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.

New digital display boards

We've added ten new digital display boards to the existing program.

The digital display boards are vertical displays in pixels at 2160 wide by 3840 high.

This is a pilot project starting in March 2021. 

Learn how to apply

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 2020 September 18, 2020 October 2, 2020
January 2021 October 16, 2020 November 6, 2020
February 2021 November 20, 2020 December 4, 2020
March 2021 December 18, 2020 January 8, 2021
April 2021 January 15, 2021 February 5, 2021
May 2021 February 19, 2021 March 5, 2021
June 2021 March 19, 2021 April 2, 2021
July 2021 April 16, 2021 May 7, 2021
August 2021 May 21, 2021 June 4, 2021
September 2021 June 18, 2021 July 2, 2021
October 2021 July 16, 2021 August 6, 2021
November 2021 August 20, 2021 September 3, 2021
December 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021

Learn how to apply 

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

Find more ways to promote with us

Posters and signs

Review guidelines on where posters and advertising can be legally displayed.

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library distributes posters, flyers, and brochures for non-profit organizations to libraries.

Banners and flags

Find out how to apply to have street banners and flags installed advertising your non-profit group, charitable organization or special event in Vancouver.

Illuminate City Hall and Burrard Street Bridge

Apply to light up City Hall and the Burrard Street Bridge for your community's cultural celebration or religious holidays.

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