Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres February 9.

It’s another day of love activities, and another chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day. Part Two of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 more activities that will surprise and delight your Valentine’s date. Continue reading:
Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

SmartyPantz beckons guests into the deliciously terrifying Hospital of Horror.

Haunted houses are horrifying enough, but add a virtual reality spin and you’ve catapulted from spine-tingling shivers to ear-splitting screams. This month, SmartyPantz, one of Vancouver’s original escape rooms, has teamed up with virtual reality experts at vrCave to produce the Hospital of Horror – a terrifyingly lifelike VR experience that instantaneously transports guests to a derelict sanitorium where they might or might not be alone.

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Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

Downtown Vancouver is Getting its First “Escape Room” Attraction

Photo credit: Soban | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Soban | Wikimedia Commons

Good at puzzles? This may be right up your alley.

Downtown Vancouver is getting its first escape room.  Popular around the world but just starting to pop up in North America, escape rooms are dedicated attractions where a group of people pay to be locked up inside a themed room – say a mummy’s tomb or a haunted mansion. The idea is to use teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and piece together intricate clues in order to escape before time expires, generally after 30-60 minutes. Though they’re inspired by video games, escape rooms are real-life rooms where you’re really trapped inside.

Richmond already has one of these escape room attractions and now Vancouver is getting in on the act with a 3,200-square-foot facility opening in Gastown in early 2015. Continue reading:
Downtown Vancouver is Getting its First “Escape Room” Attraction