Imagine yourself on an island getaway - in one of Canada's most vibrant cities! This Jaunt invites you to experience Vancouver's Granville Island, where you can experience the thriving arts community, indulge in some gastronomic adventures, sample unique beers, peruse the world-famous fresh food market, relax at the spa, and stay at the Granville Island Hotel while you're at it.
Granville Island is a unique community with plenty of cultural offerings. You must check out the local and exotic flavours from the very best farmers, bakers, butchers and fishmongers at the Granville Island Public Market. Browse the artisanal selections from the field, ocean and oven that are favoured by Vancouver's elite chefs and local foodies alike. Be sure to sample some candied West Coast salmon (treated with a healthy dose of Canadian maple syrup) - a real gem amongst the market's offerings.
What goes well with good food? Good beer of course. Your package includes a seasonal six-pack sampler of Dockside Beer with the purchase of an appetizer at Dockside Seafood Restaurant. Learn about each distinguished beer (they are always different depending on the season) and how they compliment the scrumptious offerings from the menu; from Dockside Shrimp & Crab Cakes and Duck Rillette to Big Eye Open Range Lamb Chops and Saltspring Island Mussels. You can't beat local flavours!
Once you have been satisfied gastronomically, it's time to be satisfied physically at Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique. Use your $20 credit towards the Rose Bliss Harmonizing Facial Massage. Or maybe try the Rose Bliss Gemstone Aromatherapy Massage or experience a full 120 minutes of the Rose Bliss Chakra Balancing Massage. You might just want to get a Rose Bliss Intuitive Body Reading. Whatever you choose, your treatment will be done by professional practitioners that use only 100% organic skin care products. Relax and enjoy the high-quality pampering services - you may just transform your life!
Granville Island is the hub of boating life in Vancouver, with the Maritime Market and Marina. At the southwest corner of the island, you'll find boating supplies and clothing, tours and fishing, plus a handful of boat-builders at work. Water enthusiasts can take a rental boat around scenic English Bay or hop on an Aquabus or a False Creek Ferry for a quick ride around the False Creek Inlet. Granville is also the place for planning an unforgettable sea kayak adventure or whale watching tour.
The arts community on Granville is alive and well! Running from February 9 - March 10, is the romantic story, Intimate Apparel, on the Granville Stage, while the Revue Stage is offering Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craiglist Cantata (a hilarious collection of Craigslist ads set to an original soundtrack) from January 19 - February 11, and Gordon, the story of a darkly funny homecoming. If you are in the mood for non-stop laughter, Granville Island is also home to Vancouver Theatresports League at The Improv Centre, offering different shows every night of the week.
With the added perks of complimentary parking, full breakfast for 2 at the Dockside Restaurant, and a $20 credit for Granville's Calixica Holistic Spa, this Jaunt is full of surprises and delights for all the senses; not to mention your Deluxe Room at the hotel with panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and mountains of the North Shore.
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Phone: 1-800-663-1840 or (604) 683-7373