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16th Annual Tourism Challenge Passport Program
From April 16th to May 31st, Chinatown is proud to welcome tourism professionals to our neighborhood for the 16th 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 this wonderful city. Chinatown is one of the featured neighbourhoods in the challenge. We will be inviting participants to explore Chinatown with a scavenger hunt and photo contest.
Receive your stickers 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 secret phrase – please visit both of the sticker stations to collect one sticker from each location.
Store #1 Clue: You will find your first clue in small artistic shop designated for many who love the beauty and elegance of oriental fashion and the stylish accessories from this culture. This particular store is situated on the side a street across a renowned bakery that has a giant dumpling display on top of their awning, and near a historic bronze plaque made by City of Vancouver in recognition of the Chinatown historic area.
Mon to Sun – 11am to 5pm
Store #2 Clue: Immediately after entering the “Historic Chinatown” under an overpass, you will find the second clue situated in a shop along a street filled with many bikers across a grassy field. This shop is frozen in time; an era before we had iPods with iTunes and Spotify on your phones. This is a special place for those who enjoy being retro enough to listen to music contained in large vinyl “CDs”.
Tue to Fri – 12:30pm to 5pm
Sat – 1pm to 6:30pm
Sun – 1pm to 5:30pm
Mon – 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Enter for your chance to win a $500 Chinatown prize package.
Snap a photo of the scavenger hunt location and share it with us through Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoverYourHood #VanChinatown.
Entries will be accepted from April 16th to May 31st, 2016. Winner will be chosen on June 10th, 2016. The prize has no cash value and must be claimed within 7 days of notification.