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Hitting the OpenRoad with the Hyundai Kona

Thursday, July 12th, 2018 — 10:05am PDT
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With my destination set to the Four Seasons (for their epic Thursday night barbecues), I rode up the Sea to Sky in style in the all new Hyundai Kona from OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary.

Hyundai Kona

Michelle parked her own Hyundai next to mine in a Downtown lot and we carpooled up to Whistler in my Tangerin Comet-coloured Kona. “I have to get new wheels,” she said. “Cause these look so good.” I had no idea that would be the first thing she noticed about our ride!

Plugging in my iPhone to activate Apple Car Play, sliding the sunroof back, hopping from Eco Drive Mode in the city to Sport Mode on the highway for more pick-up. This crossover has a lot of pep, and a lot of room – enough for our weekender bags, groceries, and more – and we didn’t even use the organization compartment that sits under the cargo area.

We exited the highway at Porteau Cove for a quite picnic lunch, turning into the parking lot at the same time as car club convoy of booming Italian sports cars. We hopped out to enjoy our feast at the picnic tables, and to also take photos of our hot little ride on the edge of Howe Sound. We got a few looks, and many smiles.

Hyundai Kona Collage

Lumbar support, touch-screen displays, and the Infinity audio system (and the great company I had) made the rest of the road trip a breeze.

Enter to Win

Thinking of hitting the open road for an afternoon adventure? OpenRoad Hyundai has a $250 Cactus Club gift card for me to give away to a lucky Miss604 reader. Dine-in, or take out for your own elevated Sea to Sky picnic.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

For more information about the Kona, get in touch with OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Update The winner is Jocelyn!

Disclosure: Review
This is not a paid post, views are my own. I had a Hyundai Kona media vehicle for 1 week courtesy of OpenRoad.

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  1. Jocelyn says:

    We’ve taken a Kona for a test drive. Very peppy and we like the looks.

  2. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    Yes please to great food!

  3. jen james says:

    Entered and liked for Cactus Club gift card. I love this restaurant and it is my favourite.

  4. jan says:

    hitting the road this weekend

  5. Michael says:

    This would be great…love Cactus Club πŸ™‚

  6. andrea says:

    I love cactus club!

  7. Tony Eidher says:

    Good looking car

  8. Roderick says:


  9. Isabel says:

    Would love to win! Twitted also @drama_otaku

  10. Sabrina says:

    Cactus Club? You can never go wrong! Especially when they have their passion fruit bellinis… yum…

  11. Ray says:


  12. Angela Mac says:

    This would make a great picnic! I’d take my sisters for a little Sea to Sky road trip & picnic!

  13. cindy quach says:

    yes please!

  14. Brian Carriere says:

    One car I have never driven, will take a look next chance I get! Loved my ’09 Elantra Touring Sport! Great quality!

  15. Diane To says:

    This would be awesome!

  16. Donna says:

    Delicious prize!

  17. Michael Kwan says:

    The subcompact SUV/CUV market is definitely heating up in Canada. The humble Pony this most certainly is not.

  18. Allan says:

    Actually a pretty well spec’d car, looks good as well

  19. Andrea says:

    I love their food, especially their butternut squash pasta!

  20. Eileen says:

    I love the Cactus Club!

  21. Ginger Gervais says:

    Would love to take my sister to dinner when she visits me this summer πŸ™‚

  22. Don says:

    Would love to go back to the Cactus Club.

  23. CUI YI LIU says:

    Nice car! Thank you!

  24. Heather says:

    Great car!! Love the Cactus Club!

  25. Lor says:

    wow – looks great!

  26. db says:

    Nice car!

  27. Vince V says:

    Nice car Love the Cactus Club!

  28. Julia says:

    Yum yum!

  29. Sherry F says:

    I haven’t been to a Cactus Club in far too long.

  30. Holly Lim says:

    Would love to win this for my birthday at the end of the month.

  31. Jeff says:

    Love Cactus so much!

  32. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    CACTUS CLUB as a reward-I want it!

  33. Amber Keita says:

    Hunter Chicken and Happy Hour here I come! #winning

  34. Ignatius Runtuwene says:

    Sounds good!!!

  35. Anita says:

    Thanks for the chance

  36. Angela says:

    Cactus Club is a great place to celebrate a birthday!

  37. Lauren says:

    I would love to win!

  38. Zo says:

    Cactus club!

  39. Kelly says:

    Mmm, Cactus Club.

  40. wen says:

    Food! Thanks!

  41. Lisa says:

    Posting for a chance @ the prize!

  42. Alan says:

    Sharp looking car!

  43. Joyce says:

    Nice car!

  44. Dana says:

    That squash ravioli tho!

  45. Vanessa Siu says:

    How’s the mileage on the car?

  46. Vanessa Siu says:

    What’s the gas consumption like on this car?

  47. Elizabeth B says:

    This would be great to win…thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

  48. Iain says:

    Cactus Club is Our go-to spot before or after a movie.

  49. Dora says:

    Got my new Kona today!! And now I would love love to win the Cactus Club gift card and take my girlfriends for dinner to celebrate my bday next week!!!

  50. Lori M says:

    I like that the Kona has eco mode for the city and sporty mode for the highway, win/win!

  51. Darcy says:

    Nice tires!

  52. Christine W says:

    Would love to take my hubby to dinner!

  53. Greg L. says:

    four seasons barbecue sounds yummy

  54. Shirley S says:

    I love Cactus Club! Thanks for the chance!

  55. Jennifer Redden says:

    Hyundai has up’ed their game in the car industry. Sad all the comments on the restaurant not many on the car. It is a well built car for an affordable price.

  56. Luc says:

    Fly me to the moon!

  57. Linda says:

    I enjoy the Sea to Sky trip. I haven’t done this in years.

  58. Lester C says:

    yes pls! Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. ANA MILOSAVIC says:

    This would be awesome!

  60. Karen Miller says:

    This is a perfect prize! I could take my friends out to the Cactus Club and celebrate summer!

  61. jenelle says:

    sounds like a fun trip! Would love to take some friends to Cactus Club to celebrate my birthday!

  62. Amanda says:

    Great prize! I would love to take my husband and family to the Cactus Club and celebrate his birthday and our anniversary! 😊

  63. leana says:

    I can’t wait to take this for a test drive!Hopefully to cactus club πŸ˜‰

  64. Rebecca Hu says:

    Always our favorite restaurant!

  65. bcwli says:

    Cool looking car and nice food! Best combo!

  66. Renate says:

    Road trip to Alberta and Northern BC coming up. Would love to celebrate at Cactus Club.

  67. Bonnie R says:

    Great summer prize!

  68. Rebecca H says:


  69. Bryan L. says:

    Cool car!

  70. Melissa Appelt says:

    That’s a sweet little car!

  71. bjh says:

    This would be really handy for entertaining a guest coming from out of town!

  72. Virginia S. says:

    We have lots of memories about Cactus Club. This is our first dating restaurant.

  73. Michelle W says:

    It would be fun to treat my family to dinner out at Cactus Club!

  74. OJ says:

    Love cactus club

  75. AlexM says:

    Yay Cactus!

  76. dean says:

    haven’t been there in some time

  77. Tammy says:

    Lovely prize!

  78. Shannon says:

    GREAT PRIZE! Thanks for the opportunity.

  79. Scott says:

    Good one, good luck everyone!

  80. Janet Kong says:

    Would love to visit Cactus Club again!

  81. Tania says:

    I love cactus club!

  82. Rino says:

    Cool car!

  83. Pauline Wilkinson says:

    Love hitting the open road. car looks great

  84. AC says:

    What more can you ask for? Sweet ride & good eats!

  85. Jason b says:

    Sounds good.

  86. At least once a month someone wants to dine at Cactus Club, so this would be good

  87. Jazzy says:

    What a great prize!

  88. Jazzy says:

    What a great prize!

  89. Chloe says:

    Dine in! What a treat

  90. katie borrett says:

    sounds great!

  91. Jill says:

    Date night

  92. Shelley Butcher says:

    Love going on road trips and Cactus Club!

  93. Siobhan Smeets says:

    Good looking car!! Cactus Club is great! Thanks for the contest.

  94. Marilyn says:

    Hitting the road to cooler weather at the beach!

  95. Dee says:

    Love the Cactus Club. What a fun treat!

  96. louis says:

    love the content you bring, keep providing value!! you are very appreciated, entered!

  97. Susan says:

    Cactus Club Frose πŸ™‚

  98. Jolan Holmes says:

    This would be awesome. Would love to win

  99. Leanne S says:

    Great road trip!

  100. Chris says:

    Love road trips and Butternut Squash Ravioli!

  101. Tracy k says:

    This would be great to enjoy this summer!

  102. Rodney says:

    Road trip and Cactus Club with friends….who could ask for more.

  103. Vera says:

    Travelling along the Sea to sky is a fun day trip – so many places to check out enroute! Of course, Cactus Club patio with some friends is great anytime!

  104. Jasmine says:

    Yes! Love Cactus Club ❀

  105. Kirsty says:

    Great prize!

  106. Kirsten says:

    I would love to win this fantastic prize!! I love Cactus Club!

  107. Scott Podwinski says:

    Have an awesome summer everyone!

  108. Lindsay Lafreniere says:

    yes please



  110. Shawn says:

    Yay! Cactus Club!!

  111. Nicole U says:

    Love Honda,Love Cactus!

  112. Nicole U says:

    Love Hondas,Love Cactus patios days with friends!

  113. Cheryl Germain says:

    Bellinis and appies on the patio at Cactus Club, fun times!

  114. Sarah says:

    Yes please 😊

  115. Stephanie says:

    Would love this!!

  116. Shirley Li says:


  117. Casey Miller says:

    Ooh! Some date nights! Yes….Please!

  118. Marie Halfnights says:

    Nice looking car, love the name!

  119. carolyn says:

    thank you

  120. Jen v. says:

    Hyundai Kona looks like a great car!

  121. Tara says:

    This would be great!

  122. Jordan says:

    Would love this!

  123. Spencer Carlson says:

    Would love to win! πŸ™‚

  124. Katherine N says:

    Butternut squash ravioli is the best! πŸ˜‹

  125. Mei LING LIU says:

    thanks for the chance, great prize

  126. Jason says:

    The Kona looks awesome. I’ll have to go take it for a test drive!

  127. Helen says:

    Tasty food!

  128. dd says:

    good pix

  129. Eva says:

    Great prize !

  130. Eva says:

    Great prize!

  131. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be great! Love Cactus Club.

  132. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be great! Love the Cactus Club.

  133. Amy says:

    Here is my comment!! Hope i win!

  134. Tracy says:


  135. Kristen S says:

    Yes please! Thanks for the chance

  136. Tina P says:

    Amazing food! I have yet to try the ride! Bring me home Kona, make 2018 more memorable! πŸ˜€

  137. Ming K says:

    Love love love Cactus Club!

  138. Sunshine H says:

    wow! Thanks OpenRoad Hyundai for the great prize!

  139. Cheryl Green says:

    So hot! Must go to Cactus Club! Best prize ever!

  140. Shane says:

    Cactus is the best! Nice looking car too

  141. Lorena Grande says:

    An afternoon adventure with a Sea to Sky ride compliments of Hyundai Kona and a picnic or Cactus Club treat sounds stellar in my books!

  142. Cindy says:


  143. David says:

    Great prize

  144. Meredith says:

    We love our Hyundai

  145. Anne B says:

    This would be great!

  146. Stephanie says:

    Such a great prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

  147. Elizabeth says:

    Looks great!

  148. Veronika says:

    Ohh looks like fun!

  149. Stotes says:

    This would be great!

  150. Jenn McCulloch says:

    What a sweet prize!!!

  151. Gloria says:

    Good luck everyone!

  152. Aimee says:

    I miss truffle fries!

  153. Tammi L. says:

    Ohhhhh, this would be AWESOME! I love, love, LOVE Cactus Club! Thank you so much!

  154. Tina L. says:

    Love Cactus Club

  155. Sha says:

    Cactus Club is the best!!

  156. Sonja S says:

    Would love to win this!

  157. Mel C says:

    Thanks! Love the Cactus Club and appreciate all the great into you provide

  158. Grace VF says:

    Looks like a fun and peppy car!

  159. Wes Wetanko says:

    Best patios in the city – this would be great!!

  160. Ron S says:

    Would love to win this…Cactus Club is my favorite place to eat!!

  161. Monique Cheung says:

    would love to win this

  162. Michael says:


  163. Kara Huston says:

    Would love to win a dinner at Cactus. Planning on hitting the beautiful BC roads all summer.

  164. chris says:

    Love the car and Cactus Club is always a good time and great food!

  165. Jeff S says:

    This would be perfect for date night at Cactus Club!

  166. Bonnie says:

    Love the Cactus Club – it’s our girls get together place!

  167. Bhavny Deol says:

    I love Cactus!! Nom nom

  168. Jill K says:

    Looking fab ladies !

  169. Ann-Marie Vaughan says:

    I would love to win. I haven’t been to the Cactus Club in such a long time.

  170. Scott says:

    Hmm, if I win I will order some Key Lime Pie.

  171. Tabby72 says:

    What a great contest! I’d love to treat the family to a Cactus Club dinner!

  172. Rebecca says:

    Would be a great treat

  173. Bruce L. says:

    Very nice car! Thanks for the chance at the Cactus Club too! Tweeted as well.

  174. Janice says:

    I would enjoy being able to test drive this car. Looks like you had a great experience.

    If I won the Cactus Club gift certificate I would love to treat my friends.

  175. Jeanne says:

    Great prize to win!!

  176. Cheryl Green says:

    Hyundai is doing great things with cars! Thanks for the chance of the Cactus Club gift card. One of my family’s favourite restaurant.

  177. Julia says:

    Love Cactus Club! Great food + drinks + awesome patio weather to enjoy that gift card!

  178. marcus says:


  179. Rachel Wong says:

    Love Catcus Club!!

  180. Karima says:

    Great car! Great restaurant! Yummy contest!

  181. Andrea says:

    Cactus is the best!! I would love to win!

  182. Tianna says:

    This is my favourite drive of all time!

  183. Hanson D says:

    I could eat the Blackened Creole Chicken from Cactus for days <3

  184. I would love to go to the cactus club for my birthday πŸ˜„ (July 24th) usually everyone forgets, been to the english bay restaurant once delious food! Plus the fireworks are coming up fantastic giveaway for celebrations.

  185. Samantha says:

    Would love to win!

  186. Pat says:

    Cactus Club…yummmmmm!
    Please pick me!

  187. Gayle says:

    Yum! And we love our Hyundai. πŸ™‚

  188. Kim C says:

    Cool prize!

  189. Karen says:

    This would be awesome!

  190. Amy Lau says:

    Nice car and great restaurant!

  191. cindy quach says:

    this would be a great evening out!

  192. Ron S says:

    Would be perfect to use for my upcoming anniversary

  193. CKS says:

    It’s my son’s 21st birthday today – going to be one big celebration at Catcus Club if I win!!

  194. Mike Gismondi says:

    I love Cactus Club

  195. Angela Griffin says:

    I’d love to win this to take my husband there for our anniversary

  196. Mandy says:

    Looks like a fun road trip!

  197. tammy says:

    Looks like a lovely experience

  198. Bonnie says:

    Would love to visit the Cactus Club!

  199. donnapetroff says:

    would love to go to the cactus club .except it is to expensive fingers crossed.

  200. Kate says:

    Sangria and truffle fries..yes please!

  201. Ashley says:

    Ooooo I haven’t been to a Cactus Club in a while!

  202. Andrea Alexander says:

    Sweet ride!

  203. Alana P says:

    This would be so nice to win!

  204. Donald says:

    Nice prize!

  205. Roxana Reid says:

    Awesome thanks

  206. Christina K says:

    Would love to check out the Cactus Club at English Bay or the Convention Centre, $250 is a lot of Bellinis!!!

  207. Debbie F says:

    My favourite dish at Cactus Club is the jambalaya bowl. Tasty and spicy.

  208. Debbie F says:

    I posted on twitter. @missycat57

  209. ANNA NGO says:

    That would be an amazing gift to my husband, he’s a huge fan for hybrid car !

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