Detour from the Ordinary this Summer!
You could win a prize package worth $5000 from KORITE Ammolite simply by visiting and stamping your passport at UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other incredible Southern Alberta attractions! What are you waiting for? Stay in Lethbridge, schedule the perfect plan for your adventure and start exploring!
Rugged Badlands, majestic Rocky Mountains, timeless indigenous culture — Lethbridge is the gateway to some pretty incredible attractions, including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Start exploring Lethbridge and Southern Alberta with our Detour from the Ordinary Passport and you could win! With every stamp in your Passport, you could be one step closer to winning a prize package from KORITE Ammolite worth approximately $5000!
Start Planning with My Itinerary
Keep reading to get an overview of the program, where to play and how to submit your entry. Then, use our business and attraction guide to start planning your adventure. There, you can create an itinerary, which you can email to your friends and family from our My Itinerary Page! Don't forget to share your adventures by tagging your posts with #ExploreLethbridge.
How to Play
Use Your Detour from the Ordinary Passport
The Passport contest is easy to play. All you need to do is have your Passport stamped at participating businesses for a chance to win! Seeing as how Lethbridge is the gateway to Southern Alberta and 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it'll be easy for you to fill up your Passport with stamps just by visiting the epic attractions you're already interested in experiencing.
So How do I Play?
Ask for your Passport when you check-in at your participating Lethbridge Lodging Association hotel. Look for their incredible deals page below.
Get your Passport stamped for each night you stay at a participating hotel.
Get your Passport stamped at participating businesses or organizations.
To be entered, return your Passport to your participating hotel’s front desk or the Tourism Lethbridge Visitor Centre (2805 Scenic Dr S) by SEP 15, 2021 at 8 PM.
It’s as simple as that. Every stamp in your Passport is considered an entry into our giveaway and a chance for you to win an ammonite from KORITE Ammolite that's worth up to $5000.
The Passport program runs July 1 – September 15, 2021.
Passports must be returned to Tourism Lethbridge or your participating hotel before 5 PM MDT, September 15, 2021.
A winner will be randomly chosen at 11 AM MDT on October 13, 2021, then contacted to answer a skill-testing question.
Post your shots with #ExploreLethbridge then come into our Visitor Centre and show for another stamp in your Passport! We love to see people discovering our incredible region. We are always checking the #ExploreLethbridge tag for the best pictures to repost.
Grand Prize Ammonite
You know Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of richest dinosaur fossil sites in the world, but did you know that Ammolite is another incredible artifact from prehistory? That's right, only in Southern Alberta did the fossilization of Ammonite Cephalopods result in this beautiful ammolite gemstone. Just like pearls and amber, ammolite is a biogenic gemstone and Lethbridge is the best place to find them.
Our prize, from KORITE Ammolite, was individually curated and polished to enhance it's otherworldly iridescent glimmer. The approximate value of the Passport prize is $5000.
Redeem Your Passport
While every trip comes to an end, you can keep exploring with our newsletters. When you return your Passport to your participating hotel’s front desk, or the Tourism Lethbridge Visitor Information Centre (2805 Scenic Dr S), you’ll not only be entering the contest to win the grand prize, you’ll also be making sure that you stay up to date with the monthly Tourism Lethbridge newsletter.
Don't miss out on your free gift! When you submit your Passport, make sure you check the box indicating that you would like your Passport returned after the contest is closed. We’ll send your collectible Passport back to you and we'll include a special gift just for you.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to Lethbridge!
Where to Play
This is a complete list of accommodations and businesses participating in the Passport program. For more detailed information and to start planning your perfect trip, click here.
Stay at any participating Lethbridge Lodging Association Hotel and you'll receive a stamp in your Passport for every night you're there! What could make this deal any sweeter? Hotel deals — check out the latest here!
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity."
When we say that Lethbridge is the gateway to adventure, we're not kidding. There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites a daytrip away from Lethbridge. Even better for you, just by visiting these sites, or a participating business in the attraction, you can get a stamp in your Passport and another chance to win!
Lethbridge is blessed to be close to both the Rocky Mountains, quaint prairie towns, and Instagram-able foothills. You can collect stamps for your Passport at the following nearby destinations in Southern Alberta.
Crowsnest Pass—Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Pincher Creek—Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
Cardston—Remington Carriage Museum
Crowsnest Pass—Uplift Adventures
Yes, Lethbridge is at the centre of some pretty spectacular sites but we're also home to local gems you'll be telling your friends about back home. After you've checked into your hotel, come see at us at our Tourism Lethbridge Visitor Centre and we'll point you in the direction of Lethbridge attractions, business and experiences you need in your itinerary.
Even more business and experiences!
Visit Lethbridge's 48 in 48
Lethbridge is home to more than 200Km of hiking trails. See the best of them for a stamp. Book a two-night stay at any participating hotel then complete either 24 kilometres or 48 Kilometres of trail-walking in 48 hours. Not only will you get a stamp for your Passport, you will earn an additional prize. Offer ends August 31st. See their website for details.
Visit Lethbridge's Odyssey 2021
Get a stamp in your Passport and a chance to win another big prize! Race across Southern Alberta on August 13–15, complete challenges, and have the chance to win $5,000! Learn more about the Visit Lethbridge Odyssey.
How to Get More Stamps — Plan Your Trip!
We've put together a more complete description of the participating Detour from the Ordinary Passport contest attractions, businesses and experiences. Learn more about the fun you'll have in Alberta this summer and add them to your itinerary. Don't forget to post your memories to social media and tag them with #ExploreLethbridge as you collect stamps in your passport.