Yaletown is proud to welcome 20,000 tourism professionals from April 18th to May 31st in the 15th annual Tourism Challenge, brought to you by the Vancouver Attractions Group, Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Hotel Association.
The Tourism Challenge is an exciting city wide promotion that encourages tourism industry workers to enrich their personal knowledge of our wonderful city. Yaletown is a featured neighbourhood in the challenge. We will be inviting participants to explore the area with a unique scavenger hunt and photo contest. Be ready for tourism industry workers to be exploring our neighbourhood!
Do you have a Tourism Challenge Passport?
Receive your stamps by completing the scavenger hunt, and finding the secret phrase. Solve the riddles below to find the words that make up the phrase. When you find the words – please visit us at Engine 374 Pavilion (also a stamping location for West Coast Railway Heritage Park) at the corner of Davie St. and Pacific Blvd., 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm to earn your TWO Yaletown stamps.
Word #1: During the early 20th century most men and women wore hats on a daily basis. This piece of history is being brought back today with a neighborhood hat shop, whose Hamilton Street location is the only one in Western Canada. You’ll find the first word at this popular Yaletown gem.
Word #2: The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) stretches from the coast to coast of Canada and was created to physically unite our country. You’ll find the second word near the first passenger train that entered Vancouver, at a popular pavilion from Expo 86.
Congratulations to the winner!
Photo Contest Enter for your chance to win a $500 Yaletown prize package.
Enter for your chance to win a $810 Yaletown prize package, yes it just went up!
Snap a photo of a scavenger hunt location and share it with us through Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoverYourHood #Yaletown.
You can also enter by completing the ballot form and dropping it in the ballot box at the stamping location.
Entries will be accepted from April 18th to May 31st. Winner will be chosen on June 10th. The prize has no cash value and must be claimed within 7 days of notification.