This May, Tourism Vancouver and over 26 of Vancouver’s world-class visitor attractions are teaming up to celebrate Vancouver 125 with Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. From May 3rd to 29th, B.C. residents are invited to be tourists in their own city by taking advantage of over 30,000 free tickets to participating attractions!
Each day, during the 27 days of the promotion, a different area attraction will be revealed as the “attraction of the day” offering B.C. residents a limited number of free admission tickets to their location. Tickets are only valid for one day, but on that day the lucky locals who snag tickets can expect a fabulous day out that will leave them inspired to share their experience with visiting friends and relatives. Many attractions will also offer special events and offers on their free ticket day.
So how do you get in on the fun? Follow Tourism Vancouver on Facebook or Twitter (@MyVancouver), or visit www.tourismvancouver.com first thing each morning to find out the attraction of the day. Locals simply have to register at tourismvancouver.com/BAT to download their coupon for two free admission tickets, valid for the following day. But you have to be quick: there is a limited quantity of complimentary tickets available for each attraction, and tickets will go quickly!
More partners are still being added, but participating Be A Tourist In Your Own Town attractions include:
• B.C. Hydro Stave Falls Powerhouse
• Beaty Biodiversity Museum
• Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
• Bloedel Floral Conservatory
• Britannia Mine Museum
• Burnaby Village Museum
• Capilano Suspension Bridge
• Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
• Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada
• Greater Vancouver Zoo
• UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart Canopy Walkway
• Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
• Harbour Cruises & Events
• Hell’s Gate Airtram
• H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
• Maplewood Farm
• Minter Gardens
• Roedde House Museum
• Science World at Telus World of Science
• Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours
• Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
• UBC Museum of Anthropology
• Vancouver Art Gallery
• Vancouver Lookout
• Vancouver Maritime Museum
• Vancouver Police Museum
Tourism Vancouver’s focus is on building exceptional customer relationships with meeting planners, travel influencers, travel media and independent tourists. The organization’s brand essence is about “exceeding expectations”.