CBC Vancouver launches ‘Love Letters to Vancouver’ Contest

Winner to receive ‘Hearts of the City’ package of memberships and tickets to local attractions


PUTTING a new spin on Valentine’s Day, ‘Love Letters to Vancouver’ asks Vancouverites to share stories, essays, photos and videos about the unique and under-celebrated things they love about their city over Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LoveLettersYVR and tagging @CBCVancouver, or at cbc.ca/lovelettersyvr.

Entries will be judged by a panel composed of Gloria Macarenko, host of On The Coast and Our Vancouver; Dan Burritt, host of CBC Vancouver News; and Tanya Fletcher, host CBC Vancouver. They will be looking for demonstrations of creativity, originality, style and that hard-to-describe quality that will make them say “that is so Vancouver.”

“Vancouver is home to such a complex array of communities and cultures. I’m quite excited to see the diverse perspectives of our city in the submissions we receive,” says Macarenko.

The winner will receive a ‘Hearts of the City’ prize package of annual memberships and passes to many of the region’s most beloved cultural and recreational attractions, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions and valued at $1,750.

The contest closes February 12 at 6 p.m. and the winner will be announced on social media on Valentine’s Day, February 14.


The ‘Hearts of the City’ prize package includes:

Four adult annual memberships to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which includes a full year of free admissions including Canyon Lights, plus onsite savings (Value: $172)

Six adult tour tickets for Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours (Value: $240)

Four adult admission tickets to the Vancouver Art Gallery (Value: $92)

Annual family membership to Vancouver Lookout which includes a full year of admissions for four (Value: $90)

Annual family membership to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (Value: $72)

Four adult passes  to the Museum of Vancouver (Value: $80)

Four Ultimate Experience tickets to Science World, which include Science World admission and an Omnimax show (Value: $120)

Six admissions to VanDusen Botanical Garden (Value: $48)

Six admissions to the Bloedel Conservatory (Value: $39)

Family membership to Burnaby Village Museum which includes admission to the Haunted Village, unlimited carousel rides, member events and onsite savings (Value: $65)

Annual family membership to Museum of Anthropology which includes a full year of admission plus on site savings (Value: $75)

Membership to the Nitobe Memorial Garden and UBC Botanical Garden including unlimited access to the Greenheart TreeWalk (Value: $90)

Annual Family Membership to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (Value: $70)

One-day family ticket to the Sea to Sky Gondola (Value: $104)

Four admissions to the Britannia Mine Museum (Value: $120)

Family pass to the Olympic Experience at the Richmond Oval (Value: $90)

Family package of Hop on Hop off tickets for the Vancouver Trolley (Value: $180)

Total approximate retail value: $1,750

For more information about Love Letters to Vancouvervisit cbc.ca/lovelettersyvr

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