German Consulate General Vancouver


Please note that the German Consulate General will be closed on Monday, July 3rd 2017 due to Canada Day!

German Consulate Vancouver

Welcome to the official representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in Western Canada.

Our consular district covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, as well as Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Honourable Grace McCarthy with her husband Raymond McCarthy at the Plaza Celebration

German Consulate Pays Tribute to Hon. Grace McCarthy

The German Consul General Josef Beck as well as the employees of the German Consulate General of Vancouver received with heavy hearts the news of the passing of the Honorable Grace McCarthy.

Author reading with Bernadette Calonego

Author reading by Bernadette Calonego

On May 10 crime fiction writer Bernadette Calonego read from her new mystery novel “Die Fremde auf dem Eis” at the Alpen Club, Vancouver.

North Pacific German Song Festival

North Pacific German Song Festival

From May 25 to 27 about 250 singers from 8 German choirs coming from British Columbia, Washington State and from Oregon gathered in Kelowna in the beautiful Okanagan Valley for the 41. North Pacific Song Festival.


Production start of K+S Legacy Mine

On May 2 the German company K+S celebrated production start of the Legacy Mine close to Saskatchewan’s capital city Regina. The Legacy Mine is with 4.1 billion CAD the biggest German investment in Canada. Germany was represented by Ambassador Werner Wnendt and Consul General Josef Beck.

Max Raabe and guests

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester at the Chan Centre

On Sunday, April 9 Max Raabe and his 12-piece big band known as the Palast Orchester brought the sounds of the ‘20s and ‘30s to UBC’s Chan Centre and impressed their Vancouver audience comprised of over 1200 people.


German-Canadian Scientific Cooperation DLR @ UBC

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and The University of British Columbia (UBC) started on September 2016 an important cooperation on Materials and structures for global mobility.

LUMAS Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening

On Thursday, March 30 LUMAS Gallery and the German Consulate General partnered in a well-attended exhibition opening with many different German photographers on display.

Honorary Consul Dr. Oelck

Introduction of new Honorary Consul Dr. Oelck

The German Consul General to western Canada, Josef Beck, introduced at a reception in Saskatoon on March 8 the new Honorary Consul of Germany to Saskatchewan Dr. Michael Oelck. Mr. Oelck will have his office running around mid-April.

Justice Karakatsanis (center) and Justice Masing (on the right) with the German Consul General to western Canada Josef Beck

Role of the Supreme Courts in Germany and Canada

On February 20 UBC Okanagan in Kelowna hosted a lecture on “The respective Roles of the Supreme Courts of Canada and the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany”.

Prof. Dr. Krautter, Minister LeBlanc, Sabine Jessen (National Director of the Oceans Program, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)

New MPA – A great Canadian success with German support

On February 16 Dominic LeBlanc, Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the establishment of the new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area to safeguard the globally unique and important aquatic environment that provides key habitats for marine wildlife.

Professor Prömel and Professor Kruecken sign the MoU while the German Consul General Josef Beck is onlooking

Cooperation between TU Darmstadt and TRIUMF

On November 16, 2016 in Vancouver a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the German Technical University Darmstadt and Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics TRIUMF.

Oliver Grüter-Andrew, Suzanne Anton, Josef Beck

New German-Canadian Care Home for seniors with special needs

On April 8 the German-Canadian Benevolent Society of BC presented its new redevelopment project to build a larger German-Canadian Care Home on the existing premises at 2010 Harrison Drive (Expected Opening 2020/21).

Consul General Joseph Beck during the opening speech

First Canadian German Conference on Smart Cities

On November 14 and 15, 2016 the first Canadian German Conference on Smart Cities took place in Vancouver with the participation of eight German SME from the fields of renewable energies and green technologies, energy efficiency and green building, and transport and transport logistics. The particular importance of cities stems from the fact that they contribute about 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Conference "Managing Decarbonization: The Cases of Canada and Germany"

"Managing Decarbonization: The Cases of Canada and Germany"

The UBC Institute for European Studies and the German Consulate General presented the conference "Managing Decarbonization: The Cases of Canada and Germany” on October 27th and 28th. Among the main speakers were Fazil Mihlar, Deputy Minister of BC's Ministry of Environment, the Member of the German Parliament and former Federal Minister for the Environment, Jürgen Trittin and Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Prof. Heinz Voggenreiter from DLR, UBC Vice President Research and international Cooperation Prof. Helen Burt and German Consul General Josef Beck

Launch of DLR@UBC : Materials and Structures for Global Mobility

On September 19, 2016, the University of British Columbia celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. The office will provide a physical base for the partnership and enhance the experience of visiting academics and exchange students from DLR, as they participate in joint projects with UBC researchers and industrial collaborators in Western Canada.

Pressekonferenz BPA

Daily News from Germany

Daily News from Germany

The Consul General and the invididual sections

Consul General Josef Beck

Read more about the Consul General and the invididual sections.

German Election 2017

Jun 27, 2017 1:08 PM

After Merkel hints at gay marriage, rival Schulz calls for speedy vote

Fast-tracked legalization of same-sex marriage could become a side-effect of rather haphazard German electioneering. First Chancellor Merkel hints she's ready to cave, then her rival says "let's vote on it right now."

Jun 25, 2017 2:18 PM

Social Democrats rally for German election comeback

Amidst more bad news in opinion polls, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz went on the attack at the party conference in Dortmund. But does he have the policies and charisma to make up a huge deficit?

Jun 23, 2017 6:05 PM

Refugees in Germany: Are they still welcome today?

Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.

Jun 16, 2017 4:56 PM

Why Germany's far-right flourishes in Dresden

Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.

Jun 16, 2017 4:21 PM

A guide to Germany's far-right groups

Germany's far-right scene has always been complex, disparate, and overlapping. Here's DW's guide to the main entities - from official political parties to fringe movements.

Events in Vancouver

Der Cirque du soleil mit "Varekai"

The following events are offered by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver and its partners.

Appointments for Consular Services


Please note that as of March 1,2014 all visitors must schedule an appointment for their consular services.



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Address, opening hours, map and what to do in case of emergency

German Consulate Vancouver

Here you will find information that is useful prior to your departure to the Consulate General, such as our opening hours, our address and a map.

Honorary Consuls of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada

Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Here you find a list of Germany's Honorary Consuls, who are located in St. John's, NF; Halifax, NS; MB; Saskatoon, SK; Edmonton, AB; and Calgary, AB.