Invite the World to Vancouver & Chocolate Giveaway

Comments 169 by Rebecca Bollwitt

You can now Invite the World to Vancouver through a new digital postcard platform. Simply visit the site, select a series of photos or upload your own, and they’ll send a real post card to the recipient. They’ll cover the postage, print the card, and have it delivered.

Invite the World

I for one, love receiving actual tangible mail so this idea sounds really fun. Your recipient can even see what one of your personal photographs look like as a printed up post card, should you select that option. When you send a postcard from the Invite the World website you are also entered into a draw to have 4 friends or family come and visit you in Vancouver with flights, accommodation, and some spending money included.

To promote this new initiative, the local partners of Invite the World have offered up $100 for Mink Chocolates to give away to one of my readers. Mink is located at the foot of Hornby Street and serves up some of the most original hand-crafted chocolate creations around.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing what landmark, place, or scene that you would put on a post card (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I entered to win $100 for @MinkChocolates from #InvitetheWorld & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next week at 12:00pm on Thursday, November 3, 2011. The Invite the World site and contest for participants over there is open until December 31, 2011.

Update The winner is Elaine Davies!

169 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AlexThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT

    Whytecliff Park

  2. ValThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

    Kit’s Beach at sunset.

  3. JennThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

    I would use a picture of Vancouver taken from Grouse Mountain.

  4. ChristineThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

    Lighthouse park

  5. lindsayThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

    Vancouver from the water

  6. ShawnThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Various points on the seawall.

  7. CandiceThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:03pm PDT

    The newly (and beautifully) restored Grandview Park on Commercial Drive

  8. ChristineThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

    What a great idea this postcard system is! I will be using it for sure to try and lure friends and family from Ontario out west with pictures of Stanley Park, the Seawall and views of the city from the North Shore.

  9. Lelainia N. LloydThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:08pm PDT

    The Inukshuk on English Bay.

    I am totally going to send postcards to my friends in NYC and WY-I’ve been TRYING to get them out here for YEARS! Maybe this will whet their appetites for our beautiful city!

  10. VictoriaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:33pm PDT

    Stanley Park – from the seaplane landing in the Harbour!

  11. AnnieThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:43pm PDT

    Downtown skyline from the Vancouver lookout

  12. TracyThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:49pm PDT

    sunset at kits beach

  13. Ginger GervaisThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 12:58pm PDT

    English Bay!!

  14. RachelThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

    My favourite Coal Harbour dog park!

  15. Michelle MThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

    Kits beach!

  16. RubyThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

    Whistler’s ski resort

  17. RachelThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

    The seawall

  18. Sunshine GThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

    I would put an aerial view of Vancouver up.

  19. SarahThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

    Granville st from the Granville st bridge

  20. JanThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

    an aerial showing the downtown core and water

  21. IrisThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT

    Totems in Stanley Park

  22. LaurenThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:43pm PDT

    The gates of Chinatown would make for a great postcard.

  23. DianeThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:45pm PDT

    The 5 sails

  24. Ruth HartnupThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 2:59pm PDT

    The Lions above the lake from Cleveland Dam.

  25. ElizaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

    Spring trees blossoming at Fraser river park.

  26. RyanThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

    Downtown Vancouver skyline at night

  27. BrendaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:31pm PDT

    The downtown Vancouver skyline that also shows the renovated Rogers arena

  28. KatieThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

    I think an aerial view of Vancouver with the skyline visible would be great

  29. kahhleeThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:38pm PDT

    downtown five sails.. at night!

  30. CliffThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

    Stanley park at sunset

  31. GinaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:42pm PDT

    The torch to symbolize the Olympics in Vancouver!

  32. NatalieThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:45pm PDT

    View of downtown from Queen Elizabeth Park

  33. DarrylThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 3:58pm PDT

    The city view of Vancouver from False Creek and Science World

  34. Tyrell MaraThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

    The view of downtown Vancouver from the Harry Jerome statue! 🙂

  35. mariaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 5:49pm PDT

    Lions Gate Bridge

  36. RobThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

    Gastown Steam Clock!

  37. JosephineThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 5:53pm PDT

    The view of downtown from false creek sea wall. It’s gorgeous 🙂

  38. NicolbThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 5:55pm PDT

    View of Vancouver as you go up the gondola at Grouse Mountain.

  39. BonsThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    Steveston Harbour in Richmond

  40. leeanneThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    Yaletown skyline at night

  41. Katrina SThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 6:27pm PDT

    View of downtown from Crab (Portside) Park

  42. lizThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:25pm PDT

    Coming over the Burrard street bridge today I thought what a lovely view to show to visitors.Granville Island harbour looked perfectly serene and full of activity all at the same time.

  43. TinaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

    Canada Place at night.

  44. Benjamin FergusonThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

    I’d take a picture of Burrard Inlet, looking west from the point at Spanish Banks towards Bowen when the sun is going down. Ideally from the place I had my first dinner date with my beautiful wife.

  45. anneThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

    i would put the view from the cypress mountain lookout

  46. MarinaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:32pm PDT

    Siwash Rock at Stanley Park!

  47. SharylinThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:33pm PDT

    Canada’s largest commercial fishing harbour in Steveston

  48. ishaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:42pm PDT

    harbour center

  49. JasThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 7:52pm PDT

    View of the north shore mountains behind the downtown scryscrapers from kits beach

  50. JeannieThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 8:01pm PDT

    Science world at night

  51. Donna LThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:04pm PDT

    the lights of BC Place and Science world at night!

  52. Robyn WorcesterThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:10pm PDT

    My favorite of course…giant cedar tree in Stanley Park.

  53. ElysiaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:17pm PDT

    The laughing people at english bay

  54. gail whitworthThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

    the vancouver skyline

  55. SherryThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:50pm PDT

    A night shot of Lions Gate Bridge all lit up! Wow…..hope I win and can bring some family from the UK. They would love to come back & we would love to have them.

  56. SherryThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 9:51pm PDT

    Winning this contest would be cool as well. I am not sure if I would share the chocolates though.

  57. JaneThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 10:20pm PDT

    The Olympic Cauldron at Waterfront

  58. AlThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

    Sunset at English Bay

  59. KellyThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:04pm PDT

    Whistler view!

  60. LindaThursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:37pm PDT

    The snow covered North Shore mountains

  61. Christina LuoFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 12:40am PDT

    View from cypress hill!

  62. KatieFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 2:06am PDT

    Canada Place.

  63. DebraFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 7:56am PDT

    Another vote for Kits beach!

  64. VanessaFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 8:31am PDT

    lion’s gate bridge

  65. Emily HFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 9:10am PDT

    Crescent beach at sunset.

  66. lindawwwwFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 9:39am PDT

    the view of Vancouver from Grouse Mountain.

  67. BernadetteFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

    when you are at 37th and Knight Street area, there is a high point there where you can catch the best view of the cityline and the mountains. This would be my choice!

  68. DarylFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

    lion’s Gate bridge taken from the seawall in Stanley Park

  69. minnaFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:20am PDT

    the city skyline from top of grouse mtn.

  70. LloydFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:22am PDT

    The new BC Place at night.

  71. JFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:25am PDT

    LynnValley Park

  72. Albert CFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

    Gastown cobblestone streets on rainy night

  73. CarolFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

    Definitely the totem poles in Stanley Park.

  74. Dana WhitburnFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

    City skyline with mountains as the background

  75. VivFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

    Nitobe Garden at UBC – beautiful red and orange maples in the Fall!

  76. taniaFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

    clinton park w/ mountains

  77. JanetFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

    I would put a photo of the view of North Van from the seawall at Stanley Park.

  78. jeanieFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 12:32pm PDT

    grouse mountain…either the mountain itself or the view from the mountain…=D

  79. Serena DeboltFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 2:09pm PDT

    The Jade Sculpture that is in the Vancouver Airport (same as on Canadas Twenty Dollar Bill)

  80. Jen HFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

    View of Stanley Park & downtown from Spanish Banks

  81. SanazFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

    Coal Harbour is post card worthy

  82. VinceFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

    Light house park and the water – beautiful

  83. DeidreFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

    Crescent beach would be my pick.

  84. A.L.Friday, October 28th, 2011 — 8:03pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  85. AnneFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 8:14pm PDT

    The Douglas Coupland whale at Jack Poole Plaza

  86. Elaine DaviesFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 8:45pm PDT

    Lions Gate bridge

  87. BrendaFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 8:58pm PDT

    Granville Island Sign at the bottom of the bridge entrance

  88. JenFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:40pm PDT

    I would have the lego whale with the ocean and mountains in the background 🙂

  89. JeremyFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:40pm PDT

    Stanley Park would be my top choice!

  90. rubaiFriday, October 28th, 2011 — 11:53pm PDT

    i would put a photo of a sunset on lighthouse park. quintessentially west coast.

  91. E. TangSaturday, October 29th, 2011 — 12:10am PDT

    Stanley Park

  92. marySaturday, October 29th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

    science world, fasle creek

  93. Jeannie SmythSaturday, October 29th, 2011 — 6:49pm PDT

    I would have a photo of the totem poles at Stanley Park.

  94. CaitlinSaturday, October 29th, 2011 — 7:05pm PDT

    Definitely Stanley Park!

  95. LucieBSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 12:16am PDT

    The view over to the West End/ English bay form Kits point.

  96. TriciaSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT

    vancouver downtown skyline from the water!

  97. Sarah NSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 5:27pm PDT

    The view of Vancouver heading south on the seabus at sunset is my million dollar view!

  98. TonySunday, October 30th, 2011 — 6:27pm PDT

    Rogers Arena

  99. ikkinlalaSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 6:52pm PDT

    The Seawall is the obvious choice for me, but depending on who I was sending it to the main branch of the public library might also be something to consider.

  100. Tiffany LeeSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 7:16pm PDT

    Stanley Park!! 🙂

  101. NavSunday, October 30th, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

    Sunset at Kits beach.

  102. ChristineMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 7:09am PDT

    The view of the north shore mountains from the pool deck at kits pool

  103. RobynMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 8:21am PDT

    The view of Vancouver from the top of Grouse Mountain on a clear sunny but snowy day!

  104. belindaMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 10:12am PDT

    Inukshuk with Science World in the background.

  105. RobbinMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

    English Bay, for sure. Especially at sunset!

  106. Jessica R.FMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    A view of downtown taken from Lonsdale Quay on a bright, clear fall day.

  107. hoMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    New Terry Fox statues in front of the renovated BC Place.

  108. TomMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 1:12pm PDT

    The new BC Place.

  109. AC07-NWMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

    Lighthouse Park where one can enjoy fabulous views of English Bay, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. To the west, see Bowen Island and, further on, Vancouver Island.

  110. MargaretMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

    The view from Burnaby Mountain – on a clear day – is spectacular.

  111. CyndiMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 5:40pm PDT

    The view from Grouse Mountain

  112. MariaMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 5:51pm PDT

    many lookouts on the ski-sky

  113. jeffMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 5:54pm PDT

    tofino – cox bay!

  114. lisabMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 7:47pm PDT

    a beach, any beach!

  115. TylerMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 8:21pm PDT

    Downtown from the south side of False Creek with the new BC Place and the coastal Mountains in the background

  116. MarthaMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 9:20pm PDT

    Gastown =)

  117. BonnieMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 9:39pm PDT

    English Bay at sunset. A little cliche, but beautiful.

  118. VincentMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 9:45pm PDT

    joffery lake!

  119. Darcy gMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 11:40pm PDT

    West end , on a tree lined street in the fall

  120. Andy C.Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:14am PDT

    Save On Meats

  121. ChrisTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:05am PDT

    Lion’s Gate Bridge at night.

  122. richardwTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

    Lion’s Gate Bridge

  123. allyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:08am PDT

    Yaletown skyline at night

  124. AliciaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:10am PDT

    The view from grouse mountain – the city peaking through the clouds

  125. GladysTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

    Steveston Village on a busy, bustling weekend.

  126. kelseyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:00pm PDT

    grouse mountain with its lights at night

  127. DilaraTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:27pm PDT

    I think an aerial view of Vancouver with the water would be great

  128. GigiTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 2:09pm PDT

    Vancouver’s sunset with different colors filling the sky on a nice, clear day.

  129. AnnaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

    Spanish Banks

  130. JenniferTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 2:23pm PDT

    The steam clock in Gastown

  131. RebeccaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    Sun Yat Sen

  132. Michelle W.Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 5:35pm PDT

    The lions crossing the Lions Gate Bridge, when they’re dressed up in some festive attire.

  133. Lois PattersonTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 6:09pm PDT

    The new BC Place Stadium roof which looks like a space alien spider (or something).

  134. ireneTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 7:41pm PDT

    stanley park

  135. Leah PiraniTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:41pm PDT


  136. LaurenTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT

    The dog beach at Vanier Park…

  137. ViviWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:01am PDT

    The Woodwards sign.

  138. EricaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

    Lighthouse Park

  139. Lynn MontesWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

    The view of Vancouver at night from the Cloud Nine Revolving Restaurant!

  140. RichardWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

    There are some really nice hidden beaches in West Vancouver that would be an amazing choice for this. That said, I think I first went to Mink on your recommendation and it was brilliant.

  141. BarbWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

    Vancouver skylight

  142. Art B.Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate 🙂

  143. JuliaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 1:43pm PDT

    I would choose Stanley Park!

  144. WesleyWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 3:35pm PDT

    False Creek from granville island

  145. Jennifer BreakspearWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

    The view from the middle of the Burrard Bridge facing west.

  146. JustineWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 6:29pm PDT

    What a cool website! I would our cherry trees in blossom on a postcard.

  147. JenWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:57pm PDT

    The view of Downtown from Lonsdale Quay!

  148. JeannineWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:37pm PDT

    Granville Island!

  149. MaeThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 8:38am PDT

    The downtown skyline & Stanley Park.

  150. KarenThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:11am PDT

    Definitely the detailed entrance on the Marine Building. It speaks to Vancouver’s maritime history and is stunning Art Deco design.

  151. Stewart RogersThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:24am PDT

    Easy. The mountains, from anywhere.

  152. KarenThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:40am PDT

    If it was possible, I would bottle up the way I feel whenever I walk through Gastown in the evenings

  153. CameronThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:40am PDT

    Lions Gate Bridge, looking outward to the ocean, with North Shore mountains on the right and Stanley Park on the left, is Vancouver in a snapshot.

  154. FionaThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

    At Stanley park, with the Lions Gate Bridge in the background.

  155. EileenThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:53am PDT

    The Granville Island market scene shows our exciting and colourful bustle and diversity.

  156. NanceThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 9:53am PDT

    View from burrard bridge onto Granville island both during the day and one at night 😉

  157. Heidi HendersonThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

    I would put the Inukshuk on English Bay at sunset. Such a gorgeous shot! ; )

  158. tracyThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

    Coal Harbour! my favourite place in VanCity

  159. lisaThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

    UBC grey point campus is so lovely in the fall!

  160. DoraThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

    The Vancouver skyline at night. Just breathtaking!

  161. RubyThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

    The annual fireworks over English Bay

  162. VirginiaThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

    Jack Poole Plaza with the Olympic torch!

  163. gail whitworthThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

    View of Vancouver from the gondola at the top of Grouse Mountain-spectacular!

  164. John MahThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

    view of false creek / science world

  165. MayThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:36pm PDT

    Aerial of downtown Vancouver w/ Stanley Park!

  166. FraserThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:46pm PDT

    Boats on the water at Coal Harbour in the evening are particularly beautiful.

  167. JoyceFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 8:28pm PDT

    Kitsilano Beach during sunset!

  168. AnnSaturday, November 5th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

    The lions gate bridge as seen from the Stanley Park causeway. Connecting forest, mountains, water and people.

  169. NettlesMonday, November 21st, 2011 — 9:46pm PST

    A top view of Vancouver at night.

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