“It’s You…Vancouver” the Tourism Vancouver new musical video (and a giveaway!)

While admittedly I do a lot of travel writing about destinations OUTSIDE of Vancouver, it’s undeniable (a) that I absolutely love and adore Vancouver, and (b) that I promote it relentlessly and write about it non-stop. So, when I found out about the “It’s You…Vancouver”, the new musical video that Tourism Vancouver commissioned/created. You can read more about Watasun, the duo that sings the catchy tune “It’s You” and the process behind the creation of the video.

Tourism Vancouver’s new destination film uses multiple platforms to send its message — and it’s unlike any promotional piece of its kind. Incorporating a local band and original song, “It’s You… Vancouver” is the world’s first professionally produced destination film in music video format.

The song is performed by Watasun, a Vancouver-based duo whose music fuses urban beats with traditional folk sounds. One-time buskers on Vancouver’s Granville Street, singer/songwriter Adam Bailie and percussionist Reid Hendry now record, produce and sell their own albums, taking inspiration from the city’s diversity, vibrancy and unity.

Throughout the three-minute video, the duo perform their catchy tune while making appearances in, near or atop of iconic Vancouver attractions, including the Vancouver Convention Centre roof, an Aquabus ferry and snow-covered Grouse Mountain

To celebrate the launch of the “It’s You…Vancouver” video, I have a $75 gift certificate to Charmichael’s at the Hilton Vancouver Airport, for a lucky reader of mine.

Carmichael’s Restaurant is characterized by distinctive West Coast cuisine. The open concept design is spacious yet inviting, while the menu offers a delicious combination of fresh local ingredients prepared with our very own personal touches. With award winning wines and a unique variety of cocktails and martini’s, join us on any occasion for a comfortable, intimate dining experience. Every meal is cared for by our energetic staff that is proud to make food service their profession.

All you need to tell me is what you love the most about Vancouver. It’s clearly not how expensive it is (which it is) nor how unaffordable it is (which it also is). But let’s face it, this city is beautiful, it has some of the nicest people in the world (I know, some also find them cold, but I have had much success in this city). If Vancouver wasn’t a great place to be, we (myself included) wouldn’t be here. I’m very happy and lucky to live in Vancouver. I love particularly sunsets in Vancouver!

To add an additional entry (for a total of two), you can post the following on Twitter:

Shared my love for Vancouver w/ @hummingbird604 & @MyVancouver to enter to win a $75 GC to Charmichael’s http://is.gd/zM8gu5. And you?

I will draw a winner on February 23rd at 2pm, from all Twitter and comment entries, randomized. Good luck everyone, and I look forward to reading from you what you love about our fair city!

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Comments (37)

Denise NFebruary 15th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I like Stanley Park an walking around Robson St.

Stephanie SFebruary 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I love the seawall! Especially watching wind surfers, and sunsets while walking the seawall!
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SanazFebruary 15th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The Mountains and how fresh the air is after a nice drizzle

Lori-Vancouver Airbnb SuperhostFebruary 15th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

All 20 something km’s of the seawall and surrounding views…from Coal harbour to Kit’s Beach…we are so lucky:)

JenFebruary 15th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I love the variety of amazing restaurants and food carts in Vancouver!

JeremyFebruary 15th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I love the Vancouver beaches :)

BonnieFebruary 15th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The thing I love most about Vancouver is all the great restaurants. So much variety.

Darcy-Vancouver BC SuperhostFebruary 15th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

English Bay

Ian YFebruary 15th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I love how athletic we are!! I love how close the ocean is!! I love our diverse food cultures!! I love our numerous ski mountains!! And last but not least, I love our beautiful women!!!! :) Hahaha

ShelleyFebruary 15th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

What I love most is the multi-cultural diversity of the people.

GudrunFebruary 15th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I love seeing English Bay on sunny, windy day. I feel instantly happy!

CarolFebruary 16th, 2012 at 7:47 am

Looking at the snow capped mountains when they have had their first dusting of snow.

Jennifer M.February 16th, 2012 at 9:35 am

The cherry trees blooming in the spring. :)

Dianne ChowFebruary 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am

Vancouver has it all – scenery, beautiful weather – no snow (yah) and so many things to do, arts, festivals, jazz clubs, martini lounges and great restaurants with world class cuisine.

DilaraFebruary 16th, 2012 at 11:36 am

The liquid sunshine! Sounds crazy, I know, but I just love how fresh the city feels after it rains. It’s like the rain cleanses the city, flaws and all, and everything is shiny again. Plus I’m pretty sure it’s the liquid sunshine that keeps us looking so attractive.

ValerieFebruary 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love the mountains, especially when the sun shines on the snow.

AretaFebruary 16th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I love the variety of food in this city! So many different restaurants and street vendors!

Alex WyderFebruary 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

English Bay. How you can view it from so many different places and it’s always a different perspective. The freighters…the sunsets…so gorgeous.

BonsFebruary 17th, 2012 at 12:51 am

I love the fresh air and beautiful sceneries of Vancouver!

ShirleyFebruary 17th, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love that you can go skiing and kayaking in the same day.

VinceFebruary 17th, 2012 at 10:36 am

The varied artistic community – something for everyone all the time!

DeidreFebruary 17th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The many beautiful parks – not to mention the variety of food! available

ScatteredmomFebruary 18th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

More than anything, I love the amazing friends I have in Vancouver. I am very fortunate to have them. But if you make me pick something else, I would have to say the seawall and Stanley Park. Love it.

mariaFebruary 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I love that there is so much to do in this city and not all of it costs money, beautiful parks etc.

WallyFebruary 18th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

The beautiful sunset at Kits

DaphneFebruary 19th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

What I really love about Vancouver is the food. The quality and variety at restaurants and grocery stores is incomparable.

Cindy KSFebruary 19th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I love that the mountains and ocean are so close. Also that the downtown core has everything you can ask for (art,culture, sports, food, entertainment and more) plus it’s contained it a space that is accessible by walking and/or public transport!

Sunshine GFebruary 20th, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love going up to SFU and checking out the mountain views.

XingFebruary 20th, 2012 at 9:54 am

I love being able to stay active in Vancouver. I can go kayaking around Granville Island or head up to Cypress for some snowboarding!

LoisFebruary 20th, 2012 at 10:25 am

What I like is how Vancouver has such a vibrant and residential downtown area, so different from most other North American cities.

Grace MFebruary 20th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love how we have parks and just the natural beauty all around the city! Makes life so much more unstressful than it needs to be!

MagFebruary 21st, 2012 at 3:38 pm

So much green space.

Siobhan S.February 21st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I love the neighbourhoods of Vancouver! From Kits to the Drive, you can find delicious foods and flavours all around!

JennyFebruary 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 am

I love all the beautiful greenery in Vancouver! I also love going to all the festivals that are held in here year round. There is always something to do!

BC Wide WebFebruary 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 am

I love a good coffee by the ocean on an early sunny Spring morning in Vancouver

RyanFebruary 23rd, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love having the ocean and the mountains right next to eachother!!

Raul Pacheco (@hummingbird604)February 23rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm


Congratulations, Daphne! You’ve won my GC to Charmichael’s!
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