The Best Western Plus Sands Hotel in downtown Vancouver is a great place to be for a West Coast Christmas. Although there may not be a guarantee of snow, you can always head out to Grouse Mountain if you want to stomp around in the white stuff. Only 15 minutes north of downtown, Grouse Mountain delivers a true white Christmas in Vancouver. You can enjoy sleigh rides, skating on the outdoor rink and looking at the view of Vancouver from the mountain top. You can even arrange for your kids to have breakfast with Santa!
While you are on the North Shore, you should check out the world-famous Capilano suspension bridge. In true Christmas spirit, you’ll see the bridge and canyon like never before thanks to the incredible display of Christmas lights.
If you like Christmas lights, the Stanley Park Christmas train is a must do. You can buy tickets ahead of time by visiting TicketMaster.ca. All aboard! Another great spot for fans of Christmas lights is Van Dusen Gardens (7th & Oak St.), which puts on a stellar Christmas lights display every year. But that’s not all… they also showcase a community choir, a Candy Cane Tree and a Gingerbread Walk.
Perhaps you’re looking for some last-minute gift ideas. If so, the Vancouver Christmas market is open daily November 24 to December 24 from 11am-9pm. Located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of West Georgia and Cambie streets, it’s close to the Best Western Plus Sands Hotel, your conveniently located downtown Vancouver hotel. The Christmas market has a German theme and offers affordable European style handmade crafts. Bring your appetite with you because the European style food is incredible!
For a lot of people, Christmas is a time of giving . If you wish to spend some time volunteering, connect with the Union Gospel Mission, the Canadian mental health Association, the Greater Vancouver food Bank or the Salvation Army.
What would Christmas be without a parade? The annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade in downtown Vancouver attracts over 300,000 spectators every year. With marching bands, Christmas floats and dancers, the Parade winds its way from West Georgia and Broughton to its finish at Howe and Davie. Put the date on your calendar – Sunday, December 2, 2012.
In the event your ideal Vancouver Christmas includes a lot of people and you’re looking for a Vancouver-based banquet hall, the Best Western Plus Sands Hotel can help you. We can serve a delicious Christmas dinner that will have your guests hoping it’s an annual event!
Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada and it is also the most densely populated municipality. There is so much to do in the downtown area that a vacation can be filled with fun and memorable times. If seeking a great hotel downtown Vancouver, the Best Western Hotel near English Bay is a great option in a place to stay. The following explains a little bit more about this lovely area and its surroundings.
Vancouver’s oldest, largest, and most popular park is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. This quote reflects how a lot of people feel about this beautiful Historic Site. “A city that has been carved out of the forest should maintain somewhere within its boundaries evidence of what it once was, and so long as Stanley Park remains unspoiled that testimony to the giant trees which occupied the site of Vancouver in former days will remain”
The News Herald – October 30, 1939
If you want your experience in Vancouver to be one that is filled with great shopping, the Best Western Hotel at English Bay is a wonderful spot to stay. It is close to the Pacific Centre Mall shopping districts which feature great shops and venues for your commerce needs. You can shop the stores and return to your room in no time. Everything is within a short distance and you will be sure to fill those shopping bags quickly with great trinkets, souvenirs, and more from your stay in Vancouver.
The Best Western Hotel may be a great hotel downtown Vancouver but its location at English Bay allows for more than just the metropolitan feel. Here you will find many different options for you including a great beach stay where you can relax on the waters. The scenery is amazing and just by looking out your hotel window you can find serenity in the scenes around you. With so much to say and do here, there is nothing like this option in a staying spot.
The hotel downtown Vancouver Best Western has great internal amenities as well. The Best Western Hotel by English Bay has an amazing array of high quality rooms and suites. Here you will find that you can choose from among one-hundred and twenty different rooms. Each is air conditioned for premium comfort and comes with either a single double bed or two to suit your needs. The bedding is of high quality and the technology in the room is a great addition, too. Great restaurants are also located in the hotel which means that you can enjoy a great meal in a hotel that you are going to rest in. Pricing options and availability may vary. For the most recent and best information on whether or not you can book your stay, contact the hotel itself. A customers who have stayed before say, it is a wonderful hotel in a great location for your Vancouver accommodation needs.
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Ideally situated in the heart of Vancouver’s West End the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands Hotel is perfectly situated for those early morning walks with Fido. With English Bay, “Pet Friendly Beaches” and Stanley Park within steps of our hotel, you will have endless opportunities to explore the best Vancouver has to offer with your “Best Friend”.