Tourism Surrey’s 45 in 45

Monday, February 6th, 2012 — 1:18pm PST
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Tourism Surrey recently launched a campaign called 45 in 45 that lists off 45 activities, sights, and events that you can enjoy within 45 kilometers or 45 minutes of the City of Surrey. Through blog posts and social media outreach, they’re promoting BC’s second most populous city as a destination and affordable alternative.

Photo credit: rbrtwhite on Flickr

“Surrey is a fairly central location when you do a 360 degree look around,” says Tourism Surrey’s Jane Stark. “We’ve got the Fraser Valley, White Rock, the USA border, Vancouver, and more.” The focus of the campaign is to promote the city’s hotel offerings, making it the starting point for your family visit, vacation, business trip, or getaway.

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Fusion Festival – Photo credit: John Bollwitt & John Bollwitt on Flickr

Surrey Fusion Fest 2010
Fusion Festival – Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

From parks and recreation, to Surrey Eagles hockey, annual festivals, Crescent Beach, shopping, and award-winning golf courses, Stark also told me they want the idea of “Surrey is closer than you think” to stick in people’s minds.

The site is just getting started but they’re already running a contest with Central City Brewing. Until February 15, 2012 you can post a photo of a beer you’re drinking on Twitter, including @45in45 and @centralcitybrew, for your chance to win a $50 gift card to BC’s Best Brew Pub (according to the 2012 CAMRA Vancouver Beer Awards).

Watch for more promotions over the next few weeks including a few guest posts from yours truly as I support my hometown. Follow 45 in 45 on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

Current contests on

  • Enter here to win tickets to the Pet Lover Show (until Jan 22)
  • Enter here to win a $300 Webber Naturals prize pack from the Vancouver Wellness Show (until Jan 23)
  • Enter here to win tickets to the sold out Bobby McFerrin show at the Chan Centre (until Jan 24)
  • Win a #ExploreCoquitlam Prize Pack when you share your photos from Lights at Lafarge. Details here »
  • Enter here to win tickets to opening night of Yoga Play (until Jan 25)
  • View a complete list of contests »

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  1. Jack Fisher says:

    You forgot close to BC Ferries To Vancouver Island

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