Culture

January 1 2017

2017 Tourism Challenge In Gastown

Come join the fun on a scavenger hunt through the neighbourhood!

From April 22nd  – June 2nd, Gastown welcomes local tourism and hospitality professionals to the neighbourhood for the 17th annual Tourism Challenge, brought to you by Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Hotel Association.

The Tourism Challenge is an annual opportunity for tourism industry professionals to re-educate themselves and enjoy the outstanding attractions, neighbourhoods and world class hotels that our region has to offer, so that they are ready to welcome visitors and share their passion and knowledge about all that our city and region have to offer.

As old as Canada itself, Gastown is Vancouver’s original neighbourhood. Today, our heritage buildings are home to independent fashion boutiques, impeccably curated décor shops, one-of-a-kind galleries and some of the best culinary fare in the city.

Receive your stamps by completing the scavenger hunt, and answering the questions.  When you have correctly answered all 6 questions – please visit one of our 4 stamping stations:

 

PASSPORT STAMP LOCATIONS

Gastown Trolley Booth
Located at the entrance to Gastown (where Cordova meets Water)
Hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Inuit Gallery
206 Cambie Street
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Sun + Holidays: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Coastal Peoples
332 Water Street, Unit 200
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Lumas Gallery
305 Water St
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am-6pm | Sun: 12pm – 5pm

 

GASTOWN TOURISM CHALLENGE 2017 SCAVENGER HUNT QUESTIONS

WATER STREET:

Clue:  There is a Literary Landmark plaque attached to the lamp standard in front of 131 Water Street. What is the name of the artist featured on this plaque?_________________________________

CORDOVA STREET:

Clue:  The Petrina Block located at 309 West Cordova Street is a building of many windows. How many windows are on the upper two floors of the building (the orange section)?______________________

CAMBIE STREET:

Danny’s Inn is located at 317 Cambie Street. There is a mural on the front of the building which depicts a man in a bathtub. What colour is the bath Tub?____________________________________

WATER STREET:

36 Water Street is a famous heritage building. The name of the building is on a sign above the entrance to the building. What is the name of this building? ________________________________________

CARRALL STREET:

Gassy Jack’s statue is located at the intersection of Water & Carrall Street. How many buttons are on Gassy Jack’s vest? ____________________

POWELL STREET:

What is the three-letter word above the entrance to 50 Powell Street?_________________