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.

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-Poster

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester - Concert and reception

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.

Vice Consul General R. Mey, Parliamentary State Secretary Stefan Müller, Chr. Maume, U. Groos

High distinction awarded by Parliamentary State Secretary Stefan Müller in the German Consulate General Vancouver

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.

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.

Polish Consul General Marcin Trzciński, Mrs. Krystyna Tucka, German Consul General Josef Beck

25 Years Polish-German Neighbourship Treaty – Anniversary Concert

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.

Consul General Josef Beck and the German Canadian Business Association paid a visit to BCIT’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation

On October 18th the British Columbia Institute of Technology‘s Centre for Applied Research & Innovation (CARI) welcomed members of the German Canadian Business Association.

From left: Consul General Josef Beck, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender, Councillor Melissa de Genova and MLA Bruce Ralston

Consulate General celebrating the Day of German Unity

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.

Consul General Josef Beck (2nd from left), Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton (3rd from left), Chairperson Beatrice Schreiber (4th from left), MLA Richard T. Lee Burnaby North (1st from right)

30th anniversary of the German Canadian Heritage Plaza

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.

European Book Club

The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

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.

German Consulate General Vancouver at Study and Go Abroad (SAGA) 2016

Study and Go Abroad (SAGA) 2016

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.

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.

from left: Minister Peter Fassbender and Jürgen Hardt, MdB, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation in the German Foreign Office

Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the German Foreign Office and Member of the German Parliament

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......

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A Delegation of the Bavarian Parliament visited Alberta from June 18 to 22

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...

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"Effective Leadership in Cities: Lessons from Germany"

Detlef Gerdts from the German city of  Osnabrück spoke at the monthly carbon talks of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver on June 7 about the approach of his city to the Energiewende (energ...

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Coastal City Ballet, Swan Lake, May 21, 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse

The German Canadian Business Association under the leadership of Beatrice Schreiber supported on Saturday, May 21 the Coastal City Ballet’s performance of Swan Lake created by German choreographer Ire...

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Dinner meeting with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton organised by the German Canadian Bussiness Association

On May 19 the German Canadian Business Association lead by Beatrice Schreiber had a well-attended dinner meeting with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton who spoke about trade i...

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Documentary: "Germans in Canada"

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.

from left: Consul General Josef Beck, Director Triumf Jonathan Bagger, Ambassador Werner Wnendt, Deputy Director Triumpf Prof. Reiner Krücken

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt visits Vancouver from February 10 to 12

The German Ambassador Werner Wnendt paid a visit to Vancouver from February 10 to 12. Accompanied by Consul General Josef Beck he had political talks with Deputy Premier Rich Coleman, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly  Linda Reid, Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson.

from left:  Justin Hoffman, President Vancouver Alpen Club, the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Consul General Josef Beck

80th Birthday of the Vancouver Alpen Club

The Vancouver Alpen Club proudly marked its 80th anniversary on Sunday February 6, 2016 at its premises "Deutsches Haus". Please read more....

Commissioner George L. Tuccaro and Consul General Josef Beck

Consul General Josef Beck made his first visit to the Northwestern Territories

Consul General Josef Beck made his first visit to the Northwestern Territories which besides B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territories are part of the Consul Generals jurisdiction. He paid courtesy calls to Commissioner George L. Tuccaro, Premier Robert McLoad and Yellowknife mayor Mark Heyck.

from left: Consul General Josef Beck, Markus Zugehör, Yael Levin, Johanna Krumin, Deputy Consul General Bertram Dierkes-Leifeld

Concert: “Two Cultures – One Future”

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 .....

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Daily News from Germany

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The Consul General and the invididual sections

Consul General Josef Beck

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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

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

Contact

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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.