Last Chance to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Getaway!

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It’s the final day of our “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” series. Don’t forget to enter below 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 sultry contest guaranteed to add fireworks to your Love Day. Part Three of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 15 Vancouver activities that will leave your date swooning.

Read the suggestions, then enter to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver by clicking here. Good luck!

High on life (and love) at the Vancouver Revolving Restaurant.

33. Ascend the Vancouver Lookout to the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant. From a height of more than 550 feet, you and your date can enjoy a glass of wine while soaking in panoramic views of the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Vancouver skyline. No need to crane your neck to see it all – the restaurant completes a full revolution every hour, so by the time you’re ready to leave you’ll have seen it all from the comfort of your seat.

34. The couple that cheers sports teams together stays together – or something like that. Plan a date night at Sportsbar Live at Rogers Arena, where you can soak in the action without having to pay for a game ticket. Sit at the bar, which runs the entire length of the NHL blueline, and cheer on the Canucks while dining on sports bar favourites made with locally sourced ingredients.

35. Linger over a romantic lunch at Water Street Café, where Christian convinces Ana to dine while discussing their sultry contract in Fifty Shades of Grey. From here, you can see the famous Steamclock, which was set to 7.30 for an entire night of filming.

36. Warm up with a specialty hot chocolate at the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival (January 20 to February 14). Participating venues from across the city – including cafes, gelato and ice cream shops, and others – each dish up confectionary delights ranging from white chocolate to dark, flavoured whipped creams to ice cream toppers, cinnamon to cayenne and much more.

37. Buy ingredients for a tasty dinner à deux at Nat Bailey Stadium’s Winter Farmers Market. As the enticing aroma of fresh-from-the-oven bread wafts throughout, you and your honey can browse some 70 vendors for seasonal produce, baked-with-love desserts, homemade preserves, hot drinks and more.

38. Get cultured at the Vancouver Art Gallery. After browsing upcoming exhibits (such as Takashi Murakami’s intriguing “The Octopus Eats its Own Leg” and the culturally and ecologically impactful “Bombhead”), settle on the patio for a tasty lunch as classical music plays in the background.

39. Sample the world’s best wines at Vancouver International Wine Festival (February 24 to March 4), which takes place annually at the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre. At the International Festival Tasting, you and your plus-one can sip your way through hundreds of wines poured by wineries from around the world. There are also a series of themed wine dinners and other events at venues across the city.

40. Bundle up and take a scenic stroll in West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park. The easy stroll down to the eponymous lighthouse takes just 10 minutes through a forested path bordered by old-growth trees.

Delicious cocktails star at The Emerald.

41. Cozy up with a cocktail at The Emerald Supper Club, located in historic Chinatown. The Las Vegas-style venue features a trendy lounge, private Cabaret room and tasty bites (bonus: the restaurant participates in Mealshare, so every meal purchased provides a meal for a child in need!). But the real star is the lengthy cocktail list, filled with creative concoctions as well as classic favourites.

42. Dance the night away at Commodore Ballroom, one of the city’s most popular concert venues. The space hosts big-name bands, rising star musicians, DJs and more, so select a show and slide on your dancing shoes.

43. If your idea of a good time is more sporty than dance-y, head downstairs to Commodore Lanes, situated underneath the Commodore Ballroom. The space features 12 lanes and 20 billiard tables, so you and your date can engage in friendly competition all night. Winner buys the drinks!

Delicious desserts, courtesy Thomas Haas.

44. Satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth with a box of decadent chocolate delights from acclaimed chocolatier Thomas Haas. The renowned chocolate-maker has shops in Kitsilano and North Vancouver, so you can either pick up Valentine’s-themed confectionaries or surprise your darling with a hot chocolate and pastry date.

45. Challenge each other to a climbing competition at Cliffhanger, an indoor rock climbing gym in downtown Vancouver. Take an intro course and the pair of you will learn how to belay and boulder while getting your sweat on, learning about team building and trust and, most importantly, having fun together.

46. Escape the rain with a game of virtual golf at One Under. Book a simulation bay and get your swing on – you can select from simulations of the world’s best golf courses, or simply hit balls at dilapidated buildings. Afterward, relocate to the bar where you can order a charcuterie plate and craft cocktail, and relive your best drives.

47. Movie buffs? Embark on a self-guided tour of your favourite Vancouver film scenes. Check out the itineraries on Tourism Vancouver’s website and see the city in a uniquely cinematic way.

48. Treat your honey to a tasting tour in historic Gastown. Vancouver Food Tour’s Gastown Tasting Tour visits some of the neighbourhood’s top cocktail haunts, restaurants and wine bars. Consider it a tantalizing aphrodisiac.

Those cute otters are the perfect accompaniment to a romantic day date.

49. Did you know penguins mate for life? Visit these loyal creatures, as well as more than 50,000 other animals from around the world, at the Vancouver Aquarium. (Fun fact: the organization also started OceanWise, a global conservation initiative. You can taste sustainable, responsibly harvested OceanWise dishes at restaurants across Vancouver.)

50. Want to follow in the footsteps of Ana and Christian? Follow Tourism Vancouver’s “Fifty Shades of Vancouver: A Fan Favourite’s Tour” on Tourism Vancouver’s film website.

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!

We’ll contact the winner within a few days. Good luck, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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