Statements and News Releases

December 16, 2021 – Auto Show Cancelled for 2022

For the past several months we have been working diligently with our partners and major auto manufacturers to plan a return of Western Canada’s best attended consumer exhibition event in March of 2022 at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre.

Automotive enthusiasts from across the province have been eager for a return of the Vancouver Auto Show, however our top priority continues to be the safety of the public, our dealer members and their staff.

The constraints on the industry and the realities of the continuing pandemic in Canada have forced us to make the disappointing decision to postpone the 2022 Show until 2023.

Read the full release here.

October 26, 2021 – Official Return

We have been waiting two long years to welcome you to the 2022 Vancouver International Auto Show, returning March 23–27, 2022 at the world class Vancouver Convention Centre. See the release here..

The Auto Show is back with all new excitement, electricity and attendee engagement through dynamic features in the venue we all love. We are committed to producing a safe and healthy event with all our partners. Details on the latest procedures and safety will be updated as available on our website.

Fall 2021 Update:

The VIAS team continues to work with all of our various partners and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to ensure that the Vancouver International Auto Show can return in the future.

As we slowly return to a ‘new normal’, we will look to future years when we can celebrate a fulsome 100th anniversary of the Show within a more ‘typical’ show season.

Stay tuned for more details!

Statement – Updated November 20, 2020:

Organizers of the Vancouver International Auto Show have been exploring options for a 2021 Auto Show and today ruled out the potential for a March in-person or virtual event.

Over the last several months, collaborative discussions have taken place involving all of Canada’s auto show officials – but it became apparent the viability of a virtual format was not yet possible. View the Statement here.


News Release – March 19, 2020:

Please be advised that due to the current situation to do with COVID-19, the 100th Anniversary Auto Show has been postponed.  No future dates have been announced.  View the press release here.

Tickets: Purchased tickets are being refunded. You will receive an email with instructions to obtain your refund. If you have not received this email by March 27th, please check your spam folder, and if it is not there, please contact [email protected]

We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to celebrating the 100th Anniversary with everyone in the future.