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Fodor's Expert Review O Canada House B&B

1114 Barclay St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1H1, Canada See on Map

When we say this Victorian home is historic, we mean it (the first version of "O Canada," the Canadia National Anthem, was penned here in 1909). But that's not all the O Canada House Bed & Breakfast has to offer; with a location that’s tucked away from the busy main stretch of busy downtown and a quaint, cozy setting, this inn is the perfect space for travelers who enjoy the B&B atmosphere but want the convenience of being close to the heart of the city center.

room

No two suites at O Canada House Bed and Breakfast are the same, but all feature an attractive combination of antique-inspired furnishings and cozy decor (like patterned comforters and stylishly worn-in sitting chairs).

Most of the suites at O Canada House Bed and Breakfast are built for one to two people—if you're traveling with a larger group or will have the kids in tow, make sure to request the Penthouse Suite, which has two king-sized beds.

bathroom

Each suite has an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and simple toiletries.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some of the bathrooms are small and don’t have a ton of counter space, so make sure you ask about your specific suite’s bathroom size when booking.

lobby

Instead of a lobby, O Canada House has a cozy parlor, front porch, and large outdoor patio for relaxing outside of your suite. The entire house maintains its charm with period paintings and stylish vintage furniture.

dining

A full three-course breakfast is included with your room rate and served in a communal dining room with coffee, tea, and juice. They offer a rotating set menu of options, including top-notch homemade baked goods. If you get hungry outside of breakfast hours, feel free to grab a treat from the 24-hour butler’s pantry, which comes stocked with complimentary baked goods, beverages, and other small snacks.


YOU SHOULD KNOW The breakfast menu is fairly eclectic, so if you have any dietary restrictions, make sure to let staff know in advance so they can accommodate you during your stay.

drinking

Sherry is offered in the parlor (or, weather permitting, on the patio) every evening.

LOCATION

Getting Around

O Canada House offers free parking on-site (just make sure to reserve a spot when booking your room). If you're not traveling with a car, you can catch the SkyTrain at Burrard Station, which is less than 10-minutes away on foot.

Restaurants

For a quick meal, try Breka Bakery (4-minute walk), where you can grab coffee, baked goods, and lighter fare (like sandwiches and quiches) 24 hours a day. For something more substantial, head over to CinCin Ristorante + Bar (5-minute walk), which offers an impressive menu of Italian staples (make sure to try the risotto, followed by a traditional tiramisu). If you’re visiting on the weekend, check out the West End Farmers Market (4-minute walk) on Saturday mornings to sample excellent street food from a variety of local vendors.

Bars

To get a feel for the local beer scene, head to The Bottleneck (8-minute walk), which offers an extensive list of Canadian beers (many of which are local to British Columbia). If wine is more your style, try Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar (9-minute walk), which offers a fantastic selection of wine flights that allow you to sample whites, red, and bubbly for less than $20.

WHY WE LIKE IT

O Canada House Bed & Breakfast offers the kind of charm and hospitality you won't find in a more traditional hotel, and the welcoming staff, fantastic location, and incredible breakfast set this property apart from other B&Bs in the Vancouver area.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 604-688–0555;877-688–1114

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