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

Science Center in Vancouver at dusk with reflection.
Science Center in Vancouver at dusk with reflection.

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. 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

Stanley Park forest in Vancouver, Canada.


 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. Read More

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

Vancouver - Canada. Yaletown and the Burrard Bridge in False Creek in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.
Yaletown and the Burrard Bridge in False Creek in the city of Vancouver.


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

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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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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