Sandman Suites on Davie St. Paints 55-foot Rainbow on Roof of Hotel

Photo: Sandman Hotel Group

Photo: Sandman Hotel Group

Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street was given a bold makeover last week when a vibrant 55-foot wide rainbow was painted on the roof of the hotel.

The hotel is not only located in the West End neighbourhood in Vancouver, but in the heart of the diverse Davie Street community. The hotel stands proud amongst a milieu of vibrant people, thriving shops and restaurants, and the colourful Davie Village.

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Sandman Suites on Davie St. Paints 55-foot Rainbow on Roof of Hotel

Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Granville Island – Vancouver’s food and craft hub and the home of the Granville Island Public Market – may be getting a major facelift in the near future.

A new report has just been released outlining possible changes coming to the island in 2016.  That’s when Emily Carr University of Arts + Design – the island’s biggest tenant – leaves for its new home on nearby Great Northern Way.

Emily Carr’s departure leaves vacant two massive buildings in the heart of Granville Island along Johnston Street, totalling nearly 200,000 square feet of space, according to a detailed article in the Vancouver Sun by Daphne Bramham.

The new consultant’s report, commissioned by the island’s management group, proposes some sweeping changes for the existing space.

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Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Cheapest Way to See Shows in Vancouver? Tickets Tonight

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Want to see some of the best live shows in Vancouver at half-price?

For years, a little ticket booth tucked away near the Vancouver waterfront has been offering some of the best deals on concerts, theatre, musicals and comedy in the city. Tickets Tonight, located inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre (200 Burrard St.), is the region’s only outlet for half-price, day-of ticket sales.

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Cheapest Way to See Shows in Vancouver? Tickets Tonight

Vancouver: City View

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Vancouver tourism videos frequently (and not surprisingly) focus on Vancouver’s natural side – the ocean, mountains and forests. But in addition to Vancouver’s “Spectacular by Nature” side there’s an exciting energetic cosmopolitan side, particularly evident in our downtown core.

When making your hotel reservations you’ll be asked “ocean view or city view?”. We recommend the City View.

Who’s Got North America’s Best Airport? Survey Says …

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

12 million people voted.  And Vancouver’s own YVR Airport came out on top in North America.

The results of the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards (the “Oscars” of the airport world) are out.  And for the fifth year in a row Vancouver International Airport was ranked the best in North America.  It also ranked 9th worldwide, sandwiched between Zurich Airport (8th) and London’s Heathrow Airport (10th).

 

For the awards, passengers from around the globe were asked to assess more than 400 airports based on 39 different criteria, from passenger experience and signage to amenities and friendliness.  The resulting rankings were based exclusively on these surveys, with no influence from sponsors or other factors.

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