With its Euro-style heritage charm, the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver is a great destination for anyone visiting the city in the holiday season. For those who delight in glossy hardwood and soaring bay windows, the hotel’s vintage-y vibe makes it hard to beat in any season. However, Christmas affords Vancouver-bound holiday goers with a special opportunity. With the gourmet epicentres of Gastown, Robson, and Yaletown just 5-10 minutes away, this is the ideal base for exploring the local Christmas culinary scene.

Food and Christmas have always gone hand-in-hand. Think rich gingerbread, candied nuts, decadently spiced cider, thick holiday hams, thin crispy cookies, seductive chocolates  and, of course, that perennial North American favourite—turkey! Of course, in Vancouver many restaurants will put their own inspired Westcoast twists on classic dishes. With fresh ingredients and fresher ideas, there is an endless bounty of creations designed to delight your inner gastronome. So, if you’re ready to explore a bevvy of seasonal eats and treats, read on!

Forage

Located about 5-10 minutes away on 1300 Robson Street, Forage always puts the best of BC on your plate. This restaurant connects diners to local fishers, foragers, and farmers. They also offer the best from the local craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Every December, this restaurant trots out their rustic holiday decor, a nod to their sustainable dining approach, and serves up a four-course family-style lunch or dinner. Last year, this included grilled kale salad, a charcuterie board, a choice of roasted Fraser Valley turkey or hay-smoked pork rack roast, and a sticky toffee pudding. Stay tuned to see what’s being served up this year. Just remember, reservations are a must in this intimate space.

Le Crocodile

Located at 100-909 Burrard (about 10 minutes away), this restaurant puts a fancy French twist on its seasonal specialities. Be on the lookout for rare delicacies like smoked and candied salmon. For the main course, tuck into Roasted Fraser Valley Duck Breast served with Pan-Seared Foie Gras and an Apple Cider Reduction. Follow that up with a chocolate cake, featuring an orange reduction that lends a seasonal fruity flair to this traditional favourite. As a bonus, Le Crocodile will be offering a New Year’s Course this year, so make your reservations early.

West

Just a brief trot away at 2881 Granville Street, West offers a modern space bathed in natural light thanks to an assortment of skylights, perfect for holiday conviviality. Guests can choose from options ranging from a three-course meal to simple à la carte selections like West Coast oysters with elderflower mignonette or an albacore tuna salad. Don’t forget to follow up with a decadent chocolate parfait sandwich, featuring a white chocolate sour cream mousse, which works perfectly with its crisp hazelnut wafers and sour-sweet raspberry compote.

After all that food, you’ll be grateful for the luxurious pillow-top mattresses, raindrop showers, and flat-screen TVs that add dimension and comfort to your stay at the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver. To top it off, the complimentary continental breakfast, which is included in your stay, will provide a light and refreshing start to the day next morning.

Deck the halls and light up the streets! Every year, all around the Victorian Hotel, Vancouver transforms itself into a wintery wonderland full of holiday cheer. Even if the streets are snowless, what Vancouver lacks in white it more than makes up for in light! The city is full of great exhibitions and events that are sure to engage and delight visitors to our fair city.

For those staying at the Victorian Hotel, not only will you get to enjoy a renovated turn-of-the-century guesthouse that features both Victorian design and modern comforts, the centralized location also means you have easy access to wonderful holiday inspired events all around the city. Here are just a few of our favorites to check out:

Bright Nights and the Stanley Park Christmas Train ( 10 minutes by bus)

For younger kids, it’s hard to beat the appeal of a train. Over 3 million twinkling lights transform the forest and its famous miniature train into a winter wonderland. Best of all, Santa’s always on hand to greet young guests.. This runs from Nov 30th to Jan 6th, and is only closed on Christmas Day.

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (22 minutes by car)

If you need a snow fix and Vancouver isn’t cooperating, Grouse Mountain is the perfect destination. In fact, it does a pretty good imitation of the North Pole! Kids can have breakfast with Santa, check out some reindeer, or go on a sleigh ride! There’s also ice skating, sledding, and other glorious winter-inspired events. Don’t forget to take a walk through the Gingerbread village. The event runs from Nov 24th to Jan 7th.

Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Downtown Vancouver (5 minutes by foot)

Saved at the last minute, the Santa Claus Parade promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year, the parade will include 60 marching bands, dance troupes, floats, and more. Expect hundreds of thousands of spectators, so get there early if you’re planning to attend and make sure you book a room ASAP.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

If you love Christmas sparkles, this is not to be missed. VanDusen has more than a million lights on display, covering 15 acres of its botanical garden. There’s a  gingerbread walk and more whimsical displays that you can shake a candy can at. Santa will likely make an appearance, and there’s always plenty of holiday-themed treats and entertainment, which will run from Dec 1st to Jan 7th, except for Christmas Day.

‘The Nutcracker,’ Downtown Vancouver (7 minutes by car)

For those who love the classics, the  “The Nutcracker” by the BC Ballet is a holiday staple. Dress up in your holiday best and get ready to make some memories. Performances run from Dec 14th to 19th at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, and at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from Dec 28th to Dec 30th.

If you’re coming to Vancouver, The Victorian Hotel is the place to be. With 47 beautifully appointed rooms, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a Dickensian feel right in the heart city.

Vancouver boutique hotelAs a Vancouver boutique hotel, the Victorian combines casual elegance with historic design to provide guests with a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of Vancouver. Housed in a beautiful Victorian-style building that dates back to 1898, the hotel sets you in the perfect location to explore the city in any season.

For those wondering what Vancouver has to offer in the pumpkin spice season, the marvellous answer is foliage and festivals. The city is simply awash in fall colours, which makes even a simple walk a lively and beautiful outdoor adventure. However, for those wondering what else to do, there are two holidays (Thanksgiving and Halloween), the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival), and plenty of events and activities.

While evergreen trees dominate most of BC, Vancouver does have its fair share of deciduous, which show off a rhapsody of colour this time every year. For the best fall viewing, catch a bus and ride over to Stanley Park, which is about 10 minutes away from the hotel. As a designated World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful parks in the world, it’s worth seeing in any season!

September is a particularly fine time to indulge in some outdoor adventures. Whether it’s kayaking on the harbour front or zip-lining through the trees, Vancouver has a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities to choose from. One of our favourites is bicycling along the Seawall. You can rent bicycles from vendors all around the city or try Mobi, the City’s own bike share system.

For cinephiles, fall is THE time to visit. The acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) just keeps getting bigger and better. Last year, the festival screened more than 300 films from more than 60 countries and attracted a star-studded audience of industry insiders, celebrities, and movie-lovers from across British Columbia.

Thanksgiving & Halloween

Thanksgiving is a family-oriented holiday, but it’s also harvest season. Look beyond the succulent squash, turkey, potatoes, and pie, because Vancouver is a culinary haven full of innovation. Many restaurants will roll out their own interpretations of this delicious tradition.

Of course, the biggest event of the month is Halloween, which is probably only second to Christmas in terms of activates and attractions. There are always plenty of corn mazes, haunted houses, and parties to celebrate at during this spooky time. Remember to do your research and make your bookings early, because events like these tend to sell out fast.

With so much to see and do, this is definitely the season to fall in love with Vancouver. And if you’re staying at the Victorian Hotel, you’ll be in the middle of it all. As a Vancouver boutique hotel, you’ll need to make reservations, and don’t hesitate to ask our staff for their recommendations, because the locals always know the best haunts.

Vancouver is a swoonworthy city with tons to see and do, but sometimes you’ve only got a day to spare. The good news is if you’re staying at the Victorian Hotel, you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy some city highlights before returning to your comfy boutique accommodations at night.

The Victorian Hotel is located at 514 Homer Street, which places it right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Four of Vancouver’s trendiest districts—Gastown, Yaletown, Robson, and Chinatown are within walking distance of the hotel, which features 47 beautifully appointed hotel rooms.

If you have just one day to spend in Vancouver, begin with breakfast at a local café. Vancouver is a big coffee town. Venture over to touristy Gastown for a jolt of java at their one-of-a-kind cafes. One of our favourites is Buro, which is conveniently located at the entrance to Gastown. Overflowing with natural light, the artfully poured espresso punctuates the fresh French pastries, banana bread, and house-baked muffins, which are always fresh and delicious.

After breakfast, you’ll be positioned to do a little shopping. Gastown has evolved as an epicentre for fashion and style. From fabulous Fluevogs to your new favourite t-shirt, Gastown is known for procuring some of the most interesting, well-made and genuinely beautiful items to wear and to hold.

Next, head downtown for some cuisine and culture. You could swing by the hotel to drop off your wares and then head off to Robson and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Spend the afternoon exploring a highly acclaimed collection of national and international contemporary art. Don’t miss the permanent collection on display by the legendary BC artist Emily Carr. The Satellite Visitor Centre on the south-west side of the gallery is a great source of great information and tips.

Next, for a casual west coast lunch, try the Smokehouse Sandwich Company, which is just a short walk on 700 Georgia Street W. Indulge in premium quality smoked meats and delicious sandwiches sourced from local farms. The restaurant has developed their own specialty meats, spice rubs, and sauces, resulting in inventive fusions such as Sarah—which consists of pulled Tamarind Chicken with Aioli, Sesame Ginger Oil and Asian Slaw.

After lunch, you’ll want to walk off those calories. Cab or bus to Stanley Park, a 400 hectare (1,000 acre) jewel right at the end of the downtown peninsula. For a close-up experience, rent a bike and ride the 9-kilometre Seawall path. For the less actively inclined, the park has regular horse-drawn tours that let you meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park. A professional guide fully narrates the tour, which highlights Deadman’s Island, Vancouver Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, a Coastal Red Cedar Forest, and includes stops at the iconic Totem Poles, the Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, the S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead, and the Rose Garden.

For dinner, head back to Vancouver to take in the eclectic nightlife of Vancouver’s famous Chinatown. As a neat bazaar overflowing with live music, noodles, and bubble tea, it’s a gastronome’s paradise wrapped in an eclectic fusion package.

End the night close to the hotel and venture back to Gastown as the nightlife really kicks off. Vancouver is famous for its hot and cold brews, and the Steamworks Brewing Company exists among some of the city’s best watering holes. Other points to check out include the Alibi Room and Gringo, an upbeat but inexpensive taco bar.

When you’re done, your hotel will be within walking distance, so you can get back safely to the soaker tubs, pillow top mattresses, and bask in the comforting glow of the room’s LG flat screen TVs.

The Victorian Hotel in Vancouver boasts a long and illustrious history. But while keeping its vintage-y vibe intact for twenty-first century visitors, the centralized location also offers some unexpected perks for those who are keenly aware of Vancouver’s glitzy alter ego—aka Hollywood North!

For those who don’t know, the Victorian Hotel is comprised of two buildings. The first building at the went up in 1898 to house the explorers, prospectors, and newcomers who were compelled by the possibilities of life on the frontier. The second building, constructed 10 years later, was a reaction to the rapidly growing economy. Both these beautiful buildings offer a historic flavour, without sacrificing the amenities that are essential for modern day guests. Large flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, and luxurious bedding that even Kate Rockwell, the queen of the Klondike gold rush, would envy.

As a hotel with a centralized location in the downtown core, The Victorian Hotel offers fans of the big and small screen alike unique opportunities to visit the locations of a number of famous movies and TV shows that are filmed all around Vancouver. For fans of the CW original show Riverdale, staying at the hotel just might afford you a peak at America’s most famous redhead, since the set of Veronica’s Lodge’s home is just next door at The Permanent Building.

For those interested in other sets and locations, Atlas of Wonders has a list of all the known shooting locations from Season One. Organize your own set location tour, starting with Veronica’s mansion and then work your way out. Atlas of Wonders also shares shooting locations for other movies and TV shows, so there’s no telling what (or who) you might find.

From sophisticated boutiques to high-end cuisine, Vancouver is a city of wonders. Just the sight of the mountains peeking between the skyscrapers is enough to take your breath away. But rather than exploring the city on your own, sometimes a more organised approach can yield a more relaxing and memorable experience. For guests interested in organized tours, we’ve put together a list of the best based on our own experiences and feedback.

By Bus – The most obvious choice, and Vancouver has plenty of options when it comes to bus tours. The Vancouver Trolley Company is perhaps the most recognizable, with its bright red trolleys that evoke images of San Francisco in their design. They offer a ‘hop on—hop off’ loop tour with 23 memorable and convenient stops.

By Train – While there are no train tours of the city, there are opportunities for those who wish to travel out of the city during their stay. Rocky Mountaineer Vacations offers luxurious train rides through British Columbia, including a breathtaking daily trip between Vancouver and Whistler, called the Whistler Mountaineer.

By Boat – Being a coastal city with a number of deep inlets, one of the best ways to experience the city is by boat. Harbour Cruises offers a one-hour scenic tour around the Burrard Inlet, where you’ll get to see such sights as Stanley Park, Gastown and the famous skyline from a whole new perspective!

By Air – For a truly unique experience it’s hard to beat taking a tour of the city by air. eJet offers half-hour helicopter rides around the city, as well as trips out to Whistler and locations along the lower mainland. And Harbour Air offers float plane services and tours as well.

By Foot – If you prefer to hoof it, there are plenty of guided walking tours at your disposal. For a personal experience, John Atkin is a published historian who offers two-hour walking tours to various locations within the city.

It’s worth mentioning that these tours are highly accessible from the Victorian Hotel, making it the ideal launching point and return destination for your vacation adventure. No matter what kind of adventure you have in mind, we’ll be ready with the recommendations to help you make the most of your stay in Vancouver.

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Victorian Hotel offers a unique boutique experience that draws tourists from around the world. From the pillow top beds and flat screen TVs to the super speed Internet and continental breakfast, the hotel provides a cozy nook for tourists traveling in the fall, winter, and spring. However, there’s a whole new appeal when summer rolls around. That’s because the centralized location of the Victorian Hotel puts guests within walking distance to all of Vancouver’s greatest patios.

 

Whether it’s brunch, a romantic tête-à-tête, or a late night brouhaha with fellow sports fans, we’ve listed some of the coolest patios for the hot weather. Check them out on your next visit.

 

Chill Winston

Located near Gastown (not far from CRAB Park at Portside), this eatery, which features an eco-friendly menu and urban chic décor, has close to 100 outdoor seats on Maple Tree Square. This palate-teasing view, meant for a mingling kind of excursion, will only be elevated by the street facing patio, which doubles as a fabulous solution for boosting those depleted vitamin D levels.

 

Chambar

Not far from Chinatown and Yaletown, Chambar’s patio occupies a cool tree-lined street. Open from 8 till late (weather permitting), this is a terrific opportunity to leave your day at the door and indulge in the unpretentious fine dining experience that has defined this award-winning restaurant.  Chambar is a beautifully designed restaurant with quality and elegance in the service, ambiance, and food creations.

 

Joe Fortes

If you’re en route to Stanley Park (or heading back), try stopping at Joe Fortes on Thurlow and Robson. As an award-winning steak and seafood house, this is already a local favourite, but seeing the rooftop patio in full bloom definitely adds an extra dimension to this urban escape.

 

Reflections

Located on 801 West Georgia, this chic outdoor hotel lounge is centred around a fire-pit, making it more reminiscent of the trendy outdoor spaces that dominate high profile cities like LA, New York, and Miami. Tuck into fruity cocktails and Spanish-style plates after a tiring day of sightseeing. And don’t worry if the location seems hard to find, just ask the friendly staff and they’ll be glad to point the way to the rooftop.

 

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

There’s nothing cookie cutter about the fabulous patio at The Keg’s Yaletown location. As one of Vancouver’s most sought-after open air spaces, this patio is comfortably furnished and generously staffed to ensure guests have a great time while partaking in the classic steak and seafood dishes that have made The Keg a mainstay of the chain restaurant scene.

 

Lift Bar & Grill

Sometimes called “the best patio in Vancouver,” this is another great place to check out if you’re in Vancouver. As a sleek eatery, the upscale Pacific Northwest fare is further enhanced by water and mountain views from the bustling rooftop patio. With brunch, lunch and dinner served fresh and hot, Lift elevates the senses with its tongue tingling steak, seafood, and sushi creations.

 

There’s a whole world to discover outside the Victorian Hotel, which is conveniently located within walking distance of Gastown, Yaletown, and Robson. Try a few of our recommended spots—or let us know if you find one of your own, because Vancouver is a city full of hidden treasures.

What does a light bulb, telephone, artificial pacemaker, Robertson screw, Wonderbra, and a jar of peanut butter all have in common? They are all Canadian inventions. This year, Canada celebrated 150 years of Confederation. It’s an exciting time, and the staff at the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver have decided to celebrate by publishing a little article on what makes  Canada so awesome. Spoilers—there’s plenty of back patting ahead, so get ready.

 

Canada has long enjoyed a celebrated international reputation. From acting as brand ambassadors for universal healthcare to undertaking peacekeeping missions around the globe, much of the world sees The True North Strong and Free as a compassionate and welcoming country where the goodness is wrapped in Canadian bacon and drenched in maple syrup.

 

Being Canadian is synonymous with qualities such as friendliness, caring, freedom, honesty, health, and good governance. It’s the 7th highest ranked in the 2017 World Happiness Report, which assesses economic, health, and polling data, and averages it out over three years.

 

Naturally, as members of the tourism industry, everyone at the Victorian Hotel knows that this is outdoor land. The abundance of natural beauty is one of Canada’s greatest resources, and it spills into the city in the form of cool tree-lined sidewalks and glorious green spaces. Oh, and since the World Health Organization recently ranked Canadian air quality as the third cleanest on the planet, feel free to gasp in delight as you take in the city’s sights and sounds.

 

As one of the most multicultural countries in the world, Canada stands as an example that people from different backgrounds, ideologies, and belief systems not only have the ability to live together, but to thrive together. In fact, Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy in 1971.

 

Of course, like all countries, Canada still does have its challenges. For example, there’s the conundrum of trying to reconcile its status as an oil producer with sustainability practices, serving the medical needs of an aging population, and governing a nation of people that are increasingly diverse and complex.

 

However, the important thing is that Canadians have never stopped trying. This outstanding attitude often manifests itself in little ways, from a willingness to help a stranger on the street, to the super-friendly staff at the local watering holes and hangouts—including, of course, the Victorian Hotel!

 

It will be interesting to see what the country can accomplish over the next 150 years. And for anyone still wondering who needs more Canada, the answer is simply everyone.

Celebrated on the third Sunday of June, the history of Father’s Day took root when Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd decided to celebrate her father William Smith, who raised his six children alone after his wife passed away from delivery complications.

 

The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, and thereafter families have used the holiday to remember and celebrate all things associated with dad. As a boutique hotel in Vancouver, many families come to the city to celebrate Father’s Day. To help create the perfect celebration, the team at the Victorian Hotel has put together a list of places that are easily accessible from the hotel’s Downtown Vancouver location.

Buy Dad a Beer—or Three

 

Vancouver is famous for a wealth of microbreweries that are ready to serve up a tall glass of frothy, chilled goodness on demand. Enjoy a tall cool one or enjoy a tasting flight at nearby venues like the CRAFT Beer Market, the Alibi Room, Rogue, or Tap & Barrel which features all the heavy hitters with over 20 taps at both their Gastown, Olympic Village, and West Broadway locations.

Take a Brunch Break

 

Okay, we know that brunches are more associated with Mother’s Day, but who doesn’t love a good omelette station? Food-wise, Vancouver is dotted with an array of West Coast eateries, many of which lay out lavish dad-inspired brunches. A few of our favourites are Café Pacifica in the Vancouver Hotel, the Boathouse Restaurant (located 10 minutes away in English Bay), and for the more down-to-earth dad, we recommend Jethro’s Fine Grub, which is located about 20 minutes away in Vancouver, near the University of British Columbia.  A hidden gem breakfast spot and favourite with the downtown Vancouver locals is Café Medina just 10 minutes walking distance at 780 Richards Street.

 

Tee Up

 

If dad’s a golfer, a Father’s Day treat should be no problem. If a full round of golf isn’t quite within reach, opt for the more budget-friendly Pitch & Putts at Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, or Rupert Park.  Favourite Public Golf Courses in Vancouver (just 25 minutes away by car) are McCleery, Fraserview, Langara, and Northlands.  These golf courses defy the myth that having “public” in its name means “mediocre”.  Tourism Vancouver and locals alike recommend these great courses where mountains serve as a backdrop to their lush fairways and rolling greens.

Indulge in Some Culture

 

Shakespeare had quite a lot to say on fatherhood. If literature is a popular pastime for your household, a visit to “Bard on the Beach” may be just the ticket. Bond with Dad over creative modern renditions of all The Bard’s greatest plays. Starting from June 10th, this year’s performances include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona—all from the quaint Bard Village at Kits Point, an outdoor elegant theatre company located at Kitsilano Beach waterfront.  A must do adventure on a gorgeous summer night!!

Spend the Day at Stanley Park

 

This one is weather permitting. On a sunny Vancouver day, Stanley Park is only 10 minutes away by bus. Bike (renting bicycles at the park entrance) or walk the Seawall before finding the perfect picnic spot. As a bit of a splurge, several eateries offer premade picnic baskets to go. A few of our favourite suggestions are The Dirty Apron, Nosh, Giovane Café, and Picnix, which specializes in delicious, seasonal foods that are beautifully presented and cleverly stored for that perfect picnic with Dad.

 

Father’s Day only comes around once a year, so seize the opportunity to show Dad how much you care. Vancouver is full of unique activities, so find one that appeals to your dad—and make sure to book in advance. If you’re staying at the Victorian Hotel and need some advice to facilitate the perfect Father’s Day plans, just ask our knowledgeable staff for their assistance.

 

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Vancouver Seawall - Downtown Vancouver

Exploring a new city is always a blast. But choosing where to invest your precious vacation time can be tricky. When you’re only in town for two or three days, it’s important to make every minute count. Vancouver is a city full of treasures that await discovery, and we’ve created this short list of must-see attractions that are close to the Victorian Hotel to help get you started.

Vancouver Attractions that are close to the Victorian Hotel

 

Stanley Park

 

Just a five-minute bus ride from the hotel is Vancouver’s number one attraction. Hop aboard one of the traditional horse-drawn carriages that travel the park and take in nature’s beauty in turn-of-the-century style, which is a great way to enhance your accommodation experience! Alternatively, rent a bicycle at the entrance of the park and traverse 10 glorious kilometres of scenic seawall. We recommend Spokes Bicycle Rentals at Georgia and Denman.

 

Vancouver Aquarium

 

To make the most of your Stanley Park trek, don’t forget to visit the aquarium, which is located inside the park. Always a favourite with the kiddies, the Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 50,000 diverse creatures, from the Amazon to the Arctic. Say hi to adorable sea otters or wave at the octopus, which are both indigenous species to our coastal waters—the Salish Sea! Additionally, there are activities, galleries, and a 4-D theatre, which alway delver a spellbinding experience for the whole family.

 

FlyOver Canada

 

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying like a bird, this is as close as it gets. Explore the diverse regions of Canada from coast-to-coast on this breathtaking simulation-style ride. With wind, mist, and fragrance effects, FlyOver Canada is the very latest in projection and ride technology.

 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

 

A tiny sanctuary in the heart of the city, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is located just outside Yaletown. Experience the first authentic Chinese garden built outside China. Stroll along peaceful paths and enjoy the harmonious union of rock, water, and architecture in a tranquil and authentic setting that’s sure to be a hit with the horticulturalist in your group.

 

Telus World of Science

 

A prominent feature of the Vancouver skyline since Expo ’86, the Telus World of Science, more commonly known as Science World, is a destination to ignite the mind. With interactive displays, inspirational exhibits, and jaw-dropping facts, kids and adults alike will rediscover the joy of learning—and that’s before even experiencing the immersive features in the domed OMNIMAX Theatre. Stay and play for one instructive afternoon.

 

Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Perched like a crown jewel at the heart of the city, the stately Vancouver Art Gallery features both historical and contemporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography and video by regional, national and international artists. In anticipation 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the VAG will be featuring a yearlong exhibition of art forms that explore aspects of the country’s cultural identity. Check out the works of legendary Canadian artist Emily Carr and then stop for a light luncheon at the museum’s modern café before stepping out on to Vancouver’s most famous shopping district—Robson Street!

 

Vancouver has a host of attractions that caters to people of all ages and interests. All these attractions are within ten minutes of the hotel. Enjoy downtown accommodations with a stylish turn of the century twist. As one of Vancouver’s most talked about boutique hotels, the Victorian Hotel lets you step off the beaten track—while retaining easy access to all the city’s greatest attractions.