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Wineries & Wine Tours
The Winery For centuries, not every one lived near vineyards or had to go far to enjoy a sensational craft. People made wine in their home cellars and invited their neighbours to celebrate the true poetry in the bottle over flames of candles and flavours of delectable bites. This ancient legacy shapes the true vision for inception of City Side Winery in the heart of Vancouver. City Side Winery is the story of old traditions blending with the new world. It unfolds centuries-old history of winemaking infused with deep-rooted culture of hospitality in Vancouver and welcomes wine lovers to the latest Canada’s West Coast wine destination. Whether it brings vineyards to the urban core or urban core to the vineyards, the fruit of bringing this idea to life is a unique progress in the British Columbia wine industry; a path to the future led by this pioneer. As Vancouver’s sole commercial winery founded by a family thrived with decades of international experience in winemaking and hospitality, its sophisticated concept breaks away from the elitist reputation of wine and shares passion for quality in an intimate and elegant space that bears no sign of commercial design. Its ambiance embodies the owner’s vision of joie de vivre and sensational delights. While cellar brings to life the best of BC vineyards, kitchen creates top quality and flavour with fresh and vibrant ingredients of BC’s earth, farms and ocean. The lounge, tasting room, wine shop, bar and meeting rooms are artfully blended together to create what resembles an extension of guests’ very own living room. Sommeliers and wine-passionate staff guide wine tasting and food pairings, educate and recommend allowing guests to discover the delightful complexity of their palate. The Winemaker Homan brings to City Side Winery an innovative and uncompromising view to winemaking and hospitality along with an inspirational leadership, a charismatic character and down-to-earth personality with a contagious sense of humour. Although an incredible opportunity to work along one of the world-famous Masters of Wine, Markus Del Monego, introduced Homan to new horizons in the art of winemaking, it was his unconventional love of wine and exceptional dedication that inspired him to enrich his scientific backbone. Between working for wine merchants of Hamburg and training in spectacular luscious green valleys of Mosel and Baden-Baden, Homan complemented his âHospitality and Hotel Managementâ degree in Germany with a âSommelierâ certificate and later moved to UK in pursuit of a degree in âViticulture and Oenology.â From opulent British lounges and luxury German hotels to business management and vintage work in world-class wineries in UK, Greece, Germany, Canada and USA amongst others, Homan’s international award winning experience shaped his vision and defined a meticulous framework for his style of winemaking. In 2016, Homan along with his wife, Mina, founded City Side Winery in Mount Pleasant, one of the most promising neighborhoods near downtown Vancouver, where they passionately follow their dream of making signature wines defined by the quality benchmarks of world icon wineries. Haftbaradaran’s family is proud to join the community of entrepreneurs in Vancouver and be part of the delightful journey of discovery for wine lovers. YOUR IDEAL EVENT DESTINATION With a unique and sophisticated setting located in the heart of the city, near downtown Vancouver, we offer one of the hottest new venues in town with competitive packages and impressive rates. We are proud to host a wide range of private functions, corporate events, board meetings, demo & presentations, product launch or promotion, client & investor appreciation events, team building sessions, luncheons and much more. Impress your guests with an elegant and versatile venue for a âone of a kind experience.” Planning to celebrate what is worth raising a glass about? enjoy the captivating ambiance of our unique lounge for all kinds of events. Capacity: 50 seats Complementary Wi-Fi Onsite Kitchen catering a wine-inspired menu and bar (wine, cocktail, beer,etc.) within walking distance from downtown Vancouver and sky train, near seawall and downtown attractions Special offers for event coordinators Hosting private & semi-private events
Vancouver’s favorite fully guided fishing charters take you to famous salmon grounds. Experience millions of Pacific salmon swimming practically in Vancouver’s front yard. All aboard “Deep Respect,” the beloved Zeta Command Cruiser, as it pushes off from the south downtown shore of False Creek. Experience the renowned sights, aromas, and sounds of Vancouver from the water like few get to see it. Then on to the salmon grounds where fishing is encouraged. Deep Respect always returns with a bountiful catch. Complete amenities onboard. Transport Canada certified boat with excellent certified guides with years of local experience. Safety is paramount. Trips are 5, 8, and 10 hour charters or advance book 1 to 3 day excursions.
Cycle City Tours is passionate about guiding visitors around Vancouver by bicycle. We offer small group tours with beautiful routes, interesting stories, and passionate guides who will show you the sights and hidden gems of the city. We travel at a relaxed pace so riders can take in the sights and smells of their environment, and choose flat routes so anyone with basic riding skills can come! Our two downtown rental shops offer high quality bicycle rentals and friendly advice. Come Ride With Us!
The Neptune’s Jewel is the newest addition to the city’s Charter Fleet and is certified by Transport Canada. It is a stunning mid-sized dinner yacht built to cruise Vancouver and entertain as many as 47 guests. The yacht is perfect for parties, carol ships, fireworks nights, weddings, and corporate events. The yacht is air conditioned, has very large windows, an entertainment system, a large upper deck and with setting on the bow. The Jewel is moored at Downtown Coal Harbour’s ‘Bayshore West Marina’ just West of the Westin Hotel and next door to the entrance to Stanley Park. Ample parking and public transportation.
The Karen Cooper Gallery on beautiful Granville Island in Vancouver is a showcase of the natural and breathtaking beauty of British Columbia. From the windswept peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the haunting cry of a bald headed eagle, the Karen Cooper Gallery is a feast for the senses. Natural colour and light abound here, nature surrounds you with a luxurious embrace. A world leader in luxury photography, Karen has united her beautiful images of British Columbia with cutting edge digital technology to create unique and visually striking artwork. “I want to take photography to a new level,” says Karen, “to make it beautiful and functional for home dÃÂ©cor; bringing the outdoors in creates enjoyable spaces where people can thrive.”
Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life. Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun and sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You’ve come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
Salt Spring Island
Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. And your job aboard our all-dome fleet? To indulge in the most luxurious journey you’ve ever experienced. It’s a tall order, but you’re moving in the right direction.
Pursuit Sport Fishing offers guided salmon fishing charters from Vancouver and Richmond, salmon and halibut charters from Ucluelet and Sturgeon fishing charters from Chilliwack, British Columbia. Professional, friendly guides and a fantastic, well equipped custom charter boats. We provide all the equipment needed for a safe and memorable fishing charter.
Sightseeing, Airlines, Accessibility
Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture
The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and honours Bill Reid by exhibiting the Bill Reid SFU Art Collection as well as presenting special exhibitions and programs that build bridges between all peoples, including Indigenous and settler populations. The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and can be found within a short walking distance from the Canada Line’s City Centre Station located in Pacific Centre or the Millenium/Expo Line’s Burrard Station.
Dining & Culinary Tours
The original Vancouver Food Tour guides locals and visitors to Vancouver’s best restaurant gems. A passionate team of food and drink experts entertain guests on the delectable and informative tours. On our most popular Gastown Tasting Tour and Craft Beer Tour, enjoy hand-selected food and drink pairings at multiple restaurants in the historic neighbourhood. We take care of everything so just relax and enjoy the adventure. Our newest brewery tour, Your Vancouver Brewery Experience leads guests behind the doors of Molson Coors Canada, Western Canada’s largest and most recognized brewery. Guests will tour through the historic brewery’s can filling and brewhouse operations, learn the science behind beer making, and enjoy a guided beer tasting. Our progressive dining menu focuses on local, seasonal, and sustainable fare, including BC wines, craft beers, cheeses and charcuterie, seafood, and much more.
Running half-day, full day and two-day Rafting tours on the rivers of the Sea to Sky corridor. We have convenient starting points from several Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish Hotels. We operate 7 days a week and on weekends we offer morning and afternoon departures.
Spas & Wellness, Hotels
The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa is a landmark destination hot spot right in the centre of downtown Vancouver. From its award winning amenities including a world class spa and comedy club, to the kitchen equipped suites featuring spectacular ocean, mountain and city views, the family owned and operated Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa has implemented sustainable practices such as its ‘Green Initiative’ Program as well as the 100% Chemical Free Commercial Cleaning System reducing our carbon footprint to provide guests with the wonderful home away from home ambiance.
Theatre & Performing Arts