Film fans, take note: tons of your favourite movies and TV shows were filmed or digitally touched in Vancouver. Switch on Riverdale, Supergirl, The Flash, Deadpool, Fifty Shades of Grey or hundreds of other fan faves and you’ll see countless scenes starring Vancouver’s most photogenic spaces: Coal Harbour’s lush greenery and sprawling parks; the Instagram-worthy Seawall; the Vancouver Public Library’s architectural magnificence; and many more. Eager to learn more?

Recently, Tourism Vancouver launched a film portal that brings together key information about the city’s thriving film tourism scene. Read about iconic local attractions that regularly double as filming sites; peruse the list of shows and films shot in Vancouver (then rewatch them before you travel to the city!); follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters with self-guided itineraries for popular productions; and learn about film festivals taking place in the city year-round. To get started, visit https://www.tourismvancouver.com/vancouver/filmed-in-vancouver/

Keep an eye out for Tourism Vancouver’s upcoming “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign, which will launch in advance of the cinematic release of Fifty Shades Freed (February 9). With support from Universal Pictures, the campaign provides a healthy dose of Valentine’s inspo with 50 romantic activity suggestions sure to delight your sweetie, parent, child or BFF. Once you’ve stocked your arsenal with Cupid-approved experiences, enter the Fifty Shades of Romance contest – you could win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver, including accommodation at the elegant Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as well as a romantic itinerary that promises a Valentine’s Day to remember. The campaign will launch at the beginning of February on www.tourismvancouver.com. That’s a wrap!

To celebrate—just in time for Valentine’s Day—Tourism Vancouver is giving one lucky winner the opportunity to take their plus-one into the world of Fifty Shades Freed with a romance-themed trip for two to Vancouver. 

During the three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign (February 5 to 7), Tourism Vancouver’s Inside Vancouver blog will publish daily posts about romantic activities in and around the city that are perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. 

As an amorous addition, residents of Canada and the U.S. can enter to win a grand prize sweepstakes* that includes round-trip airfare for two people to Vancouver, as well as three nights’ luxury accommodation and an impressive lineup of date-worthy experiences. The prize is valued at approximately $4,900 CAD and must be redeemed before December 31, 2018.

For full contest details, and to enter, visit tourismvancouver.com/shades.
*Restrictions apply – see Rules and Regulations for details.The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Florida) who are aged 21 or older; and legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are aged 19 or older.