Visit Vancouver iPad App & Tickets Tonight Giveaway

Comments 146 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

146 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TroyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:12am PDT

    The view from grouse mountain.

  2. JeffMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:12am PDT

    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. ReenMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:18am PDT

    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. JennyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

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

  5. chrissyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    English Bay!

  6. CurtisMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:54am PDT

    Queen Elizabeth Park

  7. SanazMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 11:30am PDT

    Stanley Park

  8. ChelleMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    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. ShelleyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 12:33pm PDT

    Spanish Banks

  10. darylMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  11. GregMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 12:51pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  12. lucMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 1:14pm PDT

    The beach volleyball games on Kits Beach!

  13. BrendaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 1:19pm PDT

    Granville Island

  14. LoriMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

    Viewpoint on the drive up Cypress Mountain

  15. MosheMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

    English Bay

  16. lizMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:20pm PDT

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

  17. Ashley ChowMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:40pm PDT

    The Vancouver Aquarium!

  18. DavidMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  19. EmmaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 2:55pm PDT

    Stanley Park seawall.

  20. NatalieMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT

    Stanley Park!!

  21. AmyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    Wading at low tide at Spanish Banks.

  22. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:07pm PDT

    Stanley Park/English Bay

  23. CoralMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:18pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  24. DreMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    Stanley Park of course!

  25. ag.Monday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:48pm PDT

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

  26. AshleyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:50pm PDT


  27. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

    Grouse Mountain.

  28. NicoleMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Grouse Mountain!

  29. Leah ReimerMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    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! 🙂

  30. StephanieMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    Sunset at Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

  31. harjitMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 4:41pm PDT

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

  32. Leah ReimerMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 4:42pm PDT

    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! 🙂

  33. Caitlin EnrightMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 5:19pm PDT

    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 🙂

  34. BonnieMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:02pm PDT

    I think every visitor to Vancouver should visit Stanley Park.

  35. nance428Monday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:12pm PDT

    Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

  36. dave604Monday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:13pm PDT

    Whistler (still counts as Vancouver right)?

  37. RachelMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:18pm PDT

    Granville Island

  38. JaneMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:42pm PDT

    Granville Island

  39. JoyceMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:42pm PDT


  40. LindaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:53pm PDT

    They should bike the seawall!

  41. LeahMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 6:56pm PDT

    Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver

  42. AnneMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 7:07pm PDT

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

  43. CoryMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 8:26pm PDT

    One must visit the sea wall!

  44. Jason from Sydney AustraliaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 8:58pm PDT

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

  45. JoMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:01pm PDT


  46. lorMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:03pm PDT

    Stanley Park!

  47. mariaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:05pm PDT

    Stanley Park is pretty nice!

  48. RebeccaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:13pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  49. Sandra GarciaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:15pm PDT

    Anywhere there is a good view of the city!

  50. AndreaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT

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

  51. TiffanyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 9:37pm PDT

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

  52. CathyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    Sunset Beach at sunset on a summer’s day

  53. JeffMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:43pm PDT

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

  54. sandyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 10:54pm PDT

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

  55. taniaMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 11:36pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  56. JeremyMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 11:57pm PDT

    Stanley Park is a must see for any visitor!

  57. JenMonday, June 11th, 2012 — 11:58pm PDT

    I love visiting Granville Island with out of town guests 🙂

  58. sandyTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 12:42am PDT

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

  59. LindaTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:29am PDT

    Queen Elizabeth Park – so beautiful!

  60. DoraTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:35am PDT

    Stanley Park & Deep Cove!

  61. Leah MTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 8:18am PDT

    Granville island public market and Stanley park

  62. Emilia TurnerTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 8:32am PDT

    The Seawall around Stanley Park.

  63. JRFTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 8:59am PDT

    Yes I would agree Granville Island is a must see

  64. StotesTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 9:22am PDT

    Granville Island

  65. Zoe GramsTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 9:22am PDT

    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.

  66. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium

  67. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium would be the one thing!

  68. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium would be the one thing.

  69. lindawwwwTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    Granville Island is a great place to visit.

  70. RachelTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:50am PDT

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

  71. Gina ATuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:56am PDT

    Stanley Park

  72. Eileen OTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    Capilano Suspension Bridge

  73. DeidreTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 1:50pm PDT

    ueen Elizabeth Park

  74. AnneTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 2:26pm PDT

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

  75. JennyTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 2:30pm PDT

    Stanley Park!

  76. Amelia StegemanTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 2:30pm PDT

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

  77. NicoleTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT

    English Bay

  78. c bassettoTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

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

  79. RachelTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    Most definately Stanley Park.

  80. GeraldTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT

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

  81. ChandniTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

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

  82. DebraTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

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

  83. JaneTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    I love taking visitors on the aquabus to Granville Island.

  84. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:04pm PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick.

  85. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:06pm PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick

  86. Mike GismondiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:11pm PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium would be my number one pick…

  87. Christine CTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:28pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  88. CeciliaTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 7:52pm PDT

    Granville Island, it’s unique

  89. KatieTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 9:09pm PDT

    Granville island after a bike around the seawall to get there

  90. NancyTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 9:58pm PDT

    Definitely Stanley Park.

  91. AnnieTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:11pm PDT

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

  92. CyndiTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:14pm PDT

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

  93. JagTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:16pm PDT

    Definitely Stanley Park

  94. GaryTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 10:19pm PDT

    Stanley Park and Granville Island are both must visits

  95. kahhleeTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 11:11pm PDT

    False Creek by the waters

  96. KimTuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 11:29pm PDT

    The Fair at the PNE

  97. Jenn SWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 3:37am PDT

    Stanley Park and its majestic trees

  98. TiffanyWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 9:43am PDT

    False Creek looking towards the mountains

  99. Michelle W.Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    The Aquarium!

  100. BevWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    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!

  101. KrishnaWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    Granville Island

  102. BradWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 4:39pm PDT

    Downtown Eastside

  103. lucy kabatoffWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 5:26pm PDT

    Stanley Park- love it

  104. laurelWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 6:51pm PDT

    kitsolano beach area and the zoo

  105. MayWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 7:22pm PDT

    Stanley Park is a must-see!

  106. lindaWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 10:19pm PDT

    granville island!

  107. Ekaterina D.Thursday, June 14th, 2012 — 8:38am PDT

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

  108. VinceThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT

    Granville Island

  109. valerieThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 12:30pm PDT

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

  110. sewhandyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:43pm PDT

    An Evening with the Vancouver Symphony

  111. LeslieThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:18pm PDT

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

  112. Stephanie SThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

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

  113. Shannon PThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:59pm PDT

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

  114. CandiceThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

    Stanley Park!

  115. KodyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:14pm PDT

    Sea-to-sky highway at sunset

  116. richard wThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:45pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  117. TracyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:16pm PDT

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

  118. Curtis PThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:29pm PDT

    English Bay 🙂

  119. bjFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 5:47am PDT


  120. bjFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 5:47am PDT


  121. Pam ChowFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 7:33am PDT


  122. JenniferFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 9:24am PDT


  123. TeresaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 11:31am PDT

    Stanley Park

  124. elena weaverFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    A summer sunset at English Bay

  125. JuliaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 10:28pm PDT

    Vancouver aquarium

  126. Sherry FFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 11:37pm PDT

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

  127. LaurenSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 8:49am PDT

    Sunset from the beach – any beach.

  128. mikeSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    the flowers at queen e. park!

  129. Bonnie RSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

    Granville Island!

  130. ChristinaSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 9:22am PDT

    Stanley Park

  131. NatalieSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 11:23am PDT

    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!

  132. MeganSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT

    Walk the seawall!

  133. Lelainia LloydSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

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

  134. Andy C.Sunday, June 17th, 2012 — 4:59pm PDT

    Stanley Park!

  135. DADSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 7:11pm PDT

    Definitely Stanley Park and the Seawall.

  136. Donna LSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 7:51pm PDT

    Celebration of Light fireworks. And the PNE superdogs.

  137. CarolSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  138. Ginger Leah GervaisSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 10:17pm PDT

    I would have to say the celebration of light!!

  139. Sylvia FMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 2:34am PDT

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

  140. Tracey FlattesMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:51am PDT

    Stanley Park – Prospect Point and English Bay for sure!

  141. RyanMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Granville Island Public Market for sure!

  142. Kim WMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

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

  143. MarissaMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:53am PDT

    Vancouver aquarium

  144. colin jonesMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

    Gotta see the view from Grouse

  145. bucks14Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 — 10:30am PDT

    Stanley Park

  146. Sunshine GTuesday, June 19th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    The Steam Clock -hokey but fun!

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