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1600 Pandas+ World Tour at Metropolis at Metrotown

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 — 8:20am PDT
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After being showcased around the world in over 100 exhibits, the world-class art installation of 888 papier-mâché pandas by French artist Paulo Grangeon is making its first North American appearance at Metropolis at Metrotown as part of the 1600 Pandas+ World Tour.

1600 Pandas+ World Tour
at Metropolis at Metrotown

When: July 10 to August 8, 2018
Where: Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown
Admission: Free!

1600 Pandas

Metropolis at Metrotown, consulting curator AllRightsReserved Ltd., and World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) Canada proudly present the exhibit 1600 Pandas+ World Tour in Canada to raise awareness of wildlife conservation, pandas and sustainability with all proceeds from the exhibit going to WWF Canada to fund wildlife conservation research and education.

About the Exhibit

The 1600 Pandas World Tour was first launched in 2008 by the WWF and acclaimed French artist Paulo Grangeon, who handcrafted 1,600 papier-mâché pandas— the number of living pandas left in the wild at that time — with recycled materials. The updated exhibit title “1600 Pandas+” refers not only to the 17% increase in the population of wild giant pandas to over 1,800 in the past decade, but also to increased public awareness of panda conservation, as an always symbolic reminder of wildlife sustainability.

1600 Pandas+ World Tour opened in Canada on July 10th in the Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown, with artist Paulo Grangeon in attendance.


During the exhibit, visitors have the chance to reserve and adopt one of the papier-mâché pandas on display. Visit the Adoption Kiosk in Grand Court for details on how to make your donation to reserve your panda. All adoptions will be available for pick up from August 10-12, 2018 in Grand Court during mall hours.

Pandas Takeover Vancouver

Prior to the exhibit opening, there were a number of Panda Flash Mobs during the week of July 2nd for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Panda Flash Mobs took place around Vancouver and were covered on Metropolis at Metrotown’s social media accounts.

1600 Pandas

Spread the Word + Win

Come visit the exhibit, take photos in the selfie zone, and share your photos online using #1600PandasPlusCA for a chance to win a weekly prize of a panda gift pack and a $50 Metropolis gift card.

Visit the contest kiosks at the exhibit and enter for your chance to win a family trip for 4 to visit the pandas at the Calgary Zoo and a $500 Metropolis gift card.

Win a Metropolis at Metrotown Gift Card

I have a $250 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card to give away so you can shop while you visit the pandas! Here’s how you can enter to win:

Click to enter via TwitterClick To Tweet

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Follow Metropolis at Metrotown on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about their shops, services, and special events.

Update The winner is @pgan27!

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  1. Brandon says:

    Would love to check out the exhibit

  2. Mel says:

    I love Pandas

  3. jan says:

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  4. jan says:

    I need to go see these pandas!

  5. Becky says:

    This would be awesome. I love pandas!

  6. Christina says:

    Looks like fun! Pandas are so adorable.

  7. Nicole-Ann Poitras says:

    So cute and such a great way to raise awareness!

    Following both of you on Instagram and Facebook!

  8. Tracy k says:

    Sooooo cute!!!!

  9. Ashley Banbury says:

    I saw the panda’s after I went to my dentist appt in Metro and it cheered me up!! I liked on facebook/insta!

  10. Michelle says:

    We love pandas!

  11. leana says:

    Liked both on FB!

  12. leana says:

    Liked both on IG (@vancouverite111)

  13. leana says:

    I love the idea of this event to raise awareness! My daughters are going to love it!

  14. Gregory says:

    everyone loves pandas

  15. Michael says:

    This would be great to win!

  16. Elizabeth B says:

    Such a unique way to raise awareness…would love to see the exhibit at Metrotown!

  17. Donna L says:

    What a fun exhibit!

  18. Theresa says:

    This is Awesome! I ❀️ 🐼

  19. Faye says:

    omg!!! just at Metropolis the day before opening of exhibit! we will need to go back!
    great way to raise awareness!

  20. Zoe Walker says:

    So excited to check this out!!!

  21. Heather says:

    So cute!

  22. Gloria says:

    So many pandas

  23. Lor says:


  24. Amy says:

    I love pandas

  25. Spencer Carlson says:

    Looks awesome!!

  26. AlexM says:

    who doesn’t love pandas?!

  27. OJ says:

    Would be a great prize to win.

  28. Michelle says:

    My daughter is panda obsessed! I didn’t know about the adoption, glad I read this article!! 🐼

  29. Hayley says:

    I can’t wait to go check this out, I love Panda’s!

  30. Shel says:

    Who doesn’t love pandas? Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Simon Lam says:

    Would love a gift card!

  32. Ginger Gervais says:

    Follow both on FB πŸ™‚

  33. Isabel says:

    Would love to win a gc!

  34. Isabel says:

    Have also twitted @ drama_otaku

  35. Lucie B says:

    Great prize- who doesn’t love to shop.

  36. Bev says:

    Awesome idea! Would love to win this great giveaway Miss 604!❀

  37. Iain says:

    Bizarre. But, ok.

  38. Tracy says:

    Great prize!

  39. Kelly says:

    You can never have too many pandas

  40. Kirsten says:

    So cute

  41. Jeff says:

    Pandas are awesome!

  42. Kim C says:

    Could definitely spend this quickly at Metrotown!

  43. Melanie Eng says:

    The panda are Very cute!

  44. Andy D says:

    I can’t wait to bring my daughter to check out the pandas! It looks like so much fun.

  45. Andy D says:

    Liked & following both pages on Facebook and Instagram, and tweeted as well ❀️🐼

  46. Melanie E says:

    I have followed on Facebook and Intragram and shared! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Catherine Hercus says:

    Would love to take my daughter for a shopping spree!

  48. db says:

    Love the Pandas!

  49. Sunshine H says:

    I can’t wait to take DD to see the pandas!

  50. Vince says:

    We love pandas!!

  51. Sunshine H says:

    I follow on FB…and I follow on Instagram (@brighterdayssunshine)

  52. Michelle Boutin says:

    I took my son to the Exhibit at Metrotown. He loved it and I’d love to take us out for a day of shopping!

  53. Christopher Co says:

    I’d love to win!

  54. Rebecca says:

    Great exhibit and giveaway

  55. Greg L. says:

    pandas are cute

  56. Marjorie Stevens says:

    Already planning to visit them … and a friend from Reno may fly in to see them with me!

  57. Carolyn says:


  58. Rose says:

    Super cute!

  59. Ari says:

    Absolute cutest! 🐼 pandas are perfect embassdor for wwf.

  60. YY says:

    Would love to adopt a papier-mÒché 🐼.

  61. AH says:

    Want to hug πŸ€— them.

  62. Pete says:

    Thanks for the blog post!

  63. Lobster says:

    I actually hugged a real panda when touring China. Great cause!

  64. AL says:

    Just adopted one.

  65. Ally says:

    I’ll let all my school friends know about this. Thanks.

  66. Georgia says:

    So adorable. Must save them from extinction!

  67. Diane To says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  68. James says:

    The pandas are so cute and really amazing! Everyone should check them out πŸ™‚

  69. Lester C says:

    Pandas are cute

  70. Ashley S says:

    This would be wonderful! I haven’t been to Metrotown in a while! Seeing the pandas would be cool!

  71. Ruby says:

    love shopping at metrotown!

  72. Tiffany Akins says:

    Fun idea to raise awareness.

  73. Sunrise says:

    ❀️ 🐼 love pandas 😘 πŸ€—

  74. Victoria says:

    Very creative way to raise awareness. Way to go WWF. And thanks miss604 for the write up! You keep Vancouverites well informed.

  75. Grace G says:

    Yes please!

  76. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    Already following both of you on FB and Insta. I would never say no to a gift card at Metrotown or to pandas!

  77. Linda l says:

    Nice prize

  78. Cindy says:

    This would be awesome to win.

  79. Vivi says:

    Too cute!

  80. dean says:

    so many cute pandas

  81. Amanda says:

    I love pandas! That’s a great idea to raise awareness! I love shopping at Metrotown! What a great prize! πŸ˜€

  82. Isabel says:

    Would love to win! Twitted also @drama_otaku

  83. Roderick says:

    That would be a great day at the mall

  84. Graziella Gambron says:

    What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  85. Angela Mac says:

    I LOVE PANDAS! Love this idea and love shopping at Metrotown! So many great stores!

  86. cindy quach says:

    who says the world is not black and white????

  87. Karen Chu says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t know there could be so many pandas!

  88. Andrea says:

    I love pandas! Would be lovely to win this!

  89. Eileen says:

    Looks adorable!

  90. Eileen says:

    Following both accounts on IG

  91. Eileen says:

    Liked both accounts on FB

  92. CUI YI LIU says:

    Followed Metropolis at Metrotown & Miss604 on Facebook

  93. CUI YI LIU says:

    Followed Metropolis at Metrotown & Miss604 on Instagram

  94. Heather says:

    Taking our homestay student to Metrotown now for sure!! Cute!

  95. Linda Webster says:

    Pandas are adorable no matter where they are!

  96. Isa says:

    Followed 🐼

  97. Julia says:


  98. Jeffrey says:


  99. Tarrah says:

    Great giveaway

  100. Sherry F says:

    A panda shopping spree would be amazing!

  101. Sherry F says:

    following both on IG

  102. Helen C says:

    Pandas + shopping = best day ever

  103. Ursula says:


  104. Susan J. says:

    Planning to visit

  105. Shelley says:

    Shopping and Pandas, Why not!

  106. Anita says:

    Thanks for the chance

  107. Angela says:

    Pandamania has swept the lower mainland.
    There’s 5000 pandas at Aberdeen Centre by the same artist too.

  108. Zoheb says:


  109. Lauren says:

    This sounds awesome!

  110. wen says:

    looking forward to visit the exhibit!

  111. Rebecca f says:

    Yes please

  112. Carolyn Cheung says:

    I can’t wait to see the pandas art exhibit! I’ll be there in August!

  113. Lisa says:

    Posting for a chance @ the prize!

  114. Maitrayee says:

    We love Pandas and this deal would be fabulous. Thanks!

  115. Alan says:


  116. Joyce says:

    Love Panda!!

  117. Dana says:

    Count me in!

  118. Amy says:

    Donr all!

  119. Amy Pezzente says:

    Done all!!

  120. KittyPride says:

    So cute, Pandas make people smile.

  121. Darcy says:

    Adorable Pandas!

  122. Lori M says:

    Brilliant marketing! Who doesn’t love Panda’s?

  123. The panda’s were amazing! Me & my grandma and andy seen them at metrotown loved it! I wish i could have one πŸ˜„ we had fun taking selfies. The prize would be an exciting birthday moment (july 24th) i love metrotown & pandas 🐼

  124. Christine W says:

    Pandas?! Yes, please!

  125. Melissa Black says:

    Thanks Miss604. Great contest as always.

  126. Angela Jones says:

    Look at them all!! So cool!

  127. Marsalie says:

    Following Metropolis at Metrotown and Miss604 on Facebook.

  128. Marsalie says:

    Following both on IG (@marsaloon)

  129. Marsalie says:

    Liked post on Facebook

  130. Luc says:

    Adorable contest!

  131. Brenda Prince says:

    Panda’s are the cutest!

  132. Linda says:

    This panda installation looks adorable!

  133. ANA MILOSAVIC says:

    This would be awesome!

  134. Karen Miller says:

    Awesome prize! Wow,lots of cute pandas, too. Perfect!

  135. jenelle says:

    Would have loved to come across one of these pop-ups. So cool!

  136. Andy says:

    Yeah~~~ Pandas 🐼 🐼 🐼 🐼 🐼 🐼 🐼 🐼 I love πŸ’• them

  137. Becky H says:

    Please conserve and keep pandas from being extinct!

  138. bcwli says:

    Save wildlife!

  139. Bonnie R says:


  140. Bryan L says:

    Cute pandas!

  141. Renate says:

    Heading to Metrotown today to check out the pandemonium 😏

  142. bjh says:

    Neat exhibit, and great prize!

  143. Michelle W says:

    I want to check out the Panda Exhibit, fun!

  144. Tammy says:


  145. Tania says:

    I love Pandas

  146. Rino says:

    Cute pandas

  147. Janet Kong says:

    That would be a cool exhibit!

  148. Pauline Wilkinson says:

    These Pandas are great ! One of my favorite animals

  149. AC says:


  150. Jason b says:

    Panda magical.

  151. If I win I hope the pandas aren’t there

  152. Marlene says:

    Aren’t the pandas adorable! Must go and see them at Metropolis at Metrotown!

  153. Jazzy says:

    I would love to win!

  154. Chloe says:

    I wore socks with panda bears on them today. Meant to be?

  155. Leanne T. says:

    What a fun exhibit! I’m taking my daughter to see it on Sunday.

  156. Jill says:

    I’ll bring the bamboo.

  157. Natalia says:

    I love Pandas. This is so my thing. Until I can get to Calgary, this will suffice

  158. Siobhan Smeets says:

    Who doesn’t love pandas?!?! <3 <3 <3

  159. Lindsey says:

    Following on fb and ig

  160. Maryanne says:

    Can’t wait to check out the exhibit!

  161. Maryanne says:

    Following both on Facebook

  162. Maryanne says:

    Following both on IG solace76

  163. Dee says:

    What a great exhibit!

  164. Marissa Preston says:

    Awesome πŸ™‚

  165. Kirsty says:


  166. Kirsten says:

    I can’t wait to see the pandas!

  167. Lindsay L says:

    Pandas are so cute

  168. Casey Miller says:

    Would be amazing for back to school shopping extravaganza!

  169. Casey Miller says:

    I follow both on Twitter and Facebook!

  170. Neesha says:

    Pandas are adorable! Must visit the exhibit!

  171. Tara says:

    So cute!

  172. Helen says:

    Panda exhibit is great!

  173. Michael S says:

    What a fun exhibit! Pandas are so cute!

  174. Narceli says:

    I love pandas..

  175. Ricky says:

    Our grandson would love this! He’s a big fan of pandas.

  176. Meredith M says:

    Liked on facebook

  177. Meredith M says:

    Following both on IG

  178. Meredith M says:

    We love pandas in our family. Saving up to go to Calgary!

  179. David says:

    Great prize. Thanks.

  180. Lael says:

    I haven’t been to Metrotown in years but checking out this exhibit sounds like a good reason to go

  181. Stotes says:

    This sounds like fun!

  182. Gary Wilson says:

    Pandas are so cool

  183. Tammi L. says:

    I’m on the island but this is way too cute to pass up! Would love to win, thank you for an amazing giveaway! (Also our favourite mall!)

  184. Tamm L. says:

    Follow you and Metrotown on Facebook! Thanks!

  185. Tammi L. says:

    Follow you and Metropolis on Instagram! Thanks!

  186. Tammi L. says:

    Commented on FB. πŸ™‚

  187. Tammi L. says:

    Tweeted on Twitter!

  188. Tina L. says:

    Following both on Facebook

  189. Tina L. says:

    Love pandas

  190. Kimberley Jansen says:

    We check the pandas out and they’re awesome! Would love to win the giftcard it could help get my son back to school clothes!

  191. Joycelyn says:

    Love them ❀

  192. Wes says:

    I need new clothes! Hope I win!

  193. Ron S says:

    Time to go shopping!!

  194. Monique Cheung says:

    gonna go and adopt one of these pandas!!

  195. Michael says:


  196. Kara Huston says:

    I went to Metrotown the other day and was so surprised to see the pandas! So cute. Metrotown is amazing. Thanks for the chance.

  197. Jeff S says:

    I am looking forward to checking out this exhibit!

  198. Kirsten Fisher says:

    I am so excited to go and see the Pandas! I love Pandas! Thanks for the contest!

  199. Jill K says:

    Pandas are so cute !

  200. Ann-Marie Vaughan says:

    Looks like a great exhibit.

  201. Scott says:

    …but do they know Kung Fu?

  202. Tabby72 says:

    Pandas are awesome, and so is shopping at Metrotown!

  203. Ren says:

    Pandas are amazing! This exhibit is a great idea!

  204. Joanne says:

    I’ve been seeing pictures of these pandas all over social media! I’ve still gotta check it out!

  205. Bruce L. says:

    My daughter would have a blast photographing these little guys! She’d have even more fun shopping afterwards. Thanks for the chance.

  206. Bruce L. says:

    Following both FB pages.

  207. Bruce L. says:

    Following both Instagram pages.

  208. Bruce L. says:

    Commented on FB and Tweeted. Thanks.

  209. Jeanne says:

    Awesome…pandas are so CUTE!!!

  210. Julia says:

    Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to check out this panda exhibit at Metrotown! πŸ™‚

  211. Kathleen B says:

    Following both on instagram

  212. Kathleen B says:

    Following both on Facebook

  213. Kathleen B says:

    This is such a fun exhibit

  214. andrea g says:

    Following both on Insta

  215. andrea g says:

    liked both on FB

  216. andrea g says:


  217. andrea g says:

    Save the pandas!

  218. Rachel Wong says:

    I definitely want to go check out those pandas!

  219. Karima says:

    Cant wait to go! My daughter LOVES pandas!! &I love Metrotown!

  220. Scott says:

    Panda Panda Panda

  221. Shannon says:

    Love pandas!

  222. Hanson D says:

    So much panda love!

  223. Samantha says:


  224. Gayle says:

    So cute, I need to go check these little guys out.

  225. Pat W says:

    Love Pandas! And Love Shopping!

  226. cindy quach says:

    yaassssss to paaaaandaaaaas

  227. Mike Gismondi says:

    This sounds like a great event!

  228. Angela Griffin says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  229. Olivia says:

    Would love to check the pandas at Metrotown!

  230. Jennifer Parsons says:

    Oh my goodness how cute!! I love pandas! And Metrotown! πŸ™‚

  231. Jennifer Parsons says:

    Following both on facebook (Jennifer Ward Parsons)

  232. Jennifer Parsons says:

    Following both on IG (@ontheroadalot)

  233. Jennifer Parsons says:

    Liked and commented on the facebook post, and tweeted (@JaylynneParsons)

  234. Vivian says:

    Adorable! following on IG and Facebook and tweeted

  235. Jennifer K says:

    I want to win this!

  236. MJ says:

    Who doesn’t love Pandas?

  237. Karen C says:

    It’s a fabulous display! We took photos with the sea of pandas behind us!

  238. karen says:

    Pandas & shopping! Love both! thanks for making these contests available.

  239. Trevor says:

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  240. Bonnie R says:

    Awesome prize!

  241. Cara says:

    Great exhibit!

  242. Kate says:

    I can’t wait to check out the Panda exhibit with my daughter! Winning a gift card to go on a shopping spree would just add to an amazing day! πŸ˜‰

  243. Talent says:

    Great Exhibit & Great Prize!

  244. David says:

    Went to see this – such fun!

  245. Andrea Alexander says:

    I adore Pandas!!!

  246. neena says:

    holy pandamonium

  247. Sara Chiesa says:

    I’m not a big shopper but if I had this prize I definitely would be πŸ™‚

  248. Alana P says:

    Pandas are my favorite! πŸ™‚

  249. Cheuk Lau says:

    They are so lovable

  250. Aaron B says:

    Thanks for the chance! Love pandas!

  251. Angela H says:

    Great Contest!

  252. Steph πŸ™‚ says:

    Will have to remember to check out the pandas

  253. Jolan Holmes says:

    Follow both on Facebook

  254. Jolan Holmes says:

    Follow both on Instagram jojoholmes2

  255. Jolan Holmes says:

    Would love to see them and win

  256. Jolan Holmes says:

    Shared on fb

  257. Melissa says:

    This would be amazing!

  258. Dorothy L says:

    Pandas are super cute and this exhibit supports WWF, which is great!

  259. Melanie E says:

    Very cute pandas!

  260. peter mok says:


  261. Fred Quan says:

    They’re so cute. So many of them

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