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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The grande dame of Vancouver hospitality, the Hotel Van opened its doors in 1939, just in time for the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. That makes it a pretty senior member of what Douglas Coupland calls the “City of Glass.” Adjacent to the Vancouver Art Gallery in the heart of downtown, the Hotel Van – like its sibling, Toronto’s Royal York – feels like the last surviving structure of a glamorous Victorian metropolis that never was.

900 W. Georgia St., 604-684-3131 / 866-540-4452,

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