Why Parq Vancouver is Vancouver’s ultimate staycation destination

May 16 2019, 5:39 pm

Staycations are perfect for when you want to get away for the weekend, but you can’t totally get away.

Whether it’s because you’ve used up most of your leave already (rookie mistake), or rent has just taken up most of your paycheck for the month, it’s a lot easier to take a small staycation to escape from your everyday life. Checking out of your regular day-to-day schedule and checking into somewhere in your own city for some downtime can do wonders for your mental health and productivity.

There are plenty of spots in Vancouver where you can go to escape for a night or two. However, if you want somewhere that will cater to everything you’d be looking for in a staycation, look no further than Parq Vancouver. This spring, you can also receive $100 in resort credit when you stay at the DOUGLAS to indulge in weekly spa and makeup specials.

It’s been a cold, long winter. It’s about time you treat yourself.

Beekeeping workshop

Beekeeping workshop/Parq Vancouver

Nope, no typos here. We definitely said beekeeping workshop. You’d better bee-lieve it.

Together with Hives for Humanity, culinary destination Honey Salt is offering a two-part workshop this weekend where you can taste your way through an array of honey-infused dishes family-style, followed by a journey to a nearby urban garden for a sensorial beekeeping experience! You’ll learn about how Hives for Humanity builds character and community through beekeeping in this unique workshop.

Well, as far as unique ways to spend your staycation goes, we’ve found it. You’re welcome!

Perfect for patio season

The Victor/Parq Vancouver

As patio season finally kicks off, it can often be difficult to find ones that aren’t completely packed to the brim. Forget about finding a table at any of the patios in Yaletown when the sun’s decided to make an appearance. But that being said, there’s nothing we enjoy more than kicking back when the weather is looking fine, and there’s nothing that gets us in the vacation state-of-mind more.

Parq Vancouver has multiple patios in one destination (The Victor, D/6, Passione Gelateria, and Honey Salt’s brand new patio to open next week), so you’ll be sure to find your new favourite patio easily!

Paradise for foodies

Passione Gelateria/Parq Vancouver

If you’re a foodie, you’ll be stoked to hear about the newest artisan gelateria, Passione Gelateria, that debuted at Parq Vancouver in April. Salvatore, the resident artisan gelato maker, has created delicious gelato flavours inspired by international travel, using organic ingredients to infuse in each flavour. Seasonal highlights include Black Sesame, Thai Tea, and Mango. There is even a selection of vegan options!

Head over and enjoy a scoop or two. Or three. Or four. (It’s okay, you’re on vacation staycation).

Depending on who you’re with, whether it be a romantic date with your significant other,  a mother-daughter outing, or a fancy birthday celebration with friends, you’ll want to check out the High Tea at the Spa by JW. Enjoy a delightful high tea experience after your spa treatment, with a special menu showcasing a wide variety of nibbles including delicious canapés and indulgent desserts!

Nightlife entertainment

Johnny Bootleg

While there’s plenty to do during the day, you’ll also be spoiled for choices at night at Parq. Enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at the Lotus Whiskey/Tea Lounge, including The Duelling Pianos and Johnny Bootleg.

And you know what the best part of a staycation is? After a night out, you don’t have to worry about making the long journey home!


You can visit Parq Vancouver for more information about their spring events and specials.

Parq Vancouver

Address: 39 Smithe Street

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