May 19, 2010: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Tour


Wednesday, May 19th

$5 per person (payable in advance)


Thanks to Michael Lambert, Probus Vancouver has a rare opportunity to explore Vancouver’s newest luxury hotel, the Fairmont Pacific Rim, at the foot of Burrard Street.

Among its many amenities are a double-height lobby with lounge opening onto an outdoor terrace, a spa, rooftop pool with cabanas and fire pits, 377 luxurious guest rooms and a 15,000-square-foot business centre considered to be state-of-the-art.

A preview of our walking tour of this hotel from the Globe and Mail.

The site of Fairmont Pacific Rim site is ideal, offering spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Howe Sound.  The hotel has an underground link to the newly expanded Convention Centre.  It’s close to Canada Place, the cruise ship terminals, float plane, Skytrain and Seabus services, and it’s within walking distance of Gastown and the city’s downtown.

We’ll gather at 9:30 a.m. for coffee in the hotel; our private tour of the facilities starts at 10:00 a.m.  Our staff guide will take us through the public areas, show us guest rooms, give us a look “back of house” and provide an insider’s insight into the hotel’s operations.

If you’re driving, onsite parking costs $9 per hour.  By transit, take the Skytrain to Waterfront; walk along West Cordova past Burrard Street to 1038 Canada Place.

This event is limited to 40 people, PROBUS Vancouver members only. If registration exceeds 40, we’ll maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations.


  • PHONE the Activity Line (604-568-5800) and leave a message (name, phone, email address if applicable).  Mail a $5 cheque payable to PROBUS to PROBUS, 1101-2988 Alder Street, Vancouver, BC  V6H 4C3.


  • SIGN UP online by using the button below (disabled now that event is over) and pay by credit card or PayPal.  Indicate whether you’ll join us for lunch.


  • SIGN UP at Member Services with cash or cheque at the April 13th or May 11th PROBUS meeting.

Please note that no cancellation refund is possible after May 12th unless you arrange for someone on the wait list to replace you.  If you need to speak to the event organizer, please leave a message on the Activity Line (604-568-5800) and expect a call back within 24 hours.

Members already registered:

#1 Terry Heenan (NoPaid)
#2 Wilson Parasiuk
#3 Dave Chowdhury
#4 J A Pearkes
#5 – Bill Thomas
#6 Ted Daem
#7 Bill Robertson
#8 George MacKenzie
#9 Peter Hamilton
#10 Ron Webster
#11 Harry Beattie
#12 Ken Yule
#13 Jon Collins
#14 Dean Winram
#15 Colin Connor
#16 John Sullivan
#17 Lindsay Mann
#18 Brian Carpenter
#19 Don Jones
#20 Rod English
#21 Paul McCrae
#22 John Madden
#23 John Hill
#24 Ralph Carder
#25 Jerome Coleman
#26 Merv Hanson
#27 Nick Thornton
#28 Michael Lambert
#29 Brian Wasson
#30 John Banfield
#31 Verne Krause
#32 Ted Fitzclark
#32 John Hoyle
#33 Eric Hayne
#34 Robin Preston
#35 G W Stronck
#36 John MacFarlane
#37 D.Thomas
#38 George Cook

Wait list if necessary: