This contest is now closed.
Thank you to all who entered! 

Watch the winning entry and view highlights of our favourite love letters.

Vancouver is beautiful (if a little rainy), but it can also be a challenging place to make a home. There have been several open letters in recent years from people reluctantly leaving this city.

We want to hear why you stay.

From January 30 to February 12, show us and tell us what you love about this city on social media using the hashtag #LoveLettersYVR and tagging @CBCVancouver.

We are looking for photos, videos and writing about the unique things you love about Vancouver.

The winner will receive the 'Hearts of the City' package of memberships and tickets for some of the most beloved cultural, recreational and natural attractions in the region, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions.

    



Meet your judges:

Gloria Macarenko Thumbnail
Gloria Macarenko
Host, On The Coast,
Our Vancouver,
The Story From Here
 

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Dan Burritt
Host, CBC Vancouver
 

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Tanya Fletcher
Host, CBC Vancouver
 

    


Submissions will be judged on:

  • Creativity
    A creative use of social media and creative perspective on Vancouver.

  • Originality
    Yes, the mountains and the ocean are beautiful, and our winters are mild, but what are some of the under-celebrated things you love about of our city?

  • 'Vancouverness' ­
    We're looking for that special, hard to describe quality that will make our judges say "that is
    so Vancouver'. Something visitors will never understand.

  • Style
    Points will be awarded for the quality, skill and style of your submission.

     


   

'Hearts of the City' package:

Enjoy memberships and tickets for some of the most beloved cultural, recreational and natural attractions in the region, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions.

  • 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. 

   


     

Contest closes February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. 

CBC Vancouver will announce the winning submission over social media on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2018) and the winner will receive a 'Hearts of the City' package of memberships and tickets to some of the most beloved cultural, recreational and natural attractions in the region, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions.

Retail value approx: $1,750. No purchase necessary. One entry per person.

Contest Rules.