Things to do in Vancouver, December 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  11.25.2014  |  

Yes sir, it’s the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean that everything you do has to be cinnamon-scented and draped with a thick layer of sparkly lights, which is why three out of the four ideas we have for you this month have nothing to do with either! (If you would prefer to completely immerse yourself in holiday activities while you’re in Vancouver, check out earlier blog post for more ideas.)

Jelly Swarm at Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium knows how to do the holidays right. It’s one of our top picks for visitors with kids (who can resist Scuba Claus?), but features like Jelly Swarm, a light installation created with origami artist Joseph Wu, keep us grown-ups coming back for more as well. While you’re there, check out a screening of the Polar Express 4-D Experience in their theatre, as well as their tree powered by electric eels. Yes. Electric eels.
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Media Coverage: West Coast Mama

News  |  11.18.2014  |  

Downtown Vancouver Boutique Hotel - The Burrard
A few weeks ago, The Burrard was lucky enough to host Margarita from West Coast Mama, a blog about her life raising two kids here in B.C., her design firm and her travels. While her posts about her travels often involve her family, Margarita came to stay with us for an adults-only night away.


Christmas in Vancouver

Things to do in Vancouver  |  11.11.2014  |  

Christmas in Vancouver - photo by
It feels like it was only yesterday that you packed away the bikini, and now here you are ready to bring out the reindeer sweater and settle in for your annual viewing of “Love Actually.” The holiday season is almost upon us, and while we enjoy Christmas Day itself (or insert other religious holiday here as required), we love the lead-up to it just as much.

A month of drinking eggnog would be enough to get us at The Burrard Hotel all merry and bright, but occasionally we like to leave the comfort of our modern-retro guestrooms wearing that reindeer sweater. Luckily, Vancouver is a pretty fun place to be during the holiday season, and whether you’re a visitor or a local, there’s a lot to put you in the Christmas spirit. Here are a few of our favourite Yuletide activities.


Hotel Deal: Book now and get a $75 AMEX card, and perhaps more!

Vancouver Hotel Deals  |  10.28.2014  |  

The Burrard Hotel - Vancouver BC
If this was 2012, we’d say that this deal was “cray-cray.” All you have to do is book a stay at The Burrard Hotel through BeVancouver and you’ll get a $75 AMEX card. Even better, one out of every 10 stays booked through this promotion will be FREE.


Things to do in Vancouver, November 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  10.28.2014  |  

You know how people sometimes say, “you just have to look at it another way,” and then suddenly something you thought was awful becomes awesome? Well, we just realised that November’s short days mean that we get longer nights! Our new rule? Cocktail hour officially begins as soon as it gets dark.