All posts by Anney Ha

Here at the Victorian Hotel we love it when our guests ask us what there is to do in Vancouver — great food, festivals, the arts, shopping, sports, and sights to see — there’s always so many wonderful things to do when you’re already in the heart of downtown Vancouver!

If you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver, here’s a few highlights from us for late January 2015.

VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR

  • Where: Ryerson United Church
  • When: Saturday, January 24th
  • Time: 8pm

Website: www.vancouverchamberchoir.com

“In this finale of the annual National Conductor’s Symposium, five talented conductors get a first chance to lead the outstanding professional Vancouver Chamber Choir. Master conductor and teacher Jon Washburn and pianist Stephen Smith also join in for this hit-parade of Canadian choral favourites”.

PUSH FESTIVAL

  • When: January 20th – February 8th
  • Where: Vancouver (different venues)
  • Website: www.pushfestival.ca

“The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Roughly 200 performances will take place during the festival, with artists from countries around the globe, including Australia, France and Scotland. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts”.

THEATRE

“Underneath the Lintel”

“So the return of a library book which is 113 years overdue, sends a reclusive Dutch librarian on a globe spanning odyssey. Part ghost story, part metaphysical detective yarn, Underneath The Lintel is one man’s obsessive investigation into mysteries past and present, and the awakening of his own dormant spirit”.

The Cinara restaurant has already won high praise from Vancouver food critics including Globe and Mail’s Top 10 notable new restaurants in Vancouver and is now featured in The Vancouver Sun’s year-end restaurant review: Metro Vancouver’s best new restaurants of 2014.

What to Expect at Cinara

Found in the historic 117-year-old Boutique Hotel, the Victorian Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, Cinara presents exquisitely crafted Modern European Cuisine that’s surprisingly more affordable than one might expect. Dishes such as Clams with corned veal tongue, fregola, & saffron go for $17.00, and their menu changes frequently enough to keep things interesting.

To learn more about their menu and offerings, go to Cinara.ca.

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Fun in Vancouver City: NO PANTS SKYTRAIN RIDE. Annual Global Stunt that will see pants drop on mass transit in Vancouver on Sunday 2:30pm, January 11, 2015.

“People are looking for a reason to drop their pants”. The fun global event is organized every year by Vancouver Improv Anywhere.  Participate or just join the fun at Stadium Station just a few blocks from the Victorian Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

This year the event will draw hundreds of participants packed on the Expo Line at the starting line on  Commercial-Broadway Station  and ending at Stadium SKYTRAIN for photo opportunities.  The mission is to make people laugh.  No Pants SkyTrain Ride has become so big that it’s like a party on a SkyTrain  and yet the event still retains its shock value and surprises commuters!  For more specific details, visit the official No Pants SkyTrain Ride Facebook event page.

The event originates with New York’s Improv Anywhere, which held the first No Pants Subway Ride in 2002. It will be Vancouver’s 6th Annual No Pants event this 2015.  Follow @ImprovAnywhere on Twitter and the tags #NPSR and #Standupandplay for more information about the event and the after party.

ANNUAL NO PANTS SKYTRAIN RIDE

Where: Broadway Skytrain Station (ground level)

When: Sunday January 11th

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

“The no pants skytrain ride is an annual global event. The mission is simple: you ride the skytrain with no pants. How it works – you board the train once the doors are closed you stand up and remove your pants”.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from the Victorian Hotel Family.  Best wishes from our family to yours!  May the holidays bring joy and peace to all our guests who travelled locally and internationally to Vancouver to stay at the Victorian Hotel in 2014.
Best wishes to everyone for a healthy and happy 2015!!

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Our Gift to you

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts? Look no further than the selection of eclectic items brimming over in the shops of Gastown, Vancouver’s coolest shopping district. Why not make an adventure of it and stay with us at the Victorian Hotel, less than 3 blocks from Water Street. We share the same history as Gastown as well as the same exciting renaissance.

Our gift to you is free rooms upgrade (subject to availability). Just book your reservation through our website and type “upgrade” in the special comments section between now and December 24th and turn your shopping experience into a memorable one.

Our Gift to you

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts? Look no further than the selection of eclectic items brimming over in the shops of Gastown, Vancouver’s coolest shopping district. Why not make an adventure of it and stay with us at the Victorian Hotel, less than 3 blocks from Water Street. We share the same history as Gastown as well as the same exciting renaissance.

Our gift to you is free rooms upgrade (subject to availability). Just book your reservation through our website and type “upgrade” in the special comments section between now and December 24th and turn your shopping experience into a memorable one.