2016 marks the 16th annual Tourism Challenge, which brings 20,000 tourism professionals and volunteers together from April 16 to May 31. This event is proudly supported by the Vancouver Attractions Group, Tourism Vancouver, and the Vancouver Hotel Association.

The West End is participating in the Tourism Challenge as part of the Discover Your Neighbourhood program for the 3rd year, and is proud and excited to welcome everyone to our amazing neighbourhood.

We invite Tourism Challenge participants to explore our “Three Great Streets” – Denman, Davie, and Robson. Our neighbourhood’s close proximity to English Bay, Stanley Park, and the downtown core is matched with a diverse and colourful community of amazing people.

Information for Passport Holders

Receive your stamps by finding the secret phrase near our stamping locations. We have three stamping locations to choose from:

Cupcakes on Denman

1168 Denman Street. Open Monday-Thursday & Sunday 10:00-8:00pm, Friday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm.

Spokes Bicycle Rentals

1798 W. Georgia Street (at Denman). Open 7 days a week, 9:00am-7:30pm.

English Bay Bike Rentals

1754 Davie Street. Open 7 days a week, 9:00am-7:30pm.

A secret phrase can be found on Davie, Denman, or Robson streets which must be presented to staff at one of the stamping locations to receive your TWO West End stamps.

You only need to visit one of the three locations to collect your two stamps. Remember: The neighbourhood stamps do not count towards the Attractions total.

#DiscoverYourHood Photo Contest

Enter for your chance to win a $500 West End prize package!

Snap a photo of your time in the West End and share it with us through Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #DiscoverYourHood and #WeAmaze. You may also enter by completing the ballot form and dropping it in the ballot box at one of the stamping locations.

Entries will be accepted from April 16 to May 31, 2016. Winner will be chosen on June 10 and notified via the channel the entry was selected. The prize has no cash value and must be claimed within 7 days of notification.