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Treat Yourself to Vancouver

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A February 2001 trip to Vancouver by Eve Carr

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Did you ever enjoy a city so much that you absolutely had to share it with others? That’s how my husband and I feel about Vancouver. It's large enough to be cosmopolitan, yet small enough to be comfortable Here’s a sample of what’s in store for you when you visit.

Treat Yourself to Vancouver

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Overview

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Want to be pampered? Absolutely treat yourself to a stay at the Wedgewood Hotel & Restaurant. Don’t miss their cozy breakfast as you sit in plush wing chairs and watch the rest of the world go by. Dinner at their Bacchus Restaurant, is a romantic event you’ll remember for a long time. The ambiance is relaxingly romantic; no wonder it has been voted most romantic restaurant. And the food is as beautiful as it is delicious. If you want to dine where the stars dine, definitely visit Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House. Ask about their Seafood Tower for a show-stopping appetizer. If you’re a shopper, visit the boutiques along Robeson Street and adjoining streets, including lots of und...Read More

Wedgewood Hotel

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Hotel | "The Wedgewood Hotel"

Wedgewood Hotel Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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You want accommodations in a quiet area in Vancouver, yet near the action. Where should you stay? At the Wedgewood on fashionable Robeson Square. In this individually owned boutique hotel, you experience Old World charm in a setting that is stylish, yet has a comfort that truly pampers. It has a warm, homey feeling that makes you feel as if you are rich. After you receive warm, friendly greetings from the staff, you notice that the lobby has a stylish personality of its own. There are no artificial decorations here. That’s because owner Eleni Skalbania personally supervised the decorating, incorporating many of her own items, into the design. Her taste is exquisite; you look forward to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001

Wedgewood Hotel
845 HORNBY STREET
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z1V1
1 6046897777

Westin Grand

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Hotel | "The Westin Grand Vancouver"

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You don’t have to be a business traveler to enjoy a stay at The Westin Grand, on trendy Robson Street, at the edge of up-scale Yaletown. But, if you are on business, you’ll see that The Westin is indeed "redefining the boundaries of business. In this all-suites hotel, you’ll experience style and flair that makes traveling so much more pleasant. All suites feature spacious bathrooms with luxurious soaker tubs, bathrobes and hair dryers, a work desk with easy access to power, dataport and two phones and two phone lines, two televisions, and numerous other feature. It's enough to make you want to stay in your room all the time. The Westin Grand in Vancouver is the first hotel in Canada t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001

Westin Grand
433 ROBSON STREET AND HOMER
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B6L9
604-602-1999

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

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Restaurant | "Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge"

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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At the Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, romance is in the air all year long. Walk into this elegantly appointed restaurant, just off the lobby of the boutique Wedgewood Hotel, and you’ll be transported to a relaxing, restful ambiance where you are pampered with outstanding service. The striking visual beauty of fresh florals, the subtle aroma of fragrant potpourri, light from the soft, subdued votive candles, and the warming glow from the fireplace create a soft, romantic atmosphere, while plush wing chairs and cozy banquettes and generously spaced tables invite you to sit back and relax. Dark wood paneling, and rich paintings add an old-world charm to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
845 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
1 (800) 663-0666

Joe Fortes Seafood House

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Restaurant | "Joe Forte's Seafood & Chop House"

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Joe Forte’s Seafood & Chop House, at Robson and Thurlow Streets in Vancouver is the place to be. This is no ordinary, down-home fish place, but an ultra modern, stylish setting. This friendly, hip American brasserie with a massive horseshoe-shaped bar and soaring ceilings, is a natural meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Don't be surprised if you spot some famous people here. Sports celebrities and movie stars love to hang out here. Experience Joe Fortes yourself, you’ll see why. "Frenchy," the maitre’D, who has taken care of many a celebrity, offers you the same quality service—as do the lively, upbeat servers. Joe Fortes was voted Vancouver’s Best Oyster Bar. But you d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001

Joe Fortes Seafood House
777 Thurlow St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5
+1 604 669 1940

Granville Island

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Attraction

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While visiting Vancouver, you’re in for a special treat if you visit Granville Island, an eclectic mixture of shopping, outstanding food, unique museums, arts, culture, recreation, entertainment and even education. While tourist might like this market, it's a old stand-by for locals who rely on it for their foods and flowers. The highlight, for us, was the Granville Public Market, with some 45,000 square feet of space and 50 outlets offering you everything from dramatic floral bouquets and freshly baked bread, to gourmet cheeses, seafood, produce—and just about any other food you could imagine. Treats such as strawberries mounded high in their boxes and home-made candies tempt even the stronges...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001

Granville Island
False Creek, under Granville Street Bridge South End
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3
(604) 666-6655