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Top Road Trips in Western Canada

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Hitting the highway for your next holiday? With lakes, mountains, rivers, wine country and some of the most beautiful scenery in North America, we have curated a list of the best Western Canada road trips for you to explore this Spring and Summer. Just pack your car and go.


Highway 97, British Columbia

On this drive you will pass through wine country, along Osoyoos Lake, Vaseux Lake, Skaha Lake, Okanagan Lake, Ellison Lake, Wood Lake and the beautiful Kalamalka Lake. You will drive through Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna and a bunch of other great small towns to stop in along the way.

Start in Osoyoos and drive the vineyards and wineries on your way north

Stop at one of the hundred plus wineries as you pass through Oliver and Penticton

Pull off the highway and head into downtown Kelowna for a quick walk on the boardwalk

For a quick cool down, stop in at Kalamalka lake to take a dip in the Aqua Blue waters

Highway 99 – Sea to Sky

After driving through Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park you will cross the Lions Gate Bridge, past Horseshoe Bay, the Howe Sound while making your way towards Whistler, Pemberton and Joffre Lake. If you like hiking and outdoor adventure this is a great drive for you.

Turn up the tunes as you pass the many islands of the Howe Sound

Find some extreme adventure in Squamish: the Outdoor Capital of Canada

Go for a Gondola ride in Whistler

Bring your bike to hit the trails in Pemberton

Stop for a hike at Joffre Lakes

End your trip in Kamloops!

Highway 19 to 4 – Vancouver Island 

Start your trip in Victoria and go north along the coast to Nanaimo and then start heading West towards Tofino

Enjoy the big trees of the island

Stop in for a bite to eat in Nanaimo

Make your way to the top of Mount Brenton

Go for a hike at Lake Cowichan

The view over "our" lake from the top of Christopher Rock

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Stop for a picnic along the many river crossings

Enjoy the weekend in Tofino: surf, beach, beer and seafood!

Highway 93 – Icefields Parkway

National Geographic Traveler magazine identified the whole Banff-Jasper route as one of their 20 “drives of a lifetime”. If you are in British Columbia or Alberta… this is right in our backyard. We really don’t need to travel the world for jaw-dropping experiences! Be sure to grab some food in Banff before making the drive, there are only a few stops along the way.

A picture is worth a thousand words in Lake Louise

Stop in at one of the jaw-dropping lakes, such as Bow Lake

Once in Jasper go for a hike to see Athabasca Falls, they might just take your breath away

If you’ve taken some inspiration from these recommended routes, tag us in your photos! We’d love to check out your epic experiences!

20 Spring things to do with the family in Vancouver for under $10 per person

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Spring is so close you can almost taste it! In between the bouts of cold weather, the sun peeks through the clouds teasing us that Spring has sprung. Give it a few more weeks and the weather will be warmer, the skies will be blue, and Spring fever will be upon us!! Fingers crossed!

As soon as Winter hibernation is over many of us want to get out of the house and have fun!! But fun isn’t cheap, especially if you have a large family! Here’s a rundown of some activities and events around Vancouver this Spring which you can enjoy for $10 or less per person.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Explore this 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver this Spring and marvel at over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! The annual Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt takes place on Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 for kids ages 0-8.

Price: Admission until March 31 is only $8.

Bloedel Conservatory

Take a stroll through this domed lush tropical paradise, and if you close your eyes you might believe it’s even Summer with the sounds of 120 free-flying exotic birds above your head and the smell of 500 exotic plants and flowers at your feet.

Price: Between March 1-29 up to two free children can be admitted  with the purchase of a regular price adult ($6.50), senior ($4.35), or youth admission ($4.35).


Where many of us are counting the days until sunny skies and warmer weather, some Winter bunnies still haven’t had enough of the cold weather. If that sounds like you,  bundle up and head to Britannia Rink to show off your skills on the ice. Open year round, this rink at 1661 Napier St offers public skating and skate lessons for all ages and abilities, with skate rental and lessons available.

Price: An adult skates costs $6.10 with children $4.36, $3.07 or free, depending on age.

Driving Range

Do you have a budding golfer in your family? Spring is the time to practice on your swing, or just have some fun hitting a few balls around, and there are many driving ranges to choose from in Vancouver.

Price: Approx 60+ balls come in around the $6 mark.

Pitch and Putt

Depending on your preferences, you might find the precision and skill of pitch and putt more fun that the whacking of balls at the driving range. Rupert Park Pitch and Putt comes in at the $10 budget for kids and seniors. Parents, if you want to play too you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into your pockets and fork out $13.75 each. Well worth it to spend some quality time with the kids. And if you win, even better!

Price: Kids are $10 each

Stanley Park Railway Easter Train

Everyone’s favourite choo-choo is back for Easter, running from March 22nd on select days. The train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, and it is recommended tickets are bought in advance for the limited number of times it is running. There are also lots of egg-citing activities for the kids to take part in after the train ride, including a chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

Price: Tickets are sold in half-hour time slots and cost $6 for everyone over the age of 3.

A Day at the Museum

The days of being dragged around a boring museum with your parents are long gone. Some museums today are pretty exciting with so much to see and do.

  • Take your kids to Burnaby Village Museum, “ where history comes to life” and they won’t ever think of museums the same way again!. A 1920s village has been recreated for families to explore. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses.

Price: Between March 19th-29th the museum is open daily from 11am-4:30pm and is FREE to enter. Carousel rides cost $2.65 each

Price: Visit on Thursdays between 5pm-9pm and entry is only $10.

  • The Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park in Kitsilano provides a rich history of the city and has exhibitions covering the 1900s to today, including some specialty exhibitions.

Price: The last Thursday evening of every month between 5pm-8pm, admission is by donation.

  • See where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders swapped stories with gold prospectors, and listen to an old First Nations tale, pan for gold, or dress up to play a historic character at Fort Langley National Historic Site.  There’s easily enough fun here to fill a whole day.

Price: kids are free throughout 2018, while adults are only $7.80.

  • Vancouver Police Museum is North America’s oldest police museum and houses over 20,000 artifacts, photos and documents showcasing the history of crime and law enforcement in Vancouver. Go behind the scenes and into a history of Vancouver that you’ve never explored before. The museum also has a once a month “Movie in the Morgue” if you’re brave enough to check it out!

Price: A family pass of 2 adults and 2 children is only $30 and detective camps for kids are running over Spring Break.

  • At Vancouver Maritime Museum adults and children alike can learn about the maritime story of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. There’s a wide variety of model ships, a Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre, a collection of maritime art, and so much more!

Price: Family admission of 2 adults and up to 4 children is only $38!

Visit an Art Gallery

Take in some local culture – whether you want to bring the kids with you, or come here to escape them, there’s something of interest to all art-enthusiasts.

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – One of the current exhibits is called “The Octopus Eats its Own Leg”, running until May 6th, 2018.  

Price: Tickets range in price from $6.50 to $24.00 (incl. tax). On Tuesday evenings from 5pm-9om, entrance to the gallery is by donation.

Price: 2 adults and 2 children are $26. This gallery is currently closed for renovations but is reopening this Spring. 

Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm is about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and is a fun and educational place for everyone, old and young. It was originally a working dairy farm but has now transformed into a family experience with over 200 animals and birds for visitors to enjoy.

Price: Under $10 for adults and kids.

The Seawall

Be a tourist for the day and do what the visitors do! Every Vancouver-ite has walked, biked or rollerbladed the seawall at some point in their lives, but life can get so busy it’s hard to stop and enjoy doing the things we recommend visitors to this beautiful city do! It’s free to round up the family and stroll the seawall. Bring along your bikes if you prefer a faster pace –  or rent bikes for a low cost family day out.

Price: Free without rentals


Who doesn’t love bowling, especially if the wet Spring weather decides to show up!  Grandview Lanes and Town n Country Bowl are open 7 day a week and have lots of options for kids including lane bumpers and glow-in-the-dark bowling, which is always a hit! Food and drinks are available too, making this a great wet-weather day activity to keep the kids entertained.

Price: Single games start at around $3.50 with shoe rental around $3.

Go Swimming!

Swimming is a low-cost, fun activity for the whole family to get excited about. Check out all the pools and decide which one you are going to dive into!

Price: Under $10 for adults and kids.

Enjoy Frozen Treats

If the snow insists on falling, you can get 50% off frozen treats at Menchies in Lonsdale!

Price: 50% off!

Take the Ferry to Granville Island

This is another highly recommended tourist activity that if you haven’t yet experienced, or taken your kids on, you must! There’s just something about being on a boat that is exhilarating for children. The little blue ferries sail every 5 minutes from the West End of downtown Vancouver to Granville Island.

Price: $5.50 and under for a return ticket.

There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Vancouver at under $10 a person, you just have to know where to look to find them!

Take advantage of unique experiences and offers in Vancouver with the GetintheLoop app! Don’t have the GetintheLoop app? It’s just a quick download away, and available for FREE. 

Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

GetintheLoop Product Updates

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We regularly receive great ideas and feedback from our incredible community of members and businesses, and strive to incorporate as many of the suggestions into the app and partner dashboard as possible. Check out the updates that have been released in 2018 to date.

February: Updates to Partner Statistics.

In response to your feedback, we are introducing updates to make it easier for you to measure your success with GetintheLoop. These updates were recently tested with select partners, with positive feedback, and are now available for all partners.

Update – “Conversions” are now “Actions”.

GetintheLoop drives members to take a variety of actions related to your business, including redeeming your offers, visiting your website, calling your business, or visiting in person. To reflect these actions accurately, “Conversions” are now called “Actions”. This update makes it easier to understand how many members interact with your business.

Old View

New View

Update – Key Statistics are now displayed on one page.

Partners have requested an easier way to understand how their business is performing with GetintheLoop. To achieve this, key statistics “Reach”, “Response”, and “Actions” are now accessible on one page, displayed in a horizontal funnel layout, instead of on multiple pages. This update makes it easier for you to understand how your offers are performing in one quick glance.

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New View

Try the new features today and let us know what you think.

 February: Updates to Redeem Button Options.

In response your feedback, we are introducing updates to make it easier for members to use offers from your business. These updates were recently tested with select partners, with positive feedback, and are now available for all partners.

Update – More options for members to redeem offers.

GetintheLoop and our partners are always looking for ways to make it easier for members to use your offers. To achieve this, we added new options such as “Use Now”, “Call to Order”, and “Book Online” to allow members to redeem offers in person, by phone, or online. This update makes it easier for members to interact with your business.

Try the new features today and let us know what you think.

February: Release of Facebook Push Posts

This release added the ability for GetintheLoop partners to push offers directly from the GetintheLoop dashboard to their business Facebook page. No need to post separately on Facebook, one click does the trick!


When you hit the “Post to Facebook Page’ button, Facebook will ask for permissions to do so.  If you manage multiple pages and give permissions for more than one page, you will be presented with a drop-down page selector. Choose the page that you wish the post to be sent to, add your own message (optional) and post. Voila! You have now quickly and easily sent your offer to be posted on your business Facebook page!

February: Major update for Android

In this major update of GetintheLoop for Android, a brand new map and simple tabbed navigation was included giving Android users the ability to quickly sort through hundreds of offers to find the right one!

The map view is one of the most popular ways to discover businesses on GetintheLoop. The brand new “Near Me” map shows all the venues with live offers nearby, and each Loop is now available quickly and easily via the new top tab navigation. All the offers for a business are available by simply swiping left or right on an offer in the views including the all-new home view. Offers exclusive to GetintheLoop are shown first, followed by other available offers. A quick swipe up or down will scroll through the businesses around with offers available nearby.

We also added a new screen that shows all the offers available at a particular business. In addition to all their current offers, it also tells you a little about them, and includes their address, website, and contact details. Read the full update details here

With all of our updates, we welcome feedback in order to continuously improve the experience for both members using the app to redeem offers, and business partners using the intuitive dashboard to post and update offers.

Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

The GetintheLoop Food Guide for Vernon

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We love food as much as the next person, so we know exactly how it feels to reach a level of absolute hanger that needs to be taken care of right now!  Hanger aside, there’s always a hard decision over where to eat, so we’ve made it a little easier for you to satisfy your cravings by highlighting a few of the best places to eat in Vernon British Columbia – along with some deals from GetintheLoop to tempt your taste buds along the way!

Match Eatery & Public House

Location: 4900 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC | Contact: Website, Facebook, Telephone: (250) 545-3505

Located inside Lake City Casino, Vernon, Match Eatery & Public House combines the welcoming and social traditions of a neighborhood pub with the high-energy of a lively sports bar, and has the added bonus of a beautiful outdoor patio (which we cannot unfortunately enjoy until the weather improves!). The classic menu has a modern twist with gluten free and vegetarian options available along with environmentally friendly ocean wise fish and local BC beef. Take along some friends and give Match a try. We recommend these favourites; Cheesy Brew Soup, Wok This Way Lettuce Wraps, and the Soy Ginger Grilled Salmon Bowl! Wash it down with a Bacon Caesar – on special on Sundays, of course! ‘Hungry Hour’ and ‘Thirsty Hour’ at Match with food and drink specials is from 3-6pm Monday to Friday.

Take advantage of exclusive Food and Drink deals with the free GetintheLoop App. Download it today. Save today – and find their offers HERE!

TripAdvisor review of Match Eatery & Public House:

“The casino’s in both Vernon and Penticton have a spectacular restaurant called MATCH! Their breakfast menu provided us the best tasting food for the price that we’ve had in the Okanagan. Then we go back for an Amazing lunch the next day, followed by a Spectacular dinner with very reasonable wine prices to accompany the perfectly prepared food! Who would think to find this quality ratio to price at the Casino? Family Friendly as well!”

The Buffet

Location: 5200 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC | Contact: Website Telephone: (250)545-3505

Also located inside Vernon’s Lake City Casino, The Buffet is an opportunity to experience great food at exceptional value. A visit to The Buffet is an occasion to indulge in a feast for your senses in a casual, fun and friendly environment. An ever-changing menu highlights cuisine from around the globe and serves up something for every age, every appetite. Lunch is served Monday to Friday 11am – 2pm, and dinner is available Sunday to Thursday 4pm – 9pm, and Friday & Saturday 4pm – 10pm. We like the Encore Breakfast, served every Monday to Friday between 9-10.30am – at only $5.99 for a plated meal, you can’t go wrong! Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday between 9am-2pm – and if you act quickly you can get your second brunch FREE with The Buffet’s current GetintheLoop offer! Check out all of their current offers on GetintheLoop HERE!

Range Lounge & Grill, and Pallino’s at Predator Ridge

Location: 301 Village Centre Place Vernon, BC | Contact: Website, Facebook, Telephone: 1 888-578-6688

If the golf itself wasn’t enough of a reason to head over to the beautiful Predator Ridge, we have another one for you! The FOOD! Lucky for us Predator Ridge boasts two delicious eateries with menus focused on taking advantage of local farmers, local meat, and Oceanwise Seafood. Focused on fresh farm-to-fork dining, each and every ingredient is locally and responsibly sourced, and as fresh as they can get it. Kitchen rules? Any items that can be made from scratch, they will actually make from scratch. Be warned, it may take a little more time, but for a taste as authentic as Nona’s home cooking, it is well worth the wait!

Range Lounge and Grill

For an upscale casual dining experience head to Range Lounge and Grill, sporting beautiful views over the course and an upscale modern décor. People say you can’t buy happiness, but try their steak sandwich smothered with soft cambozola cheese and crispy onions for a flavoursome lunch snack and you’ll beg to differ!

  • Friday is Pub Night: Enjoy a new feature craft brew and gastropub dinner each week.
  • Saturday is Date Night: Bring your special date and enjoy the weekly featured dinner.


This fast casual Italian inspired restaurant is full of garden-fresh and crisp flavours. Chef-prepared everything. Pizza dough, antipasto, insalata, fresh-baked pasta, slow roasted meats and all breads are baked in-house. Fresh isn’t new here, its normal. Palliono’s is open 7 days/week from 11:00am – 4:00pm (open until 9:00pm Tuesday through Thursday). Relax with a Peroni draft and handmade Pizza. Feeling the afternoon yawns coming? Pallino’s speciality coffee’s will bring you to Rome, re-energize you, and have you back on the course before you know it!

  • Pizza Tuesdays:  Any 2 pizzas, caesar salad for two and a litre of house wine.  $49.95
  • Chicken on the Run Wednesdays:  Whole roasted free range chicken, roasted potatoes, caesar salad, seasonal vegetables.  Serves 2-4 people. Take-out only. $35.95

Trip Advisor review of Pallinos:

“Probably the best pizza we’ve ever had. They have gluten free available as well but haven’t had a chance to try it. My husband is a picky eater and he was very accommodating with our request. Great service.”

GetintheLoop members are able to redeem deals for Pallino’s and Range Lounge and Grill – check them out for full offer details!

P.s Love to cook rather than eat out? Predator Ridge is currently offering cooking classes so you can impress your friends and family with succulent, mouth-watering dishes, prepared by your own fair hands! On March 8th from 4:00pm-7:00 pm you can learn the tricks to cooking amazing seafood with Predator Ridge’s own chefs. Learn how to prepare a variety of sustainable fresh BC seafood, enjoying wine while you cook – and of course,  take your creations home with you. $165/person. Check it out!

Taco del Mar

Location: 5721 24 St #150, Vernon, BC | Contact: Website, Facebook, Telephone:  250-542-3990

Need something quick? Don’t settle for a fast-food burger – add some spicy flair to your life! Let Taco Del Mar feed your “Inner Baja” with large hand-rolled burritos and the closest thing you will find to quick traditional Mexican food! This relaxed beach shack styled restaurant offers authentic Baja-style Mexican food at a pace that won’t slow down your busy day. And with great offers on Tacos, Nachos and more, you have even more of a reason to beat the winter blues. Just because you don’t see the white beach sand and clear blue water of Mexico doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of it!

Download the free GetintheLoop app to redeem exclusive Taco Del Mar offers HERE!

Take advantage of these and many other offers at your favourite places to eat and play in Vernon and beyond! Don’t have the GetintheLoop app? It’s just a quick download away, and available for FREE. 

Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

Unique Pizzas From Around The World

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Did you know that there are approximately 5 billion pizzas sold, worldwide, per year?

Pizza is a staple in some diets and a treat in others, but however you slice it, we love pizza. To celebrate National Pizza Day today (February 9th) we’ve compiled some of the most unusual pizza toppings from different corners of the world for you to sink your teeth in.


Cookie Dough Pizza – South Korea
Cookie dough – Check. Pizza Crust – Check. Prawns – Check. Sweet Potato – Check. The Grand Prix, South Korean pizza literally has it all and apparently tastes like a European soft cookie. Traditionally this pizza comes with a blueberry dipping sauce to slather the crust in after you’re done eating all the toppings first, which means we’ve now put it on our pizza bucket list.unique pizzas cookie dough pizza


Breakfast Pizza – England
These are two of our favourite things combined: Pizza… and breakfast, and only in England would they get it 100% spot on. What a way to kick off the day with potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, bacon, baked beans, cheese and sunny-side-up eggs. Looking for a great way to start the day? This recipe is an absolute corker, and you’d be barmy not to give it a try!

unique pizzas breakfast pizza


Thai Crocodile Pizza – Australia
Crocodile Dundee would love this pizza! A mix of Thai, basil, chilli’s and lime, this pizza is powerful in flavour and is sure to satisfy all cravings. It’s even been said by locals that it is the most fabulous pizza ever. Interested in trying it? Check out the recipe here. Note: the recipe includes crocodile fillets which you might not find easily at your local grocery store.

unique pizzas crocodile pizza


Banana Curry Pizza – Sweden
A Swedish twist on the traditional “Hawaiian” pizza. Curry sauce, thin slices of ham, banana and pineapple rings. This popular Swedish pizza would likely appear on a menu under Classics, and combines sweet, salty, and spicy flavours. Want to try it? Get the recipe here!

unique pizzas banana curry pizza


Horse Meat Pizza – Denmark
It looks great… but not sure if we’d pony up for this one. Don’t believe it’s real? Check it out!

unique pizzas horse meat pizza


Cicada Pizza – USA
This one might bug some people and it is definitely not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure! Although the toppings can be caught for free in the right hot place, these nutty tasting cicadas might tickle on the way down. Got some cicadas lying around? Turn them into your own pizza!

unique pizzas cicada pizza


Something Fishy – Russia
One of the most commonly consumed pizzas in Russia happens to bethe one named after the capital of Moscow, Mockba. Served cold and topped with onions and herbs, this pizza also can have five different types of fish on it: sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and red herring. Heading to Moscow soon? Check out the 15 best places to get a pizza!

unique pizzas mockba pizza


Canadian Pizza
What else would Canada call a trusted Canadian favourite? The “Canadian Pizza” typically includes tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, pepperoni, and mushrooms. Can’t go wrong with traditional!

unique pizzas canadian pizza


GetintheLoop has tons of pizza specials available in many Western Canadian cities – check out a pizza deal near you and celebrate National Pizza Day the way it’s supposed to be!

Don’t have the GetintheLoop app? It’s just a quick download away, and available for FREE. 

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Get ready to cheer! The Victoria Royals have joined GetintheLoop!

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Ah hockey…Canada’s favourite winter sport! Hockey is a staple in many Canadian households, and we are excited to announce that the Victoria Royals and GetintheLoop have teamed up. The Victoria Royals are in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and play their home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in downtown Victoria.

The Royals have been entertaining fans since their arrival for the 2011-12 season. The team has been a perennial playoff performer playing a fast and exciting style. The team won the Scotty Munro Trophy as they finished atop the regular season standings during the 2015-16 season. The team has had 10 players drafted by NHL teams, and this year saw their first ever player, Joe Hicketts, play in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings.

This year the Royals have been playing great hockey and were ranked as the top team in the CHL in the fall. The team is in the home stretch as they prepare for a long playoff run, which they are hoping ends by hoisting the Ed Chynoweth Cup as league champions! The games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre are a great family night out with loads of entertainment value on-and-off the ice.

The Royal’s partnership with GetintheLoop is going to mean great things for GetintheLoop members. You can expect a whole host of amazing experiences and offers for Royals games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – and best of all, these offers will be delivered to the palm of your hand once you become a GetintheLoop member, which is just a quick app download away (available for FREE).

There’s no purchasing of coupons required. All you need is to simply show the GetintheLoop offer on the app and redeem on the spot. …here’s a sneak-peek at some of the offers that are hot off the press, just launched!


Victoria Royals GetintheLoop offers


GetintheLoop is an awesome mobile app that provides exclusive offers from your favourite local businesses. GetintheLoop members can choose from a wide variety of offers from restaurants, spas, golf courses, wineries, retailers, activities and more. Going out for dinner tonight? Check the app to see which local restaurants have an offer!

Find the Victoria Royals online here: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Fun Family Day Adventures and Events

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This year, Family Day holidays happen on Monday, February 12th in British Columbia and February 19th in Alberta. GetintheLoop is excited to bring you a rundown of event listings around both provinces and provide you with some ideas for how to enjoy this family holiday. We’ve also included some great offers available for families to make the most of the weekend. Take a break from the busy work week, put technology away, and re-connect with your family on this special day.


Looking for offers outside of Kelowna? Check out the offers available near you here.

Check in with our friends at Tourism Kelowna for a full list of all the happenings around Kelowna and beyond from Friday, February, 9th through February, 12th. Some highlights include The Snowed in Comedy Tour at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Joice Hall’s Gwaii Haanas – Islands and Sacred Sites Exhibit at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and our friends at Axe Monkeys are hosting a fundraiser for Hands in Service on Monday, February, 12th.

GetintheLoop’s top offers for family fun in Kelowna…


Looking for offers outside of Victoria? Check out the offers available near you here.

Family fun is abundant in Victoria – whether you want to bundle up against the cold and take a stroll down at the harbour, strap on your hiking boots and hit the local trails, or take the kids on an outing to Craigdarroch Castle, there’s lots to keep everyone occupied – there’s even a Lego Brick Festival in Sidney! Check out Tourism Victoria’s events page for more fun goings-on in and around the city.

Here are some of our favourites from the GetintheLoop app:


Looking for offers outside of Vancouver? Check out the offers available near you here.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Vancouver! In Metro Vancouver, Rebecca Bolwitt aka Miss604 has the full list of Family Day events happening in and around Metro Vancouver from Squamish to Chilliwack and all places in between.

Feel like some Family Day weekend eats and treats? Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite yummy places in Vancouver and surrounding areas:

P.S Adults! If you don’t have a young family, and feel like hitting the town, visit the Roxy for VIP line and no cover!


Looking for offers outside of Edmonton? Check out the offers available near you here.

Beat the winter blues in Alberta’s capital city this Family Day – which is the week after BC’s Family Day on February 19th. Edmonton’s official website provides a comprehensive schedule of events, including a Polar Bear craft table and hands-on science experiments at Edmonton Zoo, a list of outdoor ice rinks, and events at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without some of our favourite offers around town over the Family Day weekend:


Don’t have the GetintheLoop app? It’s just a quick download away, and available for FREE. 

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The all new GetintheLoop launches on Android – more offers than ever before!

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We are very excited to announce major updates to the design and experience of GetintheLoop including more offers than ever before! This update is live now on Android and the GetintheLoop website.

We regularly receive great ideas and feedback from our incredible community of members and businesses. Members of GetintheLoop are always looking to find more great offers near them that appeal to their interests. GetintheLoop businesses often request the ability to promote an existing promotion alongside their exclusive offers on GetintheLoop and want to publish more offers. That feedback has been incorporated into GetintheLoop 3.0, with more offers than ever before and a brand new design.

Now With More Offers Than Ever
We are including more content than ever in GetintheLoop based on our member’s desire to see more offers near them. This means more offers in more places from more businesses than ever before. Businesses can now list 66% more offers than before and can also list their top promotions on GetintheLoop. We continue to work with our partners to provide exclusive and compelling offers that members love.

The evolution of GetintheLoop from 2015 to today.

A Whole New Design
At GetintheLoop we’ve been using card style design in our apps since the beginning, and we’ve made major updates to our look and feel to modernize and streamline the member experience. We’ve made these changes to make it easier to find a place you want and see all of their offers.

We’ve updated the view you’ll see when opening the app, making it easier to see all the offers from each business.

All the offers for a business are available by simply swiping left or right on an offer in the views including the all-new home view. Offers exclusive to GetintheLoop are shown first, followed by other available offers. A quick swipe up or down will scroll through the businesses around with offers available nearby.

The offer view now includes improved images, a quick way to see every location where an offer is valid, and one-touch directions so you can easily find your way to a business.

The map view is one of the most popular ways to discover businesses on GetintheLoop wherever we travel across Western Canada. The map view now includes customized icons to show which category an offer belongs to. Finding great offers in categories like Food + Drink, or Home + Auto, is easier than ever before from the enhanced map view.

We encourage you to explore the new GetintheLoop experience, available today on Android. There’s also a fully redesigned web experience. Check out the new version today and tell us what you think!

35+ Ideas for Celebrating the Month of Love in BC and Alberta!

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While the tongue in cheek ‘Single’s Awareness Day’ was started in opposition to the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, it has evolved into a celebration of love in all forms, recognizing not only romantic love, but also the love between friends and family, and also the love you have for yourself. That is what Valentine’s Day is all about, and at GetintheLoop, we are excited to celebrate everyone on February 14th this year.

Every day should be a celebration of love and positive relationships

It’s true, every day should be a celebration of love. That being said, we could be in hot water if we don’t do a little something special for those we love around this special date. We’ve been hearing that this year many people are planning on avoiding the insanity of February the 14th and are instead celebrating their love in the weeks leading up to, and after, the special day, thus opting out of being elbow-to-elbow to other tables of two in a cramped and busy restaurant.

GetintheLoop has you covered!

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do to celebrate this special time with your loved ones. But now, we’ve got you covered with over 35 offers highlighted below, including experiences, a night out, gifts, and getaways.

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Okanagan and Kamloops

Experience other worlds and immerse yourself in virtual reality in Penticton.


  • If you’re in the Penticton area and want to escape virtually, you can score yourself two-for-one access to the all-new and exciting Penticton Virtual Reality Studio.
  • If virtual reality sounds intimidating consider the Penticton Vees’ incredible Wicked Wednesdays where tickets, beverages and more are at the lowest prices imaginable for a stadium experience.
  • Take your special someone, your family, or gather a group of friends for a surprising and gratifying experience at Axe Monkeys with their ‘Smash Box Date Night‘ and other great offers.
  • Level up your cooking game and surprise others with your culinary prowess (or bring them along with you) at Predator Ridge’s Spicy Cooking Class on February 22nd.
  • If you are looking to relax to the max check out offers for individual and couple’s massages at The Wellness Spa.
  • Get your hair done, blown out, or enjoy a thorough head massage with our new partner New Image Salon in Kelowna.
  • In Kamloops don’t miss great offers including a delicious four-course dinner for two from Blue Dining, and specials for the golfer in your life for the upcoming golf season at Kamloops Golf Club.


Victoria and Vancouver Island

Shop till you drop at Hillside Centre with GetintheLoop.


  • Head over to Hillside Centre for a shop till you drop experience with great offers from more than 20 different businesses with GetintheLoop including food and shopping.
  • Don’t get too scared! Horror Escape Victoria is only $15 per person including tax on Tuesdays.
  • If an Escape Room sounds a little bit too scary consider attending a hockey game with our newest partner in Victoria, the WHL’s Victoria Royals  – they have a big game on February 16th and some incredible offers for couples and groups.
  • Before or after the game head over to our favourite new classic spot in Victoria; Ricky’s All Day Grill where you can bring your own bottle of wine for only a $5 corkage fee.
  • Looking for a view of the water over your delicious meal? Head over to the Flying Otter Grill right on the water in Victoria for their $15.95 Steak and Prawn night and other offers.
  • Looking to really win the month of love? Book a vacation through Flight Centre in Hillside Centre and get $75 off select trips. 
  • If you want to level up your look or shower someone special with well-deserved pampering, check out the offers from Glow Luxe Skin Care and Glamour Medi Spa and be sure to visit our incredible salon partners including Carreiro The Studio, headstart Full-Service Salon, and Kazen Hair and Beauty.
  • Do you have a bath lover in your life? Or perhaps you like to indulge in a relaxing bubble bath, glass of wine in hand. Oak Bay Botanicals is a new GetintheLoop partner and is currently offering 2-4-1 on bath bombs! 
  • Head up the island to Nanaimo for fine dining with Grand Cru Restaurant.
  • Find great offers like BOGO 50% off appetizers at Miller’s Pub or visit The Windward Pub to sample some delicious craft beer at $1.50 off paddles.
  • Finally, if you’ve got a hankering for some southern style fare head over to Cassidy’s Country Kitchen.

Find more great offers near you here.


Dinner Theatre is alive and well in Edmonton.


It may be cold outside but Edmonton is heating up on GetintheLoop. We’ve added a flurry of partners in the Edmonton area in 2018.

  • We’ve always had a number of great partners for top-flight dining in Edmonton and we recently had our second Edmonton-based dinner theatre, Jubilations, join the platform. Get 2 tickets and 2 glasses of wine for only $120!
  • Enjoy a gourmet 5-course dinner for two for only $80 at Guru Indian Cuisine.
  • If you prefer to take your special meal to new heights, experience fine food and spectacular views at La Ronde revolving restaurant. It’s perfect for making an unforgettable experience.
  • Another fine eatery in Edmonton is Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Impress yourself or someone special at Edmonton’s finest steakhouse with free appetizers or dessert!

If dining out isn’t at the top of your list there are a number of unique experiences available from our partners in Edmonton.

  • Whether you want to re-enact that legendary scene from Ghost; want to get nostalgic about pottery class, or it’s your first time at the wheel Crankpots Ceramic Studio is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can take home a memento that will last a lifetime for as little as $8.
  • Get a little more competitive while enjoying the latest in group activities with Axehole where throwing axes is more Olympic sport than backyard fun, and $5 off during Happy Hour!
  • Embrace your inner child or just bring your kid along to Monster Mini-Golf where you can get 2-4-1 golfing along with some other great offers.
  • Treat yourself, your loved one, and beautiful hair at Ricci Hair Co on Jasper Avenue or The Beauty Parlour where you’ll find great GetintheLoop offers year round.


Vancouver and Lower Mainland

A love-themed TEDxStanleyPark is a perfect gift for you and your loved ones.


In Vancouver your options for treating the ones you love are abundant.

  • Jump on the SeaBus at Waterfront Station and head over to Lonsdale Quay. Enjoy the best frozen yogurt anywhere by visiting Menchie’s where you’ll find great offers including 50% off if it’s snowing and incredible weekday offers.
  • Looking to head out on the weekend? Visit a Vancouver mainstay where you may run into pro athletes, Hollywood North visitors, and old friends while you skip the line and cover for a classic fun-filled night at the Roxy.
  • Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Blizzard and get one free at Dairy Queen in Kitsilano.
  • Don’t miss out on an incredible 2-4-1 lunch and dinner offers from Unwind Restaurant in downtown Vancouver on Howe Street.

There are a lot of great options for delicious meals in Vancouver see them all here.

  • Love is a major theme at this year’s TedXStanleyPark event taking place March, 3rd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Expand your mind and the minds of those you love at TEDxStanleyPark, and get a free ticket when you buy 4, t-shirts and more!
  • Give yourself or someone special the gift of beautiful hair and specialty laser treatments at Kitsilano’s best salon and laser clinics at Rush Salon and JD Laser Clinic.



A beachfront getaway in Tofino is a trip not to be missed!


Save on a trip to Vancouver, Edmonton, The Okanagan or Tofino and more to celebrate. Consider coupling your trip with Family Day (Feb.12 in BC and Feb.19 in Alberta).

  • Sparkling Hill in the Okanagan between Vernon and Kelowna is one of BC’s Premier Destination Spa and Resort. West Coast residents get a great rate of only $214 CAD/night.  
  • Considering a getaway or staycation in Vancouver? GetintheLoop members can receive 20% off their stay at The Hampton Inn in Downtown Vancouver –  or stay at Hotel Blu and enjoy a complimentary premium breakfast in the Stadium district or stay at the Sheraton Wall Centre in the Davie Village area and receive 25% off your stay with GetintheLoop.
  • If you’re in the Edmonton area and looking to getaway enjoy a special stay and pamper the ones you love at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton and save up to $40/day, or head to Camrose Resort Casino for 50% off appetizers to make it an extra special getaway.
  • Make memories to last a lifetime in magical Tofino. We’ve got great offers to extend your stay, make your way to Tofino mid-week for great savings, and book beachfront homes for less! Three incredible options are available to stay in Tofino with exclusive offers and unique experiences with the Crystal Cove Beach Resort, the Cox Bay Beach Resort, or stay in a house on the beach with Tofino Vacation Rentals.
  • Thinking about traveling elsewhere on Vancouver Island or staying Victoria? We’ve got great offers available all around the island. If you or someone you love is an angler or just wants to get started check out Nootka Island Lodge. For those that love fishing, Nootka Island Lodge is offering your third guest for the same price as two or an incredible offer to fly you into the lodge on a seaplane which is pretty sweet bucket list add-on.


Don’t have the GetintheLoop app? It’s just a quick download away, and available for FREE. 

Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

Ricky’s All Day Grill: A Powerful Partnership

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At GetintheLoop we love working with all of our partners but we get especially amped up when we get a chance to work with a highly engaged and active partner. Ricky’s All Day Grill in Victoria is one of those partners who shares our vision for building GetintheLoop in their community with compelling offers delivered with an exceptional customer experience, and we are excited to share their story in our new GetintheLoop Partner Profile.

Darrell and Gary, Co-owners of Ricky’s in Victoria, wanted to know more about what GetintheLoop for Business could do for Ricky’s All Day Grill. After learning that GetintheLoop would improve loyalty with his current customers while also attracting new customers, Gary and Darrell jumped on board, and created strong offers such as “50% Off Burgers”, “Eat Free On Your Birthday”, “Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meals” and “Free Breakfast With Beverage”. He was interested in learning more about his customers, and GetintheLoop’s user-friendly dashboard provided him and his team with insights into the ages and demographics of members who saw, engaged with, and used his offers. With these market research insights, They could not only optimize their offers but also their business’s other marketing and promotions. The offers that Ricky’s created were promoted to audiences in Victoria in addition to being featured in GetintheLoop digital display ads on Google and Facebook.

Understanding costs helped Ricky’s Victoria accurately measure the return on investment with GetintheLoop. Darrell and Gary found that the increase in overall customer visits outweighed the reduced margins on sales, and even giving away a breakfast with a beverage purchase was profitable. Not only did Ricky’s profit from each promotion, they also attracted new regular customers who visited after seeing Ricky’s on GetintheLoop.

Compelling Offers Drive Behaviour Changes

Two stories stand out that showcase why compelling offers attract new members and create loyalty. 

Taking the time to price out each promotion, Gary and Darrell created the “Free Breakfast with Purchase of a Beverage” promotion, targeting business commuters and surrounding college students. Offering their two egg breakfast starting at $3.19 and add-ons starting at $3.99, Darrell and Gary not only made their costs back, but they were able to attract the target demographics as repeat customers. One group in particular came in for free breakfast and loved their experience so much that they came back the following day with all their friends for Ricky’s All Day Happy Hour, settling out a bill of just over $100. The Ricky’s Victoria team now see this group quite often, as they have told their friends about what Ricky’s has to offer and have become regulars.

Another story which highlights the value of creating a compelling offer is Ricky’s “Eat for Free on Your Birthday”. This offer attracted a party of 25 people who regularly visited Ricky’s competitors. However, one of the party attendees spotted the “Eat for Free on Your Birthday” offer on GetintheLoop, and the group decided to try Ricky’s All Day Grill instead. After having an exceptional experience, several members of that one group now regularly visit Ricky’s Victoria. 

The Ricky’s Victoria team pride themselves on providing a great customer experience, service, and food. Using GetintheLoop as a strategic marketing tool, they were able to attract, retain, and create loyalty among customers. Gary and Darrell worked with the GetintheLoop team to create compelling offers and spent real time with GetintheLoop, promoting through Facebook, word of mouth, referrals etc. With provided GetintheLoop marketing materials (billfolds, door decals and table toppers), Darrell and Gary increased their success by making sure GetintheLoop was visible at Ricky’s Victoria.

Successful Partnerships Work Both Ways


Creating intriguing and compelling experiences and offers is what drives potential customers to change their behaviour. GetintheLoop drives new customers to your business giving you the opportunity to create lifelong customers. Ricky’s experience demonstrates the importance of creating compelling offers that change consumer behaviour. GetintheLoop is different from other services as offers can be changed in an instant which means that, as a business, you can try new things, get creative, and have no risk in trying things like offering Free Breakfast.

With a GetintheLoop for Business partnership, your dedicated team works with you to establish goals, create a plan, and find success with mobile marketing. When a new business partner signs up and provides intriguing offers, GetintheLoop promotes the strongest offers via additional marketing channels and to a wider audience – not only on the app but also in email, contesting, newsletters, push notifications, radio, blog posts, social media shout-outs, at events and more. Marketing to new and existing customers can be easy – let GetintheLoop help you find the best marketing strategy for your business. As Darrell and Gary say, “The support is amazing, the app and the dashboard are easy to use, I would suggest GetintheLoop to new businesses and established businesses alike”.

Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

Danielle Thornton is a Partner Success Manager at GetintheLoop. Danielle has a passion for microbreweries, breakfast, puppies, and supporting local businesses. When not thinking of ways to improve our partner’s offers and the overall experience for business partners at GetintheLoop, Danielle can be found supporting local Associations and businesses or enjoying the most incredible microbrews in the land.

Danielle has enjoyed working with an outstanding partner at  GetintheLoop who exemplifies what success looks like. Ricky’s All Day Grill Victoria has been a partner since July 2017, first hearing about GetintheLoop on the radio.