The Canada Line Connects Travellers to Vancouver’s “Grande Dame” of Hotels.

Whether your destination is YVR or Vancouver Harbour you can expect to arrive refreshed when you board The Canada Line bound for Vancouver City Centre Station.

Just a short stroll from the Vancouver City Centre Station is the iconic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, lovingly referred to as the ‘Castle in the City,’ by locals. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is one of the oldest and grandest hotels in Vancouver. Opened in 1939 as a joint project of the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, the hotel has hosted King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Pets are welcome too and the hotel creates a “pawsitively” wonderful home away from home. Mavis and Beau are resident Canine Ambassadors at this pet-friendly hotel in Vancouver. They even receive their own pet amenity and treats given the stamp of approval by Mavis & Beau.

Fairmont Indoor Heated Pool

Indoor Heated Pool

Around the hotel, guests have an array of health and wellness options available. At The Absolute Spa, guests can revel in relaxation. The extensive Fitness Center was recently renovated and comes equipped with saunas, Technogym Machines and a selection of free weights and cardio machines. The indoor heated pool is surrounded by tall glass panels and offers a great place for a few laps or a comfortable dip. Likewise, yoga and Pilates classes are available at the tranquil Sitka Studios located on the first floor.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has world-class dining and cocktails throughout the day. Afternoon Tea offers light fare, sweet pastries and a large collection of high-quality teas. Griffins is a popular bistro destination so good that Vancouver locals often make their way to the hotel to partake in its fine dining, remarkable design and exquisite buffets. Experience the joy of live jazz at 900 West Lounge where wines and cocktails perfectly complement a celebrated tapas menu.

Outside the property, guests will have one of the premier North American cities to play in. Shopping centers like the Pacific Centre and Robson Street Shops offer hundreds of stores and high quality boutiques to spend hours browsing through. The Vancouver Art Gallery is just across the street, and the city is alive with cultural events all year long.

Morning Side Suite

Morning Side Suite

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is as renowned for its trademark green roof as the classic amenities. The Panorama Roof, with the legendary Dal Richards, where many socialites danced the night away. The Timber Club where Vancouver’s who’s who congregated in the days when B.C.’s economy ran on forestry. Over the years things do change and the current hotel offers luxuriously appointed rooms and comfortable spaces for your dining pleasure.

Forever the “grande dame” of hotels you will enjoy your travel experience at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on your next visit to Vancouver.


Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for and now Editor and Publisher of Connect at [email protected] Twitter @myvancity Instagram @myvancityca and Facebook

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