Flight of the Dragon at Fly Over Canada

CB14D789-E266-9D66-F0F2A8098914339C___FOC Flight of the DragonFlyOver Canada is proud to bring back “Flight of the Dragon”. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver Canada admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon then, experience a virtual flight across Canada from east-to-west. The complete experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes and both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist

Runs January 14 – March 6, 2016, every 20 minutes from 10am – 9pm

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The Best Places in Downtown Vancouver to Have a Meeting

Our guests come from all walks of life, and we know how many of them stay at Patricia Hotel while on their business trip. Sometimes, the clients or partners you’re meeting can’t host at their office, or don’t have one.

Which is not a problem. That’s where Vancouver’s historic East Side & Gastown are for. We’ve come up with a few places where you can have your business meeting, enjoy some good grub and sate your thirst at the same time. Here are our picks. Let us know which ones you like! 

The Flying Pig

“You’re only as good as your last meal” is the motto of the Flying Pig. Three locations of this vibrant restaurant serve a noveau Canadian Bistro style menu. The Flying Pig’s dinner entrees include a red wine braised beef short rib with an aged white cheddar mash, skillet roasted striploin or 6 oz tenderloin, Chef Erik’s veal piccata with parmesan risotto, and many more unique and mouthwatering items.

The decor of the Flying Pig is rustic, similar in fashion to a neighborhood London pub with some high dining characteristics thrown into the mix. White cloth napkins on top of aged oak tables greet you as cheerful staff seat your table. Read More

Vancouver Park Board to Stream Live ‘Heron Cam’


Vancouver’s Stanley Park is home to one of North America’s largest urban colonies of Pacific Great Blue Herons and beginning today we’ll all have an opportunity to get up close and personal with them. The Vancouver Park Board launched a live webcam today which will allow us all to see inside their nests near the the Stanley Park tennis court.

Tune in often to watch these birds through their courtships and egg laying until the grown chicks fledge in late summer.

click here for the webcam link and enjoy!

To see these magnificent birds in person, head over near the tennis courts in Stanley Park. Make a day of it by renting a bicycle or rollerblades from one of the many shops between Robson Street and Georgia Street on Denman and heading out along the Stanley Park seawall. Enjoy the ride including the ocean view and fresh air until you hit English Bay and then look for the tennis courts! Read More

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:






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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