Hot time; summer in the city: Vancouver is in the thick of cruise ship season with an anticipated 895,000 cruise passengers from 241 vessel visits this year! If you’re taking an Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver this summer, have a relaxing pre or post cruise stay at The Auberge Vancouver, a quiet boutique hotel at the Terminal City Tower, conveniently located just a short block away from the cruise ship terminal at Canada Place.
Thinking about exploring the city prior to or after your cruise? Here are the top quintessential picks from our concierge team for must see, do, try and buy whether you’re here for a couple of days, a single day or just a few hours: just inquire with our friendly and knowledgeable Front Desk staff and they would be happy to map out a tailor made tour to suit your schedule and needs.
Both visitors and locals alike would agree that Vancouver is visually picture postcard perfect, especially when it boasts mountains and an ocean nearby for a handy backdrop, but this world class cosmopolitan city in the Pacific Northwest is absolutely captivating when she’s all glammed up for the holidays.
If you take a stroll around downtown Vancouver, it’s hard not to notice that the buildings are bedecked in twinkling lights and swags of decorations festoon the light standards: holiday mode is definitely in full swing! A plethora of Yuletide atmosphere in the downtown area kick starts a festive mood starting with Auberge Vancouver’s elegant tree in the lobby. Ready to see some really impressive Christmas trees that are in close proximity? Here are our top picks:
In the heart of English Bay, a group of bronze statues is huddled in a circle, engaging in a boisterous cacophony of merriment, creating a magnet of attention to all who pass by.