INDULGE IN VANCOUVER
LUXURIOUS ADVENTURES AWAIT IN CANADA
From five-star hotel suites with private rooftop plunge pools to world class dining and glitzy Champagne and dessert bars, visitors seeking the finer things in life will find plenty of ways to indulge in luxurious adventures, while exploring the natural playground of Vancouver. The locals might be known for keeping it casual but they have a stylish side too: sip $1,500 an ounce Louis XIII at Hawksworth Restaurant’s bar (the only place you can do this in Canada) after flexing your credit card along Robson and Alberni – the city’s ‘Luxury Row.’ Along here, you can browse the diamonds at De Beers, designer fashions at Gucci and Dior, or head for Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom luxury department stores. Experienced concierge staff can create magical experiences: a helicopter ride up to Grouse Mountain for a private sunrise yoga session in the pod of their wind turbine, a private tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery followed by a private dining experience cooked by one of city’s finest chefs, or driving a Lamborghini up the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.
WILD ABOUT THE OUTDOORS
Simply a city like no other, Vancouver effortlessly combines the excitement and energy of a modern city with the invigorating appeal of the great outdoors. No day in this city is typical: start with a waterfront breakfast at Granville Island Public Market and end with a sunset cocktail on a mountaintop patio. In between, paddle out on a kayaking adventure, and shop a neighborhood or two. It’s truly a “city of nature,” with stunning views of temperate rainforest and majestic peaks reflected on glass skyscrapers; sparkling with sophistication and energy, yet relaxed and laidback. Explore mountains, just 20 minutes from downtown and the fresh scent of the forest is in every breath. Ease into nature, just steps from your hotel, with a leisurely cycle around Stanley Park’s seawall or a hike through urban rainforest. Get to know the region’s wilder inhabitants with a whale watching excursion, or visit Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife to see the resident grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola. Stand-up paddle boarding along the shoreline and beaches, and hiking the local mountains are experiences not to be missed.
SAVOUR WEST COAST FLAVORS
With a thriving dining scene, Vancouver’s chefs use the best of what’s in season and fresh from the ocean, combining them with traditional techniques and multicultural influence to delicious effect. In your glass, enjoy internationally-acclaimed wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, or tipples from the city’s growing ranks for craft breweries and spirit distilleries. And with a vibrant cocktail scene and nightlife options to suit all tastes, the evening doesn’t have to end after dinner. Exploring Vancouver’s culinary scene doesn’t have to be limited to meal times. Take a tasting tour of Granville Island Market, cycle your way around our craft breweries, and explore some of the city’s tastiest neighborhoods, giving you insider information on hot spots, cultural history, local favorites and current trends. For the ultimate in culinary sightseeing, try the “Taste of the West Coast” tour which brings together a nature sea safari excursion, dining at Doc Morgan’s restaurant on Bowen Island and ends with an exciting seaplane flight back to downtown Vancouver.
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