Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Courtesy Fangirl Quest.

At any given moment, Vancouver is rife with superheroes, sci-fi detectives, romantic (and raunchy) duos and other fantasy characters. The city is one of North America’s biggest film and TV show hubs, and home to more productions than ever before – and the gorgeously scenic backdrops seen on the big and small screens can easily be visited IRL. Check out our filming locations roundup below highlighting popular blockbusters ranging from fantasy to thriller to save-the-world superhero.

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Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Enter to Win a Celebration Season Adventure in Vancouver

Photo credit: The Nickersons Photography

This year we are celebrating Canada, and the 150 years we threw a party for on July 1st are just a short part of a history that goes further back, past written history that we know, through oral traditions, visual art, and even further, carved in the landscapes of the Cascade and Rocky Mountains of BC.

To experience a piece of the rugged far-past and the glass-towered present of our western coast, we would like to send someone on an adventure that’ll take you through the Cascades and to the Rocky Mountains with West Trek Tours and then back to the city to unwind in luxury downtown at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver! While you’re exploring Vancouver, take a stroll through Gastown to galleries and restaurants on your way to choose a pair of limited edition sneakers adorned by local artists at Six Hundred Four so Vancouver walks with you wherever your travels take you next.

Enter to win here!

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Enter to Win a Celebration Season Adventure in Vancouver

Get Fancy with #TeaAtTheTop at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

fairmont2There is something rather wonderful about the very British tradition of afternoon tea; a time to sit and chat with friends and enjoy a thoroughly indulgent meal of sweet and savoury treats, with cup after cup of fragrant tea served in dainty cups. One of the city’s most elegant venues, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, has raised the stakes when it comes to tea time by throwing open the doors of their 15th floor restaurant to bring the city Tea at the Top–with one of the best views of Downtown Vancouver. Continue reading:
Get Fancy with #TeaAtTheTop at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Swanky Blast from the Past: Roof Bar at Hotel Vancouver Reopens

Photo credit: vancityhotshots | Flickr

Photo credit: vancityhotshots | Flickr

Even after 75 years, it’s still one of the best views in Vancouver.

The Roof bar and restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, which goes back to 1939 but has been closed since the 1980s, is officially open for business once again. Situated on the upper floors of the hotel, beneath the iconic green copper roof, the revamped venue opened its doors on Valentine’s Day.

Inside, visitors have a chance to step back into Vancouver’s swanky – and steamy – past. Originally dubbed the Panorama Roof, the bar and restaurant was once the hottest spot in town for getting down with big-band music and seriously boozy cocktails. Legendary Vancouver band leader Dal Richards got his start there back in 1940 and helmed the house band for the next 25 straight years.

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Swanky Blast from the Past: Roof Bar at Hotel Vancouver Reopens

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Plato once said, “love is a grave mental disease.”

Each year millions of people display symptoms of this mental disease because of a holiday hyperbolized by a card company. Yes, ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be expected to organise something fun and slightly romantic.

Lacking ideas for fun, lovey-dovey things to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered if you fancy beer, are looking for flower alternatives or want to relive the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check out my selection of 10 Valentine’s Day to dos below.   Continue reading:
10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

FAIRMONT LEADS THE CHARGE WITH GE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Photo: Fairmont Hotels

Three Fairmont hotels in British Columbia have announced the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, in partnership with GE Energy Industrial Solutions. The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver led the hotel group in early adoption of these stations, with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria announcing their participation soon after. The hotels will make the charging stations available both to guests and other travellers in the area. Drivers can simply swipe a card, plug in and charge their vehicles at the stations.

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FAIRMONT LEADS THE CHARGE WITH GE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Canucks Fever at Vancouver Fairmont Hotels

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The air in Vancouver is practically vibrating with the excitement of watching the Canucks battle the Bruins in the Stanley Cup play-offs, and now Vancouver’s Fairmont hotels are joining in the fun, with special cocktails, dishes, parties, and packages to celebrate the men in blue and green.

The Fairmont Waterfront
Watch the games at the famous Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar (they added TVs just for the play-offs), and get a game-night Burger and Beer special for just $15. Try a Canuck-tini and the delectable Sedin Duo Chocolate Dessert (chocolate mousse cake with a chocolate-covered macaroon, raspberry sauce and a chocolate hockey stick) and the restaurant will donate $1 from each purchase to the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

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Canucks Fever at Vancouver Fairmont Hotels