You know when someone just “gets” you, and you don’t have to explain your weird rules around reading celeb mags only when you’re on a treadmill, or make excuses because you like Deep and Delicious cake even though you know it’s sort of gross? That’s how we feel about 12HRS, a travel site made up of guides for their favourite cities. Each is 12 hours long (duh) and gives visitors an awesome cheat-sheet for getting a whole lot out of a destination in a short amount of time.
Hot damn does Vancouver love a new restaurant! That’s actually a good thing, because there are so many cool places that pop up each month that Vancouverites have to keep lists of places they still haven’t hit up, lest they be left out of water cooler conversations. Seriously, as a Vancouver conversation topic, “Which new restaurants have you been to?” is second only to “How crazy are these real estate prices, eh?”
But for every awesome new haunt, there are three mediocre joints that won’t last the year. And when you’re on vacation, you want to go to the hot new place that has staying power, so when your friends head to Vancouver a year from now, you’ll know where to send them. So we’ve done the leg work for you – these are the fresh new restaurants that you should visit while you’re in Vancouver.READ MORE
We’ve got a case of the sillies. That’s what happens when the drugstore starts selling bulk bags of Halloween candy months in advance, and then it starts getting dark by 6pm, and you’re wearing an oversize sweater, and then suddenly, oops – the family bag of Aero bars disappears. School is back in session, and we’re as childish as ever. This month, we’re snickering at art shows, finding the perfect apple for teacher and scaring the bejesus out of ourselves.READ MORE
We know that you love The Burrard… that’s why you’re here! You’re looking for a boutique hotel with character, loads of cool amenities and great value. But we’re just one hotel in one city… what if a road trip is on the cards? A two-nation vacation? We thought it would be a swell idea to introduce you to a few other properties in the Cascadia region, places that share The Burrard’s sense of fun. These are the places that we stay when we’re in Victoria, Seattle and Portland, and we hope you’ll stay in these hotels as well!READ MORE
Looking for a cool downtown Vancouver boutique hotel but don’t want to pay the earth for it? At The Burrard, we think you can have your cake and eat it too, and apparently, MSN Travel’s UK site agrees with us! In a great round-up of awesome hotels around the world coming in at under £80 a night (that’s about $150 Canadian), the site gives The Burrard props for our retro vibes as well as amenities like free North America-wide phone calls, the Nespresso machines in every room, and free use of our Brooklyn cruiser bikes.READ MORE