What to do and see in this Canadian city

Fall is a great time to plan an escape to Vancouver, British Columbia, because of the mild climate, which is ideal for outdoor fun such as hiking, biking and water activities.

Visitors also have an opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage and take advantage of shoulder season rates at most hotels.

A bustling spot with lots to offer, it’s one of the most diverse cities in Canada.

Here are a few of our tips and recommendations if you visit Vancouver.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers easy access to shopping, restaurants and lots of activities.

Book a stay The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It’s located in the downtown where there’s easy access to shopping, restaurants and lots of activities. Historical with architecture that’s been preserved, the property offers more than 500 guest rooms and suites with a full-service day spa, 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool. For extra indulgence, book a room on the hotel’s Gold Floor, which offers luxe amenities such as breakfast, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and nighttime snacks along with beverages throughout the day. If you’re a fan of cocktails, make reservations at the hotel’s uber-chic restaurant notch8which serves up delicious food to match its swanky drink creations.

Notch8 serves up delicious food to match its swanky drink creations.

The Shangri-la Hotel, also located in the heart of the city, is a boutique hotel offering luxurious rooms and suites featuring sleek and sophisticated décor. Book the 90-minute Blood of Fruit treatment at the hotel’s award-winning spa Chi. The service begins with an invigorating body scrub, followed by a steam shower and ends with a relaxing massage using botanical body cream to make you melt. Be sure to check out the highly acclaimed Pug Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to try the indulgent waffles for breakfast and leave room for dessert after dinner.

Making a stop at The Shangri-la Hotel's Chi spa should be on your to do list when visiting Vancouver.

For vegetable lovers, look no further than The Acorn Restaurant, which offers creative meals made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes frequently to highlight the change of seasons as head Chef Devon Latte works with local farms and businesses to bring true-to-form farm-to-table cuisine. With dishes such as hay roasted kohlrabi with garden shiso and Du Puy lentil pate de Campagne and smoked beets, you’ll never view plants the same way again.

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