Building a world-class event means going beyond mere event planning. We’re building on the success of 2018’s Festival, and this includes incorporating green practices as often as possible. For Festival 2020, you can expect to see the following sustainable practices:

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

  • Operates the most ENERGY STAR®–certified properties in the industry
  • Replaced light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs
  • Installed low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Introduced water- and energy-saving linen program


  • Like last year, there will be pitcher water service only: no water bottles will be provided
  • All food waste from kitchens, banquets, restaurants, and lounges will be composted, then converted to organic fertilizer pellets
  • All milk and cream, tin, and glass containers will be recycled

Materials and Signage

  • Name tags will be on recycled paper
  • Schedules will only be available electronically
  • Reusable signage will continue to be used


The venue is conveniently located right downtown, with multiple car-free ways to get here:

  • Burrard SkyTrain Station about .5 km from hotel
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes about .5 km from hotel
  • Vancouver city bike rack in front of hotel

Design and Installations

Watch for our creative displays, including:

  • Upcycled props
  • Recycled props
  • LED lighting in installations

By keeping green practices top of mind, we can show our respect to the land and people of B.C., today and in the future.