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Germans in Vancouver

Hi, this is Elke Porter with Westcoast German News! My blog has focused on Austrian, German and Swiss people, places and products since 2007.

Recently, I have published a book and would be honoured if you would like to download the .pdf or get a print copy. Learn all about the history of German-speakers in Vancouver, while getting to know the story behind so many of the shops, buildings, organizations or charities established by Austrians, Germans and Swiss.

My summer activity of 2021 is to write Book #2, so please contact me if you have any suggestions or feedback.

By Elke Porter

124 pages

Find out more on MagCloud


Who’s Who both past and present!”


In Fall 2021, during the era of COVID19, we will be focussing on:

  • Promoting your business or service in the Business Directory
  • Employment Opportunities that people are seeking
  • Selling the book “75 German-Speaking Influential People in Western Canada”
  • Increasing number of blog posts
  • Website-wide advertising opportunities for you!

Contact me at:

Elke:  604 828 8788

admin@westcoastgermannews.com – Contact Elke
advertise@westcoastgermannews.com – Advertise

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with marketing, sales, PR and communication for your business, your event, your product or service.

I, of course, always encourage everyone to join the German Canadian Business Association to get together with other Canadians selling German products or Germans selling Canadian products. Besides monthly meetings, you can share your business information on their website and network with like-minded people in Greater Vancouver.