Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Hidden & Well-Known Adventures near our Downtown Vancouver Hotel
We don’t just work in downtown Vancouver, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots near our pet friendly hotel you won’t want to miss while you’re in Vancouver. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit while you are staying at our Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Harbour activities include multiple tour route offerings via float plane, marina and boat tours, the Coal Harbour CommunityCentre, and the Coal Harbour seawall that connects to Stanley Park.
Harbour Green Park
Located just steps from the hotel’s front door, Harbour Green Park is the largest continuous waterfront park in the downtown area. Featuring a summer spray park and rolling lawns, this park is perfect for a fun afternoon picnic. Take in the spectacular water view and watch the float plane arrivals and departures as you relax.
Local Food Trucks
Recently exploding onto Vancouver’s culinary scene, food trucks are now a common sight in Vancouver’s downtown core.Renowned restaurants are launching their own food trucks – from Vij’s comes Vij’s Railway Express – in addition toVancouver’s hidden gems, like JAPADOG originally only found at Burrard & Smithe.
Vancouver famous outdoor shopping street in the heart of downtown, it is a commercial mecca that includes premier fashion stores and fine dining.
Stanley Park is an ecological oasis in the heart of the city. Included are numerous options of enjoyable activities.
The Vancouver Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, education, research and encouraging active involvement.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Celebrating the work of leaders in the field of contemporary art and Vancouver’s own internationally renowned artists through cutting-edge exhibitions, the Vancouver Art Gallery also houses the most extensive collection of Canada’s beloved Emily Carr.
2015 Vancouver Sun RunApr 19, 2015
The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10K road race since its inception in 1985.
Founded by former Canadian Olympians Dr. Doug and Diane Clement along with Dr. Jack Taunton, the run’s purpose was to promote the benefits of running to improve health and fitness as well as support elite amateur athletics.
For more information, including race details, please visit the website.
Eat! VancouverApr 26, 2015 — May 3, 2015
The 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is a world class week-long food festival taking place throughout downtown Vancouver from April 26th to May 3rd, showcasing this city’s extraordinary culinary culture.
Already the largest food festival in Canada, EAT! Vancouver, now in its 13th year will be enhanced to include a variety of hands-on workshops, collaborative chef dinners featuring top chefs from across Canada, a new National artisanal awards program, a hospitality symposium and of course the EAT! Vancouver at BC Place, from May 1st to May 3rd .
EAT! Vancouver attracts Canada’s culinary stars, food producers and restaurants, from Vancouver, North America and beyond. Consumers, from across North America, will come to the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival to participate in Vancouver’s vibrant food culture and experience great food from around the world.
BMO Vancouver MarathonMay 3, 2015
Ranked a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes for its stunning beauty and scenic route, ranked “most exotic” marathon by CNN, the BMO Vancouver Marathon leads runners on a 42.2 kilometre journey through parks, neighbourhoods and bustling city streets. Enjoy the fresh-air alongside natural beaches and breathe a sense of wonder at the backdrop of surrounding mountains.
Starting near the top of Little Mountain at Queen Elizabeth Park, in the centre of the city, runners head south along the heritage-designated Cambie Street, west through Kerrisdale and the University of British Columbia campus, back into the city alongside breath-taking Jericho and Kits beaches, finally circling our coveted Stanley Park Seawall to finish at the city’s pulse in the downtown corridor near the Vancouver Convention Centre.
For full event details, please visit the official webpage here.
The Lion King – Broadway Across CanadaJun 18, 2015 — Jul 12, 2015
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.
See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”