Be A Tourist In Your Own Town Launched Today!

Today marks the first day of Be A Tourist In Your Own Town, a month-long promotion that offers locals free tickets to many of Vancouver’s world-class visitor attractions. Each day, locals can download a limited number of free tickets to the “attraction of the day”. These tickets are valid the following day. Our first attraction – the Britannia Mine Museum has already reached it’s cap of tickets, so make sure you up up bright and early for the rest of the month to ensure you don’t miss out! Don’t forget that many participating attractions are also providing a secondary offer for those that miss out on the complimentary tickets.

Below, Tourism Vancouver’s crack media team have come up with top five tips for playing tourist.

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Be A Tourist In Your Own Town Launched Today!

Yaletown Freebies, Vouchers & Groupon Deals: Yaletown Celebrates Mother’s Day Week

Not sure what to get Mom this Mother’s Day (May 8, 2011)? Vancouver’s uber-hip Yaletown neighbourhood—home to some of the city’s best restaurants, shops and spas—has teamed up with Groupon to offer a fantastic week of Mother’s Day deals.

During Yaletown Mother’s Day Week April 29 – May 8, 2011, the Yaletown BIA and Groupon are giving you multiple chances to get freebies, coupons, and great deals on Yaletown merchandise, dining, and gifts for Mom.

Every day throughout the week, street teams wearing bright pink  “I ♥ Yaletown” t-shirts will be roaming Yaletown handing out freebies and vouchers to any passers-by (that includes you). These include vouchers and freebies for Yaletown Brewing Company, Bombay Brow Bar, Barre Method, Milestones, and Luxe Beauty lounge, plus free beverage coupons, appetizer cards and more.

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Yaletown Freebies, Vouchers & Groupon Deals: Yaletown Celebrates Mother’s Day Week

Best Vancouver Coupon Site? You make the call

Anyone else hooked on the new Internet coupons being offered for Vancouver?  I first discovered these a few months ago, and I’m getting dangerously addicted –  Not that I’m a hardcore shopper, but I like the idea of getting a bargain.

Lots of different websites offer them – LivingSocial, Grooster, etc – but the basic idea is always the same.  Each day the site emails you one coupon good for a discount at a restaurant, boutique, attraction, etc.  in Vancouver.   For instance, the coupon could offer half-off at some Thai restaurant downtown or a discounted gym membership or a reduced price for a hotel room.   If the deal interests you, you buy the coupon and redeem it later.  If it doesn’t, you forget about it.

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Best Vancouver Coupon Site? You make the call