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Yaletown Celebrates Canada 150 with #YaletownHeartsCanada

Monday, May 15th, 2017 — 1:17pm PDT
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Vancouver’s historic Yaletown district will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with an exciting lineup of events and giveaways this season with #YaletownHeartsCanada! Participate in a series of free public events and enter a social media contest for your chance to win 1 of 13 Raleigh bikes.


Celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Engine 374
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver

Yaletown Canada 150

On May 23, 1887, this little engine that could pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver and sealed the deal for British Columbia joining Canada, completing a nation that spans from coast to coast. 130 years later, the public are invited to re-live the moment alongside the famous engine at its resting home in Yaletown’s Roundhouse Turntable Plaza.

Vancouver families, friends, and history buffs alike will get the opportunity for an up-close look at Yaletown’s famous Engine 374. This free community event celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary as well as marks the 130th anniversary of Engine 374 arriving in British Columbia – an event that sealed the deal for British Columbia joining Canada, completing a nation that spanned from coast to coast.

Brought to you by the West Coast Railway Association and sponsored by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association, the family-focused affair will offer children’s activities and crafts, a brass band playing a rousing background score and plenty of photo opportunities while kids of all ages play and interact with the train.

Let’s Hear it for Yaletown

When: June 26-30, 2017 Mon-Fri 11:00am to 1:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Bill Curtis Square on the corner of Mainland and Davie

In celebration of 150 years of music in Canada, Yaletown will be hosting five days of free outdoor jazz. Taking place the week leading up to Canada day, the neighbourhood will be serenaded with the sounds of live Canadian jazz bands at lunchtime and after work. Vancouverites are invited to visit Yaletown and join the community at Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Station at Mainland and Davie) for free performances from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 2017.

#YaletownHeartsCanada Contest

#YaletownHeartsCanada ContestTo commemorate these neighbourhood and national celebrations alike, the Yaletown Business Improvement Association is excited to launch an online contest encouraging locals and visitors to post photos and videos sharing what they love about Canada.

13 lucky winners – honouring the 13 provinces and territories of Canada – will each receive a Raleigh bike crafted specifically for city cycling, plus a custom fitting from Yaletown’s Reckless Bikes. Kicking off today, the contest will run until Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Enter to Win!

Thanks to Swirl Wine Store, a Yaletown staple, I have an awesome prize pack to give away too, valued at $200! It includes 4 bottles of wine, glasses, fun wine gifts, a Yaletown water bottle and a Frisbee.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Like, share, or comment on this post on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

For all of these events and more, follow the Yaletown Business Improvement Association on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Update The winner is Shawn Nygren!

Disclosure: Sponsored Post
This post is sponsored by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association.


  1. Erin W says:

    I love Yaletown and I love wine!

  2. Bev says:

    Yaletown hearts Canada and so do I. Vancouver born and raised and proud of it!

  3. Amandine says:

    Great prize, great store, great neighbourhood.

  4. Shara Cody says:

    Great prize and great update. Looking for things to do with family visiting from Europe then!

  5. Vania says:

    Can I whine if I don’t win this wine prize? πŸ˜‰

  6. Paula says:

    Looking forward you celebrate Canada 150!

  7. dane says:


  8. Nadya Repin says:

    i love swirls!

  9. C says:

    Thanks again for keeping us up-to-date with all the contact info

  10. Kelsi says:

    Swirl is a great BC wine store. Thanks

  11. Jessica campos says:

    Hope to win!! Good luck 2 everybody

  12. Kathy P says:

    Fabulous prize! Thank you for the opportunity!πŸŽ‰πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  13. Amy chin says:

    What a great prize!

  14. Sheila says:

    Wow! Great prize!

  15. Cindy Smith says:


  16. Mousemouse604 says:

    Awesome prize pack! Good luck to everyone,

  17. Jennifer K says:

    Ooh yes please!

  18. Kim Dorn says:

    Canadian pride. Happy 150th!!!!! Excellent prize pack

  19. Amanda says:

    Ooh, yes please!

  20. Linda says:

    Happy 150th Canada!

  21. Pat B says:

    Happy 150th Canada – and thanks for putting together such an awesome contest to celebrate.

  22. TG says:

    It is wonderful to celebrate Canada 150! Thanks for this opportunity.

  23. Melinda says:

    Great prize pack to share with friends!

  24. Ali says:

    Can’t believe its almost Canada Day!

  25. Kam says:

    Nice prize for celebrating Canada’s 150th!

  26. donna height says:

    wow what a amazing giveaway thank you for the chance following on twitter @dreamcatcher693 and facebook Donna S Dufresne #CANADA150 #YaletownHeartsCanada!

  27. Chelsea says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to win!

  28. Roberta says:

    O Canada! Great prize pack to celebrate Canada’s 150!

  29. Chelsea says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Travelbuds says:

    Great for celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday

  31. Merilee says:

    I would love to win this!!

  32. Jacq says:

    Of course I love wine, Canada and Yaletown
    I mean, yah!

  33. kristy says:

    I could put that wine to good use for the upcoming long weekend πŸ™‚

  34. Jenny says:

    Love the crate!

  35. Trish Huston says:

    No kidding….great prize!

  36. Marie Szport says:

    Great contest! Liked and shared πŸ™‚

  37. Bob says:

    Would love to win this.

  38. talia says:

    You had me at wine, I’m in and ready to roll.

  39. Anh says:

    I’m getting married at the Roundhouse this summer!!

  40. Stacy says:


  41. Monique says:

    Lovely gift

  42. Claire says:

    A nice way to toast a 150th birthday!

  43. Diane says:

    This would make for the best girls night ever!

  44. Stotes says:

    It looks tasty!

  45. lynn clayton says:

    ive never had this i must be living under a rock looks so good though

  46. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    Oh yeahhhh!

  47. Maya says:

    Great prize!

  48. Christine says:

    Would love to win!

  49. maria says:

    Awesome prize!

  50. Lindsey McDowell says:

    What a great summer prize!

  51. Jason B says:


  52. Don McQueen says:

    374 is a classic. Yaletown is the new classic

  53. Audrey says:

    Yaletown is a vibrant community . Fun place to walk a round.

  54. Jeff says:

    Wine yay!

  55. Kim says:

    Looks like the perfect makings of a liquid picnic.

  56. Ro Penn says:

    I’m looking forward to the big event!

  57. Carolle H says:

    Would be nice πŸ˜‰

  58. Kaleigh says:

    Great prize!!

  59. Louise says:

    Cool! πŸ˜€

  60. Megan says:

    Great prize! I would love to win, the box is so cute too!

  61. Tarrah says:

    Very cool looking prize pack

  62. Lorena Grande says:

    Nice energy in yaletown and equally nice shops. I always enjoy walking to Yaletown! #YaletownHeartsCanada

  63. Cathy says:

    Awesome prize pack!

  64. Jovie V says:

    Perfect prize for an awesome girls night!!! πŸ˜€

  65. Greg L. says:

    crossing fingers!

  66. Shelley Butcher says:

    Happy 150th Canada!!!!! Thank you Yaletown! !!!πŸΎπŸ·πŸŽ‚

  67. mari says:

    love it!

  68. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    What a fun looking basket! Please enter me in your draw. Thank you!

  69. Alex says:

    Happy 150th – would love some wine!

  70. Mandy says:

    Woo, Jazz and wine. Love Roundhouse’s community events.

  71. Alice L. says:

    So proud to be Canadian! Thanks for the contest!!

  72. Mary Yu says:

    would love to win

  73. Michael B says:

    Nice prize package…thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Elizabeth B says:

    This would be very nice to win…love Yaletown!

  75. Marlene Unruh says:

    Would be a fun day of exploring Yaletown for us, thanks for the chance

  76. Kirsten says:

    Swirl carries my fav little sparkling wine Bella! Thanks to you both for putting this together.

  77. adam says:

    would love to win

  78. ariel c says:

    yes please!

  79. jan says:

    Thanks Swirl Wine Store

  80. Amy Heffernan says:

    YUM YUM YUMMMMMMMM! Thanks for the chance!

  81. carlie says:

    Amazing prize!

  82. Virginia says:

    Yes please. Thank you!

  83. Gunner says:

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  84. Tanya says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing prize pack from Swirl Wine Store!!!

  85. Shawn says:

    Hmmm I just noticed the Swirl Wine Store yesterday… hopefully a premonition to winning this basket!

  86. Renfrew says:

    Vancouver rules!

  87. Cathy says:

    Sounds lovely he a fabulous prize! 😊

  88. Cathy says:

    Oops! Sorry about the typos! Darn autocorrect! I meant to write:
    Sounds like a fabulous prize! 😊

  89. Wes says:

    Great prize, hope I win! πŸ™‚

  90. Darcie says:

    Would love to win. Thanks!

  91. Mike Gismondi says:

    I love Yaletown and this would be a great prize to win

  92. Angela Griffin says:

    This would be a great prize for our Canada Day party!

  93. Rachel Exley says:

    What a great prize! Would love to win this.

  94. Ruby BB says:

    Great contest! You always do have great one though.

  95. Rebecca T. says:

    Yay! Yaletown. Thanks for the chance to win

  96. Rino says:

    This would be very nice to win…love Yaletown!

  97. Fiona says:

    I love Yaletown!

  98. Jae says:

    Awesome gift

  99. Alicia Ferrier says:

    Wine & Canada.
    Two things I love

  100. Eileen says:

    Love Yaletown! Great prizes!

  101. Barb W says:

    This is a great prize!

  102. Kathy N says:

    What a great looking prize pack. Everything I need to celebrate our great countries 150th birthday!

  103. Jodi says:

    I stroll Yaletown almost daily. It’s a gem with great shops and cafes, but I’m old enough to remember the 80s when it was a ghost town area of old, derelict warehouses. I love how those warehouses have been revitalized into vibrant living and working spaces.

  104. Albert Ngo says:

    Prize pack looks great!

  105. Christine W says:

    Wow! This prize pack looks amazing!

  106. Becky says:

    This would be super rad to win!

  107. wen says:

    Summer wine & fun!

  108. Jessica Brodeur says:

    Loving the Canada pride!

  109. Jennifer McDermott says:

    i LOVE wine and Yaletown so perfect prize…fingers crossed!!!

  110. Yeiji Jang says:

    Looks great!!! A fun package to celebrate Canada 150 πŸ™‚

  111. paul v says:

    i am very lucky and would love to win this great package thanks so much #YaletownHeartsCanada

  112. Heather says:

    This looks amazing!

  113. Chad Nehring says:

    This looks awesome!

  114. Christine Murray says:

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  115. Linda says:

    I hadn’t heard of Swirl Wine Store before. Looks great.

  116. Nola Latimer says:

    Would love this!

  117. Shannon says:


  118. Scott says:

    My Wife would love this!

  119. Krista M says:

    Cheers to Canada!

  120. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    Is this open to all of Canada?

  121. KJ says:

    What a great way to Celebrate Canada’s Birthday!!

  122. Katie Lawrence says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for the chance 😊

  123. Sabrina Dominguez says:

    Now if only the weather warms up enough to play some frisbee and sip wine at the beach!

  124. Jen says:

    now that’s my kind of prize pack!

  125. Leanne says:

    Would love to win a wine prize pack!

  126. Iris N says:

    What a great prize to celebrate Canada’s 150.

  127. victor says:

    cool pack

  128. Donald says:

    Prize would be great for a picnic. I’m not sure how good I can catch frisbee after drinking all that wine. πŸ˜ƒ

  129. Erica says:

    I would love to celebrate with this prize 😍

  130. Michael H says:

    Wine + Frisbee = Fun!

  131. Jazzy says:

    This looks like an awesome prize to win!

  132. Darci Paice says:

    This is fabulous!!

  133. Tabby72 says:

    I’d love to win this wine prize pack! Thanks!

  134. Collette Funnell says:

    I was visiting in January and saw this fabulous train! Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to win this and have family close by to pick it up πŸ™‚

  135. Susan says:


  136. Neena says:

    Oh what fun

  137. Sherry F says:

    Looks like a great prize pack to celebrate the coming great weather.

  138. Carol says:

    Nice prize pack.

  139. Vicki says:

    Perfect for a day at the beach! I know the sun is coming soon! πŸ™‚

  140. Melissa Black says:

    thanks for the chance Miss 604!

  141. Stephanie says:

    This sounds amazing!!

  142. Diana Serban says:

    Would love to try this!

  143. Karen says:

    Nice prize!

  144. marie Aguinaldo says:

    I love wine!

  145. Lindsay L says:

    Mmmmmm wine

  146. Jeanne says:

    Happy 150th….and what awesome way to celebrate with some fine wine!!!!!

  147. Mara says:

    Amazing Giveaway – Thanks for the chance

  148. M&D says:

    Love reading this article. Happy 150th Canada !

  149. pow van says:

    Toasting to Canada150!

  150. Lucie B says:

    You had me at ‘wine’.

  151. C G says:

    Perfect for sharing with dad on Father’s Day! 😊

  152. Bonnie R says:

    Great prize!

  153. Dean says:

    Sounds very nice!

  154. Tannis says:

    Great gift!

  155. Tammy says:

    Gorgeous! This is so nice

  156. Andrea says:

    A nice way to celebrate!

  157. Mary says:

    Love this! What a great prize.

  158. Rachel says:

    one of my favourite neighbourhoods!

  159. Debz says:

    Happy 150th, Canada!

  160. Nora Ciurysek says:

    Great prize!

  161. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  162. Nora says:

    Great prize!

  163. Carol M says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  164. Cathy says:

    Perfect 150th celebration gift!

  165. Sunshine H says:

    what a fun prize pack!

  166. Marra says:

    Wow! This is awesome!

  167. Cindy says:

    May 24th is my birthday…would be a cool birthday gift If I won!!

  168. Sheila says:

    What a great prize!

  169. Alison Pudsey says:

    As a wino I would love to win this gift basket!!

  170. Kelly says:

    Happy 150th birthday Canada!!

  171. Elizabeth says:

    I like the brick work of yaletown. Such a unique look.

  172. Helen says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  173. Hadley says:

    Fingers crossed for vino!

  174. Ashley says:

    Love this contest !

  175. Tannis says:

    Oh pick me please!

  176. L. Marie says:

    Happy 150th. Canada! Yay Yaletown, a beautiful neighborhood to celebrate in and great wine makes it all the more happier. Terrific giveaway.

  177. June Murphy says:

    Yaletown knows how to celebrate

  178. Sonja S says:

    Would love to win this fun prize!

  179. Swapnil Shah says:


  180. Scott says:

    Great wine Prize

  181. Shannon says:


  182. Margaret says:

    LOVE Yaletown!!!

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