Archive for May, 2014:

TAKE-OUT: Things to do in Vancouver, June 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  05.27.2014  |  

June is when Vancouver takes it OUTSIDE! If you’re looking for things to do when you’re in the city in June, you’re going to have to slop on some sunscreen, find the shades and wear the comfy shoes. There are some notable exceptions, of course, but June is the month when we start to get our summer on!

Rich Hope

Staying out until 4 am is a thing of the past for some of us, so when we see the words “early show,” we take note. Vancouver’s alt-country rocker Rich Hope has built a cult-like following, and his monthly “Honky Tonk Saturdays” at Mt. Pleasant’s Fox Cabaret are our idea of a good time. Doors open at 7 pm with the show starting at 8 pm; factor in an après-concert cocktail or two and you can still be in bed in time to catch Weekend Update.
June 7 at The Fox Cabaret


THE GUY NEXT DOOR: Chris Bjerrisgaard, Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Things to do in Vancouver  |  05.20.2014  |  


It was only a couple of years ago that most Vancouverites thought a “growler” referred to some sort of cantankerous wildlife attacking the dumpster in your back alley. But thanks to the work of this month’s “Guy Next Door” and his cohorts, the city’s craft beer scene has gone from niche to Main Street while still retaining its credibility. May 30 marks the start of the fifth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week, of which The Burrard Hotel is the official hotel sponsor. So we thought this would be the perfect time to chat with one of the founders of the event, Chris Bjerrisgaard, and get his picks on what to fill your glass with while you’re in Vancouver.


Media Coverage: Virgin Atlantic In-Flight Video and Escapism

News  |  05.06.2014  |  

Now, we meet plenty of folks visiting Vancouver, looking for a place to stay outside of the norm. They’re like you… they want a boutique hotel, with a dash of funky character, lots of cool-kid credibility and amenities, but without feeling like they’re throwing wads of cash into an oscillating fan. Turns out the media are the same as you and me (shocker!), and they’ve been heaping praise on the l’il ol’ Burrard recently.