Vancouver Journals

2 Days in Vancouver

An August 2004 trip to Vancouver by jpeterson424

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Photo, Burnaby, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: A weekend stopover prior to departing for Alaska from Vancouver's Ballantyne Pier.
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Photo, Burnaby, British Columbia
The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is a 4 star rated hotel with a budget price for the area. The hotel is located in the heart of Metrotown, surrounded by a very large shopping district. Accommodations are very nice, but not extravagant. The 4 star rating may be slightly high, but overall the hotel is very nice. Several large parks are within walking distance of the hotel. Stanley Park and Canada Place are within 15 minutes of the hotel location. We were upgraded upon arrival to the 18th floor, one of three executive levels. Our 2-room suite had perfect views of the mountains surrounding the Vancouver area, as well as downtown and the waterfront. Rooms on the opposite side of the hotel also have v...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5H2W7
604 438-1200

Stanley Park


Stanley Park Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
This massive park has something for everyone. From the flower gardens to the aquarium and petting zoo, everyone will find something they enjoy. Walking along the seawall that borders nearly the entire park will take hours itself. The flower gardens are fantastic and offer a wide range of colors and species. Totem Park is another point of interest, with several, approximately 10, totem poles as well as their meaning and some history. The park offers very nice views of downtown Vancouver, as well as Lion's Gate Bridge. Give yourself a significant portion of a day, if not a full day, to enjoy all this park has to offer. You'll quickly realize it will take a long time to see everything within the p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Stanley Park
843 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 1A1
(604) 257-8400