HOLIDAY good times

26 Dec

Feeling the need to do something festive, I booked a night at the Granville Island Hotel, made a reservation at the Shaunessy restaurant and headed into Vancouver from the burbs.  A little stay – cation…  a little calm and local adventure after a busy time.

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A pretty little boutique hotel, right on the dock.  Sad to admit, I have not been here since my college class graduation/dinner (party).

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Newly renovated, no two rooms are alike.

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View towards the water.

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View from our balcony.

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A walkabout Granville Island.

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Roasted chestnuts – not for me, but my dad use to like them.  Granville Street Bridge in the background.

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The famous Granville Island Public Market – farmers, artisans, vendors and cafes

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The Net Loft is home to many stores worth a visit… I often buy gifts here.

Railspur Studios is a little laneway that is tucked away… worth finding these little Artisan Studios for something handcrafted and unique.

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Biggest log reindeer EVER.

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Native totem pole carving can be viewed here.

True to Granville Island’s industrial roots, Ocean Cement is the oldest business, having resided for 90 years. More on the Granville Island here.

dachshund chester + cashmere

Our trip would not be complete without our trusty hounds, mini - dachshunds Chester & Cashmere, who love a roadtrip and a stay in a hotel.

I love the Christmas lights on the sailboats… view from our balcony at night.

PART 2 tomorrow… this post became very long!

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2 Responses to “HOLIDAY good times”

  1. Lynne Woods December 27, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Looks wonderful……eagerly awaiting part 2!


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