Things to do in Vancouver, October 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  09.30.2014  |  

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.

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Road Trip! Great Places to Stay in Victoria, Seattle and Portland

Hotel Services, Vancouver Hotel Deals  |  09.23.2014  |  

Let's take a road trip! The Burrard Hotel, Vancouver, BC. Photo by flickr.com/photos/stevecorey

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!

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Media Coverage: MSN Travel UK

News  |  09.16.2014  |  

The Burrard - a retro boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver

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.

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Check out The Burrard’s new video!

Hotel Services, News  |  09.09.2014  |  

If you’re heading to Vancouver and looking for a downtown boutique hotel in which to lay your head, you probably want to see what you’re getting yourself into, right? Sure, you can look at regular, still photos, but that’s a bit old fashioned. So we asked our talented friends at BC BuzZ to produce a short video on The Burrard so you can see us and our modern-retro guest rooms in action! Highlights of the video include:

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Vancouver International Film Festival

Things to do in Vancouver  |  09.02.2014  |  

Vancouver International Film Festival

People bandy around the term “Hollywood North” when talking about Vancouver, mainly because of the number of movies that are shot here, and not because of the rise in cosmetic surgery (we hope). So it’s totally fitting that Vancouver also has an awesome annual film festival. Running September 25 through October 10 this year, the Vancouver International Film Festival will offer 380 movie screenings, resulting in 142,000 bums in cinema seats. It’s one of top five North American film festivals in terms of the number of films and attendance. That’s pretty impressive.

But lots of cities have a film festival, so what makes the Vancouver Film Festival worth attending?

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