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Explore Vancouver Attractions

Your Downtown Vancouver Hotel

If you’re searching for a downtown hotel in Vancouver BC, look no further! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre is conveniently located in the heart of downtown and puts our guests’ moments away from the city’s best neighbourhoods including the trendy Yaletown district, famous shopping on Robson Street and many of Vancouver’s top attractions.Our guests can enjoy Vancouver’s shopping, spectacular scenery and explore the eclectic streets of vibrant Vancouver. There is do much to see and do so go ahead and explore Vancouver’s attractions!

Explore Vancouver Attractions

  • Canada Place

Canada place acts as a national landmark with it’s unique five white sails that adds to the Vancouver skyline. Hosting over 3 million guests annually, Canada Place is home to Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal, Port Metro Vancouver and Vancouver’s newest attraction, FlyOver Canada. FlyOver Canada is a 4D ride that takes you on a thrilling flight soaring from the east to west of Canada over some of the most amazing scenery across our beautiful country.

  • Vancouver Lookout

Take a trip to the next level at the Vancouver Lookout where you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. You are taken on journey up with a 40 second glass elevator ride to the panoramic observation deck where you can admire Vancouver.

  • Science World

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Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science. It’s a great attractions with many interactive activities and learning experiences for the kids and the whole family.

  • BC Place

BC Place is home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. If you are a sports fanatic or not it is still a great Vancouver attraction worth visiting.On your next trip to Vancouver, stay in the loop with their line up of live concerts, entertainment and exhibitions taking place at BC place.

  • Rogers Arena

A landmark of downtown Vancouver, the Rogers Arena is know too be the “hub for Hockey”. If you are a Canucks Fan you will definitely enjoy this arena.  Check out their schedule and catch a game in our premier sports and entertainment facility.

  •  Capilano Suspension Bridge
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Photo Credits: Tourism Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge

If you plan to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge, you are bound to have an amazing time. Follow in the footsteps of the millions of visitors who have crossed Capilano Suspension bridge since 1889. There is so much to discover at this attraction and they offer a great variety of activities to choose from with their unique cliffwalk to their treetop adventures.

  • Granville Island

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Granville Island was once home to factories, plants and sawmills. It has changed drastically since the early 1900s! Granville Island is now filled with fantastic shopping and offers an interesting experience for both locals and tourists. Be sure to visit the public market which offers an extensive range of fresh produce, ocean fresh products, baked goods, hand -made chocolates, sweet delights, home-made goods, tea ,wine, books, pottery and hand crafted jewellery. If you are travelling with kids we recommend that you visit the Kids Market for a fun filled experience. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre is just a couple of blocks away from all the excitement!

  • Vancouver Aquarium
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Photo Credits:(Tourism Vancouver Coast Mountain Photography)

Vancouver Aquarium is a Marine Science Centre and is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park. It features exhibits, galleries, and aquatic shows all revolved around sea animals and aquatic life.

Parks and Gardens

  • Queen Elizabeth Park

Perched atop Vancouver’s highest point is the Queen Elizabeth Park. It is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world!

  • Van Dusen Botanical Garden
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Photo Credits: Tourism Vancouver

Plan your next visit to the Van Dusen Botanical Garden and catch a glimpse of what’s blooming in their garden.

  • Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
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Photo Credits: Tourism Vancouver

It is an oasis of serenity in the heart of the city and provides a world class garden experience with a significant cultural heritage to local and international visitors.

  • Stanley Park
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Photo Credits: Rockwood Adventures.Tourism Vancouver Coast Mountain Photography

Stanley Park was named the best park in the world by Trip Advisor this year! It is a park enjoyed by both locals and tourists. It is a great location to bask in the sun, stroll on a bike or take a nice long walk along the scenic seawall and the Stanley Park Gardens.

Historical Districts

  • Yaletown: Where Next Begins
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Photo Credits: Tourism Vancouver, Yaletown Business Association

 Yaletown is a historical district of Vancouver which combines numerous restaurant, boutique shops and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.  It is popular for its industrial edge and it is famous for showcasing the hip and happening upscale clothing stores, designer furniture outlets, and fashion accessories. It is the downtown hot spot for all things trendy!

  • Gastown- Rich with History and Culture
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Photo Credits:Tourism Vancouver, A. Rios_1846

It is the home to the high end independent fashion boutiques and has a great directory of shops for everyone’s liking. It also features many amazing art galleries, antique and interior design shops. If you are a tourist looking for a great spot to buy souvenirs or look at First Nations Art, Gastown is the place to be. Gastown is also famous for its excellent restaurants and if you are willing to stay a little later into the night, you can catch  some of the most dynamic nightclubs, pubs and live music there is to offer in Vancouver.  It’s easy to get there; once you reach Cordova Street it will lead you past the astounding waterfront station building and down Water Street. You will notice the cobblestone road as well as the famous Gastown steam clock, giving you the indication that you are now on the main road of Gastown.

Theatres

  • Vogue Theatre

Locally owned and operated the Vogue Theatre is one of the last remaining theatres from the famed “Theatre Row”. A quick walk from our hotel, the Vogue annually hosts over 200 events and continues to be one of Canada’s premier venues for live music, cinema and corporate and community events.

  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown and is now the home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC, in addition to hosting various other musical events year-round

  • Orpheum Theatre
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Photo Credits: Clayton Perry

Orpheum has a magnificent concert hall is one of North America’s finest and is a designated National Heritage Site. The theatre is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Cantata Singers. Grab a bite to eat at the Edge Social Grille & Lounge before  heading to your show at the Orpheum theatre, we are just 2 blocks away!

  • Our Accessible Location
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Photo Credits: Taylor Mc Bride- Flickr

We are commended for our ideal location and we  take pride in being located only three blocks from the Canada Line Skytrain and Expo and Millennium lines at Granville Station. Our location provides a quick, direct access to Vancouver’s International Airport and others areas such as Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre and the cities of  Surrey and Coquitlam.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre is just a short walk or drive to all the attractions listed!

With our close proximity to the city’s attractions, shopping, restaurants and public transportation, what are you waiting for…go ahead and explore our magnificent city!

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