Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Anniversary Deals

VISA Cottage Getaway & Tim Hortons Prize Pack

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT
Comments 261

VISA and Tim Hortons have recently announced that you can now pay for your coffee, baked goods, Iced Capps and more using your VISA or pre-paid VISA card in Canada. To celebrate this union, they’re running a contest for the ultimate cottage getaway. You’re automatically entered anytime you use your VISA at Tim Hortons between now and August 15, 2012.

There are 26 locations in Vancouver including 1753 Davie Street (on your way to English Bay), and 3250 Arbutus (on your way to Spanish Banks, Jericho or Locarno beaches).

Visa at Tim's - summer cabin prize pack
Supplied by VISA & Tim Hortons

They have also reached out and offered up a prize package exclusively to one lucky Miss604 reader, which will come in handy for picnic days, outings to Cultus Lake, road trips, camping getaways, and any other adventures you might get up to this summer.

The prize pack (valued at $200) includes:

A $35 VISA pre-paid card; a large canister of Tim Hortons coffee; 2 Tim Hortons mugs; towel, lanterns, citronella candles and flower pots; a small shovel and pail, Frisbee, beach ball, and velcro glove catcher with ball; sun screen and bug spray; and portable speakers.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite day trip or local camping destination (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a VISA & @TimHortons prize pack from @Miss604 #VISACottageGetaway

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12:00pm. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value.

Update July 5, 2012: On a side note, Tim Hortons and Bell Mobility announced today that they’re bringing free WIFI to 90% of Tim Hortons locations across Canada by September.

Update The winner is Rajvir Boparai!

Current contests on


  1. Sita says:

    Bowen Island

  2. Taigi says:

    Whistler for a Day trip.

  3. Marina says:

    Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. Awesome place for a hike and a picnic!

  4. Caitlin says:

    Grouse grind

  5. Anelise says:

    My family’s favorite day trip is goign to visit friends in Sushine Coast.

  6. Donna L says:

    I’ve heard Rathtrevor in Parksville is lovely. The weather has got to shape up though!

  7. Diane says:

    Manning Park

  8. Aaron B. says:

    Bowen Island

  9. Alan says:

    My favourite day trip has been to Whistler, it was brilliant!

  10. kahhlee says:

    Lois Lake

  11. S says:

    Whistler!! Awesome food, adventures and people!! #BCLOVE

  12. Lynn says:

    Alice Lake up past Squamish!! But be sure to bring some bells with you as we kept running into a mama bear and her cubs!! Lol!!!

  13. Amanda says:


  14. Shauna says:

    Bowen Island for the fastest most “west coast” getaway for a few hours.

  15. JEFF says:

    white pine beach

  16. maria says:

    Stanley Park

  17. Sylvia Y says:

    Desolation Sound

  18. Cassie P says:

    I love going out to Chilliwack and visiting everything around Shuswap lake and waterslides!

  19. Ruby says:


  20. kelly says:


  21. Lloyd says:

    Golden Ears Prov Park or Porpoise Bay on the Sunshine Coast

  22. Dennis says:

    Chilliwack and cultus always a fave!!

  23. lindsey says:

    hotel lake

  24. Dana says:

    White Rock on a nice sunny weekend afternoon

  25. carly says:

    I love camping at Rolley Lake in BC.

  26. Tim Ansley says:

    Derby Reach for some great camping on the river (when it isn’t flooded) or just a picnic on a sunny day is perfect

  27. Cheryl Ram says:

    Lake Tamahai in BC near Cultus Lake

  28. Carlos says:

    Alice Lake

  29. Val says:

    Nairn Falls, a bit primitive but the falls are amazing and the campsites are large.

  30. Michelle W. says:

    Whistler’s a great day trip!

  31. Bev says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  32. Anne says:

    FAve Day trip = Sechelt or Gibsons

  33. Ruth Hartnup says:

    Lighthouse Park for a summer day trip including a spot of sea cliff climbing and some lazing in the sun (come on sun).

  34. Kelly says:

    A day at Cultus Lake can’t be beat

  35. Michaela Klassen says:

    Favourite day trip is definitely Point Roberts!

  36. Dawn says:


  37. Mary Rose says:

    Grouse trip ever!

  38. Robyn says:

    I would have to say Lighthouse Park also ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Curtis P says:

    Harrison Hot Springs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Vince says:

    White Pine beach

  41. Julia says:

    I like going to Lighthouse Park – like other people in this post!

  42. luc says:

    Burnaby Lake!

  43. Cara says:

    Othello Tunnels

  44. Chelle says:

    I think Whytecliff Park is a great place to spend a nice summer day.

  45. Brandon says:

    Cultus Lake

  46. Sylvia says:

    White Pine Beach

  47. Becky says:

    Whistler is fun even in the summer time! The drive there is so pretty!

  48. Helen says:

    Golden Ears

  49. Viv says:

    camping at manning park!

  50. Elizabeth B says:

    Harrison Hot Springs is my favorite day trip…especially if it is more than one day!
    Tweeted too!

  51. Belinda M says:

    My favorite camping spot is Betula lake in the Whiteshell


  52. Michael B says:

    Shannon Falls is a great day trip!

  53. Sherry Fraser says:

    Alice Lake

  54. Amy says:

    Harrison Hot Springs!

  55. Leeanne says:

    Point Roberts

  56. Leah says:


  57. Gordon says:

    Grouse Grind! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Amelia says:

    Day trip or camping? Needle Peak, but only if I can take my Tim Hortons to go. Otherwise, I stay in the city.

  59. Michelle Wong says:

    Whistler ๐Ÿ˜€

  60. anne says:

    Bowen Island is my favourite day trip. I always feel like a getaway and is so close!

  61. Kate says:

    Steveston or Squamish.

  62. Rajvir Boparai says:

    Cultus Lake Waterpark!!

  63. Rebecca says:

    Rocky Point Park

  64. Shannon says:

    Cat lake camping/fishing and picnicking

  65. Iz says:


  66. Jeff says:

    Though I am on a diet this actually wouldn’t be that bad if I spend it on the right things. A little caffeine is actually suppose to help you burn calories. My favourite day trip would probably have to be somewhere where I could hike a lot. I love hiking. Perhaps Cypress Mountain.

  67. Carole M says:

    Buntzen Lake.

  68. My fav day trip is a drive down the sea to sky highway to Shannon Falls.

  69. Denise says:


  70. Marissa says:


  71. Harjit says:

    English Bay!

  72. janice montroy says:


  73. Jeff says:

    Galiano Island!

  74. Michelle says:

    Our favorite day trip would be silver lake in hope ..

  75. Sunshine G says:

    Alice Lake – it’s beautiful camping up there!

  76. Giuliana says:

    My favorite has got to be hiking the Chief!

  77. Linda says:

    Buntzen Lake. I like the water.

  78. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  79. Nicole says:

    Cascade Falls in Mission

  80. Glenda says:

    Whistler especially in the summer

  81. Chista says:

    alice lake for local camping and shannon falls for a picnic

  82. Janina says:

    Love heading to Whistler for a quick getaway!

  83. Troy says:


  84. Shaelyn says:

    My fav day trip is probably out to Whistler. It’s such a fun drive!!

  85. Kristin says:

    Saltspring Island

  86. Darryl says:

    I enjoy a day trip to Squamish. The scenery is calming and amazing, there is a great bakery in town that sells the most amazing breads, pastries and coffee and a great local town atmosphere that is lost in Vancouver.

  87. Melissa Z says:

    Cultus Lake for a day trip & Chillwack for a weekend of camping Love both

  88. Ray says:

    Sunshine Coast.

  89. Bons says:

    My favourite day trip is to Granville Island!

  90. Rebecca says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  91. Mae says:

    Whistler, Victoria, and Bowen Island.

  92. Debra says:

    Bellingham for shopping at Trader Joes!

  93. Nicole says:


  94. Jenn S says:

    Cottage in Northern BC

  95. Kristen says:

    Rockwood is my favourite campsite. Local and beautiful

  96. Jason says:

    Island time. Vancouver or Bowen

  97. Barbara says:

    Belcarra when the weather is finally warm enough!

  98. Angela griffin says:

    Alice lake

  99. Mile Gismondi says:

    Cultus lake

  100. pam r. says:

    We like camping at Spruce Woods Provincial Park

  101. Emily H says:


  102. Kristi says:

    Stanley Park!

  103. Emilia Turner says:

    Our favourite day trip spot is Lynn Canyon tweeted as well

  104. sofie says:


  105. Jan says:

    Anywhere it isn’t raining!

  106. lindawwww says:

    a drive up to Whistler and back

  107. Edwin says:

    Cultus Lake !!

  108. Alahanna says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  109. Athena says:


  110. chrissy says:

    parks in the city – vacation at home!

  111. Bernadette says:

    harrison hot springs and tofino!

  112. Peter H says:

    Keats Island, so nice, so remote, so everything..

  113. Teresa says:

    My favourite destination is Seattle probably because my boyfriend lives there.

  114. lisa bolduc says:

    fav day trip is to montreal… only and hour and a half away for great shopping!!!

  115. Deidre says:

    Harrison Hot Springs for me!

  116. Sean says:

    Manning Park! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Dee says:

    Bowen Island

  118. Katie says:

    Vancouver Island. Up along the coast – Parksville area – beautiful

  119. Katy says:


  120. Gigi says:

    going to do the grouse grind

  121. Lauren says:

    A day trip to Whistler is always worth the drive.

  122. Shelley says:

    Taking a drive up to Harrison Hot Springs

  123. Tooth Fairy says:

    The sea to sky highway drive to Alice Lake near Squamish is a sweet local camping destibation!

  124. shelly Kristianson says:

    Elk Falls Campground ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Aimee says:

    paddling through widgeon creek

  126. Iain says:

    The campgrounds at Golden Ears or Brae Island

  127. Stephanie says:

    Our family loves camping. Golden Ears is probably the best spot for camping, it is very eaay to get to.

  128. misty says:

    Golden ear! Best Camp site!

  129. Caroline Morin says:

    I like going to Niagara Falls for the day. It’s an easy drive and it seems like a real vacation.

  130. Jackie Sampson says:

    Fave day trip is to stanley park ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. eleanor q says:

    My favourite place is a nearby park.

  132. tennille says:

    the beach—any beach will do!

  133. pam says:

    A day at Crescent Beach summer or winter.

  134. Richard says:

    Stanley Park!

  135. joc215 says:

    harrison hot springs is a great day trip!

  136. liz says:

    Cultus Lake Waterslides and horseback riding are our family faves.

  137. Leanne M says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  138. Eva U says:

    “Happy Friday” is a tradition we started when our son Evan turned 5 yrs old. We always close the week off by doing something different and fun to celebrate the TGIF norm. This previous Friday was extra special – SUMMER VACATION just started. So from Elementary school we went to Tim Horton’s for Timbits – to the duck pond fed the seagulls lol and then to Rosslyn Community park to play on the swings. Retiring at night my son gave me a big HUG and that was my perk and prize for the day.

    eva urban

  139. Eva U says:


    eva urban

  140. Shawnna says:

    Harrison Hot Springs!

  141. David says:

    Cultus lake!

  142. Andrea says:

    Rocky Point Park!

  143. Rob says:

    Murrin Lake

  144. shelaine says:

    Sechelt! or other small islands!

  145. tania says:

    Stanley Park

  146. rino says:


  147. Jeff says:


  148. Ruby says:

    Cultus Lake is close, yet far enough away to be called a ‘trip’

  149. Jules A. says:

    I like camping at Ellison Park in Vernon.

  150. Anna says:

    Living in the Valley, one of my usual daytrips tends to be to Vancouver, esp. Stanley Park

  151. Gary says:

    The only camping trip I’ve ever been on was Cultus Lake, looking forward to going camping somewhere else this year (if it ever stops raining!)

  152. Cyndi says:

    Whistler is great short trip

  153. cathy says:

    Not sure if only for Vancouver – couldn’t find rules, but I am in Ontario and Bon Echo is an awesome place to going camping.

  154. Jag says:

    I like going to Lynn Canyon

  155. Deni says:

    We enjoy Buntzen Lake!

  156. Siobhan Smeets says:

    Rocky Point, Port Moody

  157. Karla Sceviour says:

    We like to camp at Catamaran Park,in central NL ๐Ÿ™‚
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  158. Marianne says:

    Camping at Cultus Lake.

  159. debbie f says:

    Camping at Rolley Lake.

  160. debbie f says:

    I tweeted.

  161. Andy C. says:

    Shannon Falls

  162. Ian Yeung says:

    My favourite day trip is up to whistler!

  163. Steven Y says:

    Probably a trip up to Victoria!

  164. Evan says:

    Grouse Grind. Thank you so much.

  165. Francine says:

    I like to do day trips to visit the local farmers’ markets.

  166. albert c says:

    Manning Park

  167. Nick says:

    Caltus lake!

  168. Debbie says:

    Stanley Park

  169. mary says:

    bowen island ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. CG says:

    A day spent at Spanish Banks is a day well spent!! Especially with an iced capp or two!

  171. Krista says:

    Bowen Island

  172. Echo says:

    Harrison Hot Springs

  173. Mandy says:

    Cultus Lake

  174. Laura says:

    Ooo! I love Tim Hortons coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

  175. Alex says:

    Stanley Park!

  176. Tintin says:

    stanley park

  177. Marlene says:

    Saltspring Island

  178. Elaine D says:


  179. Tina says:


  180. Sonja says:

    Favourite Day trip—Squamish!

  181. Tiffany says:

    Favorite day trip=Whistler for a day of snowboarding and a night of hot tubbing and hot chocolate.

  182. jane says:

    nothing like White Rock on a sunny day

  183. Raju says:

    Cultus Lake

  184. Sharon says:

    Cat Lake

  185. Tracy says:

    Whistler is a fun getaway.

  186. Gary says:

    Bowen Island

  187. Jennifer says:

    Cultus Lake

  188. Bonnie says:

    Granville Island

  189. Burcu says:


  190. Stotes says:

    Buntzen Lake

  191. Tracy S says:

    Manning Park

  192. Angela says:

    Sunshine Coast!

  193. James says:

    Up the North Fork near Grand Forks, BC

  194. Jeremy says:

    Sunshine Coast!

  195. Samantha says:

    Steveston is always quiet with great things to see/do/eat

  196. Nicole says:

    Alongside the rapids in Hope.

  197. Phoebe says:

    Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

  198. Brandon says:

    Sunshine coast or Harrison hot springs !

  199. Cindy Smith says:

    Cultus Lake

  200. Shawna says:

    Granville Island

  201. Lexi says:

    Salt Spring Island

  202. Maegan Morin says:

    Our favorite place to go camping is at my parents cabin down by the river. A place called 5 Star

  203. Carol says:

    Spending the day at Stanley Park

  204. Lindsey says:

    Stanley Park or Whistler ๐Ÿ™‚

  205. Iris says:

    Protection Island Marine Park

  206. coral says:

    Bowen Island:)

  207. thabo says:

    Saltspring Island is a great day trip!

  208. Michelle B says:

    Toronto island

  209. Ruby says:

    Granville Island is fun to spend a day at .. or places I can take our dog and have some fun like Golden Ears.

  210. randy says:

    Golden Ears is a fave .. anywhere where I can see the natural beauty of BC around me.

  211. Jennifer says:

    My favorite day trip would have to be Lake Louise ๐Ÿ™‚

  212. Miss A says:

    Love to spend the say across the border in the beautiful city of Seattle…

  213. Rob says:

    Nitinat Lake…Kiteboarding and camping… gorgeous and remote destination

  214. ginger leah gervais says:

    Our familys fav day trip is to Stanley Park. Love to visit the Aquarium and walk along the sea wall!

  215. Winnie says:

    My favorite day trip would be Granville Island!

  216. Andrew says:


  217. Doug says:

    Saltspring Island.

  218. James Crampton says:

    When in Vancouver, there’s nothing like a hike through Stanley Park on an autumn day.

  219. Masumi says:

    Cultus Lake!

  220. Eileen O says:


  221. Marilou says:

    Bowen Island, BC

  222. gin says:

    Weaver lake ๐Ÿ˜€

  223. Denise says:

    my fav day trip is going to whistler

  224. Angel says:

    Love sunshine coast!

  225. Natalie says:

    “Junking” in the Valley! ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. Darlene says:

    Day trip to White Rock beach!!

  227. Wesley says:

    Stawamus chief !

  228. Dilara says:

    I love going to Alice Lake provincial park.

  229. Krizia says:

    Whistler! ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. cindy quach says:

    gold creek for a swim in the clear pools

  231. Kate says:

    Steveston or Buntzen Lake.

  232. MIKE says:


  233. Lyn says:

    * best day trip around Stanley Park – start at
    Burrard Street Bridge and walk along English Bay around
    Stanley Park to Coal Harbour.

  234. Adam says:

    Bowen Island – Crippen Park hike

  235. Kat E. says:

    Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen!

  236. Ruth M says:

    Steveston or Boundary Bay for daytrips, magic

  237. Melissa Evans says:

    I tweeted this contest : )

  238. Melissa Evans says:

    My favorite day trip place would have to be Jericho beach : )

  239. Heidi Clarkson says:

    Sunshine Coast!!

  240. Leanna says:

    I love camping up at Deer Lake (by Harrison). It is a lovely lake for swimming and boating.

  241. Gordon says:

    Harrison Hot Springs! ๐Ÿ™‚

next »
Free Dancing at Robson Square 2012
« previously
Indian Summer Festival 2012