Win the Ultimate Vancouver Vacation for You and a Plus One

It’s no secret that Australia is a long flight from the majority of the world’s countries. But, despite the physical distance, there exist similarities between what we love about Australian lifestyle and the lifestyles of cities thousands of kilometres away. Case in point: Vancouver.

While we all associate Vancouver with stunning natural beauty and a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere — it’s simultaneously a city abundant with opportunities to explore and with friends to make. Now might be the best time to make friends with Vancouver as a whole — and we’re giving you and a lucky plus one the chance to experience the city like never before and make it your new best mate.

How? By voting to make Sydney Vancouver’s official friendship city! And it’s so simple — you just have to head to this link.

What’s up for grabs if you do vote? Well, one big winner will win two (2) return-trip Economy Class tickets from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, Canada, and accommodation for two people for ten nights. On top of that, the big winner will take away two (2) Destination Vancouver Experience Passes. The Destination Vancouver Experience Pass gets you free entry to around 30 attractions in Vancouver, including the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Why Should Vancouver be Sydney’s Friendship City?


To put it quite simply, there’s so much to do in Vancouver. Immerse yourself in the local culture at Granville Island, a vibrant area bustling with fresh produce markets, artisan workshops, and stunning views of False Creek.

In the winter, cheer on the Vancouver Canucks, and fall in love with ice hockey. Trust us — you won’t be able to help yourself get caught up in the passion. You can also get your winter sports fix at Grouse Mountain. Hit the slopes for skiing or snowboarding, just 20 minutes up from the downtown core, or enjoy the magical atmosphere during the Peak of Christmas festivities. Glide on the outdoor skating rink or take a stroll through the enchanting Light Walk for a memorable holiday experience.

Aussies tend to love nature, meaning you can find solace in Stanley Park, a vast oasis in the heart of downtown. Explore the evergreen forests, walk or cycle along scenic trails, or admire the views from the famous seawall. Encounter the wonders of the underwater world at the Vancouver Aquarium.

And don’t get us started on the food. The Vancouver dining scene is thriving so much that the second edition of the Vancouver MICHELIN guide was announced just last October. Take it as proof that not only does the city’s dining scene have something for everyone, but it sports and celebrates a diversity in cultures and cuisines — just like Australia.

How to Vote for Sydney to be Vancouver’s Friendship City and Enter the Competition?

Voting for Sydney to be Vancouver’s friendship city could not be easier, and your vote automatically enters you in the competition to win the trip of a lifetime. Head to the link here to learn more about friendship city, and cast your vote. Canada’s calling!

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