Vancouver International Auto Show

Comments 54 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Auto Show will be at BC Place March 30th until April 4th. The size and grandeur of this year’s show is quite evident, given the scale of the venue and that the lottery grand prize is a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

Exhibits include:

  • Driving Adventure – with Allen Berg Driving Schools
  • Tuner Alley
  • Vacation Highway – with Tourism BC and Mazda
  • SuperCars
  • Classic Alley
  • Redline Theatre
  • Now famous for his stroll through Whistler Village and chugging a beer, gold medalist Jon Montgomery will also be at the Auto Show for a meet n’ greet on April 4th.

    Show hours are Noon – 10:00pm (Tuesday to Friday), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Saturday), and 10:00am – 6:00pm (Sunday). Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $18 + fees (multi-day) or $10 (single day).

    Squamish, BC

    I have a couple of four packs of tickets to give away to the Auto Show, good on any day of the event. Since it’s all about the cars, please leave a comment listing your favourite driving destination. For some ideas, I have a Day Tripping series or I’m sure many have their own favourite afternoon, weekend, or extended road trip spots.

    You may also post an update to Twitter to enter by copying/pasting the following:

    Enter to win 4 passes to @VanAutoShow from @Miss604

    I will draw two winners on Friday March 26th at 12:00pm. Each will receive 4 tickets for the Auto Show.

    Update The winners are Scott (from comments) and Soo Wei (from comments) congratulations!

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    54 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. TomTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 3:41pm PDT

      Many of you who read this page will not know the road, but my favourite driving road is the Snake Pass in England. It crosses the Pennines from Lancashire to Yorkshire (and the other way round, depends which way you’re driving!). It is beautiful both in summer when the sun glances off the lake, and in winter, when the snow makes everything perfect. And to drive it is a dream, better at night when you can go rally style, but gorgeous nonetheless.
      And I like cars.

    2. LarissaTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 3:41pm PDT

      Stanley Park at 2am.

    3. VanessaTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      Chuckanut Drive. We live in South Surrey so the border is relatively close. Very pretty on a sunny day!

    4. Soo WeiTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      The Duffy Lake Loop

    5. James ChungTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 4:35pm PDT

      Driving to Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway

    6. DomTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 4:50pm PDT

      I have to agree about Snake Pass in England, lovely drive, along with the Sally Gap in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

      Locally I love the Sea to Sky highway, hard to beat it.

    7. mike313Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 5:50pm PDT

      Capilano Suspension Bridge (world’s greatest suspension footbridge) =)

    8. NatalieTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 6:13pm PDT

      I agree- I love the Sea to Sky highway.

    9. DavidTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 6:55pm PDT

      Yosemite to Death Valley in California. Went on a roadtrip there last summer and it was an amazing experience!

    10. Danny DangTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 6:56pm PDT

      Driving anywhere in BC in the summer, with some great tunes and the top down.

    11. LiaTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 10:42pm PDT

      I agree with many of the comments, Sea to Sky highway to Whistler is one of the best drives of my life! 😀

    12. EdTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 10:56pm PDT

      The windy roads in Stanley park when there’s no traffic

    13. chamindaTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 — 11:26pm PDT

      my vote is for sea to sky highway

    14. LincolnWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 1:04am PDT

      Not a great view but i enjoy driving from kingsway down willingdon and then onto grandview hwy. It’s just that i barely need to push the gas at all.

    15. paulWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 7:54am PDT

      driving to tofino from nanaimo on the island. Surf boards on the roof, top down, good group of friends listening to tunes, ready for the surf and the amazing scenery along the way

    16. ChristyWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 8:24am PDT

      The best drive is the Oregon Coast in the early fall. The waves and the warm but still crisp air really make you enjoy the moment.

    17. AndreWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 8:54am PDT

      Old Island Highway from Parksville to Courtenay – beautiful seaside scenery and not much traffic.

    18. hansolocujoWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

      I love the drive from Jasper to the ice fields. Scenery and wildlife are spectacular.

      As for day trips, Whistler, Cypress, and a trip to Tofino get my vote.

    19. StevenWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 11:44am PDT

      Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler!

    20. AnnaWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 12:02pm PDT

      Driving to Squamish or Whistler for friendly moments 😀

    21. JennWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 12:09pm PDT

      Whistler or Tofino!

    22. SpikeWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 12:13pm PDT

      Haven’t driven much in BC yet, but my favourite drive so far was to the Okanagan via Highway 3 through Manning Provincial Park. Favourite drive ever was California Highway 1 near Big Sur.

    23. andreaWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 12:19pm PDT

      Bellingham! Not to short. Not too long. Nice people. Lovely Farmer’s Market. Good food.

    24. GraemeWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 12:40pm PDT

      My favorite road to drive is definitely between West Van and Whistler. Not only for the curving road, but also the spectacular view (and the destination). Can’t beat that.

    25. JeannieWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 1:30pm PDT

      Dyke Road in south Richmond. Once you’re east of No. 3 Road, there are stretches that feel like a quiet country road far away from urbanization.

    26. GuggzWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      Definitely driving from Burnaby to Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway. The view is so nice.

    27. Ryan CousineauWednesday, March 24th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

      It’s a terrible cheat, but it would be the road to my in-laws’ place in Greece. It’s about 15 minutes of driving from the main town, all on a ridiculously narrow mountain road. Our nickname for it is “the road of harrowing death.” It’s quite entertaining in a very small manual-trans rental car.

    28. ReneeThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 12:08am PDT

      I must say Whistler too 😉

    29. StephenThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT

      The Sea to Sky highway. The start to any of my road trips

    30. Jeff GolbyThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 1:10pm PDT

      Sea to Sky in the Summer!

    31. SimonThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 1:28pm PDT

      Highway six from Vernon to Fauquier, then up to Nakusp, south to New Denver, and over to Balfour.

    32. carolyneThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 2:00pm PDT

      the windy road on the way to tofino!

    33. ScottThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 2:06pm PDT

      Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. It’s just an awesome drive, amazing views all around. The trip itself is the destination.

      For something closer to home, Chilliwack Lake, and all the campgrounds around that area.

    34. DraskoThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT

      Driving on my way to Seattle.

    35. Bonnie RThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 4:47pm PDT

      Hwy 101 down the coast to California.

    36. AmandaThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 7:55pm PDT

      Taking my dog to Buntzen lake in Port Moody for a hike/swim

    37. GloriaThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 10:39pm PDT

      sea to sky highway!

    38. RayRayThursday, March 25th, 2010 — 11:20pm PDT

      I enjoy the drive to Banff and also the Sea to Sky Highway. For something closer to home then I like the Barnet Highway from Burnaby to Coquitlam.

    39. kelseyFriday, March 26th, 2010 — 10:04am PDT

      down the states for shopping!

    40. ElaineFriday, March 26th, 2010 — 10:39am PDT

      have to agree sea-to-sky highway is amazing! and its close by!

    41. GilFriday, March 26th, 2010 — 12:10pm PDT

      Highway 1 California

    42. RoonieFriday, March 26th, 2010 — 12:11pm PDT

      Sea to sky

    43. Jon JenningsFriday, March 26th, 2010 — 5:29pm PDT

      All depends on the time available:

      An afternoon: Squamish
      A night away: Seattle (although the actual road’s pretty dreadful!)
      A weekend: Tofino
      A week: into The Rockies

      So that’s covered North, South, East and West 🙂

    44. KevinSaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 12:38pm PDT

      I always enjoyed the Pacific Coast Hwy in sunny Southern California. Only if I had a convertible for that!! Also I’ll be driving to Ocean Shores in WA. next month, which is next to the Pacific Ocean, that should be a fun weekend trip!

    45. Dave SeeramSaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 12:41pm PDT

      I love the drive from Vancouver to Banff, or even Calgary (obviously longer than a day trip). For a shorter drive, Cypress Falls is a good “lesser-known” destination.

      Thanks for running these contests btw.

    46. Sonya EskoySaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 1:18pm PDT

      Taking the Lougheed Highway to Harrison early in the morning (much quieter and you go through small cities you can stop for a coffee at)

    47. darrenSaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 1:20pm PDT

      i love driving in europe especially in the south of France and Austria…the views are spectacular

    48. Mike BSaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 5:56pm PDT

      My favourite driving destination is the Tail of the Dragon. Best done on a motorcycle but any little roadster would do as well.

    49. MattSaturday, March 27th, 2010 — 6:14pm PDT

      One of my favorite drives is up Squamish river road. From Vancouver you drive along the beautiful sea to sky highway to just past Squamish and turn left at the turn off for alice lake. The road winds along the river until it peeters out to nothing. There a few campgrounds along the way to make a weekend out of the trip.

    50. peteSunday, March 28th, 2010 — 12:09am PDT

      Fav drive for me is SW Marine drive this time of year.

    51. A HSunday, March 28th, 2010 — 12:11am PDT

      Most scenic and dangerous is definitely Road to Hana in Maui.

    52. RoseSunday, March 28th, 2010 — 12:13am PDT

      Sea to Sky highway.

    53. Y YSunday, March 28th, 2010 — 12:16am PDT

      The Oregon Coast.

    54. ByzHubOwenSunday, March 28th, 2010 — 4:42pm PDT

      haha I guess I’m a bit late, I still tweeted before I saw the draw date…oops

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