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.
According to Conde Nast Traveller’s recent Reader’s Choice Awards for 2017, Vancouver has once again placed in the top 10 best cities in the world and it’s obvious as to why: mind-blowing outdoor scenery, rich multicultural diversity, a dizzying array of cosmopolitan as well as a hipster dining experiences and of course, a thriving visual & performing arts scene.
An exceedingly pleasant way to see the city as well as to get across False Creek with an exceptional view from the water involves climbing on board one of the little blue boats that glide effortlessly on the waterways: False Creek Ferries is probably one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets as a notable and interesting mode of transportation.
Unarguably what is one of the largest public art installations in Canada measuring 23,500 square feet, 70 feet tall (21 m) and 360 degrees, six placid-looking figures stand serenely over Granville Island for all to see.
Touted as one of the top ten must see attractions in Vancouver, Granville Island, well known as a public market, has everything from soup to nuts and then some.
Without a doubt, Vancouver is known as a serious foodie city where gourmet and gourmand palates alike gather around the water cooler or espresso machine discussing what was eaten for dinner the previous evening but more importantly, at which restaurant. Having more than our share of world-renowned chefs ruling the roost at a multitude of award winning restaurants throughout the city, here’s your chance to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.