Archive for June, 2014:

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

Things to do in Vancouver  |  06.24.2014  |  

So June might be when Vancouver “takes it outside,” but July is when Vancouver takes it to the beach! Three out of four of this month’s picks will leave you with awkward tan lines and sand in your shorts. You’re welcome!

One of Vancouver’s best deals, the Architectural Institute of BC offers walking tours of some of the city’s most fascinating and historic neighbourhoods throughout July and August. Tours are between 90 minutes and two hours, and cost just $10. Can’t make the scheduled tour? Download a self-guided version here.
Throughout July and August in various Vancouver neighbourhoods


THE GUY NEXT DOOR: Josh Bloomfield, Cycle City Tours

Josh Bloomfield - City Cycle Tours

At The Burrard, we’re big fans of seeing Vancouver atop a set of wheels, which is exactly why we give all our guests the chance to burn up the bike lanes on one of our Brooklyn Cruiser bikes for free. But the first time you head out, you might want to solicit the services of a pro to show you around the city, pointing out the must-sees, and giving you the gossip on our neighbourhoods, parks and food scene. (Yes, we’ve been known to gossip about a park.)

That pro might well be Josh Bloomfield, founder of Cycle City Tours, a local company that offers a whole suite of biking tours from the highlights-driven “Grand Tour,” through to special interests such as “The Food Tour” and “The Pride Tour.” We asked him for his take on Vancouver from high in the saddle.


SELFIES: Container Coffee moves in

Hotel Services  |  06.10.2014  |  

Container Coffee

If you’ve been at The Burrard over the past month and in need of caffeinating, you may have noticed a few changes on our street level. We’re excited to welcome the Container Coffee team, who have taken over The Burrard’s café space adjoining the lobby, and will continue to take care of the drinking and snacking needs of our guests and neighbourhood locals.


Media Coverage: visits Vancouver

News  |  06.03.2014  |'s Definitive Gay Guide to Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver’s Pride Season is coming up fast (the not-to-be-missed Pride Parade is August 3, 12 pm – 3 pm), so it was perfect timing for to strut into town, and gather intelligence!