Summer at the Met – Metropolis at Metrotown Giveaway

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Celebrate Summer at the Met as Metropolis at Metrotown hosts a lineup of inspiring new events, activities, and experiences fit for all ages — and enter to win my giveaway for a $300 gift card!

From now until September 24th, BC’s largest shopping centre will transform into a must-visit summer destination with interactive outdoor and indoor spaces, inspiring art installations, a fun limited-time-only MET Passport Challenge, educational workshops, memorable photo opportunities, tasty food and beverage, and more.

Liz West Art at the Metropolis at Metrotown South Plaza - Photo by Sean Pollock Photography
Liz West Art at the Metropolis at Metrotown South Plaza – Photo by Sean Pollock Photography

Summer at the Met

Here are a few activities and activations to enjoy from now until September:

Soak in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the new outdoor South Plaza. Metropolis at Metrotown has transformed their outdoor space located at the South Plaza into a lively and inspiring summer oasis, featuring inspiring art installations, creative seating, and culinary experiences serving sweet and savoury treats and refreshing beverages.

Marvel at inspiring art installations and a floor mural located at the outdoor South Plaza, curated and produced by creative placemaking and public art firm, MASSIVart.

There’s “Hymn to the Big Wheel” by acclaimed British artist Liz West (pictured above), which is an immersive sculptural work exploring the illusion and physicality of colour and natural light in space. And, step onto the new hand-painted floor mural by Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean, designed to offer a new sense of welcome to the outdoor space.

Stay and play at indoor “parks” and enjoy colourful displays throughout the shopping centre. Each park features vibrant decor, memorable photo opportunities, and creative seating perfect for afternoon picnics indoors.

Participate in the MET Passport Challenge to win great prizes! Pick up your MET Passport Challenge booklet at the Guest Services Centre and collect stamps at retailers throughout the shopping centre. Earn stamps for trying free samples, taking selfies throughout the mall, collecting items from participating businesses, or making purchases. Redeem stamps for mall merchandise and enter to win one of three $300 shopping sprees.

Give back to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. Metropolis at Metrotown is proud to support the Burnaby Hospital Foundation this summer. The foundation provides reliable, patient-centred healthcare to 500,000+ families in East Vancouver and Burnaby. Metropolis at Metrotown will donate a percentage of proceeds raised through Summer At The Met events and activities to the foundation.

Celebrate Pride with a dance performance by the FakeKnot Arts Society on August 4th at the South Plaza at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. FakeKnot is grounded in street, commercial, and contemporary dance techniques that honor the queer, POC identity of Artistic Director, Ralph Escamillan. This performance, curated by MASSIVart, was created in response to Liz West’s “Hymn to the Big Wheel;” five performers will activate the sculpture and interact with its vivid kaleidoscope of colours through movements that knot together.

Attend engaging summer workshops where you can learn how to plant delicious, thriving herbs with The Heart Company, participate in arts and crafts, enjoy balloon artists, and live musical performances among other seasonal activities. Metropolis at Metrotown will be donating $5 for each workshop participant to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

Metropolis at Metrotown Giveaway

I have a $300 gift card to give away so you can shop and enjoy all that Metropolis at Metrotown has to offer this summer:

Win a $500 Metropolis at Metrotown Mother’s Day Shopping Spree

With over 330 stores, Skytrain access and free parking, more than 28 million shoppers are attracted to Metropolis at Metrotown annually. Major stores include Cineplex Cinemas, Forever 21, H&M, Hudson’s Bay, Indigo, Old Navy, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Toys “R” Us, Uniqlo, Vessi, Walmart, Winners HomeSense, and Zara.

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  1. PepperThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 10:18am PDT

    WOW!! So many awesome things happening at Metro!!

  2. ZhanThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 11:27am PDT

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. TrudyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 12:43pm PDT

    This looks AMAZING! Love the art!!

  4. AmilThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 2:04pm PDT

    Looks great

  5. HayleyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 2:48pm PDT

    Very cool!

  6. Bonnie GameThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 3:06pm PDT

    The mall looks great with all the summer spaces indoors. Very creative use of space to bring outdoors indoor.

  7. RosemarieThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 3:08pm PDT

    Wow, would love to win. Thanks

  8. CandyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 3:29pm PDT

    Great prize. Thank you!

  9. Linda lThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 4:38pm PDT

    Very nice giveaway

  10. TiffThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 5:43pm PDT

    Thanks for highlighting all these fun things happening there this summer!

  11. Amber OlakThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:21pm PDT

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance

  12. Cheryl GThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:23pm PDT

    Very generous! I’d love to spend this gc when I next visit my sister in Burnaby.

  13. Claudia AndrewsThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:27pm PDT


  14. Natalie VThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:30pm PDT

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Great post. I’m a big fan of scavenger hunts – I’ll definitely be picking up my passport for the MET Passport Challenge- sounds fun!

  15. Nancy CThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:49pm PDT

    Thank you for keeping us posted about all the events and activities happening at Metrotown. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this amazing giveaway!!

  16. AmyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 6:56pm PDT

    WOW!!!!! Incredible!!! I would LOVE this!!!!!!

  17. GregLThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 7:14pm PDT

    Hope I win 🙂

  18. Mandy RushtonThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 8:09pm PDT

    This sounds like the VERY BEST thing for curing those calendar page turns approaching S.e.p.t.e.m.b.e.r!!!!!
    Fingers crossed 🤞

  19. CarmelleThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 8:09pm PDT

    Looks like some fun and interesting activities! I’m excited 😀

  20. VickiThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 8:20pm PDT

    Metrotown is my favourite shopping mall! Love all the activities they have going on this summer.

  21. TaniaThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 8:51pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance!

  22. Debbie SilvaThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 8:53pm PDT

    This would be a giant help get my 14 yr old daughter new school clothes for a struggling single mom

  23. Marilyn MThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 9:06pm PDT

    Wonderful service! Such a great way to spread the news about great events.

  24. tracyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 9:28pm PDT

    Great prize!

  25. KathyThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 10:29pm PDT

    Nice prize but ARGH! Instagram entry. Good Luck to those entering

  26. RebeccaThursday, July 27th, 2023 — 11:32pm PDT

    Awesome prize. I love Metrotown!

  27. StephanieFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 1:15am PDT

    I’m hoping to win the Metrotown gift card draw.

  28. LinaFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 2:55am PDT

    Thanks for the chance!

  29. FrancineFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 5:42am PDT

    Great prize & thanks for the chance to win !

  30. ShelleyFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 5:56am PDT

    The art instillations sounds amazing with the illusion and physicality of colour, and natural light in space. I can’t wait to check that out!

  31. RayFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 6:39am PDT

    Nice giveaway!

  32. Tabby72Friday, July 28th, 2023 — 6:54am PDT

    I haven’t visited there for awhile. Great contest!

  33. SandraFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 7:41am PDT

    Thanks for having fun contests

  34. ShellyFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 8:09am PDT

    Great giveaway! I love shopping at Metrotown

  35. PaticatiFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 9:07am PDT

    I just love the mall’s decorations with all the colours and it is so fun!!! Please consider me for this give away as I am keen to get prepared to get back to work in the fall with a dashing look that I can only get at the stores in Metrotown!!!💕🌷💕🌷💕🌷 thanks🙏🏼

  36. PatibFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 9:11am PDT

    I just love the mall’s decorations with all the colours and it is so fun!!! Please consider me for this give away as I am keen to get prepared to get back to work in the fall with a dashing look that I can only get at the stores in Metrotown!!!💕🌷💕🌷💕🌷 thanks🙏🏼

  37. Cheryl GreenFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 9:48am PDT

    We love Metrotown! Never enough time to explore the entire mall! My daughter would love a shopping spree for her 19th birthday. Thanks for the chance!

  38. Ann-Marie VaughanFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 10:00am PDT

    This would be a great prize to win.

  39. TED WFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 10:02am PDT

    Love shopping at Metrotown

  40. Lynda LFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 10:03am PDT

    I’m long overdue for a shop at Metrotown 🙂

  41. Judy FolkFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 10:03am PDT

    Wow Metrotown Mall is looking great and such a fun place to shop

  42. LisaFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 1:27pm PDT

    Posting for a chance @ the prize!

  43. NicoleFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 2:26pm PDT

    Can’t wait to go see the new art work & park areas!

  44. JocelynFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 3:57pm PDT

    thank you for this chance!!

  45. AnFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 5:09pm PDT

    Metrotown is great place to shop!

  46. Tracy kFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 5:19pm PDT

    Love metrotown!

  47. Jason BFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 6:54pm PDT

    Burnaby yikes.

  48. Sunshine HananFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 7:23pm PDT

    So many things to see and do at Metropolis!

  49. Mike GismondiFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 9:11pm PDT

    Metrotown is great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. AngelaFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 9:13pm PDT

    I would love this to use for back to school shopping.

  51. RobertoFriday, July 28th, 2023 — 10:15pm PDT

    This will be a totally intersectional mall experience.

  52. LorenaSaturday, July 29th, 2023 — 12:02am PDT

    Shopping at Metropolis at Metrotown is truly an experience from getting your high quality beauty products at Aveda, to a fabulous well stocked Winners…..and great bite to eat in the food court followed by a top rated movie. You can truly enjoy spending a good part of the day in this wonderful space!

  53. Fred AndrewsSaturday, July 29th, 2023 — 12:05am PDT

    LOVE to win this AMAZING CONTEST! Love to shop at Metrotown. Thanks a bunch for the Great Chance to Win a shopping spree!

  54. jane jamesSaturday, July 29th, 2023 — 8:07am PDT

    Looking forward to visiting Metrotown. Liked and following on instagram

  55. GloriaSaturday, July 29th, 2023 — 10:18am PDT

    Love Metrotown

  56. LindaSaturday, July 29th, 2023 — 11:04pm PDT

    The MET Passport Challenge sounds great!

  57. nicolleSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 8:04am PDT

    This would be amazing!!!

  58. WesSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 9:16am PDT

    Hope to win!

  59. franSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 9:34am PDT

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  60. Jennifer MonaghanSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 10:31am PDT

    I would love to win this great prize

  61. Kerenza F.Sunday, July 30th, 2023 — 12:48pm PDT

    This mall has so many nice shops. Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. TinaSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 3:50pm PDT

    So many fun events!

  63. Shelley ButcherSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 4:40pm PDT

    I love Metrotown!!! So many wonderful shops and events! Thank you for the opportunity

  64. Erin RSunday, July 30th, 2023 — 8:40pm PDT

    I haven’t been to Metrotown in years, this would be a great prize to win 😁

  65. SandyMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 12:32am PDT

    So many shops 👛but never enough money 🙆🏻‍♀️. Thanks for great prize!

  66. Yung LMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 2:51pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  67. ShelMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 3:13pm PDT

    Nice giveaway, thanks for the contest

  68. Monique CMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 6:37pm PDT

    Thanks for a chance!

  69. Iris NixonMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 8:46pm PDT

    Great prize! I would love a shopping trip to Metropolis at Metrotown.

  70. Mary D.Monday, July 31st, 2023 — 9:44pm PDT

    Great prize – thanks for the chance!

  71. ValerieTuesday, August 1st, 2023 — 10:19am PDT

    Birthday season coming up for my family (3 in September!) so this would be might handy. Thanks!

  72. Ming KTuesday, August 1st, 2023 — 1:10pm PDT

    Great giveaway for some summer shopping!

  73. Frank LTuesday, August 1st, 2023 — 1:53pm PDT

    Super cool can’t wait to go see it

  74. Sai_CTuesday, August 1st, 2023 — 1:59pm PDT

    Set up sounds neat. Wife would love a shopping spree!

  75. CaleyWednesday, August 2nd, 2023 — 12:52pm PDT

    I love how Metrotown has fun installations and the passport book sounds like a fun way to get involved. I will have to visit the mall asap!

  76. daneWednesday, August 2nd, 2023 — 1:27pm PDT

    good deal

  77. StaceyWednesday, August 2nd, 2023 — 8:48pm PDT

    Would be perfect for my best friend and I to use for back to school shopping (we’re teachers)!

  78. MKWednesday, August 2nd, 2023 — 8:51pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see this!

  79. Michelle WThursday, August 3rd, 2023 — 12:06am PDT

    Wonderful giveaway! There are so many great stores in Metrotown to explore.

  80. Karen ChuThursday, August 3rd, 2023 — 10:53am PDT

    What a wonderful giveaway – great to see Metrotown being featured!

  81. CathyThursday, August 3rd, 2023 — 11:01am PDT

    Thanks for this opportunity!

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