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2013 CANADIAN FOODIE OF THE YEAR CONTEST!

momofuku-noodle-bar-toronto-chicken-and-egg-fried-riceCongratulations to the 2013 Foodie of the Year Winner — Deborah Son of Winnipeg!

Deborah wins the Grand Prize of Dinner for Two at the restaurant of your choice, round-trip airfare to that restaurant’s destination city and a four-night luxury hotel stay.

Deborah chose Vij’s in Vancouver and is off to dine there in August and to stay at the exquisite Loden Hotel.

Read more about Deborah’s win here!

Do you want to follow in her footsteps? Entries are taking place now for other Vacay.ca contests.

*Please read our Contest Rules page for more details about eligibility.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OTHER CONTEST WINNERS SO FAR!

Norm Beaver, Toronto — For his Photo of the Week on Canada Day, 2013!

Patty Blewitt, Hamilton, Ontario — For sharing her favourite travel boating story, Patty wins 2 tickets to the 2013 Toronto International Boat Show!

Bart Tuszkiewicz, Toronto — For tweeting using the #VacayWin, Bart nabs 2 tickets to ride the Ridge Runner alpine mountain coaster at Blue Mountain Resort!

Luisa Celli, Toronto and Erika Komori, Toronto — 2 complimentary passes each, provided by ElectriCITY Events to the Friday Night Live at the ROM in Toronto.

Yvonne Tsui, TorontoGrand Prize of $75 Gift Certificate for tweeting up a storm during our Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada 2012 Countdown on April 26.
Colleen Cole
, Brampton, OntarioGrand Prize of $75 Gift Certificate to Oliver & Bonacini for explaining why she was voting for The Apricot Tree in Mississauga to be one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada.
Mary Levitski,
Toronto — Grand Prize of a Celebration Package at the Sterling Inn & Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Sarah Kloke, Oshawa, Ontario — Grand Prize Valentine’s Day Contest Winner of a Private Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two at Fielding Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tyronne Kowalski, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Jane Fehr, Ottawa
Marie France Lalonde, Orleans, Ontario
Denise O’Brien, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland
Terry O’Neill, Toronto – Photo of the Week winner
Daniel Mittag, Toronto – Photo of the Week winner

You could be next! Simply write a review of 50-500 words on your favourite place in Canada and email it to contests@vacay.ca or submit it on our Have Your Say reviews page. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up — tell us about your favourite Irish bar in the country and you’ll win a prize, and we might even spotlight that bar during our Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day series.

To be a Photo of the Week Contest Winner, simply email photos@vacay.ca with your favourite photo (1MB JPEG file size or larger) showing a Canadian location and a description of what it is and why you like it so much, and you can have your picture published and win some terrific travel gear!

WIN A HISTORICAL NIAGARA TOUR

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Fort Mississauga was built between 1814-16 by the Coloured Corps. (Julia Pelish/Vacay.ca)

Win a tour for 2 from Niagara Bound Tours, the leading provider of Black History Tours in Ontario. Join Lezlie Harper Wells, a descendant of freed slaves from Kentucky, on a fascinating visit to historic sites related to the Underground Railroad.

To enter:

  • Simply write a review of 50-500 words on your favourite Canadian destination, which can be a city, hotel, park, restaurant, attraction, landmark or any experience that has moved you.
  • Submit your entry on the Vacay.ca “Your Reviews” page with your email address, full name and city where you reside, or email your review to us at contests@vacay.ca.
  • Our Editorial staff will select winners on April 5, 2012. Submit as many entries as you like.

WIN TRAVEL GEAR

Bottle Armor Protective Gear!

bottle armor win travel giftsSnag a pack of durable, dependable Bottle Armor and protect your wines and spirits from breaking or spilling. Bottle Armor normally costs $25-$28 for a two-pack, but if you enter a Vacay.ca contest you could win of these great travel accessories — which also make terrific gifts.

To enter:

  • Simply write a review of 50-500 words on your favourite Canadian destination, which can be a city, hotel, park, restaurant, attraction, landmark or any experience that has moved you.
  • Submit your entry on the Vacay.ca “Your Reviews” page with your email address, full name and city where you reside, or email your review to us at contests@vacay.ca.
  • Our Editorial staff will select winners, while our supplies last. Submit as many entries as you like.

Ever wanted to bring home a great bottle of wine or exotic liquor from abroad but didn’t want to take the chance of it splattering all over your luggage? Bottle Armor dashes any worry. With airline security regulations preventing the carry-on of liquids — and with double security checks at some airports putting duty-free purchases at risk of confiscation — more and more of our liquids are ending up in our checked luggage. That’s not the safest place to keep fragile material. Bottle Armor is reinforced and cushioned sheeting with a tightly zipped seal that prevents leakage and protects your purchase from breakage under usual baggage-handling conditions.

Vacay.ca is giving Bottle Armor away. Thanks to Magellan’s (www.magellans.com) for providing the gifts! Enter now to win this fantastic travel prize that will make your airline trips so much more worry-free.

Write a review of 50-500 words, and either upload directly on our Reviews page or email it to contests@vacay.ca and you will be eligible to win fantastic travel prizes such as this one!

Photo of the Week

Each week Vacay.ca’s editors will choose a Photo of the Week to be spotlighted on our website. To be eligible, send your favourite image (JPEG file format, 1 MB size) from Canada to photos@vacay.ca. Be sure to include a caption telling us where and when you took the photo and why it inspires you. Also, include your full name and contact info. We will notify you by email if you win!

Write a Review, Win a Prize!

Have something to share about a favourite Canadian destination, attraction, hotel, restaurant or experience? Write a review of 50-500 words, and either upload directly on our Reviews page or email it to contests@vacay.ca and you will be eligible to win fantastic travel prizes — maybe even a trip or hotel stay!

More great contests and prizes to come!

COMPLETED CONTESTS – CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY LEVITSKI OF TORONTO FOR WINNING A CELEBRATION IN NIAGARA AT THE FABULOUS STERLING INN & SPA

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Suites in the Sterling Inn and Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario are spacious and beautiful. (Julia Pelish/Vacay.ca)

The Sterling Inn & Spa Celebration Package is a perfect treat for the new year. The Celebration Package includes a two-night stay in one of the Sterling Inn’s exquisite guestrooms. Mary will also enjoy dinner for two with wine pairing at AG Restaurant, a four-diamond CAA winner headed by chef Cory Linkson. Add in chilled champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and daily breakfast in bed and you’ll know why it’s called a Celebration.

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry – we’ve got lots more Vacay.ca contests to come!

By the way, Vacay.ca contributors stayed at the Sterling Inn and came away mighty impressed with the boutique property. Watch for our article on how businesses like the Sterling Inn and AG Restaurant are lifting the heights of the Niagara Falls’ experience.

Note: Be sure to read our Contest Rules & Terms and Conditions.

VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY: CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH KLOKE OF OSHAWA

A Private Wine & Cheese Tasting for Two!

Fielding Estate Winery welcomes you with an awe-inspiring view and warm hospitality to celebrate your romance in style. With a state-of-the-art winemaking facility located on Niagara’s Beamsville Bench, founders, Ken and Marg Fielding are pleased to share their family winery and award-winning wines with each of their guests, including Vacay.ca contest winners.

fielding estates wineryThis prize valued at $40 includes a private tasting that takes you on the journey of wine – from the grape to the table. Fielding Estate Winery has hand-selected four spectacular wines and delectable cheeses for contest winners to sample while they relax in the wine lodge and enjoy the breathtaking view.