5 nights / 6 days
From intimate dining rooms and chic, celebrated restaurants to waterfront bistros and award-winning wineries, Canada features exceptional international gastronomy experiences in each region of the country. Indulge your taste buds with savory Pacific Rim seafood, signature beef and chicken dishes and a bevy of cultural feasts.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book the hotel highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Day 1: Vancouver, Canada |
Upon arrival in the city, meet your private transfer bound for the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where you will stay for five nights in a luxury Fairmont Gold guestroom. Known as the "Castle in the City" with its chateau-style architecture and English charm, revel in refreshed elegance at this landmark hotel in downtown Vancouver. Enjoy exclusive Fairmont Gold privileges featuring enhanced amenities, private lounge, complimentary daily deluxe European breakfast, afternoon indulgent treats, evening hors d'oeuvres and honor bar. In addition, revel in a heated outdoor pool, Absolute Spa, traditional afternoon tea with sweets and savories, nature-inspired Canadian cuisine and prohibition-era cocktails in Notch8 Restaurant & Bar.
Once you are settled, venture out on your own for an introduction into this exciting maritime city. Just minutes away, discover the trendy shops and designer boutiques on famed Robson Street, along with art galleries, lively pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. For an extraordinary dining experience, head to the vibrant Hawksworth Restaurant. Specializing in innovative and traditional dishes, sample Canadian cuisine created with carefully sourced ingredients from a highly skilled kitchen brigade. Savor offerings from an artful tasting menu and wine paring menu or sip a finely crafted cocktail with a la carte offerings such as a foie gras parfait starter, veal tenderloin or decadent lobster tail main, followed by a creme fraiche with pistachio and strawberry for a sweet ending to your first day in Vancouver
Day 2 - 3: Vancouver |
Following your delicious European-style breakfast in the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge each morning, spend your days immersing in this exciting city. Start with Grandville Island's public market and be sure to try pain au chocolate and a perfectly frothy cappuccino at Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe before perusing booths offering fresh produce, seafood, bakery items and exotic spices.
Then, check out the vibrant art scene with an eclectic mix of festival, theatre, street performers, musical shows and art exhibits. Get the perfect selfie in Queen Elizabeth Park, for stunning views of the city, North Shore and beyond, or stop at Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's largest, and meet friendly sea otters, penguins, beluga and dolphins. If you crave a grab-and-go treat while sightseeing, indulge in the unrivaled food truck scene, sampling everything from fresh juices, fish tacos and pork buns to Thai, Venezuelan, Korean, Mexican eats, to name a few.
Day 4: Vancouver |
Make time for midday indulgences or get a preview of the culinary expertise of hotel chefs in the late afternoon in the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge. If you prefer, indulge in traditional afternoon tea, classic cocktails and carefully selected wines in Notch8 Restaurant & Bar before a glamorous-style dinner. Romantic and elegant with the ambience of 1930s travel, delight in nature-inspired Canadian fare from signature breads and starters including caviar, soups and salads, to exquisite daily entrees featuring spice crusted bison, duck breast with honey lacquer, lavender and honey ash-crusted wild salmon and juniper wild boar. Top your dinner off with a seven-layer mousse cake, hazelnut praline and passion fruit gel, aptly named #OMG for a decadent ending to your evening.
Day 5 - 6: Vancouver / USA |
Sip and savor your morning coffee and breakfast buffet before your final day of discovery. For a day of outdoor adventure, pedal your way on a bicycle through the city, utilizing the extensive bike route network and trails such as the Seawall route along Stanley Park's shore or along Spanish Banks. Be sure to visit vibrant Chinatown, a community established more than 100 years ago, to marvel at the Millennium Gate and wander in a Ming-Dynasty-style garden, its tranquil paths and pavilions. Discover indie fashion shops or immerse in the notable foodie scene with a savory herb tea, authentic dim sum, exotic vegetables and seafood.
For an inspiring gastronomical experience tonight, dine at the acclaimed Italian restaurant CinCin, just minutes from the hotel. Sophisticated and innovative cuisine accompanied with a superb wine menu featuring more than 1,000 labels, savor alluring aromas, flavors and textures created by Chef Andrew Richardson from fresh, locally-sourced, ingredients. Meticulously-crafted and utilizing a wood-fired oven and grill in an open kitchen, indulge in a variety of handmade pastas and risottos, and remarkable courses including truffled chicken, red wine braised short ribs, wood fired pork tenderloin, ribeye steak and albacore tuna for a mouthwatering finale to your stay in Vancouver.
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