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Victorian hotel VancouverLocated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Victorian Hotel is a newly renovated boutique with 47 beautifully appointed rooms. However, beyond its vintage-y vibe, the hotel is most reputed for the fabulous downtown location. Staying at the Victorian Hotel, puts guests in close proximity to many of Vancouver’s greatest attractions, including the world-famous Stanley Park.

Arguably Canada’s most notable green space, it’s easy to wile away an entire day just hiking the trails or meandering through the lush gardens. But there is so much more. Stanley Park offers easy access to the Seawall, features several secluded beaches—and let’s not forget about the Vancouver Aquarium.

Getting to Stanley Park from the Vancouver Hotel is incredibly easy. Just hop on the #19 along West Georgia and either get off at the entrance next to Lost Lagoon—or let the bus take you straight into the heart of the park. For those ready to expend a bit of energy, the Seawall runs through Coal Harbour just five minutes from the Hotel, allowing pedestrians to walk, bike, or skate their way into and around the park.

Aside from the super natural wonder, Stanley Park also contains a number of paid attractions, including a pitch-and-putt course, the Forest Train, a lovely tea room, and several restaurants. In the summer, visitors can also enjoy Theatre Under Stars, which is showing their rendition of Cinderella and 42nd Street this year.

The very best part about staying close to all these attractions is that there’s not far to go when it’s time to call it a day. And with deep soaker tubs, super comfy pillow top mattresses, and the complimentary Healthy Start breakfast, you’ll be completely refreshed and recharged next day.

To learn more about the Victorian Hotel or make a reservation call 1.877.681.6369.

As a Vancouver boutique hotel, the staff at the Victorian Hotel know all the most interesting places to visit. Whether it’s an outdoor adventure or shopping downtown, Vancouver is a city with limitless options. Even better, most of these are walking distance or just a short ride from the Victorian’s downtown location.

 

Just beyond the front door, a short walk away, Beautiful Canada Place sits on the harbour. This is an attraction that attracts about three million people each year, and it’s the site of many special events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics.

 

In the opposite direction, you’ll find the shopping mecca knowns as Robson Street. However, if the history of the city seems more intersecting, Gas Town is just a short jaunt away. As Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown is filled with galleries, designer boutiques, and, of course, a wide variety of restaurants. In fact, some of the cites finest eateries are located here. And just further afield is historic China Town, another neighborhood awash in history and wonder. Make sure to check out the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, which is especially recommended for gardening enthusiasts.

 

Those fixed on city highlights should definitely check out Stanley Park, Canada’s largest park. Fantastic in its own right, Stanley Park also contains its own attractions, including the Vancouver Aquarium, a pitch-and-putt course, and, of course, the Forest Train, which is sure to delight the young and young at heart.

 

Another not to be missed city highlight is Granville Island, which is just a short bus ride away. This is a haven where the crafty and curious can enjoy all things artisanal, organic, and handmade.

 

No matter where your trip takes you, or how much energy you expend, at the end of the day the Victorian Hotel will offer indulgence and comfort in the form of luxury pillow tops, soaker tubs, high speed WiFi, and flat screen TVs. There’s even a complimentary Healthy Start breakfast, so you’ll be set for day 2 of your adventures.

 

To lean more or  make a reservation, or call 1.877.681.6369.

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.

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.

Boutique hotel. You’ve probably heard the term. But have you ever wondered what it actually means?

 

To start, boutique hotels tend to be on the smaller side, ranging from between 10 to 100 rooms. Guests are usually treated to more luxurious amenities, and there’s often a stylish theme that ensures a more personalized and memorable experience than you’ll find with the more vanilla big box brands.

 

As a boutique hotel located in downtown Vancouver, all of us at the Victorian Hotel strive to put together an accommodation experience that will appeal to travelers who want to step off the beaten path and chronicle unique and engaging journeys that titillate the senses.

 

Our hotel is housed in a Victorian style brick building that holds 47 beautifully appointed rooms with a stylish turn-of-the-century architectural design that treats guests to a sumptuous array of modern furnishings. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, and original brickwork feature prominently around the hotel. But we’ve reconciled this antiquarian charm with comfortable modern amenities as well. All the rooms feature conveniences such as high speed Wi-Fi, large flat screen TVs, soaker tubs, pillow top mattresses, and lovely locally made toiletries by Purely Salt Spring.

 

For gastronomes, the exclusive CINARA restaurant, which won the Best Downtown Restaurant Award in 2016, is also housed on the premises.  The chefs at CINARA specialize in exquisitely crafted Modern European Cuisine that’s surprisingly affordable. For example, a menu staple, Clams with corned veal tongue, fregola, & saffron, goes for just $17.00, but there are always plenty of new features to keep things interesting.

 

For those coming to Vancouver this summer, we invite you experience the style and luxury of a boutique hotel. The Victorian Hotel is located within walking distance of four of Vancouver’s most distinct districts—Yaletown, Robson, Chinatown, and Gastown. There’s no cost for children under 12 (when accompanied by their parents), and our staff members are very knowledgeable about the local restaurants, bike routes, and attractions around downtown Vancouver.

 

The dedicated team at the Victorian Hotel look forward to meeting you and hope you’ll enjoy your stay in Vancouver.

FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON AT FLYOVER CANADA

  • Where: Canada Place
  • When: January 15th – March 15th
  • Time: 10am to 9pm (daily)

For just a single regular admission ticket price, and for a limited time only, you can ride Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada!

Chinese New Year Vancouver Attraction

The soaring attraction at the Canada Place pier is bringing back its highly popular soaring ride over China in time for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Passengers will follow a mythical dragon soaring over both ancient and modern China’s most spectacular landscapes and structures, including a visit to the rock mountain formations of Guilin in South China, the glacier covered peaks of the Himalayas, the Great Wall of China, the Yangtze River and the cityscape of the booming business capital of Shanghai.

Vancouver’s Boutique Hotel Guide

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CINARA Restaurant at the Victorian Hotel has been voted by the Globe and Mail as one of the top 10 notable new restaurants in Vancouver.

Globe and Mail top restaurants in Vancouver

The Victorian Hotel is well situated in Downtown Vancouver and Gastown and Yaletown within walking distance to these top 10 Restaurants. Enjoy this great read on some of the city’s finest new places to dine in Vancouver near the Victorian Hotel.

 

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