In complete contrast to the luxury tents, you’ve been staying in, the contemporary-styled Shangri-La, Vancouver, with its distinct Asian touches, makes a perfect base for the last leg of your Canadian adventure. Alongside a host of world class urban facilities, Vancouver offers a host of exciting opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. An 18-kilometre paved trail winds around the city – join the locals either on foot, by bike or rollerblades for an authentic way to discover this vibrant city. Highlights include Chinatown, one of the largest in North America, do visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Classical Chinese Garden; four main elements of fire, water, plants and architecture work together to create the perfect balance of yin and yang. Stanley Park’s thousand acres of forest and gardens include the Vancouver Aquarium, a children’s farmyard and miniature train as well as tennis courts a cricket pitch and several excellent beaches. Take a water taxi ride to Granville Island, this must do farmer’s market is popular for its fresh foods and handcrafts.
Experience a luxury holiday in Vancouver with Elegant Resorts, and you’ll find a beautiful coastal location, offering an eclectic mix of big city excitement and natural splendour. Comprising many distinct neighbourhoods, this destination truly has something for everyone. Delight in the historic atmosphere of Gastown, the origin of this glorious city, and discover it’s vast array of indie restaurants and bars. World-class shopping opportunities can be found throughout the city, from the exceedingly popular Robson Street in Downtown, to the particularly upscale Oakridge Shopping Centre, which offers brands such as Tiffany & Co. and is Vancouver’s chicest fashion centre. For lovers of the outdoors, Vancouver has some of the best experiences in the world. The 1,000 acre Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, and includes a ten-kilometre-long seawall that can be enjoyed by bike or on foot. From the overlooking Grouse Mountain, savour spectacularly scenic views of the city below and the beautiful surrounding area, including Vancouver Island, Mount Baker and the striking British Columbian coastline.
Enjoy the fabulous views across the harbour and indulge in the local produce and craft beers.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Occupying the first fifteen floors of a gleaming sixty-one-storey tower in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver - Shangri-La's first venture into Canada - offers its guests a stylish base from which to explore British Colombia. A host of sightseeing and shopping options are, literally, on the doorstep, with local skiing and hiking trails just fifteen minutes away. Interiors are a contemporary take on Asian glamour, with black-lacquer screens, Italian crystal chandeliers and a two-storey, single brushstroke calligraphy painting by the Shanghai artist, Wang Xuyuan at the heart of it all. Guest rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows - perfect to enjoy the fabulous views - and offer a host of high-tech conveniences, including bedside controls to adjust the lighting and curtains. For those who like their luxe comforts close-to-hand, MARKET by Jean-Georges and Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La will ensure all your gourmet and wellbeing requirements are met.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:One of only two Shangri-La hotels in North America
- Feature:Highly acclaimed restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- Rooms:119 rooms & suites
- Nearest airport:Vancouver International Airport