Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Fifty Shades Fever!

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 One of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 playful activities sure to impress your Valentine’s Day date – whether boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, best friend or favourite family member.

Read on for Valentine’s suggestions, then enter to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver by clicking here.

A magical Valentine’s Day starts with a stroll around Stanley Park.

1. Stroll hand-in-hand along the Instagram-worthy seawall, starting at the downtown waterfront and circling around Stanley Park, Third Beach and English Bay. Bring your camera – there are plenty of sites to see (and plenty of selfies to snap) en route.

2. Craft a feast at The Dirty Apron, which offers themed cooking classes throughout the year. Chef instructors will walk you through each course step-by-step, after which you’ll prepare and plate each dish à deux. Upon completing a course, everyone gathers around the communal dining table to sample their creations with a glass of wine.

3. Explore the stars together at the HR MacMillan Space Centre’s Star Theater, which takes audiences on daily journeys across the galaxy. On Saturday nights, guests can enter the nearby observatory for a bout of stargazing guided by knowledgeable staff (admission by donation).

4. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in Stanley Park, cozied up under a warm blanket with your sweetie and a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Celebrating a special occasion (like Valentine’s Day)? Stanley Park Horse-drawn Tours offers an elaborate Cinderella Pumpkin Coach that ensures you two will be the belles of the ball.

5. Fill a picnic basket with goodies and settle on the sand at English Bay. Arrive in time for sunset and you’ll both be treated to a spectacular (and free!) evening show.

6. Go ice skating at Robson Square’s wintertime ice rink (open through end of February). Entry is free, and skate rentals cost $4.

7. Wander amidst the delicate foliage and symbolic sculptures at tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The serene space perfectly harmonizes rock, water, earth and architecture, and couples will find plenty of romantic spaces – covered pathways, pavilions and courtyards – to sneak a smooch.

8. Snowshoe or walk amongst a forest of fir and spruce lining Blue Grouse Lake at Grouse Mountain. Starting at dusk, the path is illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights that cast a sultry glow over the peak. Afterward, indulge in a chocolate, cheese and broth fondue.

Yuk it up at Vancouver TheatreSports League.

9. The couple who laughs together, stays together – so take in a show at Vancouver TheatreSports League and prepare to bust a gut. The improv troupe stages hilarious Love Day escapades around Valentine’s Day.

10. Just 20 minutes outside Vancouver is the sprawling and scenic University of British Columbia campus, which doubled as Washington State University in Fifty Shades of Grey. Here, you and your SO can browse weird and wonderful artefacts at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum; steal a kiss atop the Greenheart TreeWalk; or take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Take your honey on a spin around False Creek in a mini-ferry.

11. Take to the waters of False Creek and tour the city by mini-ferry. The Aquabus and False Creek Ferries make regular loops around the creek, stopping at Granville Island, Olympic Village, Vanier Park and other points of interest along the way.

12. Drive to Squamish and ascend the Sea to Sky Gondola in a cozy gondola. Once up top, share a special moment with your sweetie as you take in the surrounding snow-capped forests and alpine peaks overlooking stunning vistas.

13. Indulge in a couples’ treatment at CHI, the Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel. The luxurious sanctuary offers holistic treatments that include footbaths, tea service and aromatic baths or steams. You and your plus-one will emerge feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and oh-so-romantic.

14. Hike up Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, an easy 45-minute trek amidst lush forest. Once at the summit, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Indian Arm and dramatic mountainscape. Don’t forget to indulge in a post-hike treat at Honey Doughnuts (famously a favourite of Kate Winslet).

Flights of fancy at The Settlement Building.

15. Sample wine or beer flights in an elegantly refurbished warehouse at The Settlement Building. The collective houses Vancouver Urban Winery, Postmark Brewing, and Belgard Kitchen, offering B.C. wines, craft beer and delicious bites all in one gorgeous space.

16. Pull out your ballgowns and tails for an elegant evening at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Snuggle up to your SO in the opulent Orpheum Theatre while the incredible acoustics amplify the soul-raising sounds of haunting classical music, spiffy showtunes or modern hits.

Tune back tomorrow for more romantic activities, and another opportunity to win!

Enter to win the grand prize, an incredible trip for two to Vancouver, by clicking here. We’ll pick a random winner and notify them by email. Good luck!

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158 Responses to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

  1. Joy

    I hope I win but if I don’t thanks for the great ideas

    • Vickie

      Would love to take a romantic trip thanks for the chance

    • I hope I win this me and my boyfriend have had a rough year and would love some time away especially when it is about fifty shades I am a die hard fan. :) goodluck to everyone.

  2. I would enjoy a vaca about now!

  3. Janice

    Awesome giveaway

  4. Nina Drake

    My husband and I been married 6 years and would love win this as our honeymoon

  5. Laura

    Would love to go and explore the fifty shade of Vancouver ?

  6. Sparkle Hopson

    Wow this would be so amazing

  7. Wendy Belanger

    We have been married 32 years and are definitely in the sandwich generation. Would love to get away for a few days, just the 2 of us to enjoy us!

  8. Celina

    We were high school sweethearts, who have been together for almost 17 years and married for almost 11! Would love some time together, alone :) good luck everyone!

  9. Dayna Noury


  10. Lisa Jorgensen

    All of the things on the list sound amazing!

  11. Never been to Vancouver married 28 yrs and would welcome a trip alone with my hubby. Oldest daughter just moved to Victoria and is loving her new home there.

  12. Love love love to win this for me and my boyfriend we need a get away alone on Valentine’s Day

  13. Marthy

    Count me in !!! ??❤️

  14. Maria

    I would love to win this with my husband so romantic! We have a 2 yr old life is busy & rarely go out just the 2 of us anymore. Perfect date nite out full of fun laughter & lots of love!!!

  15. Caroline Currie

    I have lived in Vancouver for over 40 years and have never had a vacation downtown. I think it makes a great vacation. We tend to take the city we live in for granted.I would love to win this package.

  16. Chnur

    I really need this!

  17. Michelle Lewis

    How romantic! Great suggestions! Would love to visit Vancouver on Valentine’s Day!

  18. Kelly

    I have lived in the lower mainland most of my life but have never experienced Vancouver in this way. I almost died twice last year of illnesses but made it through thanks to my doctor. My fiancé and I have been through a lot together. It has taken a huge toll on us. We could use a romantic trip to bring the romance to fruition.

  19. Liliya Zhekov

    Would be amazing to win and bring my date to Downtown Vancouver on Valentine.

  20. That would be a trip of a live time. My husband and I didn’t get to go on a real honeymoon this is real sweet.

  21. Brook-lynn

    This would be an amazing prize to win thankyou for the chance

  22. Alana

    This would be an amazing trip to win and a great experience to see Vancouver!!

  23. Vanessa

    Would love to visit beautiful Vancouver with my loved one?

  24. Sandra Batt

    Would so love to win this trip for me and my amazing husband! Would love to do some of these wonderful romantic ideas while in Vancouver! ?

  25. Christy tschetter

    I would love to win this trip! Danny and me would be grateful.? boyfriend loves BC So this would be an amazing trip!

  26. Daniel waldner

    Girlfriend and I would love this trip. Would be a great romantic getaway

  27. Sure would be nice to win ?

  28. Tristen

    Just got engaged to my wonderful fiancè, would be a great treat for her and I.

  29. How stressless this trip would be for both of us to remind us of what Valentines could truly be ❤️

  30. This would be such a great experience for me and my boyfriend. I was always wanting to see Vancouver

  31. Chelsey Chester

    This would be an amazing trip for me and the boyfriend! We love to travel and we haven’t made it to Vancouver yet!

  32. Shelbie

    It would be really awesome to get out of this cold weather. -30 and colder almost everyday for a week. Burrr me and my boyfriend need a vacation, definitely.

  33. Talia

    This would be a very nice trip for my man and I to spend some quality time together without our 5 kiddos constantly nagging us lol. Don’t get me wrong we love them to pieces but we need a BREAK lol !!! ?

  34. Angie

    Would love to win!:)

  35. Leslie Mercer

    50 times 50 I would love to win!

  36. Would love to win and see the beautiful city!!

  37. Celeste Bridgeman

    Would love to win. Fabulous package

  38. Stephanie pierre

    Getting married this year would love to win a trip like this ?? just the 2 of us

  39. Kate Way

    Lovely trip…. fingers crossed ??

  40. Karen wilker

    Thank you in advance
    Would love to win married 34 years a little romance would be wonderfully

  41. Marci Halldorsson

    Thanks would love to win and take my boyfriend.

  42. Joni Lewis

    Would love this.

  43. In need of a vacation. this would be awesome

  44. Sam Leavitt

    A vacation for Valentine’s Day would be spectacular!!! What a great way to see a beautiful city, and all the places that make it extra special.

  45. Amy Murdock

    I have never been to Vancouver, but I was always told it was breath taking. I would love to go experince a whole new experince with the one I love.

  46. David & Stephanie Herter

    My husband I met in high school. We have 4 children and are raising our grand daugbter. We would love a trip to relax and wind doen.

  47. I would love to win

  48. Pam

    Would love to experience Vancouver again!! Especially like this

  49. Paula morris

    We have never been to Vancouver. Love the list of things to do

  50. Sarah Touesnard

    I went to Vancouver as a little girl and thought it was an amazing place . I am from the east coast and I remember my parents telling us to put our feet in the water to say we were both in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean . Made us feel like mermaids :)

  51. Katie

    I would love to win this but if not there were a lot of fun ideas on here

  52. Sarah Fahlman

    A night in the city would be a great escape for my husband and I.

  53. I would give anything. To have my romantic trip with the love of my life .who has been with me during my transplant.

  54. Holly Johnstone

    My boyfriend and I have been doing long distance since last April. I’m in school and he recently got hired in BC, would be amazing to have a mini vacation with him

  55. Kristine

    Would surely love to win this wonderful valentine get away. Being so broke to hardly afford a vacation from being layed off work having all the stress how to make ends meet, this will be a great stress reliever. Thank you.

  56. Kayla S

    My boyfriend and I have never had the extra money to really do any kind of large celebration on Valentine’s Day so this would be amazing. Best of luck to all who entered. Fingers crossed ??

  57. Mary

    Favorite place in the western coast. This getaway would be a wonderful treat for me and my sweetheart. Awesome prize, thank you!!

  58. Theresa

    My husband used to live in BC and misses it dearly! I love Vancouver too! Every adventure on this list sounds amazing! Would be wonderful for these two parents-to-be!

  59. Julie Stewart

    Oh my boyfriend and I could really use this. He will be moving to Toronto and we won’t be seeing each other often for the next two years. I’d love to do something special before he moves while I finish my degree!

  60. Stella Panagiotidis

    OMG!!! Would LOVE to win this!!! ❤❤❤

  61. Andrea clark

    I would love to win I have 4 children and sometimes it’s hard to keep up on the romantic side of life . I would love to win it would be an excellent way to show my love

  62. Jessica Strong

    Too bad my only Valentine is my beautiful baby boy, he is 3 haha I hope who ever wins enjoys their trip!

  63. Melissa Garcia

    I wish I can win

  64. Ernestine Colson

    Each time I am with my “Christian” I try new things to keep the romance aflame.Thus, this will be our first trip abroad and I can just imagine “the heat.”

  65. Jesse

    This would be awesome

  66. Kendall Dempster

    This would be such an amazing trip! My husband and I are from the East coast and would love to visit the West coast. We desperately need a getaway just for the two of us!

  67. Lynda

    Always wanted to visit Western Canada. Never been. Married 42 yrs. work together for 28 of them. run an annual charity event for 10 yrs. and never seem to have time to be pampered ourselves. This sounds like a wonderful time.

  68. Jennifer Verner

    Have never been and always wanted to see Vancouver !!

  69. Kim Williston

    My husband and I could really use this. We may have to go bankrupt.

  70. Terry Baumhour

    Oh what a win that would be . Every time we plan a vacation something else comes up .

  71. Sue Henifin

    Sounds great!

  72. Tracy Mauro

    Beautiful, I have always wanted to visit Canada…I know that my odds are slim but I am ready for my light in the darkness :) Good luck everyone

  73. Majida panfil

    My amazing man lives in Vancouver..
    love love love everything about Vancouver!

  74. Tara Bingham Aniloski

    I think this is the greatest give away ever weather your love is brand new or decades old every couple should experience this and fall in love all over again.

  75. Vick Kearney

    This trip sounds utterly delightful. Thanks for the opportunity!

  76. Lindsay

    I would love to win this with my SO

  77. Sherty

    Wow great Vaca!!

  78. It will be a dream come true.

  79. I would love a trip to vancouver and enjoy

  80. What great ideas!
    My boyfriend and I would love a break from our busy lives.

  81. Brooklyne

    A trip to Vancouver would be such a nice getaway. We love exploring, and since he is from the east coast, we have yet to have a chance to discover Vancouver and its beauty yet.

  82. Cheri

    Would love to go here

  83. Hilda

    I would love to go❤️Get away ☺️

  84. I can’t wait to watch Fifty Shades Freed!!! ♥️ Vancouver with my love would be amazing!!

  85. Rebecca Lang

    I want to win this

  86. Nicole

    Vancouver is a entertaining city full of outdoor activities!

  87. Brooke hayhurst

    I would die for a romantic time with my boyfriend. After a five year divorce, and leaving an abusive relationship. I found the man of my dreams who helps me with my kids and has made my life complete. But we NEVER get time with just the two of us, and finances are tight!
    This would be something so special for us both.
    Fingers crossed, but I never win anything, so congrats to whoever is lucky enough to win this!
    Lots of love to everyone!

  88. Nicole

    Romantic trip?!? Yes please!
    That would be amazing!

  89. The “50” was beginning of total change of my life. If someone would tell me 2,5 years ago I will be married in USA /Im coming from Slovakia/, for my own Christian Grey, I should say You are crazy! Here I’m, married, live near Seattle, me and Doug have some much common with books/movies. We already visited places in Seattle where books “taken places” but be on real stage in Vancouver would be something else. Postponed honeymoon we haven’t had till now lol. Thanks for chance!

  90. Kelsey

    Would love to win

  91. Michelle H

    Valentines marks our 7 years of dating and we just got engaged and I’ve been driving him crazy to move to Vancouver this sounds like a dream come true almost a fairytale …

  92. Kelly pearson

    Would love a getaway and what would make this trip even better is to elope well we where out there

  93. Rebecca

    Sounds like a great trip!

  94. Elda pucvi

    Don’t hold politics against me. We love b.c.

  95. This trip would be a dream come true! My boyfriend and I have been together for 5yrs now and were unable to celebrate our 5yr anniversary this past September, a trip to Vancouver would be prayers answered as I have never been able to take in the scenery there as only time I went there was 4 years ago to pick my boyfriend’s children up at the ferries, then straight out and back here to Lethbridge alberta. Also this is the first Valentine’s day weekend we will have alone as my two 10yr olds with be gone with their dad for a week.
    #romanticgetaway ?

  96. Tina

    Have been married 23 years and no honeymoon would be an awesome trip to win

  97. Dawn

    Would love to surprise my hard working hubby with a weekend getaway

  98. rachelle baker

    I just want to thank everyone who has given people, including me a chance to win some of these glorious prizes. It would be absolutely amazing if I won but if i do not thanks for giving me the opportunity to enter. Cheers!

  99. Veronica

    I think this is a beautiful idea. Being a college kid, I wouldn’t be able to afford to do all of this right now. But I would love to one day take my girlfriend to some/all of those places. We want to explore and see new things together before we start a life and family and don’t find enough time to do all of that. I think it would be a fantastic way to celebrate Valentines Day as well too!

  100. Nikki

    Would love to win this prize ! Love this. It’s !

  101. Ana

    I would luv this excitement for us and it will be a good honey moon

  102. Nicole Stacey

    This prize is every girls dream! Who would want to relive this movie!?

  103. I’d love to go an this romantic getaway i sounds perfect and I love fifty shades!

  104. Jl


  105. Amber mountz

    Never had our honeymoon this would be nice!

  106. Meighan Mirowski

    I’ve never been on a trip with my fiancée in the almost 8 years we’ve been together! Now we are getting married next year and this would be amazing as a first trip together since we have kids now as well :)

  107. Kayla McLean

    This would be an amazing experience !!!

  108. Justyna campbell

    Would love to win this, my husband and I have been together for 19 years this may, been married 9 years this April and have not been able to have a honeymoon yet

  109. Gail

    Would so love this trip to nearby Vancouver! Hubby and I have been married 36 years now and could really use a spice up! LOL

  110. Dan Carr

    Would love to go

  111. Madison

    Would love to go on a romantic getaway with my husband as newlyweds. Much needed trip away from the kids!

  112. Taylor Saunders

    Thank you for the incredible chance to win! ?BC

  113. Bev

    Wow!! Would love a romantic getaway with my hubby of almost 32 years! This sounds so amazing…thanks for the chance to win!?

  114. Jen

    A night without kids AND enjoy the city?!? YES PLEASE :)

  115. Amanda Herrera

    Just got married would be an awesome honeymoon! Plus im obsessed with the movie?

  116. Tina

    Seeing the sites Snastasia saw ?

  117. Jody

    This would be a wonderful trip to win. Always wanted to travel Vancouver, such an amazing beautiful place to go to visit.?

  118. Julie

    Would love to celebrate our 15th Anniversary with this absolutely fantastic giveaway. Thank you for the amazing opportunity!?❤

  119. Terri

    Would love to win this for my son and his beautiful wife. They married 1 yr ago but could not afford a honeymoon. My daughter in-law is wonderful because she became a full time mom to 2 Little boys and you would never know they were not her biological children. She and my son so deserve this trip!

  120. Janette White

    This trip could save my marriage!

  121. This looks and sounds so wonderful. My Husband and I would absolutely Love this. We would Love a get away trip just the two of us. Never been to Vancouver before. Looks so Romantic and peaceful!

  122. Melissa Price

    My husband and I have been married for going on 28 years. I am a 5 year cancer survivor and have not been able to afford a trip like this. Would love to be able to win this trip and enjoy life again.

  123. Tara

    Me plz

  124. Roxanne

    I would love to win this and go to Vancouver havent been there since i was a child.

  125. Shannon

    I hope I win. Me and my fiance’ are getting married in Oct it deff would be a great place for our honeymoon.

  126. Michael

    Its so Beautiful their. I hope I win!! Its Deff a great place to go for my honeymoon coming up here in a few months!! Cross my fingers!! :)

  127. Virginia

    Never been. Would love to win!!!

  128. Chrystal Finniff

    Would love to win! Would make an awesome honeymoon!!

  129. Tracey Dickie

    I would to a tour

  130. I would love this, never been on a vacation like this ???

  131. My boyfriend and I will celebrate 3 years anniversary this year. Being college students we can’t afford to do much than chick-fil-a date. I wish we would have a memorial celebration this year. Being the big fan of romantic dates, I hope to live the dream once.

  132. Christie

    Entering the 50shades contest
    So excited to see this
    Feeling naughty ??

  133. Aurora

    Would love to win!!!

  134. Renee surrette

    Us please!

  135. Brittany

    Oh, how wonderful this would be!

  136. Kim

    Would love this trip

  137. Kristina

    To win this would be life changing for me.

  138. angela eagle

    my sister lives there and someone I used to date and still care about. so many things there I want to do

  139. Sharon Peach

    Would love to win this for my daughter and son on law as they never jad a honeymoon. ??

  140. Married 35 years, lite that candle and put a sparkle in our eyes❣

  141. Vanessa

    Would be amazing

  142. Kristi

    This would be amazing

  143. Yashoda r

    Loved to win a getaway ❤️❤️❤️ Too see it with your own eyes is priceless

  144. Jaime

    My husband and I just celebrated out 10 year anniversary, we have been through a lot together, and because of such we have never gotten to go on our honeymoon, it would be nice to get away.

  145. Jessica McNulty

    Love all of the ideas.

  146. Tanya

    I would love to win a Canadian trip. The beauty and scenery and fun excels anything the Caribeen has to offer. I would love to surprise my husband with this trip , he has been my Valentine and been with me through thick and thin with a woman with the most health conditions in the world .Since we’ve been married I’ve had brain aneurysms and heart conditions and cancer and he still makes me laugh and smile and always shows me he loves me every day and never goes to sleep at night without saying I love you and kissing me .He is my Valentine every day and I’d love to show him with this trip that he means the world to me and without him I could have never got through all I’ve gone through ♥️♥️

  147. Terri

    Would live to take hubby on a romantic getaway. Need to get out of this snow…..

  148. Kristie Maule

    Please pick me Sir/Ma’am.

  149. Patty Liguori

    Help us!!!!! We need to run away from home for a few days from out 3 adult children who still live at home?

  150. Alexandra Broennle

    Would be awesome to finally go on our honeymoon. Been married 7 years as of Valentine’s day. Good luck to all and cheers to the winner

  151. Kristie Maule

    This would be the ultimate getaway. I’ve read the books several times. Own the first two movies. And saw the last movie Friday! Which was absolutely amazing! Will be going to see it again!
    This would be a Bucket list scratch off.
    Please pick us.

  152. Mary Anne

    I would love to win this

  153. I would absolutely love to win this! My boyfriend and I we’re unable to celebrate our 5yr anniversary this past September and well a mom of two 10yr olds and step dad to my 2 children could most definitely use an amazing trip in celebration of our love for one another!

  154. This would be an amazing opportunity! Thank you for the chance!

  155. Heather Lockaby

    This would be an amazing Valentine’s Day gift for me and my fiancee! We just had our 3rd baby in December and we could use the trip. I am in love with the 50 shades movies! Good luck to an amazing trip and whomever gets it! :)

  156. Leah Bada

    I would love ❤️ to Win a trip to Vancouver for the Two of Us . Thank You ! Good Luck to a beautiful trip to who ever Wins ! Happy ? Valentine’s Day !