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Lord Stanley Suites On The Park

Few other rooms offer the views of a corner suite at this hotel. Got spectacular views of both rising and setting full moons on first night. Closest hotel to Stanley Park. GREAT value!

The manager was very nice with us upon our arrival and the place is very clean and cannot complain about the breakfast !! A la prochain Lord Stanley !

David Andersen who handled our reservation was courteous, and very professional. Friendly but not invasive. He spent time to direct us to places we were looking for. Off to a great start. We checked out at noon time a few days later, and David was very helpful in letting us use the facilities late afternoon as our flight was later that night. Finishing off our stay with nothing but praise for the exceptional service. The suite was clean and very well equipped. Will definitely recommend this place.

The bed was like a cloud. The view of the Vancouver yacht club and, on a sunny day, the mountains, was an unexpected delight, Front desk staff were consistently helpful and excellent overall. front door security was also excellent, I felt safe staying alone. The location, a short walk to Stanley Park sea wall, was perfect for me, it was a short and easy bus ride to the art gallery and other downtown attractions, I would stay here again.

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Lord Stanley is an apartment hotel located in Downtown Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood at the Entrance to Stanley Park. Each apartment boasts a private balcony or enclosed solarium. … Amenities

Lord Stanley Suites On The Park
1889 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC

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Lord Stanley Suites On The Park
Lord Stanley Suites On The Park

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel

Close to cruise port – Can walk to it (10 minutes). Breakfast buffet better than average. Worth getting as part of package but maybe not as a separate item

This was our 2nd stay here. Even though we arrived early in the day we were able to check in and get our room. The reception desk was very friendly and professional. It was a chilly grey day, so after a quick trip to a hair salon our party met in the hotel bar/restaurant area. One of the bartenders remembered us from our being there 2 years ago! (Think maybe we stayed too long in the bar?? Nah.) Happy hour is every day from 3p-6p, Every day! Bar food was great. Good buzz in the place – it’s set up to be very comfortable to roost for a while. The rooms are gorgeous. Ask for a harbor view. We had access to the concierge lounge, which was beautiful. A very nice and tasty spread is put out in the evening; I can’t remember if this is an option every night, though. I rate this one of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in. Walking distance to Canada Place and for us, Stanley Park, but we’re walkers so keep that in mind, if you have limitations.

The corner rooms have a wonderful view of the harbor and mountains. The workout room is well equipped. The pool has a dry and steam sauna. The staff was helpful and the hotel is very quite. The internet had good speed at normal level.

SHOW HOTEL PRICESMarriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
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Great Location for walking around Vancouver shopping, Coal Harbour and Convention Centre just steps from the Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia

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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

Element Vancouver Metrotown

Happy to have returned to the Element Metrotown during the Christmas season. We were staying in a 1 bedroom suite on the seventeenth floor. We had amazing views of the Northshore Mountains on Christmas Day as it was sunny and we could see the peaks. Even when the clouds rolled in we still have great views.

The room was nice and a decent size for a couple. It had a separate bedroom / living room with a kitchen with a cooktop, full refrigerator, and dishwasher (think of a modern condo). It also had a nice sized balcony that I imagine would be nice to use in the warmer months. The bathroom was a decent size with a large walk in shower. They use full bottles of amenities in the washroom as they aim to be environmentally friendly.

The pool area was nice with a small lap pool, hot tub, and sauna. Breakfast was decent with a selection of warm food, breads, muffins, cereals, and juices. Plenty enough for all there. It was quite busy in the breakfast room but there was a variety of seating so finding a seat was not a problem.

Overall I would return to the Element again.

Very much enjoyed the hotel. Easy access to restaurants. Staff was very friendly and pleasant.

Breakfast was utilitarian. Some variety – the vegetarian option everyday though contained egg whites and spinach. I was tired of it after two days. (Note: I have spent 130 nights in hotels this year – I’m tired of hotel breakfasts and am bored of the same things every morning).

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is a new high rise Hotel located just east of Vancouver in Burnaby. Across the street is Metrotown and the Skytrain Station which takes you directly to downtown Vancouver. … Amenities

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Element Vancouver Metrotown
5988 Willingdon Ave,
Burnaby, BC

Element Vancouver Metrotown
Element Vancouver Metrotown

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.

Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver

This is our favorite place to stay while we are in Vancouver , we come regularly for medical reasons. It has everything we need and great staff and service as well. The rooms are comfortable and we love having a balcony.

Brian, Elvis and Arabella are amazing staff at the Sunset Inn. The hotel is clean. The room we rented, a 1 bedroom suite was perfect for 3 women coming to town for a night out. The parking was great nice and secure. The room has a safe should you need it. Breakfast was fun and our overall experience was excellent.

We had a lovely three-night stay at Sunset Inn and Suites. The room – one bedroom executive suite with full kitchen – was awesome for the two of us. It was at the end of our trip to B.C. so we were happy to be able to cook “in” for a couple of the nights. The breakfast was very good and well set up. We didn’t have a car and the location was great for walking around downtown, the West End, and Yaletown (also to Granville Island – a good hike over the bridge, Aquabus back). Loved being able to borrow DVDs for free! We’ll be back.

Desk staff very helpful when trying to plan activities within the city and further afield. Clean rooms, excellent location in downtown Vancouver. Nice selection of continental breakfast items which were eaten in rooms,

Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver

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Enjoy a fully furnished suite situated on a quiet street in Vancouver city centre’s scenic West End with dining, shopping and entertainment venues just steps away.

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1111 Burnaby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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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

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

Vancouver was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the world’s best cities

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.

Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey once again named Vancouver the most livable city in North America.

The prestigious Watkins Research Group Meeting and Planners Survey ranked Vancouver top convention city in Canada and second in North America, among other honours.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings.

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

Lord Stanley Suites On The Park

Breakfast was good. Room was great facing the Harbor. Beds comfy. Staff at breakfast were friendly and gave good service. Staff at reception was excellent always helpful and smiling. Hotel was convenient to get around town.

Excellent location, close to local transport links. Fantastic view. Continental Breakfast (& Waffle Maker) was a great touch. Friend & helpful concierge. Will definitely look to stay here again on future visits.

Staff Ali especially stood up on costumer excellency! Thank you! Location locations! Love the view of the water and the mountains! Walking distance to a tanley park. Walking distance to lots of restaurant. Bus stop is around the corner

Location was brilliant. Right next to Stanley park with an awesome view, plus really close to a restaurant area, the most amazing supermarket and the bus into the city centre. Breakfast was simple but good enough, with a few different choices and (while we were there at least) the magic of a waffle maker. Room was super cute. Small, but this didn’t trouble us – the bed was super comfortable, the kitchen was good, the bathroom also good, lounge room very comfortable and we had a little office space which turned out to be useful. Plus there was a washer/dyer which was really helpful after we got caught in the rain. And the view out our window was ace. Loved it.

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Lord Stanley is an apartment hotel located in Downtown Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood at the Entrance to Stanley Park. Each apartment boasts a private balcony or enclosed solarium. … Amenities

Lord Stanley Suites On The Park
1889 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC

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Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel

We have stayed in many hotels throughout the world and the service at this lovely hotel was exceptional and as good as we have had in some of the best we have enjoyed. From the moment we arrived until our early morning departure after our four night stay the staff, from reception, cleaner, managers, bar staff, concierge, doorman – all were friendly, professional and provided a welcoming and enjoyable experience. The hotel itself has spacious rooms with those having harbour views the best. The bar and restaurant are excellent and the facilities also fantastic. The location is also great with just a walk down to the foreshore of the harbour, a reasonable walk or very short $5 cab ride to gastown. A thoroughly enjoyable experience

This was my second stay here. The hotel rooms and beds are very comfortable. Good mattress and pillows and I appreciated that the down-like cover was a bit heavier and warmer than that of most hotels.

The location was really great, close to all the attractions. The staff were extremely helpful, especially the lady who received us at the front desk, she made all efforts to ensure we are comfortable and satisfied with the service, i would recommend the hotel

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Great Location for walking around Vancouver shopping, Coal Harbour and Convention Centre just steps from the Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia

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