Spend 2 Nights in Vancouver and Family Fun is Free! $125 gift card giveaway

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In 1886, the tiny coastal city of Vancouver, home to fewer than 5,000 hardy settlers, was incorporated.  Fast-forward exactly 125 years and Vancouver is now a bustling cosmopolitan centre, with more than two million inhabitants, a world-class dining scene and one of the most stunning natural settings of any city in the world.

To celebrate the city’s 125th birthday, an innovative promotion is underway.  Visitors booking two-night stays at participating hotels between now and September 30 will automatically receive a $125 gift card.

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Spend 2 Nights in Vancouver and Family Fun is Free! $125 gift card giveaway

Free Money: Tourism Vancouver’s $125 Giveaway

Anyone who showed up at Vancouver’s 125th birthday bash earlier this week was treated to free cake, free music and lots of great free performances.  On the heels of that party, the city is rolling out another birthday-themed initiative.  And this one promises the best gift of all:  free money.

Here’s how it works.  Anyone booking a two-night stay at one of 28 participating Vancouver hotels gets a free $125 gift card.  That’s it.  No strings attached.  The gift cards are redeemable at the Tourism Vancouver visitor centre, located  downtown at 200 Burrard Street.  A list of hotels is available at TourismVancouver.com/125.

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Free Money: Tourism Vancouver’s $125 Giveaway

30,000 Free Tickets (really) to Vancouver Attractions: Starting May 2

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Here’s a question for the Vancouverites out there.  When’s the last time you took a horse-drawn carriage around Stanley Park; or went on a lunchtime cruise down the Burrard Inlet and into Indian Arm; or – Heaven forbid – lined up to dash across the Capilano Suspension Bridge?

A year ago?  10 years ago?  Never?  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  Those things are so touristy.  And they’re not exactly cheap, either.   Good points.  But – be honest – isn’t there still a little part of you that would love to experience all that again – to see the wonders of Vancouver through the eyes of a first-time visitor?

If so, you may be in luck.  During the month of May, Tourism Vancouver is running a pretty unique initiative called Be a Tourist in Your Own Town.  The basic idea is to get Vancouverites to fall in love with their city all over again.  And the incentive?  Lots and lots of free tickets – 30,000 in total – to some of the classic experiences around the city.

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30,000 Free Tickets (really) to Vancouver Attractions: Starting May 2

$20 Gourmet Lunch at DB Bistro Moderne

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When super chef Daniel Boulud opened DB Bistro Moderne and its sister restaurant Lumiere in Vancouver several years ago, foodies rejoiced.

Boulud is widely regarded as one of the planet’s culinary geniuses, and his restaurant Daniel in New York has been lauded as one of the top ten restaurants in the world.  Since opening, DB Bistro Moderne has exceeded expectations, earning fantastic reviews from food critics in Vancouver and across Canada for its sophisticated take on classic French cuisine.

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$20 Gourmet Lunch at DB Bistro Moderne