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Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Vancouver

The seasons are turning, and springtime will be in full swing before we know it. Vancouver residents are eagerly awaiting the clouds to part and the sun to return to this beautiful part of the world. Carmana Plaza has established itself as the premier long-term hotel in Vancouver and one of the most comfortable places for any length of Vancouver stay. Carmana plaza rentals boast an unrivalled downtown location, 24/7 front desk, and is great for both short-term visits and hotel extended stays in Downtown Vancouver. Whether work is bringing you here or you are looking for a spring break vacation, here are 8 things you can look forward to this spring in Vancouver.

Weather

Springtime is a welcome reprieve from the grey and wet winter months. Starting in March, we welcome back sunshine and warm temperatures. By April, most days are sunny and around 13 – 15°C – perfect weather to comfortably explore Vancouver and the surrounding area from your home base in your Carmana Plaza rentals.

Enjoy the Downtown Green Spaces

Vancouver is surrounded by incredible mountains and shorelines – and we’ll get there – but the parks in the city are also worth visiting in the springtime. Places like Stanley and Queen Elizabeth Parks are great for a stroll or bike ride, especially in the spring as life returns to the fields, flowerbeds, and trees.

Skiing

For those who haven’t fully scratched their winter itch, spring skiing in Vancouver is some of the best in the country. There are three local mountains near Vancouver, and Whistler-Blackcomb is just up the way. All four of these options are a short drive from your hotel in downtown Vancouver and provide a great last gasp of winter as the ambient air temperature starts to warm.

Nightlife Comes Alive

Just like the flowers and trees, nightlife reemerges in the springtime by way of open terraces and patios. With your Vancouver stay being located right downtown, you have some of the city’s most fun establishments right at your fingertips. In the springtime, these places are even more enjoyable as their outdoor spaces re-open to the masses.

Whale Migration

Spring is the start of whale migration off the Vancouver coast, with thousands of these majestic animals cruising through on their way north toward Alaska from their warmer winter waters to the south. Orcas, humpback, grey, and minke whales all make the pilgrimage and having an opportunity to view these creatures in the wild is truly a life-changing experience.

Visit the Mountains

One of the many perks of our suites in downtown Vancouver is that they are within striking distance to some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Spring is the perfect time to get out and hike, bike, or visit quaint mountain towns. Perfect weather, disappearing snow, and fewer crowds make March through May some of the best months to soak up our nearby great outdoors.

Get on the Water

As a coastal city, one of the best things you can do in Vancouver is to get out and experience the many waterways that encapsulate the city. With winter squalls in the rearview and warming temperatures on the horizon, there is no better time than rent a kayak, get on a sailboat or take a coastal tour via a sightseeing vessel.

Festival Season

Spring marks the start of festival season here in Vancouver. Once the weather turns, there is something fun and exciting happening nearly every weekend. This pattern extends well into the summer and fall months, but there is something especially exciting about spring festivals and celebrating the return of warm weather, long days, and party season!

With the best suites in downtown Vancouver, Carmana guests have the most comfortable and convenient launchpad to enjoy everything that the springtime brings in our little corner of paradise. Whether you are looking for Downtown Vancouver hotel extended stays or a suite for a shorter Vancouver stay, Carmana Plaza has you covered. Give us a call with any questions or to reserve a room today! Spring is here, and you can be too!

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