THE Tourism Challenge!


Congratulations to all of the partners and participants on another amazing Tourism Challenge.  This year close to 23,000 Passports were distributed to industry colleagues who had an opportunity to visit over 90 hotels and attractions to earn their stamps!

Thanks to the amazing staff and the support of the exceptional Vancouver Convention Centre team, and venue, this year's Redemption was the best ever. 10,554 of us met or exceeded our stamp targets and earned our Privilege Passes.

Be sure to continue enjoying all of the amazing offers available exclusively to Privilege Pass holders and keep sharing your adventures on social media, don't forget to tag your posts with our destination marketing teams’ hashtags, #exploreBC and #veryvancouver. Let’s keep capitalizing on our collective energy by sharing online to drive business to our doors.

And a special thanks to our prize partners for providing the incentive to go beyond the minimum and a big congratulations to our lucky prize winners:

 40 Something Grand Prize: Spectacular Rocky Mountaineer Vacation – Trip for two to Banff 

Linda Edwards – Delta Visitor Centre

30 Something:

Arts Club Theatre Company 6 Tickets to Rock of Ages - Miguel Carreon – Vancouver Aquarium 

Hostelling International – 2 Lifetime Memberships and a night at the Whistler Hostel for 4
Crystal Li – Science World 

Cycle City Tours – Bicycle Tour for Four or Bike Rental for 8 Dana Wood – Sea to Sky Gondola 

Westcoast Sightseeing Grand Slam of Tours

Victoria Buchart Garden – Vincent Wheeler – Tourism Vancouver 

Whistler & Shannon Falls Tour – Cameron MacLean – Harbour Air 

Whistler & Shannon Falls Tour – Noriaki Kumagai – Tourland Travel 
Vancouver Hop on Hop Off – Kristin Pichler – Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Vancouver Hop on Hop Off – Ester Hoad – Canucks Sports and Entertainment
Vancouver Hop on Hop Off – Roy Tannar – Vancouver Water Adventures 
Vancouver Hop on Hop Off – Peter Edwards – Delta Visitor Centre 

Vancouver Aquarium Animal Encounter Jim French – Vancouver Convention Centre 

2 Bard on the Beach Sets of Tickets for Both Mainstage Shows - Romeo and Juliet and Merry Wives of Windsor

Nancy Hawkins – Museum of Vancouver and Ellen Leung – The Listel Hotel

Rockwood Adventures - Rainforest Picnic -Deberra Chiu – Vancouver Marriott Downtown 

A Night at Vancouver Opera - Hansel and Gretel - Hieu Lu – Fairmont Pacific Rim 

Canadian Outback Adventures River Rafting Adventure Steven Chow – Pan Pacific Vancouver 

Vancouver Symphone Orchestra - series subscription - Natalie Mulholland – VIA Rail Canada 

Greater Vancouver Zoo – Behind the Scenes Tour - Akiko Kondo – Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown 

Prince of Whales Whale Watching Tour - Matthew MacMartin – Element Hotel Metrotown 

Vancouver Trolley A Tour for All Seasons - Jihyuun Yaun – Fairmont Waterfront Hotel    

2 Great Prizes from Landsea Tours & Adventures

Sea to Sky Experience - Ye Li – Super Vacation 
Victoria Excursion - Anna Lee – Fairmont Vancouver Airport 

Rogers Arena Prize Package including Canucks Tickets - Nathalie Boye – Tourism Vancouver 

Vancouver Gun Range - Five Person Shooting Package - Nozomi Siu – Loden Hotel  

Manning Park Getaway a Weekend in the Lodge -Nathan Sundeen – Sutton Place Hotel  

Ski Callaghan - Nordic Skiing Package for Four - Felisa Fullerton – Vancouver Aquarium 

Lulu Island Winery Tour for Four - Ann Chou – China Eastern Airlines 

Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours Private Tour - Kaleigh Robertson – Flyover Canada 

Harbour Air Return Flights for Two - Katrina Hansen – Westin Grand Hotel 

20 Something

Sea to Sky Diving Centre Lesson Package - Jeremy Brunner – Vancouver Aquarium 

Vancouver Photowalks Tour for Three - Colin Whitaker Bard on the Beach 

Forbidden Vancouver - Who Killed Kraft Beer Tour - Tammy Taylor – Discover Canada Tours 

Coast Hotels Getaway 2 Night Stay - Courtenay Houlden – Science World 

28) Vancouver Water Adventures - Paddleboards or Kayak Rental for 6 - Michael Guevarra – Pan Pacific Hotel

Hyatt Regency Stay and Breakfast - Sarah Kelly – Cantrav 

Brand Live Festival of Light Tickets for Four - Jessica Wilson – Four Season’s Hotel 

Fairmont Waterfront Dinner at Arc - Amy O’Rirodan – Vancouver Marriott Downtown 

River Rock Hotel One night accommodation and Buffet Breakfast Tracy Ghiravdi - Rocky Mountaineer 

Four Seasons – Yew Restaurant Dinner -Trevor Mills – Vancouver Art Gallery 

BC Sports Hall of Fame Basket of Goodies - Evangeline Licup – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 

McArthur Glen Gift Bag - Charlotte Grant – Museum of Anthropology 

Tours By Locals $250 Gift Certificate valid in 136 countries - Megan Huibers – Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel 

Capilano Group of Companies Bag of Goodies - Masharior Yasoda – Tourland Travel 

Vancouver Foodie Guilty Pleasures Tour for Two - Joel Khor – Harbour Air

Atrium Inn Vancouver One Night and Dinner Leanne Tim – Coast Hotels

Bill Reid Gallery  Behind Scenes Tour and Membership - Katarina Stoyko – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 

Burnaby Art Gallery Goodies - Harjinder Jhutty – Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre 

PCL – Prize Package – Whistler Roundtrip - Verna Gene – Vancouver Art Gallery 

Destination Canada - Keep Exploring Package Myrnna Magrare – Hyatt Regency Vancouver 

Helijet Round Trip to Victoria or Nanaimo - Ellen Proctor – Burnaby Village Museum 

Burnaby Village Museum Basket  - Andre Tardif – Sheraton Wall Centre 

Cantrail Coach Lines - Roundtrip to Seattle Brooke MacLennan – UBC Conference Centre 


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