Archive for December, 2013:
Happy Holidays friends and all the best for 2014 from The Burrard!
It’s December 23rd and with Christmas Eve just around the corner, we bet you’re fingers are chapped and raw from diligently pre-wrapping all of your numerous gifts for your friends and loved ones, because who would every procrastinate on such a joyous and important task? We would, for one. We know you’re really enjoying a break from work, chilling in your pajamas on the couch and searching for the best New Year’s Eve party to attend and how to make this year the biggest and best.
If you’re thinking of visiting Vancouver over the next month, chances are your dance card is already pretty full, what with shopping for a Secret Santa gift for Aunt Judy, dealing with your turkey coma, and drawing up a strategy for your New Year’s hangover. But if you’re looking for a diversion, or maybe just something more cultural than your family’s after-dinner game of charades, look no further than this list.
VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Based on a traditional German Christmas market, we love that this annual event gives us the perfect excuse to wander around with a hot mug of wine, shovelling pretzels, gingerbread and sausages in our mouths, and inventing reasons to buy adorable, handmade wooden toys while tipsy-dancing to a swing band.
Through December 24 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
We’re kicking off a new series on The Burrard’s blog, introducing you to some of our friends and neighbours. They’re all skookum people to know, smart as all get-out, and opinionated in a totally good way. They know Vancouver inside and out, and each of them have some excellent advice for enjoying Vancouver.READ MORE
We recently had Max Hartshorne from GoNomad.com stay with us here at The Burrard, and we’re pretty darn happy to share his article with you! Turns out we share the same views on hotel amenities: we’re happy to skip doormen, but no-deal on economising on free wifi and in-room coffee perks. What can we say? We’re with you, Max!READ MORE