Category Archives: Attractions in Vancouver

Vancouver Auto Show March 28–April 2, 2017

Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver Convention Center

The 2017 Vancouver International Auto Show will be hosted at the
Vancouver Convention Center
West Building
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA DAY 
Thursday, March 30 – 2-for-1 Entry
RBC clients receive 2-for-1 entry on RBC Day ON SITE ONLY for Thursday, March 30.

Present your RBC debit/credit card, at the Vancouver International Auto Show and get 2-for-1 admission.

BCAA Member Discount – Exclusive Member Offer!
Exclusive Vancouver International Auto Show ticket offer for BCAA Members. This offer is valid ONLINE ONLY with a valid BCAA Membership number.

BCAA Members save up to 44% on Vancouver International Auto Show tickets with their BCAA Membership card. Enter to verify your BCAA Membership number and to display your discounted General Admission ticket prices. Purchase

 

Closest Hotels in downtown Vancouver near the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Vancouver Auto Show SHOW HOTEL PRICES

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Right next to the Auto Show the Vancouver Convention Centre
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver
Across the Street
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver
Across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre
Auberge Hotel Vancouver
One block away.

Hotels near the Vancouver Convention Centre
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver – Luxury Hotel
Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver – Luxury Hotel
Days Inn Downtown Vancouver – Price Friendly
Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown High Rise Hotel
Coast Coal Harbour -Downtown High Rise Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourside Vancouver – Downtown High Rise
Westin Bayshore Hotel – Resort Hotel
Delta Vancouver Suites All Suite Hotel
Loden Hotel – Luxury Hotel
Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Luxury Hotel on Georgia
St Regis Hotel Boutique Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel – Luxury Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to to the Auto Show
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to the Auto Show
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to the Auto Show
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLINE
Tuesday March 28 4pm-10pm
Wednesday, March 29 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Thursday, March 30 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday, March 31 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday, April 1 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday, April 2 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Map to Hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Lights Fireworks competition
Vancouver Honda Celebration of Lights Fireworks

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Light

The 2017 Honda Celebration of Light is an annual musical fireworks competition held every summer and begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00 pm each night, rain or shine.

The 25 minute fireworks display are synchronized to music which is broadcast over the radio station LG104.3 FM.

Head down early as the Sunset Beach Festival comes alive on event days Everyone is invited to come down early and enjoy the entertainment and activities

Be sure to check out the Sunsetter Lounge by Stanley Park Brewing a licensed area that has Sponsors and vendors with free giveaways at 2:00pm each day.

As part of the Sunset Beach Festival, SHOREFEST showcases some of Canada’s top musical acts in one of Vancouver’s most picturesque settings on the shores of English Bay. Come down early to the Sunset Beach stage for live music all afternoon. Then move on over to English Bay to catch our feature performers on the stage in The Keg Lounge. This stage plays to the beach – to you the fans – with rock and roll starting at 7:30pm.

Dates of the Honda Celebration of Light.
Participating countries in the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light

Japan – Saturday July 29, 2017
United Kingdom – Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
Canada – Saturday Aug 5, 2017

Vancouver Hotels near the Fireworks

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Across from the Fireworks

Best Western Sands Hotel
Across from the Fireworks

Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk to the Fireworks

Sandman Suites On Davie
Short Walk to English Bay

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to the Fireworks

Century Plaza Hotel Vancouver
Walk Down Robson to Celebration of Light

Empire Landmark Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to English Bay

Listel Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to English Bay

Carmana Plaza Hotel
Down Robson to the Fireworks

Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Walk the Seawall to Celebration of Light

Rosellen Suites Hotel
Near English Bay Vancouver

Sunset Inn and Suites
Near English Bay Vancouver

Times Square Suites Hotel
On Robson Near the Fireworks

Vancouver was honoured with a slew of awards and accolades. In 2016

Six reasons Vancouver keeps breaking tourism records

Tourism Vancouver reports more than 10 million tourists visited the city in 2016, a new best for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry, and the third record-breaking year in a row. Here are six reasons why Vancouver is so popular:

1. Vancouver hosted 29 conventions in 2016 that attracted some 160,000 attendees, including the TED Conference (1,800 attendees) and the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting (8,000 attendees).

2. Vancouver’s biggest travel market, the United States, brought 2.3 million overnight visitors last year, up nearly 10 per cent from 2015. China remains Vancouver’s largest overseas visitor market with 280,000 total visitors in 2016.

3. Rugby fever. The World Rugby Sevens held its inaugural event in Canada at B.C. Place Stadium in March, drawing a crowd of more than 60,000, exceeding all expectations.

4. People love Vancouver’s summer. July, August and September were 2016’s strongest months for Vancouver’s accommodation sector. In July, daily occupancy in Metro Vancouver hotels was 94.1 per cent.

5. Vancouver’s cruise season keeps them coming. Port Metro Vancouver welcomed 826,820 passengers on 28 ships making 228 voyages in 2016.
Each time a cruise ship arrives in Vancouver, it stimulates more than $2 million in economic activity.

6. Vancouver scored a bounty of awards and accolades. Skytrax World Airport Awards named YVR the best airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year; The Guardian recognized English Bay as one of the world’s best city beaches; and Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

It’s estimated that the tourism industry in Vancouver contributes about $4.4 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and provides more than 70,000 full-time jobs.

Vancouver Canucks Schedule March 2017

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in March several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

March 2, 2017 Away vs San Jose Sharks
March 4, 2017 Away vs Los Angeles Kings
March 5, 2017 Away vs Anaheim Ducks
March 7, 2017 @ Home vs Montreal Canadiens
March 9, 2017 @ Home vs New York Islanders
March 11, 2017 @ Home vs Pittsburgh Penguins
March 13, 2017 @ Home vs Boston Bruins
March 16, 2017 @ Home vs Dallas Stars
March 18, 2017 Away vs Edmonton Oilers
March 21, 2017 Away vs Chicago Blackhawks
March 23, 2017 Away vs St. Louis Blues
March 25, 2017 Away vs Minnesota Wild
March 26, 2017 Away vs Winnipeg Jets
March 28, 2017 @ Home vs Anaheim Ducks
March 31, 2017 @ Home vs Los Angeles Kings

CHECK RATESThere are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Valentines Day Vancouver

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14, 2017, and Vancouver has lots of dining options for celebrating the big day . Here are some of Vancouver’s fine Restaurants celebrating your special day.

C | PRIME Modern Italian Steak & Wine 
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
@ Century Plaza Hotel

CIBO Trattoria
900 Seymour St. | 604-602-9570
Cibo is offering a four-course set menu for two that features indulgent plates like hand-made saffron chitarra pasta with fresh Saltspring clams; wine-braised lamb shank on a bed of soft polenta; and a flourless chocolate cake to share with your love
@ Moda Hotel Vancouver

The Market
1115 Alberni Street | 604-695-1115
Valentine’s Day Menu MARKET by Jean-Georges
@ Shangri La Hotel Vancouver

YEW restaurant + bar
791 West Georgia St. | 604.692.4YEW
Executive Chef Weimar Gomez has created the ultimate menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The menu features the best in sustainable seafood, while Exective Pastry Chef Mark Burton has created delicious desserts! Enjoy a romantic four course dinner at YEW for $99.
@ Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Hawksworth Restaurant
801 W. Georgia St. 604-673-7000
Valentine’s Day Menu
This menu will only be available on February 14, 2017.
caramelized scallop  hearts of palm, caviar, grapefruit
alaskan king crab  avocado, cucumber, pepper vinaigrette
grilled langoustine  meyer lemon, frisee, piquillo nage
pheasant  tarragon gnocchi, hearts on fire,  spiced pheasant jus
roasted lamb loin  black truffle, brussels sprout, yukon gold
white chocolate  rose, raspberry, lychee
mignardise $158 per guest
@ Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver

Bacchus Restaurant
845 Hornby St | 604 689 7777
Of all the great plates you’ll find at Bacchus Restaurant & Piano Lounge in the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, the one on the wall tells the story best. It’s the plate inscribed with the Four Diamond Award from the CAA/AAA
@ Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver

Diva at the Met Vancouver
645 Howe Street | 604.602.7788
Diva at the Met offering a Valentine’s Day Menu
$89 per person
$125 with wine pairings
@ Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Gotham Steakhouse
615 Seymour Street | 604-605-8282
@ St Regis Hotel Vancouver

Cloud 9 revolving Restaurant
1400 Robson Street | 604 687-0511
Cloud 9 revolving Restaurant
offering a 4 course Valentine’s Day Menu
$85 per person based on a couple plus tax
@ Empire Landmark Hotel

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen
765 Beatty St | (604) 688-6368
@ Georgian Court Hotel

Dockside Restaurant
1253 Johnston Street | 604-685-7070
What’s more romantic than a sumptuous dinner for two? Enjoying that same dinner on the waterfront with spectacular views of False Creek and the Yaletown skyline. A special Valentine Menu on Tuesday, February 14th and costs $89.99 per person
@ Granville Island Hotel

La Pentola Restaurant
350 Davie Street | (604) 642-0557
VALENTINE’S DAY 7 COURSE MENU Family style is $65 per person.
@ Opus Hotel

Five Sails Vancouver
999 Canada Place #300 | 604 662-8111
@ Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

Copper Chimney
567 Hornby Street | 604 689 8862
A special Valentine Menu on Tuesday, February 14th and costs $65 per person plus tax and gratuity
@ Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver

Le Crocodile
909 Burrard St.| 604-669-4298
It’s hard to beat a good French restaurant with superior service for a very special Valentine’s Day. Chef Michel Jacob’s Alsatian style food never fails, and his longtime staff know how to make you feel special.

La Quercia
3689 West Fourth Ave.| 604-676-1007
Valentine’s Day, Italian style. On Feb. 14, customers can opt for a family style menu with three starters, two pastas and a main course to share. Everyone gets house-made chocolates to finish.

Pear Tree
4120 East Hastings, Burnaby | 604-299-2772
The epicentre of elegant dining in Burnaby. A three-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available on the Saturday before as well.

Au Comptoir
2278 West Fourth Ave. | 604-569-2278
Say “je t’aime” convincingly in this Parisian-style restaurant (French accents, zinc countertops, bistro food). It’s not usually open on Tuesdays, but for Valentine’s Day, they throw open the doors. A four course menu includes rib eye steak for two to share.

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
845 Burrard St. | 604-642-2900
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Lots of oysters here if aphrodisiac dining interests you. A five-course Valentine’s Day dinner starts with a slow-poached oyster, or order them à la carte to your heart’s content. @ Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Chambar
562 Beatty St. | 604-879-7119
Brick, timber, leather, high ceilings, twinkling lights, good food (Belgian, Moroccan, French) — Chambar has what it takes to create a sense of occasion.

Vancouver Canucks Schedule February 2017

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in February several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

February 2, 2017 @ Home vs San Jose Sharks
February 4, 2017 @ Home vs Minnesota Wild
February 7, 2017 Away vs Nashville Predators
February 9, 2017 Away vs Columbus Blue Jackets
February 11, 2017 Away vs Boston Bruins
February 12, 2017 Away vs Buffalo Sabres
February 14, 2017 Away vs Pittsburgh Penguins
February 16, 2017 Away vs St. Louis Blues
February 18, 2017 @ Home vs Calgary Flames
February 19, 2017 @ Home vs Philadelphia FlyersFebruary 25, 2017 @ Home vs San Jose Sharks
February 28, 2017 @ Home vs Detroit Red Wings

There are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver Dining

The Brasserie at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
you knew and loved is back with comfort food both classic and contemporary in the heart of Vancouver’s West End. Come on in for breakfast; come check out our Chef’s Wholesome Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes $6 Breakfast , or for lunch and dinner tuck into standouts like Mac ‘n Cheese, the Denman Burger or Bangers & Mash.

Comox Street Long Bar in the Coast Plaza Hotel
offers wine, domestic, imported & local beer from around Vancouver. Enjoy daily drink and food specials or stop by catch the game, or relax after a long day of work. Located on the lobby level of the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites and we are open for lunch and dinner daily.

Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver
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Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver
1763 Comox St
Vancouver, British Columbia

Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver Dining

Doolin’s Irish Pub
Doolin’s is Vancouver’s modern Irish pub, offering traditional Irish charm amidst state of the art A/V technology. With over 23 craft, domestic and imported beers on tap, and live entertainment nightly, Doolin’s is the perfect place to relax after work or to host your next social gathering. Located right in the Comfort Inn Downtown.

Happy Hour
Monday – Friday 3-6
Food and Drink Specials

Doolin's Irish Pub Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
Doolin’s Irish Pub Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver

Belmont Bar

The Belmont Bar located in the Comfort Inn Downtown brings a whole new flavour to Granville Street, adding a wide selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails, wine on tap, fresh and local fare, and live entertainment. Open at 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, they are the perfect place to grab a bite and cocktail after work or for a night on the town.

The Belmont Bar offers a vast array of entertainment from talented resident & celebrity DJs to some of the finest local entertainers such as live bands & solo artists.

$4 Happy Hour
Weekdays 5 – 7 PM

House Wine, Sangria, Select Craft Beer and Select Highballs

Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
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Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
654 Nelson Street, Vancouver BC

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel Vancouver Dining

PRESTONS VANCOUVER

Located in the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel downtown VancouverPrestons Restaurant + Lounge is the ideal location for lunch, after-work drinks, dinner with family and friends, or brunch on the patio

OPEN DAILY 6:30am – LATE
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily from 5pm

Coast Coal Harbour Prestons Restaurant
Coast Coal Harbour Prestons Restaurant

Prestons Lounge.
Happy hour runs daily from 3pm—6pm
$5 pints of draught beer,
Double highballs for $5
Glass of wine for $5.
Lounge open Sunday – Wednesday til 11pm
Lounge open Thursday – Saturday til 12am

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel Vancouver
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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel Vancouver
1180 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia

Chateau Granville Hotel Vancouver Dining

THE EDGE SOCIAL GRILLE & LOUNGE
Located in the Lobby of the Chateau Granville Hotel serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. The Edge Social Grille & Lounge is Vancouver’s choice for a wide array of appetisers, entrees, desserts and cocktails.

Located right on Granville Street the Lounge is a popular place for locals.

Happy Hour
Everyday 4PM-6PM! $5 Drinks
Beer, Wine,and Hiballs

Edge Social Grille & Lounge Chateau Granville Hotel
Edge Social Grille & Lounge Chateau Granville Hotel

Best Western Chateau Granville Hotel Vancouver
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1100 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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