVancouver portal offers the best available rates at the time of booking. If a guest finds a better price when booking at a participating hotel, beVancouver will match the price. See details online.

“We are thrilled to offer this free ticket promotion with the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, enticing people to stay downtown while enjoying Canada’s premier wine show,” says VIWF executive director Harry Hertscheg. “By working with tourism and hospitality partners like the VHDA and our participating restaurants, hotels and wine agencies, this wine festival plays a vital role in developing Vancouver’s reputation as a top destination for outstanding wine and food.”

If you are a VanWineFest winery, agent, sponsor or partner, or otherwise engaged in buying, selling or marketing wine, we can offer special industry rates at our two official hotels. Please email with your contact information and your affiliation (e.g., winery, agency) and we’ll send you details on how to book. We urge you to BOOK EARLY as room blocks are limited.