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
January 2020 October 18, 2019 November 1, 2019
February 2020 November 15, 2019 December 6, 2019
March 2020 December 20, 2019 January 3, 2020
April 2020 January 17, 2020 February 7, 2020
May 2020 February 21, 2020 March 6, 2020
June 2020 March 20, 2020 April 3, 2020
July 2020 April 17, 2020 May 1, 2020
August 2020 May 15, 2020 June 5, 2020
September 2020 June 19, 2020 July 3, 2020
October 2020 July 17, 2020 August 7, 2020
November 2020 August 21, 2020 September 4, 2020
December 2020 September 18, 2020 October 2, 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