By SHANNON KELLY
Six of the best travel contests open to Canadians this spring and summer. Some of them end soon, so get your rabbit foot ready and hop to it!
$5,000 Build-Your-Own Saskatchewan Holiday
In honour of Saskatchewan Tourism Week (May 14–21) the Saskatchewan Tourism Board is running the Embrace a New Place contest: win a custom-made Saskatchewan holiday worth $5,000. Early entries are eligible to win an iPad.
Deadline: June 29, 2012
Weekend for Two in Ottawa for Canada Day 2012
Get the word of the day from CTV Morning Live and enter the contest every day until May 18. Open only to residents of Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador.
Deadline: May 18, 2012
Five-Night Trip for Two to PEI
The prize includes four days and five nights accommodations and meals, plus airfare, rental car, two rounds of golf (for two) and two day trips.
Deadline: June 8, 2012
Trip for 4 to Anywhere in the World
Tour operator Intrepid is offering this amazing prize (airfare included!) to the winner of its I am Intrepid contest. To enter, upload a story, photo, video, song or the like sharing what being Intrepid means to you. The Intrepid community picks finalists via votes and a panel of judges chooses the grand prize winner. All participants get 15 per cent off an Intrepid tour.
Deadline: June 6, 2012
Personalized $20,000 British Columbia Vacation
This whopper of a contest from Tourism BC awards a $20,000 BC vacation to the winner and up to ten guests. The entire trip will be customized for the winner and will include round-trip airfare and transportation within BC, accommodation and activities of the winner’s choice and $1,000 spending money.
Deadline: October 31, 2012
$5,000 Dream Vacation
To enter the Summer Photo Contest from tour and activity company Viator, check Viator’s Facebook page every two weeks this summer for a topic and submit a relevant photo. Six bi-weekly winners will be awarded smaller prizes (for May 22, a $200 Viator gift certificate) and at the end of the summer the $5,000 dream vacation grand prize winner will be chosen.
Deadline: every two weeks this summer; first deadline is May 22, 2012