German Consulate General Vancouver

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.

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).

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.


Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

The dashing, dapper, and debonaire Max Raabe evokes another era: Berlin in the 1920s. His elegant poise, suave sophistication, and silky-smooth singing voice–backed by the stylings of the brilliant 12-piece big band known as the Palast Orchester–bring a bygone time to life.

Foto by Werner Pawlok

Exhibition Opening

The German Consulate General and the LUMAS Gallery are hosting an exhibition opening with a reception and musical accompaniment by Rosemary Siemens

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.

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.

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

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.