German Consulate General 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.
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.
New Marine Protected Area
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.
Max Raabe and Palast Orchester
The German Consulate General and the LUMAS Gallery are hosting an exhibition opening with a reception and musical accompaniment by Rosemary Siemens
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.
Cooperation between TU Darmstadt and TRIUMF
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.
First Canadian German Conference on Smart Cities
The Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Mr. Stefan Müller, presented a funding certificate with a grant amount of over €3,600,000 within the Framework of the 6th Energy Research Programme to Ulf Groos, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Dr. Christoph Maume, Manager of the Fuel Cell Program, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.
Parliamentary State Secretary Stefan Müller in Vancouver
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.
June 17th, 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Polish-German “Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Cordial Cooperation” between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland. On this occasion the German and Polish Consulates General had invited members of the Polish and German community to a piano concert presenting the concert pianist Mrs. Krystyna Tucka on October 20th.
On October 18th the British Columbia Institute of Technology‘s Centre for Applied Research & Innovation (CARI) welcomed members of the German Canadian Business Association.
Visit to BCIT
On the occasion of the Day of German Unity Consul General Josef Beck welcomed 300 guests from the fields of politics, diplomacy, business, science and technology, administration and culture on October 3rd at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
Consulate General celebrating the Day of German Unity
On October 2nd the German Community of Vancouver celebrated the 30th anniversary of the German Canadian Heritage Plaza. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and German Consul General Josef Beck participated in the event organized by Beatrice Schreiber.
30th anniversary of the German Canadian Heritage Plaza
On the 24th of September, 2016, the German Consulate General Vancouver - represented by cultural advisor Bertram Dierkes-Leifeld - and EUNIC (European Nationwide of institute for Culture) Vancouver were hosts of the European book club at the Alliance Française. The Consulate General was glad to see an exceptional interest in German literature.
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
Within the scope of the student fair Study and Go Abroad (SAGA) on September 24th 2016 in Vancouver, the cultural advisor of the Consulate General, Mr. Bertram Dierkes-Leifeld and Ms. Natascha Daiminger provided information about study and employment opportunities in Germany.
Study and Go Abroad (SAGA) 2016
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.
Launch of DLR@UBC
The Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the German Foreign Office and Member of the German Parliament Jürgen Hardt paid a visit to Vancouver and Victoria from August 2 to 4. Mr. Hardt is also the Foreign Policy Spokesman of the governing CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Parliament. His visit aimed mainly at promoting the transatlantic dialogue beyond the traditional security cooperation also in the Western part of Canada. He had very friendly and constructive meetings with Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink, Suzanne Anton, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson......
Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the German Foreign Office and Member of the German Parliament
The Committee of the Environment and Consumer Protection of the Bavarian Parliament visited Alberta from June 18 to 22. Bavaria and Alberta maintain an economic, academic and scientific longtime coope...
On February 25 Consul General Josef Beck invited to the Vancouver Alpen Club for a presentation of the documentary “Germans in Canada” made by the Vancouver based Director Mass Abedi followed by a cocktail.
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On the occasion of the celebrations of “50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel” the German Consulate General and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Pacific Region presented a concert themed “Two Cultures – One Future” with soprano Johanna Krumin and pianist Markus Zugehör, both from Berlin. More information .....
Concert: “Two Cultures – One Future”