Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Superb location right on the edge of Vancouver's harbor

  • Recently refurbished rooms, many of which offer beautiful harbor views

  • Family friendly with interconnecting rooms and a rooftop pool

  • Complimentary bike rentals during the summer months

  • Fairmont Gold floor for that extra luxury service in the city

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Vancouver's climate is the mildest in Canada, averaging 20°C in summer and 2°C in winter. But you don't hear much about that accolade. Instead you hear about the rain. Bucket loads of it fall, especially in winter (January, February and March). In the mountains, a mere 20 minutes away, this translates into snow for excellent skiing. The average seasonal snowfall at 1600m (5000 feet) is a spectacular 25 meters (75 feet), four or five times the average in most areas of the Alps. July through September are the best bets for sunshine.

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Conveniently located just a stone's throw from Vancouver's beautiful harbor with its walkways, restaurants and bars, the Fairmont Waterfront offers a contemporary style and superb facilities making it the ideal base for your Vancouver stay.

With all of its rooms and suites recently refurbished, the Fairmont Waterfront is definitely back on the map. Just across the road from the contemporary Fairmont Pacific Rim, the Waterfront offers the same superb location yet with a slightly more relaxed and family friendly feel.

Step into the grand lobby and experience Fairmont hospitality from the start. The ARC restaurant and bar are just off to your right and offer a welcoming spot for anything from a morning coffee to an early evening cocktail. With comfy seating and relaxed atmosphere it's a great gathering place for families and friends.

The hotel has a superb location for exploring the city with everything you need on your doorstep. After a busy day, retreat to the outdoor roof top pool, complete with fantastic harbor and mountain views and terraces to relax on.

In the evening, venture back to ARC Bar where live music is played from Thursday to Sunday. Dine together at ARC restaurant or head into the city for the evening. Retreat back to your room to take advantage or the soft woody tones and sweeping views from your panoramic windows. Wake to snow capped mountains and sea planes taking off and landing in the harbor, a truly Vancouver view!

A staple of the Vancouver waterfront, the Fairmont Vancouver makes for the ideal stop at the beginning of or end of your Canada adventure.

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The hotel has recently completed a refurbishment of their 370 guest rooms and suites, giving them a relaxed hue of golden caramels, neutral creams and warm browns. Each of the rooms and suites offers floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views across to the harbor, glittering city skyline or snow capped mountains. The terrace rooms open out to the hotel's herb garden and have access on to the pool deck.

All rooms have 47” HD flat-screen televisions, wireless internet access, Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top beds, in-room safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, personal Keurig coffee system and tea, large working desk with chair, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior.

The Deluxe Partial Harbour View and Signature Harbour View rooms have the option to connect to one another, making them ideal for families traveling together. The Fairmont Waterfront also offers a selection of one and two bedroom suites for those who want a little more luxurious space. The Fairmont Gold Floor offers a hotel within a hotel feel on the 8th and 9th floor with private check in and check out, dedicated Concierge service as well as the Fairmont Gold Lounge with gardened terrace, complimentary soft drinks and snacks during the day and complimentary daily breakfast


Families are made very welcome at the Fairmont Waterfront and they offer specific rooms especially for them. From interconnecting options through to one and two bedroom family suites. Cots are available on request as well as baby amenities, children's bathrobes and highchairs. Babysitting can be arranged locally. At the hotel's restaurants, children under 5 years eat free from the children's menu and children 6-11 eat for half price from the main menu.


The hotel offers a fantastic location in the city, just steps from the harbor and ideal for exploring. Back in the hotel though, take time to sample the urban artisanal cuisine or ARC Restaurant, perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch or special dinner or sample a cocktail at the ARC bar where live music is played in the evenings from Thursday to Sunday. When the city becomes too much, head up to the outdoor pool to take a dip and refresh. It's a great spot for views of the harbor and to just relax. There is also a fully equipped fitness center.


The hotel offers complimentary bikes for guest use on a first come first serve basis from June to September and there are plenty of bike hire shops close by at other times. There are also guided morning runs twice a week departing from the hotel.


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    Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. The Best of Downtown Foodie Tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! Over 3 hours you will enjoy 5 courses, 14 tastings and 8 stories. Leave your will power at the door...

  • Bowen Island by land, sea & air

    Explore the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver on foot, by boat and by sea plane on this exciting tour, taking in cultural and natural highlights as you go. Spot seals and eagles as you discover the shores and forests of the region.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is a great family afternoon out. Only 10 minutes from Vancouver downtown, walk in a rainforest with a twist! The wobbly bridge over the Capilano gorge may get your head spinning but children love it.

  • Granville Island Market Tour

    Our local foodie connoisseurs will bring to life Canada's best-known public market on a fun-filled tour. Led by a chef guide, the tour will be a true highlight for your taste buds. Enjoy donuts, sourdough breads, locally-cured meats and other treats!

  • Stanley Park & Seaside Biking Adventure

    Explore Vancouver's Stanley Park on this exciting coastal biking adventure, discovering the totem poles, bridges and forest trails that make up this picturesque cycling route as you head towards Yaletown.

  • Stanley Park Cycling Tour

    This is definitely more than just a ride in the park! Your guide will weave through pristine forest trails that criss-cross through iconic Stanley Park, bringing this amazing wilderness city to life with their commentary.

  • The Mail Run - Seaplane Experience

    Fly by float plane and see how people live on Canada’s west coast! Ride along with the locals on our regular flights from Vancouver harbor to the tiny villages and anchorages of the beautiful Gulf Islands.

  • Vancouver Alpine Lakes & Glaciers

    Encounter spectacular scenery on this float-plane adventure from Vancouver, landing on crystalline mountain lakes and soaring over knife-edged ridges and stunning glaciers.

  • Vancouver Whale Watching

    Every summer some eighty orca whales visit the waters south of Vancouver. Travel out in search of these fascinating creatures and catch a glimpse of humpbacks, as well as sea lions and bald eagles.

Vacation Ideas

  • A Week in Western Canada

    Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff National Park

    from $5900 pp 6 nights

    • Visit the highlights of British Columbia and Alberta
    • Best for travel between June and September
    • Experience the Canadian Rockies by rail on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Located right on the Vancouver's waterfront within an easy walk of the center of the city and seaplane terminal.

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