Planning a Vancouver Day Trip
Vancouver is rapidly evolving into a world-class city. With a plethora of parks, waterways, and abundant scenery—both inside and out of the city—it’s the perfect destination for a casual getaway.
When it comes to eating, there seems to be more delicious and nutritious restaurants popping up each week. Additionally, there are great places to work out, fabulous juice and salad bars, and cycling routes that will leave you going—ahhh—as you breathe in the crisp ocean air.
Where to work out
Just a quick walk from the Victorian Hotel in Yaletown, Barre Fitness is a great option for all fitness levels. Prepare to work hard, because their specialty is intense workouts tailored to different ability levels. The space is clean and uncluttered, and visitors have access to free lockers as well as a towel service.
Fit 4 Less
A great destination for the budget conscious, Fit 4 Less is a clean, modern facility sporting all the latest equipment. Located in Coal Harbour and easily accessible by bus, you’ll find many machines for beginners and veterans alike, as well as a nice weight area. Try their 30 Minute Express Circuit for a quick yet effective workout.
Where to Eat
Field and Social
Vancouver is famous for its health scene. If you want to indulge, try Field and Social, which is right beside the Hotel on Dunsmuir avenue. Enjoy carefully crafted salads made from only the freshest local produce—and plenty of seasonal inspiration!
If sweet, delicious juice is what you crave, don’t pass up a chance to visit UPJUS. Located on Mainland Street in Yaletown, you’ll find nothing but organic, raw, cold-pressed inspiration. If you’re new to juicing, try the Rookie, a combination of Apple, Celery, Orange, Spinach, Lemon, and Ginger, which is supposed to be great for joint health!
No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park, which was named the best park in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Imagine peddling along the Seawall surrounded by greenery and bathed in sunlight. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not.
Moreover, patrons of the Victorian Hotel can visit Simon’s Bike Shop, located on Robson, for 30% off on 24-hour bike rentals from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).
The Victorian Hotel
As a guest at the Victorian Hotel, you have access to our friendly and knowledgeable staff, so remember to ask for their recommendations. No matter what you enjoy, the Victorian Hotel’s prime location ( just blocks from Gastown and Yaletown) mean you’ll have easy access to the very best Vancouver has to offer!