Be a Tourist in Your Own Town 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 — 2:14pm PST
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It’s not often that we get out to explore popular sites around Vancouver that are enjoyed by so many visitors each year. It wasn’t until the past year or so that I walked around Minter Gardens, went up to the Vancouver Lookout, or stopped by Maplewood Farm. It’s for this reason that Tourism Vancouver has launched the “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” campaign May 3rd to May 29th, 2011.

Minter Gardens

Tourism Vancouver explains: “Each day, during the 27 days of the promotion, a different area attraction will be revealed as the “attraction of the day”, offering B.C. residents a limited number of free admission tickets to their location. Tickets are only valid for one day, but on that day the lucky locals who snag tickets can expect a great day out, and will leave inspired to share their experience with visiting friends and relatives.”

The deal of the day for B.C. residents will be announced on Twitter, Facebook, and local radio. To participate, you’ll need to register for the deal online while tickets are still available.

Anniversary Weekend in Richmond, B.C.

Britannia Mine Museum, Media Tour Day Bill Reid Gallery or Northwest Coast Art

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

A few of my favourite spots that will be a part of the promotion include: Hell’s Gate, Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, Britannia Mine Museum, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the Museum of Anthropology, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and many more, listed online.

Current contests on

  • Enter here to win a Date Night to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh plus $50 for dinner at Silk Vancouver (until Nov 18)
  • Enter here to win a $50 Indigo gift card (until Nov 17)
  • Enter here to win tickets to see the Barra MacNeils in North Van (until Nov 17)
  • Enter here to win tickets to A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (until Nov 19)
  • Enter here to win tickets to see Ed the Sock's War on Stupid tour (until Nov 22)
  • View a complete list of contests »

One comment

  1. Helaine says:

    Do you know if this is replacing Vancouver Tourism Challenge? Haven’t heard anything yet about this year’s challenge.

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