Just because you’re travelling for business doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some leisure time too. If you needed a reason to stay, we have found five. From a spa escape to exploring Vancouver at new heights on Grouse Mountain and a night out in the city, we have everything you need to live, work, and play.
You’ve spent 9 to 5 indoors, so you’re likely in need of a change of scenery. We suggest Grouse Mountain. This four season attraction has an activity for everyone. Just 30 minutes outside of the city and you are at the peak of Vancouver with some of the best aerial views in the city. You can take the gondola up, or if you’re feeling energetic, challenge yourself to the Grouse Grind and see if you can beat the best time.
Explore our Food Scene
After a day atop of the mountain, stop by Botanist where Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s menu depicts the culinary abundance and botany of the Pacific Northwest region – produce rooted from the soil of the northwest, sustainably sourced seafood, and organic agricultural methods from backyard suppliers. Our Wine Director Jill Spoor and her sommelier team can pair your meal with biodynamic terroir-driven wine list, or let our award-winning bar team fix you a whimsical chemist-like cocktail from the Cocktail Lab. Vancouver has a large Asian influencer which brings a diverse and delicious food scene to our city. We recommend trying Bao Bei Chinese restaurant on Keefer Street. With a stylish dining room, this cozy space offers an intimate dining experience with delicious modern Chinese sharing plates and inventive cocktails. Located on the ocean front, you can’t leave Vancouver without experiencing our fresh seafood and Blue Water Café offers some of the best in the city. With an east meets west style; this fine dining restaurant will not disappoint.
The evening is young! Visit one of Vancouver’s Nightlife Neighborhoods such as Gastown, Yaletown, or Main Street to listen to a live show, sip drinks or dance the night away.
Willow Stream Spa
After exploring the city, a rejuvenating treatment from Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim is exactly what the doctor ordered. Resting right by the ocean and snowcapped mountains, this spa experience will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged. Some treatments at Willow Stream Spa are authentically Canadian. Try our Van Active Body treatment, perfect for getting in shape or recovering from the Grouse Grind, or the Fountain of Youth which combines raw ocean elements with pure Canadian glacial clay to infuse vital nutrients and minerals into the skin. Browse the full spa treatment menu.
Get Artsy and Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
Last but not least, don’t forget to stop by the Vancouver Art Gallery, and browse their current exhibitions. Whether it’s contemporary art, classics or the most-cutting edge exhibit; Vancouver Art Gallery offer a thing for everyone. If you go on a Tuesday, admission is by donation. If it’s a rainy day, you can still fuel your artful passion by exploring the unique art and architecture that defines Fairmont Pacific Rim via our self-guided tour. Stop by our concierge desk to pick up a copy of our Art Brochure complete with recommended sequence of stops.