Summer is just around the corner as the “Victoria Day Long Weekend” arrives with the promise of clear skies, only light showers to cool us down, and fabulous sunny days to come in Vancouver.
While in Vancouver, spend the long weekend like the locals and enjoy many fun, outdoor-focused activities like cycling and walking through Gastown, Yaletown, around the scenic Stanley Park Seawall.
There are many parks and beaches to visit this Victoria Day Long Weekend which marks the end of the winter and the official start of the warm pre-summer season in Canada.
Victoria Day also known as the “May Two-Four Long Weekend” celebrates Queen Victoria’s Birthday (May 24) and a case of Canadian Beer which more than likely will be enjoyed by many Canadians this long weekend.
The highly recommended Vancouver beaches for a picnic and soaking up sunshine are: English Bay, Third Beach in Stanley Park, Ambleside, Kitsilano, and Jericho Beach are all within driving distance from the Victorian Hotel.
Remember to enter to win the “Queen Victoria Tea Basket” filled with TEAJA tea while staying at the Victorian Hotel this VICTORIA DAY long weekend.
TEAJA store is located in Yaletown, Vancouver, BC, at 1072 Mainland Street!
As the Victorian Hotel was built in 1898 with true Victorian Architecture, during the reign of Queen Victoria, we feel it is customary to share with our guests some history of this much celebrated monarch of the British Empire.
Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. Following the death of her three uncles and her father, she became Queen of the United Kingdom on June 20th, 1837 and reigned until her death on January 22nd, 1901.
Victoria is still the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. During Victoria’s life, the British Empire expanded considerably, with the well known slogan of ” the Empire on which the sun never sets”.
Since 1953, the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II has been celebrated on this date in Canada. The Monday on or before May 24th became known as Victoria Day, which is a Canadian statutory holiday.
Come celebrate the Queen’s Birthday at the Victorian Hotel located in downtown Vancouver in Gastown and Yaletown!