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Visit Vancouver iPad App & Tickets Tonight Giveaway

Monday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT
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Tourism Vancouver has recently launched an iPad app to help visitors find their way to some of the best attractions, events, and activities. Available now in the iTunes App Store, this free download offers everything from transit information to photos and videos of our region.

Features include a digital city tour, transportation options to and from Vancouver, accommodation search (from hostel to hotel), restaurant search, activity listings, calendar and magazine, photo and video galleries.

tourismvancouveripadappI haven’t had the chance to play with the app yet but there is a lot of praise for it already on social media. I already like the idea of it providing content offline as well.

This is just the latest digital offering from Tourism Vancouver who runs a robust website, popular blog, and Twitter account.

To spread the word about the iPad app, they have offered up $100 for the Tickets Tonight box office.

Through the Tickets Tonight box office (on line or in person at 200 Burrard) you can pick up tickets for MusicFest Vancouver, Honda Celebration of Light reserved seats, Theatre Under the Stars, and more. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming 1 thing every Vancouver visitor should see (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win $100 for @TicketsTonight from @MyVancouver & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm. Update The winner is @Qbots!

Current contests on


  1. Troy says:

    The view from grouse mountain.

  2. Jeff says:

    Vancouver is well known for it’s beauty. In my opinion, based on that, everyone should see Stanley Park, the Seawall, and the things around the area such as the Vancouver Aquarium.

  3. Reen says:

    The Museum of Anthropology is one of my favourite places to take visitors from out of town. It’s a beautiful museum with an atmosphere that really lets you relax, dream and reflect.

  4. Jenny says:

    I’d definitely have to recommend the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It looks absolutely surreal.

  5. chrissy says:

    English Bay!

  6. Curtis says:

    Queen Elizabeth Park

  7. Sanaz says:

    Stanley Park

  8. Chelle says:

    Stanley Park is the first place we always take new visitors to the city. And I’ll always remember being just awestruck by it the first time I visited Vancouver.

  9. Shelley says:

    Spanish Banks

  10. daryl says:

    Stanley Park

  11. Greg says:

    Stanley Park

  12. luc says:

    The beach volleyball games on Kits Beach!

  13. Brenda says:

    Granville Island

  14. Lori says:

    Viewpoint on the drive up Cypress Mountain

  15. Moshe says:

    English Bay

  16. liz says:

    Stanley Park/Aquarium are our treasures and beautiful to behold all year round.

  17. Ashley Chow says:

    The Vancouver Aquarium!

  18. David says:

    Stanley Park

  19. Emma says:

    Stanley Park seawall.

  20. Natalie says:

    Stanley Park!!

  21. Amy says:

    Wading at low tide at Spanish Banks.

  22. Stanley Park/English Bay

  23. Dre says:

    Stanley Park of course!

  24. ag. says:

    I love taking visitors to Granville Island – the view by the water is my favourite!

  25. Nicole says:

    Grouse Mountain!

  26. Leah Reimer says:

    I think tourists should definetly go to the Lookout at Harbour center, from personal experience the view is absolutely stunning and the history is informative and humorous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Stephanie says:

    Sunset at Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

  28. harjit says:

    One thing every visitor to Vancouver should see is the Sea-Wall!

  29. Leah Reimer says:

    Oops published wrong email!
    I think tourists should definetly go to the Lookout at Harbour center, from personal experience the view is absolutely stunning and the history is informative and humorous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I think one thing every visitor must do is take a walk, bike ride or jog around the Seawall. Any part of it, although Stanley Park is a good place to start! The follow up with brunch at Cafe Medina ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Bonnie says:

    I think every visitor to Vancouver should visit Stanley Park.

  32. nance428 says:

    Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

  33. dave604 says:

    Whistler (still counts as Vancouver right)?

  34. Rachel says:

    Granville Island

  35. Jane says:

    Granville Island

  36. Joyce says:


  37. Linda says:

    They should bike the seawall!

  38. Leah says:

    Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver

  39. Anne says:

    Everyone should bike the sea wall around Stanley Park, stopping at Third Beach for a picnic (or burger from the snack bar)

  40. Cory says:

    One must visit the sea wall!

  41. Jason from Sydney Australia says:

    Someone adopt me! I want to live in your amazing city!!!

  42. Jo says:


  43. lor says:

    Stanley Park!

  44. maria says:

    Stanley Park is pretty nice!

  45. Rebecca says:

    Stanley Park

  46. Anywhere there is a good view of the city!

  47. Andrea says:

    Everyone should visit Stanley Park and Granville Island! They should also check out the view from the gondola on Grouse Mountain.

  48. Tiffany says:

    Prospect Point in Stanley Park at night. Great view of the Lions Gate bridge.

  49. Cathy says:

    Sunset Beach at sunset on a summer’s day

  50. Jeff says:

    Every visitor should see Gastown and learn about the history of the city!

  51. sandy says:

    Granville island! Fantastic view and a great place to eat.

  52. tania says:

    Stanley Park

  53. Jeremy says:

    Stanley Park is a must see for any visitor!

  54. Jen says:

    I love visiting Granville Island with out of town guests ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. sandy says:

    Granville island! Great place for live music, great eats + fantastic view

  56. Linda says:

    Queen Elizabeth Park – so beautiful!

  57. Dora says:

    Stanley Park & Deep Cove!

  58. Leah M says:

    Granville island public market and Stanley park

  59. Emilia Turner says:

    The Seawall around Stanley Park.

  60. JRF says:

    Yes I would agree Granville Island is a must see

  61. Stotes says:

    Granville Island

  62. Zoe Grams says:

    To get away from the madding crowds, and see a lesser-known part of Vancouver, I recommend Queen Elizabeth Park. Perfect for a meal at Seasons in the Park, with great views of the entire city, quiet space to walk around in, and a beautiful bird sanctuary to boot.

  63. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium

  64. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium would be the one thing!

  65. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium would be the one thing.

  66. lindawwww says:

    Granville Island is a great place to visit.

  67. Rachel says:

    Walk or ride the seawall – the best of everything Vancouver has to offer can be seen – the cityscape, the mountains, the water! Ahh, Vancouver!

  68. Gina A says:

    Stanley Park

  69. Eileen O says:

    Capilano Suspension Bridge

  70. Deidre says:

    ueen Elizabeth Park

  71. Anne says:

    Parks: Stanley, Queen Elizabeth, Lynn Canyon (free suspension bridge)
    Shopping: Gastown, Robson, Pacific Centre

  72. Jenny says:

    Stanley Park!

  73. Dem bones! The blue whale skeleton at the UBC Beatty Biodiversity Museum.

  74. Nicole says:

    English Bay

  75. c bassetto says:

    Sea to Sky Highway; Aquabus Ferry; Vancouver Public Library & Steveston, S of the Airport.

  76. Rachel says:

    Most definately Stanley Park.

  77. Gerald says:

    The Museum of Anthropology and the view of Howe Sound from the rose garden across the street from it.

  78. Chandni says:

    The 9 o clock cannon at Stanley Park is lots of fun!

  79. Debra says:

    Shopping in Kits along West 4th Avenue and then Kits beach!

  80. Jane says:

    I love taking visitors on the aquabus to Granville Island.

  81. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick.

  82. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick

  83. Mike Gismondi says:

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick…

  84. Christine C says:

    Stanley Park

  85. Cecilia says:

    Granville Island, it’s unique

  86. Katie says:

    Granville island after a bike around the seawall to get there

  87. Nancy says:

    Definitely Stanley Park.

  88. Annie says:

    I’d agree with what many others have said – Stanley Park is an absolute jewel

  89. Cyndi says:

    I just visited the aquarium again (and loved it again), so that’s what I’ll vote for

  90. Jag says:

    Definitely Stanley Park

  91. Gary says:

    Stanley Park and Granville Island are both must visits

  92. kahhlee says:

    False Creek by the waters

  93. Kim says:

    The Fair at the PNE

  94. Jenn S says:

    Stanley Park and its majestic trees

  95. Tiffany says:

    False Creek looking towards the mountains

  96. Michelle W. says:

    The Aquarium!

  97. Bev says:

    The Vancouver Art Gallery…and after, you must have a coffee/dessert from the Gallery cafe and sit outside on the patio…the soft music playing on a sunny day and the sights is my all-time favourite “people-watching” spot!

  98. Krishna says:

    Granville Island

  99. Brad says:

    Downtown Eastside

  100. Stanley Park- love it

  101. laurel says:

    kitsolano beach area and the zoo

  102. May says:

    Stanley Park is a must-see!

  103. linda says:

    granville island!

  104. Ekaterina D. says:

    I know it’s probably overdone but the Steam clock?

  105. Vince says:

    Granville Island

  106. valerie says:

    Every Vancouver visitor should walk along one of our many city beaches (my faves are Sunset and Locarno).

  107. sewhandy says:

    An Evening with the Vancouver Symphony

  108. Leslie says:

    Wind generator on top of Grouse – go up to the viewing deck!

  109. Stephanie S says:

    I would say the Seawall! Or the Wind Turbine on Grouse Mountain to see the view of Vancouver

  110. Shannon P says:

    Definately Granville Island. Great view, great food, interesting stores and lots of people watching!

  111. Candice says:

    Stanley Park!

  112. Kody says:

    Sea-to-sky highway at sunset

  113. richard w says:

    Stanley Park

  114. Tracy says:

    I think the sea wall shows a little bit of everything about Vancouver.

  115. Curtis P says:

    English Bay ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. bj says:


  117. Pam Chow says:


  118. Jennifer says:


  119. Teresa says:

    Stanley Park

  120. elena weaver says:

    A summer sunset at English Bay

  121. Julia says:

    Vancouver aquarium

  122. Sherry F says:

    the Stanley Park seawall…..walk it, run it, bike it, do it!

  123. Lauren says:

    Sunset from the beach – any beach.

  124. mike says:

    the flowers at queen e. park!

  125. Bonnie R says:

    Granville Island!

  126. Christina says:

    Stanley Park

  127. Natalie says:

    As someone who only recently moved to Vancouver and didn’t get to be “touristy” much when I did visit before that, I’d have to say Granville Island is a much-see. I can’t wait for better weather so I can go explore it with my Boyfriend =) I’ve only been there once and it briefly years ago!

  128. Megan says:

    Walk the seawall!

  129. Hands down, the jewel of the city, Stanley Park.

  130. Andy C. says:

    Stanley Park!

  131. DAD says:

    Definitely Stanley Park and the Seawall.

  132. Donna L says:

    Celebration of Light fireworks. And the PNE superdogs.

  133. Carol says:

    Stanley Park

  134. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    I would have to say the celebration of light!!

  135. Sylvia F says:

    Stanley Park! : the beaches, the seawall, the trails, the sunsets!

  136. Tracey Flattes says:

    Stanley Park – Prospect Point and English Bay for sure!

  137. Ryan says:

    Granville Island Public Market for sure!

  138. Kim W says:

    Every visitor should experience being in the woods when it’s raining. Mmm.

  139. Marissa says:

    Vancouver aquarium

  140. colin jones says:

    Gotta see the view from Grouse

  141. Sunshine G says:

    The Steam Clock -hokey but fun!

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