Scotiabank Half Marathon – June 28, 2015

Things to do in Vancouver  |  05.19.2015  |  

Scotiabank Half-Marathon - via Flickr @instantvantage

Let’s face it, you’re not going to do the Scotiabank Half Marathon just to bang out 21.1 km and get a souvenir t-shirt. You could do that any day of the week around your own neighbourhood. Heck, you could do it on a treadmill. No, the reason to do any organized run is a combination of being part of a common effort by like-minded people, and the course itself.


The Burrard = Vancouver summer hotel deals

Hotel Services  |  05.12.2015  |  

The Burrard - Vancouver Summer Hotel Deals
In Vancouver, our days are getting longer and our patios are getting sunnier. But one thing that stays the same year-round is the fact that The Burrard offers great value. Of course, during the city’s very popular summer season, our rates go up. News flash – every hotel in Vancouver sees their room rates increase during the summer. But if you’re looking for some of the best Vancouver summer hotel deals, look no further than The Burrard!

So if our summer rates are higher than the rates you’re paying in winter, how are we still offering great value? Allow us…


Container Coffee Introduces New Breakfast Options

Hotel Services  |  05.05.2015  |  

Container Coffee - The Burrard
You can file this under “You Asked For It And We Listened”: our lobby-side café, Container Coffee, has introduced a slew of new breakfast options ready for summer. As always, the items are sourced from great local companies around Vancouver such as Gastown’s Cadeaux Bakery, Siegel’s Bagels in Kitsilano, The Gluten-Free Epicurean in Mount Pleasant, and Patisserie Lebeau near Granville Island.


Things to do in Vancouver, May 2015

Things to do in Vancouver  |  04.28.2015  |  

May is the month of new beginnings – we see spring ingredients reach our plate, a fresh class of graduates is unleashed on the world, and cultural highlights from around the globe leave us inspired. From plate to stage, screen to gallery wall, this month’s picks for things to do in Vancouver are sure to impress.

ECUAD Grad Show - Things to Do in Vancouver, The Burrard Hotel
As Vancouver’s premier art and design university, graduates from Emily Carr University of Art and Design has produced some of Canada’s foremost artistic and design talents. Think Douglas Coupland, Stan Douglas, Roy Arden, and even back to B.C. Binning. Check out what the class of 2015 has in store for the world at the school’s annual Grad Show down at the Granville Island campus, before enjoying a stroll through the area’s artist studios and the public market.
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Vancouver Craft Beer Week – May 29 – June 7, 2015

Things to do in Vancouver  |  04.21.2015  |  

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Back for a sixth year, Vancouver Craft Beer Week just gets better and more stupendously awesome each time. As Canada’s largest craft beer festival this is a serious event for the hop-obsessed. But, and this is important, it’s also a lot of fun for the rest of us too. How do we know this? Each year, VCBW has a theme, and this year’s theme is “lumberjacks.”