Vancouver Journals

Vancouver on Business

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A March 2007 trip to Vancouver by girlfromals

Murchies Tea and Coffee Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: After a 20-year absence I returned to Vancouver on business twice in 2 years.

Pacific Palisades Hotel

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Hotel

Pacific Palisades Hotel Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The destination for our 2007 annual conference was Vancouver. All we needed was a hotel. After discussions with our travel coordinator, I chose the Pacific Palisades. I had heard great things about this hotel and was excited to arrive. After a 5 ½ hour plane ride, my boss and I arrived at our hotel at about 11:30pm. We were greeted by Ken who grabbed my suitcases and took me over to the front desk. Upon checking in, I was informed that I would be in the West Tower, the tower opposite the lobby. Ken helped me with my suitcases, laden down by conference materials prepared at the last minute. He showed me into my room and lifted my suitcase up on to the storage bench located in the kitchen.I was ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Pacific Palisades Hotel
1277 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E1C4
(800) 663-1815

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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A colleague and I had flown to Vancouver for a pre-2010 Olympics meeting. We shared a cab to the Renaissance Harbourside located just a couple of streets off Burrard Inlet in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This was my first time back in the city in 20 years and the hotel made quite the impression.Upon arrival, we were greeted by the doorman who immediately unloaded our luggage onto a cart. When we walked into the lobby of the hotel, we suddenly felt underdressed in our jeans and t-shirts worn for comfort on the long flight! We were greeted by shiny black stone floors and stairs and an impressive lounge with multi-story windows overlooking the Inlet. Upon checking in, I headed up t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3T3
(604) 689-9211

Capone's

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Restaurant

Capone's Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Even before leaving for Vancouver, one of my friends said that we absolutely must go to Capone's. After we finished working the conference we definitely deserved a great meal. So, we headed over to Capone's. The cab ride took us to the funky area of Yaletown full of converted warehouses and small laneways. We were greeted by two hostesses when we arrived and they asked whether we had a reservation. We did not but that was no problem. We were there shortly after 6pm and 90% of the tables were empty. Capones is a long and narrow restaurant so most of the tables are situated along the brick wall...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Capone's
1141 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5P6
(604) 684-7900

Hon's Won Ton House

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Restaurant

Hon's Won Ton House Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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In general, Chinese food in Canada is pretty much the same wherever you go. So, when someone suggested that we head up to the Robson Street location of Hon's, I was expecting the usual. What I experienced was good food in an atmosphere that is hard to forget.Even though we arrived close to 7pm, this place was packed full of customers and we actually had to wait to get a table. When a table became free we were seated at the front of the restaurant right next to the take-out till. We were seated at the end of a very long line of tables joined end-to-end. All of the tables are arran...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2007

Hon's Won Ton House
108-268 Keefer St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X5
+1 604 688 0871

Murchie's Tea and Coffee

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Attraction

Murchie's Tea and Coffee Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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I had a few hours to explore Vancouver and was thumbing through the Vancouver tourist guide provided in my hotel room. I came across an ad for Murchie's Tea & Coffee and decided to check it out. I walked the few blocks over to their Vancouver location and immediately got lost in all the tea choices!Murchie's began operations in 1894 out of New Westminster, British Columbia, delivering tea and coffee in Canada. It definitely caught the eye of the British Royal family as Murchie's developed a number of unique blends for certain royals, including Queen Victoria, after whom these blends are named. Murchie's al...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Murchie's Tea and Coffee
825 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 669-0783