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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT
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It’s Power Smart Month in BC, raising awareness about energy consumption, offering tips and tools for saving at energy home and a handful of deals and money-saving opportunities. One feature of Power Smart Month each year is the BC Hydro Candlelight Conservation Dinner. Close to 40 local restaurants are now accepting reservations for Thursday, October 24th where you can dine by candlelight.

Epiphany Dinner Party 4
Photo credit: evocateur on Flickr

Each participating restaurant will be extending an exclusive discount or special offer on the night, anything from a free appetizer, to 2-for-1 entrées, featured menu items and other awesome deals. Offers valid October 24, 2013 at participating restaurants only. Mention the Candlelight Conservation Dinner at time of reservation or ordering; please contact individual restaurants for any restrictions and/or additional promotions. Not in the Lower Mainland? The Candlelight Conservation Dinner will also take place at a number of restaurants across BC in Dawson Creek, Quesnel, Fort St. John, Powell River, Victoria, and Prince George.

To celebrate and promote the Candlelight Conservation Dinner I have a collection of gift cards up for grabs thanks to some of the participating restaurants. You can enter to win a $100 gift card for Biercraft, Herons at the Fairmont Waterfront, The Pear Tree in Burnaby, or The Observatory on Grouse Mountain.

  • Biercraft: “Since opening on “The Drive” some six years ago, BierCraft Tap and Tapas has been wooing Vancouverites with the City’s premiere selection of Belgian and Craft Beers, a mouth-watering menu, great service and exceptional value.”
  • Herons at Fairmont Waterfront: “Executive Chef Dana Hauser’s seasonal menus are inspired by the bounty of the Pacific Ocean, and Vancouver’s best Seafood, hand-picked herbs from our terrace garden, honey from our rooftop apiary and the freshest local, sustainable ingredients we can find.”
  • The Pear Tree: “The Pear Tree Restaurant is a destination outside the mold, bringing together world-class cuisine & downtown elegance with approachability and a sense of community. Owned and operated by Scott and Stephanie Jaeger, The Pear Tree Restaurant is the destination whether it be a special occasion, catching up with friends, or a relaxed weekday dinner.”
  • The Observatory: “The Observatory’s contemporary BC menu harnesses the remarkable confluence of local flavours and worldly techniques that give the province its unique character. Chef Dino L. Gazzola is dedicated to sourcing the finest and freshest regional ingredients available, creating memorable dining experiences for the discerning palate.”

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming which of the four restaurants above you would like to visit (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 restaurant gc from @Powersmartbc Candlelight Conservation Dinner + @Miss604

Four winners (who will each receive one gift card) will be drawn at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 19, 2013. I will draw contest winners’ names before the date of the Candlelight Conservation Dinner so they can use the gift cards then, or save them for use at a later date. Be sure to call and book a reservation for this cozy, autumn date night at one of the participating restaurants on October 24th to take part.

Update The winners are Rachel (Pear Tree), Darcie (Biercraft), Jonathan Parminter (Herons), @DaleVancouver (Observatory)!

Current contests on


  1. Arjun Rudra says:

    The Pear Tree

  2. Radhika K says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  3. Nikki Johnston says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  4. Jeff says:

    The Observatory

  5. Paul says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  6. Dilara says:

    I’d love to try The Pear Tree

  7. Jessica says:

    Dinner at The Observatory would be fantastic!

  8. Carolina says:


  9. mary says:

    I’d love to try the pear tree!

  10. Ruth says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Observatory

  11. Serena Debolt says:

    Would love to visit Biercraft – it sounds funky!

  12. Krista says:

    I’d love to go for dinner at BierCraft. Thanks!

  13. Monique says:

    Really really want to go to Biercraft!!! I love beer…especially craft beer!!!

  14. Jenn S says:

    I would love to have dinner at Pear Tree

  15. SW says:

    Pear Tree!

  16. Rachel says:

    Would LOVE to go to The Pear Tree!

  17. Sara says:

    Herons at the Fairmont would be my pick!

  18. Eileen says:

    All of the restaurants look amazing, but I’ve never been to The Pear Tree so that would be my choice

  19. Emilia says:

    The Observatory, love local

  20. Peter Khoo says:

    Pear tree for me!

  21. lee says:

    The Pear Tree!=D

  22. Anne says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront – would love to try a dish with honey from their bee hives.

  23. Elizabeth B says:

    Biercraft looks like fun!

  24. Ana Perez says:

    Herons at the Fairmont – great food AND waterfront! love it

  25. Sarah O says:

    the observatory please !

  26. Michelle chan says:

    Any of the restaurants would be great but I’d love to try the pear tree!

  27. The Observatory would be amazing! Our 23rd anniversary is the 27th of October, but I’d happily celebrate early if I win!

  28. Jake Hamilton says:

    the observatory would nice and romantic!!!

  29. Andy says:

    Beircraft has always been on my list. Thanks!

  30. katie says:

    Biercraft please!

  31. Lau says:


  32. Margaret says:

    The beautiful Pear Tree

  33. Michelle says:

    I would like to visit the Pear Tree, live in Burnaby and have never tried it πŸ™‚

  34. Sandra says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  35. Jonathan Parminter says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  36. nathan says:

    Haven’t enjoyed the Pear Tree yet…

  37. stacey g says:

    Biercraft would be awesome!

  38. kim says:

    Herons please!!

  39. KayKay says:


  40. Lindsey M says:

    I’d love to try BierCraft.

  41. robert r says:

    I would love to try Pree Tree

  42. Mingc says:


  43. Anne-Sophie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the Pear Tree.
    The Observatory is amazing though too.

  44. Mark says:


  45. Ariel says:

    Would love to try Herons!

  46. janice montroy says:

    I would love to try the Pear Tree

  47. Jas says:

    The Observatory.

  48. Kari says:

    I have someone special who is still relatively new to Canada, who I think would really like to see Vancouver from the Observatory.

  49. Diana says:

    The Pear Tree!

  50. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to try Heron’s at Fairmont Waterfront

  51. Bonnie R says:

    I’d love to go to Heron’s at the Fairmont!

  52. Vania says:

    Biercraft, please!

  53. Dee de los Santos says:

    Never been to the Pear Tree, so I’d pick that!

  54. Anny Kosovic says:

    I’d love to take my husband to the Biercraft! He’d love it!

  55. Kiki Berg says:

    I love the Pear Tree!

  56. Nicolle says:

    Biercraft please! πŸ™‚

  57. Sunshine G says:


  58. Loraine says:


  59. Dave Lastik says:

    I would love the observatory please

  60. Helen says:

    The Pear Tree

  61. Melissa Espiritu says:

    Biercraft sounds great! πŸ™‚

  62. Debbie says:

    I have been dying to try The Biercraft since it opened!

  63. Norma Ibarra says:

    WOuld love to go to the Observatory!

  64. Ana says:

    herons herons herons!

  65. alidavey says:

    would love to go to the pear tree!

  66. maria says:

    Would love to try Heron’s.

  67. Denise Morris says:

    I could make it a really Eco-friendly night and walk to the pear tree.

  68. Chelle says:

    I’d love to go to Biercraft! It’s one of those places I’ve wanted to go to for while but just haven’t gotten around to yet.

  69. SuzyQS says:

    Herons at the Fairmount Waterfront please!

  70. Frank_Z says:

    Biercraft πŸ™‚

  71. Valerie says:

    Would love to try Herons πŸ™‚ thanks

  72. Amy says:

    Would love to try The Observatory!

  73. Hei Moon says:

    The observatory in time for anniversary

  74. Nikki says:

    Beircraft or any of the alternates . They all sound excellent !

  75. Sharon D. says:

    The Pear Tree

  76. Heidi Clarkson says:

    How to choose!? Let’s say Herons!

  77. Michelle M. says:

    Herons at the Fairmont holds fond memories, so that’s my choice. πŸ™‚

  78. Angela says:

    Herons πŸ™‚

  79. Janet Kong says:

    The Peartree

  80. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    We enjoy Chef Dana’s menu at Heron’s! Good place for a brew too!

  81. Michelle W says:

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try Herons! yummm πŸ™‚

  82. Michelle says:


  83. Harjit says:

    The Observatory, thanks for the chance for a lovely date night, twitter fan@plumerea

  84. Biercraft! $100…that’ll buy…six, maybe seven Belgian beers? Thanks πŸ˜‰

  85. Leah says:


  86. Katie says:

    The observatory please!!

  87. Laurel says:

    Heron’s at the Fairmont would be a superb choice…and mine πŸ˜‰

  88. Debbie C says:

    I love Biercraft so would love to use the certificate there!

  89. Tracy says:

    Would love to go to the Peartree

  90. Lynn Montes says:

    Would love to try out the observatory!

  91. Kristen says:

    Herons at The Fairmont looks amazing! Would love to try it!

  92. Margaret says:

    love, love love Biercraft!

  93. Debra says:

    Heron’s sounds awesome!

  94. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    I love the Pear Tree! We haven’t been there is some time and would love to go. I love how it is like a fancy downtown restaurant but without the hassles of going downtown. Fabulous place.

  95. Stephanie says:

    The Pear Tree looks lovely. Oooh bday dinner?!

  96. Caroline says:

    I’d looove to go to Herons at Fairmont Waterfront!!

  97. Natalie says:


  98. Anne Guagliardo says:

    I’d love to get a tuna tacos & cocktails at Herons / Fairmont Waterfront:
    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Anne Guagliardo

  99. chista says:


  100. wenxiao says:


  101. Teresa K says:


  102. Joyce L says:

    the observatory!

  103. Tina L. says:

    I like to try Biercraft.

  104. Don M says:

    The Observatory sounds great. It would be wonderful to dine on a clear Fall night!

  105. Janet F. says:

    I would definitely choose Biercraft on Commercial Drive as it is within walking distance of my home and therefore would reduce energy consumption (no car=no gas). I would also put on a nice warm sweater and eat inside thus reducing the need to use energy for heat. And then the beer would help warm me up and because I walked, I would not feel concerned about having a beer or two. All around Biercraft is an excellent restaurant for me when I look towards energy conservation.

  106. Michelle says:

    Herons /Observatory.

  107. Brenda A says:

    They all look awesome but I would love to go to the Observatory

  108. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    I’d love to go to Herons at the Fairmont Waterfront!! Thank you!

  109. Bill Thomson says:

    The Pear Tree would be delightful!

  110. Dayna Wilson says:

    The Observatory, please!

  111. Sheila says:

    The Observatory, please. I haven’t been up Grouse Mountain for years.

  112. Mir Nasiri says:

    Herons at the Fairmont!!!

  113. Kelly Krol says:


  114. Tanya says:

    The Observatory would be beautiful and romantic!

  115. Joanne says:

    The Observatory would be a stunning setting with Vancouver as a backdrop!

  116. Maria says:

    Would love to try Pear Tree!

  117. Hillary says:

    I’ve had an amazing experience at the observatory and I’d love to go back!

  118. Kim Pike says:

    The Pear Tree is the spot I would pick

  119. Bryan says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront!

  120. Hayley says:

    I would love to try out The Observatory, it looks beautiful.

  121. colm says:

    the pear tree….

  122. lynn says:

    pear tree

  123. Swapnil says:

    Herons all the way!

  124. Kelly says:

    Ooooh! Yes please!! The Observatory would be fantastic! Thanks for great prizes always!

  125. Linda says:

    I would love to try the Pear Tree Restaurant.

  126. Brenda says:

    Pear Tree!

  127. Cliff says:

    Been wanting to try Pear Tree for a while

  128. Stuart says:

    I would love to try Pear Tree!

  129. Meg says:

    I would love to check out Herons!

  130. Areta says:

    Pear Tree

  131. Debbie F says:

    I would like to visit BierCraft Tap and Tapas

  132. Isaac says:


  133. James says:


  134. greg says:

    I am interested in Biercraft tap

  135. Lindsay says:

    Biercraft! Love the atmosphere!

  136. Linda says:

    Herons at waterfront☺

  137. Sandi DeGeer says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  138. Darcy says:

    Biercraft please!

  139. Biercraft…heard great things about it!

  140. ho says:

    The Observatory:

  141. Angela says:

    Biercraft sounds great! Would love to try.

  142. Xing says:

    Biercraft please

  143. lindawwww says:

    I would love to win the gift certificate for Herons at Fairmont Waterfront.

  144. kristy hayter says:

    Herons for me please and thank you!

  145. Shirley says:

    Either the Observatory or the Pear Tree would be great. If I have to choose one, the Observatory please.

  146. Heidi C. says:


  147. LAinVan says:

    Pear Tree – I need to venture out of downtown.

  148. Jodie says:

    Would love to try the The Observatory!

  149. tania says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  150. rino says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  151. Iain says:

    The Pear Tree – never tried that one.

  152. erin says:

    pear tree sounds good

  153. Kathleen says:

    I’d like to try the Peartree

  154. michael h says:


  155. Ro says:

    I’d love to try Herons!

  156. Nabila says:

    I would love to try The Pear Tree! I’ve gone past it for years on my way to SFU but never had a chance to try it.

    Thank you!

  157. Connie says:

    The Pear Tree

  158. Katie says:

    The pear tree would be great

  159. Caitlin says:

    I’d love to go to the Pear Tree!!

  160. stephanie says:

    The Observatory. Thanks

  161. veronica says:

    I would love to try the Pear Tree.

  162. Bettina says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  163. Mary W says:

    all sound amazing. Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  164. Michelle says:


  165. Ella Ho says:

    Pear Tree

  166. DenB says:

    I want to go to Pear Tree.

  167. Michelle C says:

    Definitely Herons!

  168. Karen says:

    Herons at the Fairmont

  169. Linda says:

    I would love to treat my family to a grand dinner at Herons; they love seafood!

  170. cindy says:

    would love to try the observatory

  171. Angie says:

    Would love to go to the Pear Tree! Went there for New Year’s Even once and it was amazing.

  172. vicky says:

    Pear tree …yum

  173. Heidi says:


  174. Ryan says:

    the observatory

  175. Kam says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront!!

  176. tila says:

    the observatory

  177. Tracy K. says:

    pear tree

  178. Mike says:

    Dinner at Heron’s please πŸ™‚

  179. Heather says:

    I would like to try the observatory please.

  180. Randy says:

    The Observatory

  181. Deb says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront.

  182. Varley says:


  183. Ray says:

    The Observatory would be brilliant.

  184. Scott Podwinski says:

    Dare I copy everyone else and say Herons?

  185. Alisa Paul says:

    The Observatory

  186. Julie says:

    Heron’s would be nice.

  187. Kev says:


  188. Daphne says:

    Heron’s at the Fairmont please.

  189. Chris says:

    My girlfriend went to the Pear Tree for her mom’s birthday and had good things to say. I’ve never been, so I’d like to try it out.

  190. Am says:

    I love Pear Tree!!!

  191. Nicole M says:

    I’ve never been to the Observatory. Would love to try it!

  192. Christine says:

    The Observatory on Grouse – a dream to eat up there

  193. Michelle says:

    The Observatory would be a fabulous dining experience! Thanks for the chance to win a great dinner out!

  194. John says:

    Definitely Pear Tree.

  195. SHANNON HUNTER says:

    Pear Tree sounds delish.

  196. Vanessa says:

    I’d love dinner at BierCraft!

  197. Jamie says:

    Biercraft is the best!

  198. Katia says:

    Herons at Fairmont Waterfront πŸ™‚

  199. Tamara says:

    Heron’s at the Fairmont!

  200. Sharylin says:

    I’d like to try BierCraft Tap and Tapas

  201. vince says:

    The Pear Tree!

  202. jeanie says:

    would love to try Heron’s =)

  203. Paula says:

    The Pear Tree

  204. Lucie B says:

    Biercraft as we can walk there, and thus have a ‘zero emission’ meal. Plus it’s super tasty, and has good service.

  205. Lloyd says:

    BierCraft, but they all sound great.

  206. Eileen says:


  207. Donna L says:

    the Pear Tree please!

  208. Lisa Martin says:

    I’ve heard good things about The Pear Tree!

  209. Daniel Rossi says:

    Love to win dinner at Heron’s at the waterfront!

  210. DB says:

    the Observatory for me – but they are all wonderful.

  211. J-J says:

    I would take my dad for a special dinner!

  212. Jennifer says:

    The Pear Tree

  213. Sunny says:

    I would love to go to Biercraft!

  214. Stephen says:

    my first choice is Heron’s at the Fairmont

  215. Winnie Wong says:

    Would love to visit the Observatory!

  216. Jennifer M. says:


  217. Bons says:

    Would love to try Herons at Fairmont Waterfront

  218. Andrew D says:

    BierCraft would be excellent

  219. Wally says:

    I would love to go to the Observatory.

  220. Darcie says:

    Biercraft for me!

  221. Janet L says:

    Herons @ Fairmont please!

  222. Casey says:

    Rooting for my Burnaby roots – The Pear Tree!

  223. Mag says:

    The one on top of Grouse Mountain would be my pick if I had to pick one out of the four. Thank you.

  224. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    HERON’S AT FAIRMONT, amazing food amazing view

  225. Tintin says:

    Herons at Fairmont

  226. Mike Gismondi says:

    The observatory

  227. Angela griffin says:

    Observatory for sure!

  228. Tiffany says:

    The Observatory – never heard of it before.

  229. Joel Reimer says:

    The Observatory, candle lit dinner there would be freaking amazing!

  230. Jen says:

    I would love to dine at Herons!!!

  231. Jeremy says:

    Pear Tree would be my pick πŸ™‚

  232. Ron S says:


  233. Cindy Smith says:

    The observatory.

  234. Ramona says:

    Pear Tree please!

  235. May says:

    I drive by the Pear Tree every day. Have heard great reviews and would love to try.

  236. Nelia says:

    Herons and the Fairmont if I HAD to choose. They all look incredible!

  237. Nicole J says:

    Would love to try the Pear Tree!

  238. Margaret says:

    We drive by The Pear Tree twice a day on our commute from Port Moody to Vancouver. Would love a chance to stop and dine! I hear its devine!

  239. Kate says:

    Would love to visit The Observatory. Lived in Vancouver my whole life and never could afford to go

  240. Josephine says:


  241. alexxa says:

    The Observatory!

  242. Cindy says:

    The Pear Tree! One of my favourite places to eat out in the lowermainland!

  243. Shirley Luton says:


  244. Maria says:

    Love to try Herons restaurant! Fingers crossed!

  245. hilary says:

    I’d try the Pear Tree. Its right by my house but I’ve never been.

  246. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been wanting to go to the Pear Tree for years!

  247. mike says:

    Herons @ the Fairmont

  248. Dinner @ the Pairtree please

  249. Michelle W. says:

    The Pear Tree sounds great!

  250. David says:

    Tough choice between the Pear Tree and Heron’s – but I’ll go with Heron’s.

  251. Zoe says:

    I’d ❀❀❀❀ to sit in the Observatory as it’s lit by candles and the view outside is therefore even more breathtaking!

  252. lisa says:

    pear tree for me

  253. Allison says:

    I’d love to try The Observatory

  254. roger simmons says:

    Pear Tree

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