7 Great Staycations in Vancouver and beyond

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Vancouver and B.C. staycations are a wonderful way to enjoy the perks of home while enjoying pampering at some great hotel accommodations in town. Whether you live in Vancouver, the Okanagan or on Vancouver Island, spring break is a great time to give you, your family or significant other a chance to switch up your routine and get away from it all, without actually getting away. Check out these seven Vancouver staycation choices, including options for staycations in Kelowna, Victoria, and Tofino.

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Seven great staycations in Vancouver and beyond

1. The Burrard Hotel – Vancouver

Welcome to your oasis in the city. The Burrard is a fully renovated former mid-century motor inn in downtown Vancouver. Along with its funky vibe, the hotel has a secret outdoor palm tree-filled courtyard that will transport you to California or the Caribbean, without the hassle of getting on a plane or the 14-day welcome back quarantine. 

The Burrard Hotel is pet-friendly and can accommodate families of four in cosy comfort. The property is in walking distance to English Bay, the West End, great dining options in Yaletown, the green heart of the city, Stanley Park, and the entire downtown peninsula. Elysian Coffee and Burgoo Restaurant are on-site for easy access to coffee, baked goodies and hearty lunch or dinner fare.

Book directly with the hotel for up to 20% off your staycation in Vancouver in winter or spring. For those booking for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, you can receive a $50 Visa gift card for each night booked, up to a maximum of 5 nights.

interior courtyard of burrard hotel on sunny day

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2. Hotel Zed – Kelowna, Tofino, Victoria

Non-essential travel is off the table for now, but as a local living near a Hotel Zed location, you can totally treat yourself to a night or weekend off safely. And save big with a Local Staycation deal.

Residents living in Victoria, Kelowna or Tofino (aka Victorians, Kelownians or Toficians) can treat themselves and their household bubbles to a staycation near them. 

bright flowers in front of hotel rooms

Hotel Zed amenities are open and following all of the recommended safety and cleaning precautions. Many of these cool perks are available to pre-book, and the hotel only allows one “bubble” in at a time. 

This means that your family can have your private pool, hot tub, ping pong lounge or mini disco all to yourself. Guests can book their pool time at the front desk to ensure social distancing. The amenities are cleaned thoroughly after each time slot.

Each Hotel Zed location offers something different. The Hotel Zed Victoria hotel has a beautiful grassy backyard with lots of seating available, as well as a small pool with a waterslide. Hotel Zed Kelowna has a killer rooftop patio with firepits and views of Okanagan Lake. Hotel Zed Tofino has access to serene mudflats, and Chesterman Beach is just a few minutes away on foot. 

old car in front of colorful hotel zed tofino

Note: When you book directly with Hotel Zed, your reservation is guaranteed, and cancellations are flexible. You won’t be charged if you cancel the day before your travel date.

5. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The classic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has partnered with Iconic Wineries of British Columbia to create overnight stay Virtual Wine Tasting Packages as part of their CheckMate Artisanal Winery and Martin’s Lane Winery virtual wine tasting experiences. 

These virtual events will take place on Friday evenings through February and March, with the option to add an overnight stay experience at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for those interested in “making a night of it.” 

Each wine tasting is priced at $100.00 and includes a bottle of wine delivered prior to the event date, and admission to the live virtual wine tasting experience that will give attendees the chance to connect with rarely accessible wine makers and experts. 

For an additional $229.00 CAD, attendees can add on an overnight stay at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and have the wines shipped directly to the hotel. This hotel add-on includes a chef-curated cheese pairing board and complimentary overnight parking. 

6. Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel has teamed up with SKY Helicopters to create the ultimate luxury experience for guests.

The hotel’s SKY is the Limit Package gives those looking for the perfect mix of adventure and luxury the chance to explore British Columbia’s beautiful backcountry from the comfort of a private chartered SKY Helicopter. Then return for the evening to relax and unwind in Fairmont Waterfront’s comfortable accommodations. 

The private heli-journey includes a chef-curated picnic basket for two, to be enjoyed at one of the remote landing locations in West and North Vancouver and the B.C. backcountry. 

couple and helicopter at lake

7. OPUS Hotel

Soak up the city this spring break in a vibrant hotel suite for the ultimate Yaletown escape at OPUS Vancouver. Start the day with breakfast in bed while a chauffeur is preparing the luxury sedan for a family adventure in Vancouver. What will it be? The Vancouver Aquarium, Science World or the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

The Choose Your Own Adventure package is inclusive of night accommodation in a spacious suite, choice of tickets to the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World or Capilano Suspension Bridge (2 adult, 2 children), daily breakfast at Capo, luxury hotel car service to the chosen experience location, and flexible 24-hour cancellation policy. No pool, no problem… snorkels for bath time fun are provided upon arrival. The package is available for stays from March 7 through end of April and can be made online.  

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