SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--San Franciscans passing through Justin Herman Plaza today should be prepared for a big surprise! Overnight, Tourism British Columbia has flipped the switch on the BC Moments Machine – a one of a kind, 14-foot tall, 10-foot wide vending machine. Forget pop and chips though – the BC Moments Machine will be offering items like mountain bikes, and made in BC surfboards. From May 17 to May 19, lucky San Franciscans will get a chance to walk away with some amazing mementos to get them excited about travelling to British Columbia, Canada.
“We hope that the installation will allow us to show the people of San Francisco the diverse range of travel experiences they can find in British Columbia, and invite everyone to come and try them for themselves this summer.”
The BC Moments Machine is part of the ‘100 BC Moments’ Campaign encouraging travellers to experience what BC has to offer this summer. Tourism BC has a special relationship with San Francisco, after a wildly popular original installation of an urban zipline in 2010 across Justin Herman Plaza. “We are thrilled to return to California to surprise San Franciscans with the BC Moments Machine,” says Jacqueline Simpson, Marketing Manager, Consumer Programs, North America of Tourism BC. “We hope that the installation will allow us to show the people of San Francisco the diverse range of travel experiences they can find in British Columbia, and invite everyone to come and try them for themselves this summer.”
San Francisco residents hoping to see the machine in person can visit Justin Herman Plaza on Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 19. The BC Moments Machine will be active at various times throughout the day while supplies last.
Latest updates can be found on Twitter using the hashtag #100BCMoments, and more information about travelling to BC this summer can be found at 100BCMoments.com.
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