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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.
I remember seeing the women in Paris constantly on the move. Never in runners or walking shoes, always wearing stilettos. Man do they have great legs. No wonder Parisian women have terrific legs they walk everywhere including up and down the stairs to the Metro.
Vancouver Island is a great place to be in the summer. Islanders are laid back, artsy, and musical, kind of like the Filberg Festival! Getting to Comox for the Filberg Festival is easy; hop the B.C. Ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Or take The Canada Line to Waterfront and a few steps to Harbour Air flying into Comox Harbour, or The Canada Line to YVR and Pacific Coastal Airlines flying into Comox Airport. No matter how you get here you will have a great time at the Filberg Festival.
I’ve been told that The Fairmont Waterfront welcomes more guests from places in British Columbia than any of the other Fairmont properties. Fact or myth one thing is certain you will have a wonderful stay at the Fairmont Waterfront no matter where you hail from.
The Cambie corridor just north of Broadway has developed into a great commercial stopover. Whatever your household needs you can find just about anything in the strip between Broadway and the Cambie Street Bridge.
The perfect solution for budget-minded travellers like Lux Travel Diva who take early morning or red-eye flights from YVR, is to begin your travels at YVR. More specifically, consider a stay at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel as the first day of your vacation…
Now in it’s second year, the popular Food Cart Fest comes to the Cambie area. Parked between The Canada Line Olympic Village Station/Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village is where this year’s Food Cart Fest takes place. A great family event running Sundays beginning June 23 thru September 22.
For those of us who travel over from Vancouver Island we can easily hop on a plane thanks to Pacific Coastal Airlines and Harbour Air service to either YVR, and the free shuttle to The Canada Line, or direct to Vancouver harbour and the opposite end of The Canada Line at Waterfront Station.