Free Slurpies at 7-11 this Friday!

Photo: stewtopia via

Photo: stewtopia via

On Friday, July 11, Vancouver 7-Eleven stores will be giving away 40,500 12oz Slurpee drinks between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm* to celebrate 7-Eleven’s 45th birthday.

This much-anticipated tradition is one of Canada’s largest giveaways with nearly ¾ million Canadians getting the chance to cool down and celebrate all things Slurpee.

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Free Slurpies at 7-11 this Friday!

Come Soar Over China! Flyover Canada Ticket Giveaway


Back by popular demand!

FlyOver Canada was overwhelmed by requests to bring back this exciting experience from people who missed it want to return with family and friends.

See both Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada

April 10 – May 2 (excluding Easter weekend)
Daily from 10 AM until 9 PM
Show commences every 20 minutes

Flight of the Dragon
FlyOver Canada is proud to present “Flight of the Dragon”, a new flight ride experience never before seen outside of China for a limited time only. Guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver Canada admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, stay seated and take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada.

Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist.

The Experience

1. Pre-Show – Uplift
The experience starts with a fully immersive audio-visual installation movie, Uplift

2. Pre-Boarding Zone
Enter the pre-boarding zone and get ready to board your two flights.

3. The Rides
You will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed inside a huge 20m spherical screen. First soar over China (6 minutes), stay seated and enjoy our breathtaking 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada.

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Free Ticket Giveaway!

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away to our readers. To be eligible to win a pair just post a comment below. We’ll pick a winner next week and notify them by email. Good luck!

April 16 update: Congratulations Jade and Sharylin! Check your email.


Book Now and You Could Win $1,000 – Free Gift Card Giveaway!


It’s always a great time to Visit Vancouver, but now may be one of the best times to book.

Tourism Vancouver has a special on for anyone thinking about booking an overnight stay. Until March 31st, anyone who books a stay through Tourism Vancouver’s booking engine occurring before June 30, 2014 will be automatically entered to win $1,000 in American Express cash cards.

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Book Now and You Could Win $1,000 – Free Gift Card Giveaway!

8 Free (or almost free) Things to do in Vancouver this Month

Hip Hop Karaoke Photo Credit: Mark Gutknecht

Hip Hop Karaoke Photo Credit: Mark Gutknecht

The holiday season can be hectic. It can also be pretty pricey. Having fun in Vancouver through the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa season doesn’t have to break the piggy bank though.

If you’re pinching your loonies for that perfect gift or saving your bills for a mid-winter trip to the tropics, then finding fun, thrifty stuff to do is a priority.

I’ve compiled a list of free or almost free Vancouver activities this December. Grab a handful of change, bundle up and explore the budget-friendly activities on offer in chilly Vancity.

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8 Free (or almost free) Things to do in Vancouver this Month

Free Neighbourhood Shopping Shuttle – until Dec 1


Click here to download your voucher for the free Hop on / Hop off neighbourhood Shopping Shuttle (Valid until Dec 1).


Win a $100 Gift Card from Tickets Tonight


Snap a photo of one of the new Tickets Tonight posters at a local transit shelter and you could win a $100 gift card from Tickets Tonight. Full details here:

Note: contest closed August 8, 2013

5 Vancouver Karma Yoga tips

Photo credit: Karma Teachers/Puresouls

Photo credit: Karma Teachers/Puresouls

Earlier this year I participated in a quintessential Vancouver activity: I took part in a yoga challenge. It was January, I was feeling inspired and motivated because it was resolution time again. A certain famous yoga wear retailer started urging global yogis to take part in a 40-day yoga challenge. So I heeded the call.

A 40-day yoga challenge? I can do this. Piece of flourless chocolate cake,” I thought digging out my dusty yoga mat and stretchy pants. At just over a month, the challenge would be difficult but not too difficult and a short time commitment. My exercise-routine-commitment-phobe-self could sign on to this one.

But, being a contrarian, budget-minded Taurus, I decided to do a modified version of the Lululemon challenge. I would attempt to practice yoga daily while exploring as many different venues around Vancouver offering free or almost-free yoga. I’ve always been non-committal when it comes to yoga – locking myself into a three, six or 12 month contract scares the heck out because of finances and indecision. 

Enter the concept of karma yoga. Many studios in Vancouver offer free or by-donation yoga classes. The purpose of these classes is two-fold: to offer teaching opportunities to less experienced yoga instructors and to build on the ethos of ‘selfless or altruistic service through yoga.’ Translated from Sanskrit yoga means union and karma means ‘to do’, so the term karma yoga translates roughly to ‘union through action’.

According to Khundalini yoga guru Yogi Bhajan, “the attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” As I visited different karma yoga sessions throughout my 40-day yoga challenge, I experienced gratitude in many forms: smiles, group ohms, modest donations, in-store yogi discounts.

Whether you love fluid vinyasa or sweaty moksha or quiet hatha, there’s a karma yoga class for you in Vancouver. If you’re looking to explore a variety of yoga traditions on a budget, check out the list below.  Continue reading:
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