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TOURISM VANCOUVER CELEBRATES VANCOUVER’S 125th ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL OFFER TO VISITORS

Vancouver, BC (April 19): Tourism Vancouver is commemorating Vancouver’s 125th birthday by offering a $125 gift card to visitors who book a two-night stay, valid now until September 30, at participating hotels through www.tourismvancouver.com/125.*

Once guests check into their hotel, they will receive their $125 Vancouver Activities Gift Card. The gift card allows visitors to purchase anything available for sale at Tourism Vancouver’s flagship Visitor Centre (200 Burrard Street), including admission for signature attractions, sporting events, sightseeing and adventure excursions, arts and culture experiences, transit passes and more.**

"Throughout the summer, we are inviting visitors to share in all of the festivities, activities and attractions that make Vancouver one of the most spectacular places to be," said Candice Gibson, manager of Consumer Marketing at Tourism Vancouver. "The gift card giveaway is our birthday present to visitors, and they can spend it on their choice of experiences."

Participating hotels for the $125 gift card giveaway

Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver
Cascadia Hotel & Suites
Comfort Inn Downtown
Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Delta Vancouver Suites
Empire Landmark Hotel
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The Fairmont Pacific Rim
The Fairmont Waterfront
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton
Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
The Listel Hotel
The Loden
Opus Hotel
Pan Pacific Hotel
Quality Hotel Vancouver - "The Inn at False Creek"
Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Sandman Suites on Davie
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
The Sutton Place Hotel
The Sylvia Hotel
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
The Westin Bayshore
The Westin Grand
YWCA Hotel


As if that wasn’t enough, visitors and locals can also register online for a chance to win the Vancouver 125 Sweepstakes: one (1) prize, valid for two (2) people and worth $5,000 (5). The lucky winner will receive return airfare to Vancouver, ground transportation, six-nights' accommodation provided by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, meals, spa treatments and more. To enter, visit www.tourismvancouver.com/125.***


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".


* Visitors must book a two-night stay, valid now until September 30, through www.tourismvancouver.com/125 to receive the gift card. Look for the 125 offer when booking. One gift card per party, per consecutive stay, regardless of the number of reservations. Gift cards are available while supplies last.
** Some restrictions may apply.
*** No purchase necessary. Full Vancouver 125 Sweepstakes rules, regulations and prize details are available online at www.tourismvancouver.com/125.