Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and beaches, it’s earned an enviable reputation among nature lovers the world over. As a hotel in downtown Vancouver, the Victorian Hotel puts guests in one of the best locations to enjoy all the splendor the city has to offer. In fact, we’ve listed a few of the favourites here:
Gastown: The oldest part of the city, and only a short bus ride away from the Victorian Hotel, Gastown is filled with restaurants, galleries, and shops set in carefully restored Victorian heritage buildings, accented by cobblestone streets and iron lampposts, as well as the famous Steam Clock which provides just the right ambiance to visitors. A statue of its most well-known resident, Gassy Jack, can be found in Maple Tree Square.
Science World: The futuristic geodesic framework of Science World is one of Vancouver’s iconic setpieces, built for the 1984 World’s Fair. Inside is Science World, a kid-friendly exploration center that explains science through hands-on exhibits and live demonstrations. There is an IMAX theater as well, showing awe-inspiring 3D documentaries. And, once a month, there is Science World After Dark, where you have to be over 19 to come in and play.
Granville Island: Formerly an industrial region, Granville Island is now a thriving center of culture and activity with a distinctive atmosphere. Filled with artists and retailers, as well as a huge marketplace, the island boasts a wide range of entertainment from buskers to theater to improv, and just as many different restaurants. The Public Market is one of the most popular attractions, selling a wide range of specialties as well as ready-to-eat items. The island is accessible by one road and footbridges, or by the small passenger ferries that run along False Creek.
Robson Street: For those who want to shop till they drop, Robson Street is the way to go. But aside from shopping it has a number of other attractions, such as the Vancouver Art Gallery. The gallery faces Robson Square, an interesting public space designed by Arthur Erickson, which includes a winter ice-skating rink and law courts. This attraction is just a short walk away from the Victorian Hotel.
Stanley Park: No review of Vancouver attractions would be complete without mentioning Stanley Park. Featuring a Seawall path that circles the park (the largest city park in Canada), it offers a number of things to do, from its extensive gardens, its totem poles at Brockton Point, its miniature railroad, and, of course, the Vancouver Aquarium.
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When you’re done adventuring for the day, return to the Victorian Hotel and take a relaxing bath in a deep soaker tub, rest on a pillowtop bed, and chill out with some TV. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary Healthy Start breakfast and get ready to start all over again, because this list is just the tip of the iceberg!
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