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Top 5 bars in Gastown, Vancouver

After a grueling day at work, you deserve a little break. Maybe catch a bite to eat and a few brews with friends, then dash off to the nearest movie plex for a few hours of cinematic bliss. There are options aplenty. You work and play in the greater Vancouver area, the largest city in British Columbia, so there is no shortage of things to do – museums, theatres, sports complexes, and, of course, great restaurants and other nightlife destinations.

Top 5 bars in Gastown, Vancouver

Known as the original settlement which later became the core of Vancouver, Gastown’s history began in 1867. Soon, it became a bustling seaport thanks to its waterfront location. Teeming with salons, sawmills, and trading posts, it has since blossomed into a virtual mecca of hipster-attracting retailers, high-tech businesses, and nightclubs galore. If bars are your “thing,” then we have some recommendations. And as you might expect, the best is concentrated along the waterfront.

  • Tuc Craft Kitchen. Location: 60 W Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C9, Gastown, Downtown Eastside. Phone: (604) 559-8999

With its vintage-style cocktail bar, wood-paneled walls, and comfortable seating for two or more diners, Tuc’s has food and drink options that complement one another no matter the occasion. Read More

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The 6 Vancouver Attractions You Have To See While In the City

So you’ve checked in at the Patricia Hotel, settled into your room and are now ready to explore Vancouver. Where to begin? There are dozens upon dozens of exciting things to do in the city, from exploring the great outdoors to dining at any one of the hundreds of delicious restaurants in and around the downtown core (also check out our attractions page). We’ve narrowed down your options to give you the best of what you should see in Vancouver to ensure you don’t miss out on any must see attractions while in town. Check them out below and take your pick from the best of what Vancouver has to offer!

 

Stanley Park

 

 You can’t leave Vancouver without visiting the famous Stanley Park! With 400 hectares of forest, Stanley Park is the third largest park in North America. Located on the edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park has a famous sea wall that takes you around the entire park. You’ll pass by beaches, parks, restaurants, historical landmarks, ocean and wildlife, not too mention the Vancouver Aquarium (Canada’s largest aquarium!). Stanley Park is a national historic site of Canada and the biggest park in an urban environment in all of British Columbia.

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Why the Patricia Hotel is the perfect hotel for the budget minded traveler

 

Traveling the world is one of life’s greatest adventures but also one of the most costly things we have the privilege to do. When traveling, having a budget is key to having both an amazing vacation and keeping your finances in check! The Patricia Hotel is a great option for travelers wanting to explore Vancouver without breaking the bank. We offer clean, no-frills accommodation in a central location in downtown Vancouver. Our room rates are cheap and tidy, providing a safe place to rest and recuperate in between exploring all of Vancouver’s famous attractions.

The Patricia Hotel is a historic hotel fantastic for students, families and solo travelers alike. If you’re looking for a cheap, friendly and unique hotel experience in downtown Vancouver, then the Patricia Hotel is the perfect hotel for you. Here’s what makes the Patricia Hotel the best hotel choice for your upcoming visit to Vancouver:

 

Cheap hotel rates

Patrciahotel1The Patricia Hotel is one of the best Vancouver hotels for the budget minded traveler as we offer rates that won’t leave a hole in your pocket. Rather than having to spend most of your travel budget on accommodation, we believe your hard earned money should be spent on other aspects of your vacation, such as seeing the sights and sounds of Vancouver. Read More

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Finding more excuses to visit Vancouver

Many people are looking for a getaway from the stressors of everyday life. There is always a way to take a fantastic vacation or even a weekend getaway for a reasonable price. There is so much to do in Vancouver, making it a destination that will please all family members is not hard. If you have decided to stay at the Patricia hotel downtown Vancouver you will be pleasantly satisfied with its convenient location to the shopping centers, attractions and the entertainment. This is fantastic for those that are on a tight budget, as you will not need to rent a car or spend your gas to go to the activities and entertainment that you might have wanted to participate in. You can simply walk to most of the popular tourist attractions and beautiful scenery.

Here are some links to events for you to try this season, from Oktoberfest to Halloween trains for the kids, and off course the BC Lions and Canucks games:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/vancouver-events/

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venue/139269?tm_link=tm_homeA_c1

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venue/139268?tm_link=tm_homeA_c2

http://www.hellobc.com/vancouver/things-to-do/festivals-events/all-events.aspx

http://www.straight.com/listings/events/

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Historic Downtown Vancouver

The Downtown Eastside is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver and is home to many historical locations such as Chinatown, Gastown and Oppenheimer Park (formerly Japantown). The Patricia Cafe & Patricia Hotel became a part of the history in downtown Vancouver starting in 1914 which, is the same year our former hockey team “The Vancouver Millionaires” started the season that won them the glorious Stanley cup. Downtown Vancouver is known as a primary tourist spot full of life and it’s not hard to see why. With all of the tourism shops, foreign foods, and fantastic communities it’s no wonder Vancouver is considered one of the top travel locations in the world.

 

The streets in the Downtown Eastside are full of history but there is also a lot of great history packed in the West End of Vancouver (Western Downtown). Just like all of Vancouver the West End was originally nothing more than forested wild. In 1862 the land was purchased by just three men known as the “Three Greenhorns” owing to the belief that these men paid too much for the remote land. Their original intent to mine for porcelain clays was scrapped when they discovered the grade of clay was not of a fine enough grade to produce porcelain. Read More