Comfortable Hotel Close to Vancouver's Downtown and Airport
Tour buses and shuttles regularly take off just outside the door of the Best Western Plus Abercorn Inn, which is conveniently located in Richmond, British Columbia. From this point, guests are just 10 miles from downtown Vancouver and 3 miles from Vancouver International Airport. The hotel's front desk can help arrange sightseeing tours through Victoria, Vancouver Island, and downtown. A free hotel shuttle is also on hand to take guests to and from the airport and nearby attractions, such as Richmond Centre, an upscale shopping mall.
The hotel sticks out with its quaint, Bavarian-inspired architecture; the whitewashed exterior is crisscrossed by dark wooden beams. In the morning, head to the dining room for a complimentary hot breakfast, which includes eggs, sausage, coffee, pastries, and bacon. For lunch and dinner, there's the onsite Highlander Restaurant, where the chef serves up classic American grill fare, or you can grab a drink in the relaxing lounge area or at the Highlander Pub.
Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: Coastal Parks in Hollywood North
Each year, upwards of 8 million pedestrians and cyclists visit Vancouver’s sprawling Stanley Park, considered to be one of the finest public parks in the world. It is situated on an elevated peninsula about 10 miles from the hotel, and is home to more than 1,000 acres of ancient trees, including enormous western red cedars and douglas firs. Scenic pathways that face the harbor hug the park's 13.7-mile (22 km) seawall. Anchored inside the park, the Vancouver Aquarium—the biggest aquarium in Canada—houses more than 70,000 animals including dolphins, beluga whales, and sea lions.
Hundreds of major films have been shot in Vancouver, earning it the nickname Hollywood North. It’s now the third-largest movie and television production center in North America, and the setting of movies ranging from Juno to the Orson Welles biopic Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. With a little research, you can track down spots from past TV and movie sets on your own, or take a guided tour of locations used in The X-Files, Smallville, and the Twilight series, among others.
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