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Resources / Events / June 2023: Clean Transportation Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join the movement – The Metro Vancouver region is leading the next global wave of clean transportation innovation​.

Join us in June 2023 as public and private sector organizations celebrate the clean transportation sector in the Metro Vancouver region and spotlight local innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reimagine the regional transportation experience, and engage with policy and business leaders from around the world.

With demonstration events, networking sessions for investors seeking their next new mobility investment opportunity, and panels elevating groundbreaking and disruptive ideas, clean transportation month offers something for everyone.

The Metro Vancouver region has established itself as a prominent player in the research, development, production, and export of innovative mobility solutions for combating climate change. By fostering collaboration between the government, industry, academia, and researchers, and leveraging its strengths in the hydrogen sector and clean transportation, we can take this industry to the next level.

George V. Harvie, C​hair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors​

Events Calendar​

HUB Bike to School Week

Date: May 29 – June 2, 2023
Location: Across the region
Event Type: Family Friendly, Public Demonstration

HUB Cycling's Bike to School Week is an annual celebration where we encourage students of all ages and abilities to bike, roll, or walk to school. The event is a great way to enhance green initiatives already happening at your school, build community, and highlight the benefits of active transportation - like less congestion and healthy, energized students. Nearly 130 Metro Vancouver schools have already registered! Register your school for free today at bikehub.ca/btsw.

HUB Go by Bike Week

Date: May 29 – June 4, 2023
Location: Across the region
Event Type: Family Friendly, Public Demonstration

Riding your bike isn't only meant for days off. Shift gears from weekend rides to weekday commutes with Go By Bike Week!

HUB Cycling's Go by Bike Week is a week-long celebration of cycling, where we encourage everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try for one week and motivate those that already do to keep riding.

This year's event will have 30 Celebration Stations where participants can ride by for free snacks, basic bike maintenance, cycling maps, and more! You're also invited to join HUB Cycling and the community at a wrap-up party at Trout Lake on Sat, June 3, from 11 AM - 3 PM! Register solo or as a team with your co-workers, roommates, family, or friends at bikehub.ca/gbbw.

hy-fcell Canada 2023

Date: June 5 - June 7, 2023
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East
Event Type: Panel Discussion, Public Demonstration

hy-fcell Canada brings together renowned international specialists to discuss solutions for clean energy with hydrogen and fuel cells. The two-day interactive conference program and international exhibition is complemented by a full day of technology tours.

Event participants from across the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, and related sectors: policy, R&D, finance, production, delivery, infrastructure, storage, and multiple end-users including transportation, industrial and stationary power applications. Be a part of the cross-sector conversation at hy-fcell Canada!

Surrey Board of Trade: The Economic Future of Metro Vancouver - Transportation and Land Use Planning

Date: June 9, 2023
Location: Civic Hotel (13475 Central Avenue, Surrey)
Event Type: Panel Discussion

Metro Vancouver is one of the fastest growing economic regions in Canada. On June 9, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Mayor Brad West, Chair of TransLink’s Mayors’ Council and Mayor of Port Coquitlam, and Mayor George Harvie, Metro Vancouver Board Chair and Mayor of Delta to discuss the economic future of Metro Vancouver and how the two agencies work together to create cohesive plans for transportation and land use. They will share updates on regional transportation and strategic plans for the region and respond to your questions.

Car Free Day Surrey

Date: June 10, 2023
Location: Surrey: 137th Street between 72A Ave & 74 Ave
Event Type: Family Friendly

Car Free Days is an internationally recognized movement that is celebrated in major cities across the globe. Car-free Day returns June 10, taking over 137th Street and transforming the street into a pedestrian paradise with multiple stages, artisan vendors, local merchants and family friendly fun!

This event will celebrate the businesses with storefronts on 137th with extended patios and booths, in addition to multiple activities for people to take part in on Saturday June 10, 2023 between Noon and 8:00 pm.

This is a free community festival; free of cars, promoting active transportation, focused on families and the promotion of local business.

2023 Island City, by Bike

Date: June 11, 2023
Location: Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V7C 3K8
Event Type: Family Friendly

Join the City of Richmond for a free, family-oriented guided ride exploring some of Richmond's on-street and off-street bike routes. Bike check at 10:00 am. Long ride (22.5 km) leaves at 11:00 am. Short ride (8.5 km) leaves at 11:30 am. Reconvene for refreshments and raffle prize draw.

2023 Clean Energy Summit

Date: June 15, 2023
Location: Delta Hotel Conference Centre: 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby BC V5G 1C7
Event Type: Panel Discussion

The inaugural 2023 Clean Energy Summit is celebrating Burnaby as a hub for clean energy, showcasing groundbreaking technologies, policies, and business practices that shape our sustainable future. The summit aims to spotlight opportunities and foster collaboration to expedite our shift towards a clean, low-carbon economy, while also focusing on a broad spectrum of topics.

Attendees will span businesses, government, academia, and NGOs, pooling together leaders in industry, government, and finance to share trends, investments, and innovations propelling clean energy adoption.

Future of Transportation, presented by Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum

Date: June 27, 2023
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre: 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Event Type: Panel Discussion

Join Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum on Tuesday, June 27 at Vancouver Convention Centre for Future of Transportation, a collaboration with CoMotion, TransLink and Invest Vancouver, as part of the Motivate Conference. Speakers include JR Hammond, Executive Director, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility; Simon Pickup, Co-Founder & CEO, Teralta; Elisabeth Charmley, Executive Director, Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate and Senior Manager, West Coast Marine Initiatives, Government of BC; Brian Martin, Partner & Investment Director, Telus Ventures; and Bert Van der Stege, CEO, Harbour Air.


Date: June 27 - June 28, 2023
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Event Type: Panel Discussion, Public Demonstration

Motivate powered by CoMotion, in partnership with Invest Vancouver and Translink shines a global spotlight on the Metro Vancouver region’s most dynamic early-stage companies in the rapidly-evolving emerging mobility and clean transportation space.

Startups, emerging innovators, venture capital investors, policy makers, and mobility leaders – the key players in British Columbia and beyond are coming together for a new global investment gathering.

Attend two days of pitches, panels and breakout sessions that showcase the next-gen mobility trailblazers and highlight Vancouver as an emerging world hub for innovation.

Do you know a Clean Transportation event in June 2023​ that should be on this list? Contact info@investvancouver.ca

The future of our regional and provincial economies will be driven by low- and zero-emissions transportation. Becoming a carbon neutral region will require innovation, investment, and collaboration — that’s why TransLink is a proud supporter of Clean Transportation Month.

Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink​

Sector Highlights

/ 60 Firms

Operating in the region

/ 2,800+ Employees

Median firm employment: 21

/ $2.6 Billion+ Invested

From 2017 to 2021


You might know that Metro Vancouver has among the highest rates of EV ownership in North America, but did you know we are also a leading developer of clean transportation solutions?

Invest Vancouver Insights: Clean Transportation: Findings and Actions to Strengthen the Sector in the Metro Vancouver Region

November, 2021 - The Metro Vancouver region is well-positioned to lead the next global wave of clean transportation innovation, development, and commercialization, but risks losing significant parts of this export industry, including some of its fastest growing and most successful firms, if barriers to investment and future industry growth are not urgently addressed, according to a report from Invest Vancouver.

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