2015 Tourism Challenge Passport Program

15th Annual Tourism Challenge Passport Program

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From April 18th to May 31st, Chinatown is proud to welcome tourism professionals to our neighborhood for the 15th 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 the area with a unique 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 our sticker stations to collect both stickers. Given one sticker at each location.

Sticker Locations:

Store #1:
Sun – 12pm-6pm
Mon – 10:30am-6pm
Tue – closed
Wed to Fri – 10:30am-6pm
Sat – 10:30-7pm

Store #2:
Tue to Thu – 11am-7pm
Fri – 11am-5pm
Sat – 12pm-5pm
Sun to Mon – closed

Scavenger Hunt

Clue #1: Tea has thousands of years of history in China. This piece of history has been brought to this store in Vancouver in 1981, claimed to be the “First Authentic Chinese Tea Shop in Vancouver” serving premium tea. You can find this first clue located by the sticker location on East Georgia Street.

Clue #2: A monument shaped like the Chinese character “Zhong,” symbolizing moderation and harmony, was erected in commemoration of the Chinese-Canadians who took part in WWII and the building of the railroad. You can find the second clue on the street across from this monument, inside a small shop serving freshly made, home-cooked Italian food, and also serving as a sticker location.

Photo Contest

Enter for your chance to win a $500 Chinatown prize package.

Snap a photo of a scavenger hunt location and share it with us through Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoverYourHood #VanChinatown.

Entries will be accepted from April 18th to May 31st, 2015. Winner will be chosen on June 10th, 2015. The prize has no cash value and must be claimed within 7 days of notification.

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