tourism challenge

The Downtown Vancouver BIA is excited to welcome back the Tourism Challenge!

Are you ready to re-discover Downtown Vancouver and earn two stamps? This year we invite you to explore some of downtown’s new mural additions:

#1 On the corner of Granville and Robson Streets, a bright and colourful pop-culture-inspired mural is waiting for you. Spanning over 1200 sq. ft., this mural was created by Nada Hayek.

What is the name of the business whose wall proudly carries the mural?

#2 Visit snéḵwem lane, the DVBIA’s latest laneway transformation, located at Granville and Pender Streets. Let the bright colours of blue, yellow, and salmon-red tell you the traditional Squamish story about how the salmon came to Squamish waters.

What is the meaning of the word “snéḵwem”?

#3 The 42­–foot mural painted by artist Ola Volo can be viewed from the corner of Burrard and Melville on the wall of the Hyatt Hotel. Hidden within the mural are five smartphone camera-activated statistics that give anyone who takes a picture the chance to donate to new housing for women who have experienced violence.

What is the name of the mural?

Do you know all three answers? Visit the CF Pacific Centre guest services kiosk located at 701 W Georgia St. (M1 level, next to LUSH). Say the “three secret words” and walk home with two stamps on your Tourism Challenge Passport! Share your scavenger hunt adventure on social media and tag @downtownvan.