Vancouver
Canada
By Keri Griffiths

Nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is arguably one of the world’s most stunning cities. Chosen to host the 2010 Winter Olympic because of its pristine beauty and world class amenities Vancouver offers something for everyone. You can spend your mornings sailing in the cities harbor, your afternoons skiing down snow covered peaks and you’re evenings dining at a gourmet restaurant or dancing it out in a club or two. Whatever your speed, Vancouver has something to make you happy.

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next vacation to Vancouver, British Columbia on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Vacationers can fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and can book their tickets by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with helping find your hotel accommodations. You can start your search through our site as well as compare prices to other top sites by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

In the heart of downtown Vancouver you will find what locals call the gem of the city: Stanley Park. With 1000 acres of forest it is hard to believe that you are five minutes from the bustle of the downtown core. Brilliant Cedars, Hemlocks and Fir trees pull visitor into a true oasis of peace and serenity. Stanley Park has a little bit of something for everybody. Taking a leisurely walk around the 5.5 mile seawall will give you the perfect opportunity to take in stunning views of the city. If all you want to do is lounge in the sun, the park offers many beaches to kick back and relax during your visit there. For some family fun, take the kids to the petting zoo and then take a ride on the miniature train or you can visit some whales at the Vancouver Aquarium.

One of the truly magical additions to the park is the First Nations Art. Vancouver embraces local artists and, more importantly, the city embraces their local culture and history. On display through out the park, and the city, are statues and other magnificent works of art sculpted by the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Watuth First Nations tribes.

If you’re looking for something more adventurous then you should head up to one of the many mountains surrounding the city. Whether you want to try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or dog sledging you can find it with in an hour’s drive of downtown Vancouver.

Head on up to Grouse Mountain and enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the city as well as some of the cities most diverse recreational sports. If you’re up for a challenge try hiking up the mountain side via the Grouse Grind. On average it takes hikers an hour and a half to make their way up the 1.8 mile trail do you think you can beat the time?

Your trip to Vancouver would not be complete without a visit to Granville Island. What started as an industrial complex has now been converted into a living, breathing, urban oasis fueled by a vibrant artistic and agricultural community. You can spend an entire day walking through the fresh food market, enjoying a meal at any waterfront restaurants or explore one of the many galleries and theaters. It really is a vibrant, diverse mix of people and experiences that is embodies the true essence of Vancouver.

If you’re in the mood for some shopping, WhatsCheaper.com recommends heading on over to Robson Street to find amazing stores. In this three block stretch you will find brand name shops mingling with cozy boutiques, gourmet restaurants and cozy little coffee shops. It doesn’t matter what you budget it because you will find something here to fit you style.

But the best time to visit Robson is at night. The street comes alive with colorful buskers, restaurants with live music and clubs that will have you dancing till your legs give out. The atmosphere is positively charged, the people live up to the friendly Canadian stereotype and the food is to die for. If you’re looking for a party then Robson Street is the place to be.

Vancouver is a warm and welcoming city that has something for everyone. Family fun and wild outdoor adventures but best of all the breath taking beauty and the friendly people will rejuvenate, relax and inspire you.

MUST SEE IN Vancouver LIST:

  • 1. Stanley Park
  • 2. Granville Island
  • 3. Lynn Canyon Park
  • 4. Canada Place
  • 5. Museum of Anthropology
  • 6. Largest Toy Soldier in the World
  • 7. Vancouver Aquarium
  • 8. Van Dusen Botanical Garden
  • 9. Grouse Mountain Ziplines
  • 10. Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Annual Polar Bear Swim - January
  • 2. Vancouver International Boat Show - February
  • 3. Pacific Rim Whale Festival - March
  • 4. International Wine Festival - April
  • 5. International Children's Festival - May
  • 6. International Jazz Festival - June
  • 7. Caribbean Days Festival - July
  • 8. Vancouver International Film Festival - September
  • 9. International Writers Festival - October
  • 10. Festival of Lights - December

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Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
By D. Gregory Perrin

While traveling through Vancouver, British Columbia, the Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown is an excellent option. The hotel is just over 20 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport, and vacationers can easily take a taxi to arrive at the establishment. Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Vancouver. The hotel has 245 room and 28 suites. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends the Holiday Inn as your next accommodation; to book, click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

The hotel comes with 1 King size, 2 Double size, or several suite options. The hotel has cable TV in each room and there is the capability to purchase pay-per view movies. There is also a stereo and CD player in the room for guests who enjoy listening to music. All of the rooms have a coffee maker, and some rooms come with a miniature refrigerator. There is high speed internet available in all of the rooms, and guests should check with the front desk for applicable fees.

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver has several amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay in the city. There is a 24-hour indoor swimming pool that guests can utilize to get some exercise or just enjoy a refreshing swim. The hotel also has a sauna. The Holiday Inn knows that exercise is an important aspect of millions of people’s lives. There is a fitness center available to guests with a universal gym, treadmills, elliptical machines, and more.

The hotel has several dining options. Medley's is a restaurant that is open for all three meals of the day. WhatsCheaper.com recommends taking advantage of their breakfast buffet in the morning as the selection of food is great. There is also a lobby bar where guests can have a drink after a long day. And lastly, the hotel offers 24-hour room service for those that just want to relax in the comforts of their room.

Guests can wake up to enjoy a complimentary newspaper that is delivered to the room. Check-out is at 12 p.m. on the day of your departure, and to make things easier, the hotel offers video check-out in the room. WhatsCheaper.com knows that the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown is just for you. Click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book your hotel reservations today.

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Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport
8368 Alexandra Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
By Rose Overbey

The Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport is the perfect place to call “home-away-from-home” if you're looking for a great location and comfort during your stay.  The Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel is actually located in the charming city of Richmond. Richmond is known by many as the “gateway” city to Vancouver. The city is full of charming shops and restaurants. The Four Points great location allows guests to explore this charming town.

Upon arrival you’ll be impressed by the grand foyer, decorated in beautiful marble. You’ll enjoy the warm welcome, unparallel service and friendly treatment by the staff. The Sheraton offers guests a complimentary shuttle from the airport 24 hours a day, so you never need to worry about transportation to and from the airport while staying at the Sheraton.

If guests are traveling on business they’ll be pleased to find an on-site business center that features everything a working traveler might need. From internet, to secretarial services, you’re sure to stay on top of your work, even while away.

Guests in town on pleasure will find the Sheraton happy to accommodate their needs. There is babysitting available for parents who want a night away from the little ones. The concierge service will also be happy to help guests discover ways to explore the area.  There are opportunities for recreation nearby, including a water park, golf course, and casino!

Guests don’t need to leave the hotel if they need a bite to eat. Inside the Sheraton is The Worldwide Café – a restaurant open for all meals. The menu features a little bit of everything from around the world – including a delicious prime rib! The lounge nearby is a great place to grab a cocktail or snack any time of day. The lounge also serves an afternoon tea. On weekends, the lounge features live music for guests to enjoy.

The rooms are comfortable and guests will enjoy the amenities offered.  Guests will enjoy the variety of channels and movies on the 32’ LCD TV. Every morning guests will be met with a newspaper outside their door. The bathroom features deluxe amenities and complimentary hairdryer.  Guests have the power to control the climate in their rooms.  Wireless high speed internet access is complimentary and available for all guests.

WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel. You’re sure to enjoy your visit. You can do so by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Harbour
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
By D. Gregory Perrin

The Westin® Bayshore is located just off the Vancouver Harbour several blocks from the Burrard Skytrain‎. This hotel tower is an amazing facility and highly recommended by WhatsCheaper.com. There parking, with a nightly fee, available for guests who have a rental car. The friendly staff with make your check-in process a breeze.

The hotel has rooms with either 1 king size bed or 2 double beds. Westin® also has suites available ranging from the Executive Suite, Junior Suite, Lanai Suite, International Suite and others. The rooms have a 32 inch color television with standard cable package. Pay-per-view movies are available and Westin® makes sure to have all the latest releases available for their guests. The hotel offers in-room video games which is an excellent feature for guests with children.  The Westin® offers high speed internet service in each room for a minimal fee to allow guests to stay connected to the internet.  Guests can keep snacks chilled with the in-room refrigerator. Starbucks enthusiasts will just love this hotel as their favorite coffee is offered in the rooms.

The hotel has some great amenities including a complimentary shuttle to the Pacific Center Shopping Mall. There is also an indoor as well as an outdoor pool for guests to swim in for relaxation or exercise. The WestinWORKOUT® Gym is available for guests and has both cardio equipment and free weights. The hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week.  Business travelers can use the 24-hour which has a slew of services available. Concierge services are available from the hotel to assist guests with finding local attractions.

WhatsCheaper.com knows you will just love the Westin® Bayshore, Vancouver Harbour. We encourage you to click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search through our hotel finder for great values at this amazing hotel.

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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
By Doree Simon

Vancouver is one of the world’s trendiest cities to visit and there’s no better way to experience it than by staying in the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. This luxurious hotel offers exceptional service, ultra comfortable accommodations, and breathtaking views of the shimmering Pacific Ocean.

Located just minutes from some of Canada’s greatest tourist attractions, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre provides easy access to attractions such as the Ford Center of Performing Arts, Stanley Park, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and a wonderful collection of nearby boutiques. The friendly hotel staff is available around the clock to assist with everything from dinner reservations to general inquiries to check in at 2 p.m. and check out at 12 p.m.

Each room at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre comes standard with many of the amenities to which modern travelers have grown accustomed; hair dryers, cable televisions, an iron and ironing board, wireless high speed internet, a mini bar, a coffee maker, and a balcony for every room. Guaranteed views of the mountains and the ocean make every room a catch at the welcoming Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

After travel, work or play, a visit to the hotel’s heated indoor pool area is a great way to relax. The health club and Vida Wellness Spa also offer guests a calming atmosphere to really let go of tension. A small upgrade to the club lounge offers guests more privacy, complimentary breakfasts, afternoon hors d’oeurves, office supplies, and wonderful networking opportunities. Business travelers should take advantage of the several business amenities that the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre has to offer, including an all-in-one printer/faxer/copier.

The book a reservation at the fabulous Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel today, make sure to let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your trip. Just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to reserve your stay today!

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