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As a boutique hotel in Vancouver, many visitors arrive at the Victorian Hotel with a keen intent to take in Canada’s culture and attractions. For those looking for a special venue, the Vancouver Art Gallery has always been a hub of culture in the centre of the city. Better yet, it’s located less than a 10 minute walk away from the Victorian Hotel.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of North America’s most respected and innovative art institutions. Founded in 1931, they offer ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs and put an emphasis on advancing scholarship. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design, and architecture.

For all the shopping lovers out there, the VAG is located right at the heart of the Robson Street shopping district, so you can start or finish your visit to this part of Vancouver with some high-quality window shopping.

The permanent collection includes works by Emily Carr and indigenous art from the region, as well as contemporary art from Asia. Current Exhibitions include a thematic exhibition exploring the impact of the nuclear age, and a German expressionistic collection that explores the development of the style in the early 19th century. Later this year, they will be hosting an exhibit of sculptures and video installations that draw upon both conceptual and performance art while utilising a DIY sense of inventiveness.

Due to its central location, people visiting the VAG aren’t far away from a wide variety of other attractions, such as the Orpheum on Granville, Gastown, Yaletown, and Canada Place. In fact, thanks to its proximity to Granville Street and two major SkyTrain lines, just about anywhere in Vancouver is within reach.

Here’s a local’s tip, every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm the admission for the Vancouver Art Gallery is by donation! Get there early for this popular night to get a spot in line and enjoy the exhibits. During your visit, make your way up to the Gallery Cafe’s rooftop patio for lunch and a beautiful view, one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets.

Once you’ve had your fill of art and culture, you’re just a short walk away from your room at the Victorian Hotel. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the deep soaker tubs, rest on the pillowtop beds, or relax with some TV. In the morning, enjoy the complimentary Healthy Start breakfast and ask our friendly for their recommendations about what to do next.

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Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival, Vancouver BC 2015


Get a great start on the weekend with some of the Vancouver Boutique Hotel Guide’s favorite classic films! This week-long film event includes screenings of some of Hollywood’s greatest classics and fan favourites.

Tickets cost only $6.99 including tax. And customers are able to obtain discounts for buying multiple tickets.

This year’s film festival lineup includes Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), The Monster Squad (1987), Hellboy(2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), The Monster Squad (1987), The Rocketeer (1991), Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007), Darkman (1990), Dick Tracy (1990), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and the X-Men trilogy (2000, 2003, 2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Join the Victorian Hotel in Downtown Vancouver BC for an afternoon of guided tours at Audain Gallery, SFU; Satellite Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery.

  • When: January 31st
  • Where: 555 Nelson St, Vancouver
  • Time: 1pm to 4pm

Geometry of Knowing Part 2

  • Meet us at Audain Gallery at 1 pm for a tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 2 led by curator Amy Kazymerchyk

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972–1982

  • Meet us at 2 pm at Satellite Gallery for a tour of Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972–1982 led by curators Allison Collins and Michael Turner

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

  • And meet us at 3pm at Contemporary Art Gallery for a tour of exhibitions by Grace Schwindt and Krista Belle Stewart led by CAG Director, Nigel Prince and CAG Curator, Learning and Public Programs, Shaun Dacey.

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.


  • 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”.


  • 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”.


“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”.