Category Archives: Attractions in Vancouver

Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

BC Lions Football

The BC Lions Football Team play at BC Place in downtown Vancouver, come watch the team roar in 2017.

BC Lions Football Vancouver
BC Lions Football Vancouver

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

BC Lions Football June Home Schedule

Preseason :
Friday, Jun 16 vs Saskatchewan 7:00 PM @ BC Place

Opening Night:
Sat, Jun 24 vs Eskimos 7:00 PM @ BC Place

Hotels near BC Place Stadium

CHECK RATESRosedale Hotel near BC Place home of  Lions
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel  near BC Place
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena
Hotel Blu  On Robson Street at Cambie close to BC Place

Larger Map to Hotels near BC Place

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place

These 4 Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a quick 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont WaterFront Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
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 easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
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 BC Place

Closest Canada Line station to BC Place would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps

Come watch the Vancouver Whitecaps Play in June

JUNE 3rd Saturday
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Atlanta United
BC PLACE

JUNE 17th Saturday
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas
BC PLACE

( Tickets )

Where: BC Place Vancouver

B.C. Place Stadium is right in the middle of one of North America’s most beautiful cities and in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Hotels near the BC Place Stadium

Rosedale Hotel in Vancouver near BC Place home of the Vancouver Whitecaps
Hotel Blu Across the Street on Robson
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver near BC Place home of the Vancouver Whitecaps
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel a few blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena


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Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps

Come watch the Vancouver Whitecaps Play in May

MAY 20th Saturday
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
BC PLACE

MAY 23rd Tuesday
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Impact Montréal FC (Time TBD)
BC PLACE

MAY 27th Saturday
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. D.C. United
BC PLACE

( Tickets )

Where: BC Place Vancouver

B.C. Place Stadium is right in the middle of one of North America’s most beautiful cities and in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Hotels near the BC Place Stadium

Rosedale Hotel in Vancouver near BC Place home of the Vancouver Whitecaps
Hotel Blu Across the Street on Robson
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver near BC Place home of the Vancouver Whitecaps
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel a few blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena


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Vancouver Canucks Schedule April 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 April several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

April 2, 2017 @ Home vs San Jose Sharks
April 4, 2017 Away vs San Jose Sharks
April 6, 2017 Away vs Arizona Coyotes
April 6, 2017 Away vs Arizona Coyotes
April 8, 2017 @ Home vs Edmonton Oilers
April 9, 2017 Away vs Edmonton Oilers

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

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