Bayshore Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Bayshore Inn became one of the Canadian Pacific (CP) hotels in 1960. Today it’s known as the Westin Bayshore, part of the Westin chain, but in its heyday it was luxury lodging for a city that was fast becoming the “Hollywood of the North.”
The city of Vancouver was added to the CP Railway line in 1884. The railroad brought rapid growth and World War II heralded further expansion to this city, with its year-round natural port and setting between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
From the outside, the Westin Bayshore features typical 1960s-era architecture, but inside you’ll find a 5 star luxury hotel, with 511 rooms, fine dining, indoor/outdoor pool, business centre, fitness centre, and even indoor spa treatments. In the surrounding area you can enjoy nature at its best with cycling, jogging, fishing and boating all well catered for.
A traditional double room at the Westin Bayshore will cost you around CAD 271 (£192).
Today you can still ride a train from Vancouver. Via Rail operates the flagship Canadian train, where you can ride from this city all the way to Toronto. Vancouver train station is situated close to Main and Georgia Streets, with the Westin Bayshore nearer the latter on Bayshore Drive.
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