February is the month of love, and Tourism Vancouver has launched a new campaign to celebrate what residents adore most about their city.
#LoveVancouver invites residents to share photos and videos on social media of their favourite restaurants, outdoor adventures, special experiences, and memories in Vancouver for a chance to win a variety of prizes.
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This campaign will be in line with current provincial health orders and showcases ways Vancouverites can safely support businesses in their neighbourhood now.
“To rekindle the love and passion locals have for the place they live, #LoveVancouver reminds residents of all the different ways to rediscover the incredible experiences offered by the destination’s many tourism businesses,” Tourism Vancouver told Daily Hive.
“More than ever, the city’s tourism industry depends on Vancouverites taking to heart their responsibility to stay and support local now, and throughout this upcoming summer.”
The new #LoveVancouver page on Tourism Vancouver’s website highlights specials for locals, arts and exhibits on now, attractions and activities, places to stay, and chances to win gift cards to Vancouver attractions and restaurants. The site also spotlights their Love Letter to the city:
You are here.
Three small words. A dot on a map.
Or, if you look closer, breathe a little deeper, a reminder.
You are here.
Here, where the ocean and the mountains meet like old friends.
Here, where no amount of rain can stop walkers from walking or runners from running.
Here, where no matter what’s going on in the world, a 9 o’clock cannon reminds you you’re home.
Here is a place known for its natural wonders, its breathtaking beauty, but made special because, well, you are here.
It’s you who stitches our diverse fabric together.
You, who breathes character into every café and corner store that defines our neighbourhoods.
You, who keeps the pulse of this city beating and beating.
Yes, it beats softer now, as we all do our part.
But summer is coming back, and so are you.
You’ll see all the sights, explore the attractions, and experience this place with fresh eyes.
You’ll travel the world here, from restaurant to restaurant.
You’ll buy and try local, and support your neighbours.
From hotels to markets to mom-and-pop shops, you’ll open new doors and keep old ones from closing.
Because this place is home and you are its heart.
Our dot on the map.
All because you are here.
“When the time comes to reconnect with family and friends, we are asking residents to make Vancouver their destination for this year’s getaway to support local businesses,” said Royce Chwin, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver.
“Locals will have the unique opportunity to rediscover the Vancouver they love in a way they’ve not been able to before.
“With health and safety measures in place including timed entries, attractions can be experienced almost as a private tour; and the cityscape can be enjoyed from a new vantage point in any of our downtown hotels at amazing rates. As a city immersed in nature, a summer vacation in Vancouver is like no other – and it’s all in our backyard.”