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There’s never a bad time to visit Vancouver. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter, or fall, you’ll find that we're a lively and vibrant city with plenty of upcoming events to keep you entertained and content throughout the year. There are also popular local tourist attractions to take in such as Lynn Canyon Park, the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and so much more. If you’re planning a trip to our fair city in the latter part of February or into March, you'll have a chance to watch a world-class rugby game, take your kids to a fun interactive show, or laugh out loud at a comedy festival. Check out all the info below!

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On the pitch

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a hardcore rugby fan or not: everyone can get on board with the HSBC Canada Sevens 2020! Taking place on March 7 - 8 at BC Place Stadium, this sporting event promises to be action-packed and fast-paced with live entertainment and an opportunity to meet the athletes. A total of 16 national Sevens teams compete for World Series points. Whichever team at the end of the season has accumulated the most points will be crowned the Champion. Join in on the excitement and cheer on your favourite players. Get your tickets today!


For the little ones

Are you travelling with your little ones in tow? The stage production of Hands and Feet will bring fun, wonder, and entertainment to kids aged 2 to 6 years. This is an innovative theatrical experience that involves the performers interacting with members of the audience. Kids will be thoroughly engaged with an intriguing presentation of sound, movement, and imagination. Wordless expressions, through claps, snaps, skips, slinking and tip-toeing, evoke a playful and inventive spirit that will capture the attention of children. The show runs from February 26 through to March 1 at the Presentation House Theatre. 


Comedy central

Are you looking for a good laugh while you’re in town? If you're in the mood for alternative comedy where the usual stand-up routine doesn't apply, a great change of pace would be to take in the JFL NorthWest: Best of Blind Tiger Comedy. Expect the unexpected when 3 teams of long-form improv performers compete for your laughs! Taking place at the Little Mountain Gallery on February 21, at 9:00 pm, this showcase presents cutting-edge comedy that takes audiences in wonderful and surprising directions. 

When you book your accommodations at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in North Vancouver, you’ll be perfectly situated to take in various exciting entertainment events that are taking place throughout Metro Vancouver. While discovering the best attributes of the city, you'll be staying in well-appointed and spacious rooms and suites with all the comforts of home. Our fine amenities include free high-speed Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, hot tub, complimentary passes to Steve Nash Fitness World and so much more. Make your reservations with us today!


Is there a more exciting time than the festive period? Not that we know of. While the big day might still be quite a while away, things are going to start warming up in the next month or so. Visitors and locals alike can get into the seasonal groove by attending one of the many Christmas events that the city will be hosting. And indeed -- there are no shortage of events. Below, we’re going to outline just three of the scheduled events, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Things will get even more festive as we move into Christmas. Check out the details below, and begin planning your trip!

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Fun in the streets

A place called Candytown sounds tempting, right? Taking place on November 30 in Yaletown, the event will transform Mainland Street into a festive celebration. There’ll be costumed characters, street performers, live music, market stalls, ice carving demos, festive lights, Santa, and of course candy. Fun, food and merriment for young and old alike. This event attracts over 15,000 attendees each year.

The magic of lights

It’s always a special occasion to take a trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but it’ll be extra special from November 22. From then until January 26, the Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the canyon, and the surrounding parklands will be brilliantly illuminated with hundreds of thousands of festive lights that will amaze and delight all visitors. Canyon Lights, A Winter Festival is a must-see!

Feeling festive

Travelling with the children in tow? There are two Santa Claus parades you can take the kids to. The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade takes place on December 1 and travels throughout the downtown area with bright colourful floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and the guest of honour, Santa. There's another chance to see Santa on December 7 at the Santa Claus Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration at Memorial Place Park in Maple Ridge.

There’s only one place you’ll want to stay during your trip to the city: the best hotel in Vancouver! At the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites North Vancouver, you’ll have everything at your disposal to fully enjoy your stay. As well as an enviable location and a comfortable bed, you’ll get to enjoy amenities that include a heated outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast. Plan your trip with us in mind!

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Now, there’s nothing wrong with coming to Vancouver and enjoying all the cultural highlights, such as the museums and art galleries, during your trip. But we will say this: it’s pretty terrific to be outside in Vancouver during the summer, because there’s simply so much stuff to do. If you’re visiting with your family, then look at leaving the cultural spots to one side until your next trip, and make this one all about enjoying all of the fun outdoor activities. You’ll love it, your kids will love it. Below, we take a look at just three of the activities that are waiting for you. 

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To the mountains

Anyone with any aspirations to enjoy the outdoors in North Vancouver has to check out the mountains! There’s not one, not two, but three options: Grouse, Cypress, and Mount Seymour. Grouse is probably the most family-friendly, with hiking, biking, ziplining, and more activities on offer. 

At the beach

One of the best summer activities involves doing...very little! A day at the beach is always fun. You can soak up the rays, splash in the water, sit back and read -- anything and everything, so long as it’s relaxing. Kitsilano and English Bay beaches will be two you don’t want to miss. 

Cycling around

Ready to work up a sweat? Then rent some bicycles and go for a family bike ride around Stanley Park. It’s beautiful -- and especially so first thing in the morning. 

After all that activity, you’ll want to ensure that you’re returning to the best hotel in North Vancouver for a good night’s sleep. At the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites North Vancouver, you can choose from a range of room types, and will also enjoy amenities that include a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, and access to our seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. 

posted by: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on: November 2, 2018 4:02:50 PM

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Easy Hikes Hikes in North Vancouver

November in most places tends to have below 0 degrees weather, lots of snow, and makes you want to hibernate inside until Spring comes. Luckily, in Vancouver, that is never the problem because we have mild winters which leaves plenty of room to explore what the west coast has to offer! In North Vancouver, there are so many hikes that you can do even in the autumn despite your fitness level!

Quarry Rock  

Located in Deep Cove, Quarry Rock is definitely a favourite for tourists and for locals. It is the perfect hike no matter what the weather is because you are covered by the dense trees all the way up until you reach the lookout. This hike is definitely perfect because no matter how fit you are (or unfit) you will definitely be able to do this hike! With a bit of an incline at the beginning, you can definitely go for a light stroll or run your way up! The view at the end of the hike is definitely rewarding so make sure to check this hike out!

Lynn Canyon

Whether you are looking just to check out the suspension bridge and the pools or getting lost in the thick trees that make up Lynn Canyon, there is a hike for everyone! You can hike all the way to Lynn Peak if you want to an intense hike that guarantees beautiful views, or you can just walk around and enjoy the beautiful sounds of Lynn Creek.
If you’re looking to explore around North Vancouver and enjoy the beautiful weather of the Pacific North West, then you definitely need to stay at Econo Lodge Inn and Suites in North Vancouver. It’s a family-friend hotel that is close to the outdoors so you can definitely experience all the beautiful sites, parks and weather.