67th International Zonta Convention 2026 Vancouver

Welcome to Canada's lush Pacific metropolis.

After Brisbane, Australia in 2024, the 67th International Zonta Convention will be held in Vancouver, Canada in July 2026.

Vancouver, a bustling seaport on the west coast of British Columbia, is one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse cities in the country. Surrounded by mountains, the city boasts a thriving art, theatre and music scene and has served as a stunning backdrop for countless films.

A wonderfully charming city and a fascinating landscape are the starting point for our accompanying journeys on the occasion of the 67th International ZONTA Convention 2026.

A modern piece of Canada: Vancouver

Vancouver, along with Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Quebec, is one of Canada's most vibrant metropolitan areas. Situated on the scenic Fraser River in British Columbia, this stunning city combines the comforts of a modern city with the unparalleled beauty of nature. No wonder Vancouver continues to captivate locals and visitors alike.

With Canada's largest port, where majestic cruise ships regularly dock, and a thriving film industry that has earned it the charming nickname "Hollywood North," Vancouver is a true hub of activity. Many also vividly remember the exciting days of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010, which put the city on the world stage.

But Vancouver is not just a place of international trade and high culture. It is home to renowned universities and innovative software and electronics companies, making it a hub for education and technology. The cultural diversity and vibrant city life offer new and exciting experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Vancouver is a vibrant city that enchants everyone with its unique charm and dynamic atmosphere.

From Sawmill to Metropolis - Vancouver's Rapid Rise

The gold rush of the 1860s brought the Fraser River region to life. People from all over the world - British, Scandinavians, Italians, Germans, and especially adventurers from the U.S. and Hawaii - flocked here in search of the coveted gold. Some 25,000 prospectors combed the region in hopes of finding riches.

But it was not only the prospectors who shaped Vancouver. Traders and entrepreneurs quickly recognized the business opportunities and followed in droves to profit from the gold rush. However, many of these early pioneers soon left the region, either to seek their fortunes elsewhere or to return home. Despite these early challenges, they laid the foundation for Vancouver's rapid rise from a simple sawmill to a vibrant metropolis.

And still...

Vancouver is a vibrant city of immigrants, and you can feel it around every corner. The multicultural diversity and unique names of its neighbourhoods tell stories of people from all over the world. This rich cultural influence is also evident in Vancouver's fascinating architecture and impressive religious buildings. One outstanding example is the Marine Building, a magnificent Art Deco marvel reminiscent of the iconic Empire State Building in New York.

Vancouver's skyline is a spectacular interplay of distinctive buildings. The elegant Living Shangri-La, the impressive One Wall Centre and the distinctive Harbour Centre dominate the cityscape. The Harbour Centre in particular, with its iconic revolving tower, is a true landmark of the city. The observation deck offers a breathtaking panoramic view of all of Vancouver.

With its vibrant mix of cultural diversity and architectural beauty, Vancouver is a place that captivates every visitor. Vancouver is full of life, joy and an unparalleled charm that makes the heart beat faster.


Vancouver... a true traveler's paradise! This stunning city on Canada's west coast combines majestic mountains, sparkling bays and vibrant urbanity in a unique way. Hike in Stanley Park, ski the nearby peaks, or stroll along the Seawall. At the same time, trendy neighborhoods such as Gastown and Yaletown beckon with world-class restaurants, charming cafes and vibrant nightlife. Vancouver is also a cultural melting pot with a fascinating array of events and festivals. Come to Vancouver and be captivated by the beauty and energy of this unique city!