$249 for après-ski in Vancouver
In Vancouver, they say the snow is where it belongs: On the top of the mountains that are a 20-minute drive away from the city streets.
With a new package from Opus Hotel, visitors to the beautiful west coast metropolis can enjoy the world-class winter sports offerings on nearby Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Mountain in North Vancouver. Then they can return to the bustling downtown to indulge in the many delights in and around Opus.
In the trendy Yaletown district, the boutique hotel offers spacious accommodations, an outstanding restaurant (La Pentola della Quercia), and easy access to the international airport via the Canada Line train.
Starting at $249 per night, the Ski-Scape Package includes:
- One night’s accommodation in a newly redesigned deluxe guestroom featuring a gas fireplace and heated bathroom floors
- Two hot buttered rums and a specialized energy amenity, customized to give either a pre- or post-ski energy boost
- Ski storage.
The package is available from November 22, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
For guests eager to venture to Whistler, which is a 90-minute drive away, roundtrip transportation is available through the hotel at a cost of $130.
Vacay.ca Drinks Up Vancouver
Vacay.ca Contributor Adrian Brijbassi recently stayed at Opus Hotel and praised the quality of its amenities and location, while also discovering Vancouver’s newest cocktail hot spots. Among the best places to grab a drink is the Yaletown Distilling Co., which is just a block away from the hotel.
Brijbassi writes: “Vancouver’s first craft distillery is making its own spirits, including vodka and gin. Possibly the trendiest bar in the city at the moment, the establishment is often packed but expect to have some room near the close of the night as the club set heads to the neighbourhood’s dance venues while you come in for a final few sips.”