Things to do in Vancouver, February 2016

Things to do in Vancouver  |  02.02.2016  |  

February is the month of romance, but we’ll tell you what we’re in love with: cherry blossoms. Not only are they lovely in and of themselves, but those little burst of pink mean that spring is just around the corner. Until it gets here, we’re going to busy ourselves with cultural pursuits that are (mainly) indoors. Below you’ll find our pick of things to do in Vancouver during February. Come and join us!

Wellness Show - Things to do in Vancouver
THE WELLNESS SHOW
We know that what you’ve come to expect from us is unabashed hedonism, but sometimes even we look for a bit of balance, and we don’t just mean the right ratio of gin to tonic. Whether you’re a raw food vegan looking for your tribe, or just interested in learning more about alternative therapies and eating healthier, you’ll find it here. And if you find yourself overwhelmed at any point, just head over to the “Cheese Seminar Stage.”
February 12 – 14; thewellnessshow.com

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Four Reasons Why You Should Book Directly With The Hotel

Hotel Services  |  01.27.2016  |  

why you should book directly with the hotel - The Burrard
You’re ready to book your trip, and after scouring the interwebs you think you’ve found the best deal. It’s sure tempting to book through one of those one-stop-shop sites where your flight, hotel and car are all bundled together in one credit card payment (you know EXACTLY which sites we’re referring to). We’re here to tell you why you should reconsider. Whether you’re coming to stay at The Burrard or somewhere else, here are four reasons why you should book directly with the hotel.

1. If you need to make a change, we have all of your booking details
While you might be really, really sure about your plans when you click that “Book Now” button, things like work deadlines, the weather and a case of the sniffles can change your plans. Booking through a third-party site often means your hotel reservation is paid up-front, non-refundable or can only be changed through a tediously long process that will also include paying a change fee. If you’ve booked directly with the hotel (either online or over the phone), making changes to your booking is so much easier for both us. We already have all of your booking information—like your payment details and room preferences, and can be super flexible about any changes you need to make.

2. We’ll actually receive your special requests
You know that little box for “special requests” you see on a travel website when you book a room? Sometimes the hotel doesn’t get that information. So remember when you typed in that note about how you’re a light sleeper and then you ended up with a room next to the elevator. That could have been avoided. If you book directly with the hotel, we actually get your requests so we can do our very best to make things happen for you, just the way you like them.

3. You’ll have a better idea of what our hotel is about
The Burrard is a retro-modern boutique property, with sassy amenities and lots of mid-century modern touches. It’s a former 1956 motor hotel, and while lots of people love it for exactly that reason, it’s not for everyone. But if you look up The Burrard on some of the more popular travel booking sites, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a sterile chain hotel with a character that can be accurately summed up by a list of features like “desk” and “blackout curtains.” If you’re reading this, you’re already on The Burrard’s site, but suffice it to say, if you visit any hotel’s website, you’re going to have a much better idea of what you’re going to be walking into when you check-in.

4. We’ll match that special deal you found
So with all of these benefits to booking directly with the hotel, what’s stopping you? Oh right, you found a better deal. Well, we’ve got you covered. If you find a lower price for your room (with the same dates, restrictions, etc.) on another website, we’ll match it. Just shoot us a note at info@theburrard.com, and include documentation of where you found it, and we’ll give you another reason to book directly with us.

Have we got you convinced as to why you should book directly with the hotel? Head over to our bookings page to check out our deals for your next Vancouver vacation!

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JLF Northwest Vancouver Comedy Festival – February 18 – 27, 2016

Things to do in Vancouver  |  01.19.2016  |  

JFL Northwest - Vancouver Comedy Festival
For the past couple of years, we’ve breathed a sigh of relief each February as Vancouver welcomed back a quality comedy festival to the city. After all, Vancouver is a pretty hilarious place; our homegrown talent includes Seth Rogen, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, and the Chong half of Cheech and Chong. So we’re thrilled that this year the Northwest Comedy Festival has joined up with funny business behemoth Just For Laughs to bring us JFL Northwest – bigger and better than ever!

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Media Coverage: WestJet Magazine

News  |  01.12.2016  |  

The Burrard Hotel - Vancouver
One of our favourite things about flying these days is the inflight magazine that greets us in the seat pocket every time we board. Somehow it’s still surviving in a world where paying for a headset and a plastic-wrapped sandwich is part of the economy flying experience. So imagine our glee when we were flipping through the January issue of WestJet Magazine and spied a certain handsome retro hotel! That’s right, this month’s issue includes a lovely little write-up on The Burrard by Ann Campbell, which lauds us for keeping our vintage character while still offering a modern, boutique hotel experience. Read the article in WestJet Magazine.

Ready to book your winter visit to Vancouver? Head over to our Booking page and grab yourself a great deal!

 

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Things to do in Vancouver, January 2016

Things to do in Vancouver  |  01.05.2016  |  

Congratulations! You made it through December, and now it’s time to work on those resolutions. You know: learning new skills like how to pickle things (not including your liver), attending more cultural events (not including movies with light sabres), and thinking about the future (not just when your next nap will be). There are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this month – read below for our enriching picks for January!

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