Escape to Vancouver’s Spa Retreats This Fall

Vancouver spa retreats

Photographer: Corey Stovin for CHI, The Spa

With autumn in full swing, treat yourself to a spa retreat! Several spas at Vancouver hotels have reopened with COVID-19 protocols in place to offer modified treatments and services to Vancouverites and BC visitors. It’s time for some pampering!

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Escape to Vancouver’s Spa Retreats This Fall

7 Perks of a City Staycation + Enter to Win a Weekend Stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre!

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre city staycation

Photo: Mark Newman

While 2020 has been the year of sticking close to home, sometimes you’ve got to get out of the house! A city staycation can give a chance to celebrate a special occasion, show some love to the city, and not have to worry about cooking for a couple of days.

Vancouver’s hotels are welcoming guests with all COVID-19 health protocols in place, including distancing measures and a “commitment to clean” like no other. I recently spent a weekend at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. I’ve shared my experience and the perks of a city hotel staycation.

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7 Perks of a City Staycation + Enter to Win a Weekend Stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre!

Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist, shows his visual arts side at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

With Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour stopping in Vancouver this weekend (Sept. 21 & 22, as well as the 24th), we’re turning our attention to the singer’s long-time collaborator. From now until Oct. 6, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is showing art by John’s chief lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

The show represents the Western Canadian premiere of Reflections: The Art of Bernie Taupin, an exhibition featuring 25 works by the visual artist and world-renowned songwriter. Find out more below, including the specialty cocktails that the hotel’s mixologists have cooked up.

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Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist, shows his visual arts side at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

outdoor pool hotel Vancouver

Photo via booking.com

With the summer weather coming out to play, the best place to be for some rest and relaxation in Vancouver is poolside. Enjoy the good life with a post-hike swim or lounge with a book and refreshing drink. If you’re deciding on a hotel in in the city, let these sea-to-sky pool deck views sway your vote.

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Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

Splash Away Winter – 6 Vancouver Hotels with (Heated!) Indoor Pools

The terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel

Providing a welcome oasis at this chilly time of year, many of Vancouver’s hotels feature (heated!) indoor swimming pools. Get your laps in or just lounge with a book; either way, you can relax and get warm after a day of meetings or exploring the city. Splash and soak away winter at these Vancouver hotels!

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Splash Away Winter – 6 Vancouver Hotels with (Heated!) Indoor Pools

Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays

Two new one-act musical plays look at that most historic of Vancouver hotels, the Sylvia.

In the heart of the West End’s English Bay neighbourhood, the Sylvia was built in 1912. In 1954, it opened Vancouver’s first cocktail bar, the Tilting Room; until 1958, it was the tallest building in the West End. The Sylvia Hotel cat, Mr. Got To Go, inspired three popular children’s books.

Two Views from the Sylvia is the title for the evening of the two musical one-acts. They run Nov. 8-12 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (and not, unfortunately, at the Sylvia itself. Then again, parking would be a nightmare).

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Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays

Dine Out and Spend the Night During the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Jan. 20 – Feb. 5 2017

Image courtesy of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is coming up quickly, and once you mix your favorite ingredients at one of the over 280 fixed-price, three-course meals available, the festival makes it even easier to mix things up a little more and a little longer …by spending the night.

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Dine Out and Spend the Night During the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Jan. 20 – Feb. 5 2017