Transit Shelter Advertising Program

Is your organization looking for a high-profile, yet inexpensive way, to promote itself, its services, or its events?

The City of Vancouver, through the Transit Shelter Advertising Program, offers free access to transit shelter advertising space for non-profit arts and culture organizations.

You pay for and arrange the posters and we provide a place for them to go. These spaces are in high demand, so apply now.

Eligible applicants

You can apply for this grant if your organization:

  • Is a Vancouver-based, non-profit, arts or culture or community service organization
  • Provides programming, activities or services that are:
    • Open to the public
    • Publicized city-wide
    • Held within the City of Vancouver itself (not in other Lower Mainland municipalities or the University Endowment Lands)

Eligible projects

We welcome projects that:

  • Provide program information
  • Raise awareness of a service being provided
  • Raise awareness of charitable activities

The program does not advertise:

  • Conferences, workshops, and other forms of training
  • Lotteries, contests and competitions
  • Events that are largely or exclusively fundraisers
  • Advocacy or religious messages
  • Politically related messages

Application deadlines

If your group is interested in requesting space, do so at least four months in advance. Requests that come after the deadline will not be considered.

For campaigns starting in Apply by Expect confirmation in
December 2018 September 21, 2018 October 2018
January 2019 October 19, 2018 November 2018
February 2019 November 16, 2018 December 2018
March 2019 December 21, 2018 January 2019
April 2019 January 18, 2019 February 2019
May 2019 February 15, 2019 March 2019
June 2019 March 15, 2019 April 2019
July 2019 April 19, 2019 May 2019
August 2019 May 17, 2019 June 2019
September 2019 June 21, 2019 July 2019
October 2019 July 19, 2019 August 2019
November 2019 August 16, 2019 September 2019
December 2019 September 20, 2019 October 2019
January 2020 October 18, 2019 November 2019
February 2020 November 15, 2019 December 2019
March 2020 December 20, 2019 January 2020

Learn how to apply 

Review our guides for more information and use our templates to create your posters.

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Contact Cultural Services about transit shelter and video screen advertising

Location and mailing address
Cultural Services
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Phone: 604-829-2007

Fax: 604-871-6005