O Canada House Bed & Breakfast

1114 Barclay Street , Vancouver, BC V6G 1H1 Canada (Show map)

About

Welcome to O Canada House in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy modern luxuries in a Victorian setting at one of the West End’s most historic buildings. Nestled on Barclay Street downtown, O Canada House allows guests the freedom of being only minutes away from Vancouver’s world renowned tourist attractions, endless dining adventures, and rich mix of diverse shopping and entertainment. Here, Ewing Buchan penned one of the first English versions of Canada's National Anthem in 1908. . Every effort has been made to restore O Canada House to reflect the ambiance, charm and warmth of Buchan’s era. O Canada House is a registered heritage building and 1997 winner of the City of Vancouver’s prestigious “Heritage Award of Honour” for outstanding refurbishment and interior decoration in the elegant Queen Anne-style. Make yourself at home in Vancouver’s heart at O Canada House.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Lovely Bed and Breakfast

3.2 on June 16, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at O'Canada House rather than a typical hotel. The house is charming, the sitting areas in the front and back yards are lovely and the location was perfect for exploring downtown, getting to the Sea Wall and accessing the water taxi. Susanne was excellent and very helpful. During our stay, I had to reach her after hours and she contacted me right away, which I really appreciated. The staff who made and served breakfast were also excellent and the food was very tasty and definitely exceeded our expectations. The room was nice and the bed and bedding were comfortable and despite the room being pretty warm we slept quite well. The only real downside was that our room (The South Suite) had a very strong odor which was quite overpowering. I'm not really sure the source of the odor (i.e. whether it was simply from the age of the house or from the very dated carpets) but either way, it was pretty unpleasant. If I were the owners, I'd seriously look at updating the carpets...especially if it meant that it would eliminate the odor. But overall, we give O'Canada House a thumbs up (and a double thumbs up if they replace the carpets).


Great stay

3.8 on June 10, 2015

Overall wonderful place and great breakfast and service, I thought it would have been nice to have the backyard seating area seats clean, they were quite covered with mess from birds.


Charming heritage B&B.

4.4 on June 03, 2015

A wonderful stay! Suzanne was an excellent host. Rooms comfortable and quiet. Easy walking distance to Downtown and restuarants, Breakfasts superb. Can highly recommend.


Lovely!

5 on June 03, 2015

My husband and I stayed one night in the Master Suite. It was great. Comfortable king size bed and large ensuite. Our morning breakfast was very nice, complete with fresh fruit and a frittata of sorts. Our stay was so brief that we did not have opportunity to sit in the backyard sitting area nor on the lovely front porch. Next time..and there will be a next time for sure. Well done!


Centrally located Vancouver B&B

4.6 on May 05, 2015

Wonderful location, large rooms, outstanding service, cleanliness. Great breakfasts and 24-hour baked treats. Only downside (or upside, depending on your viewpoint) is 2 small resident dogs.


lovely B&B

4.6 on April 13, 2015

This B&B is in a fantastic central location, good value and offers on-site parking. The building itself is lovely, staff all very friendly and helpful and both the public areas and bedrooms are comfortable and attractive


Fantastic short stay

4.6 on April 12, 2015

Arrived late, caretaker was there and very helpful. Fantastic breakfast, comfy beds, great location - we loved the free sherry and open pantry! Look forward to our next visit.


great bed, room and breakfast

4.8 on April 09, 2015

spent the night and it was the perfect place to stay, free parking great food and a very comfortable bed. We plan to stay more often when in Vancouver.


Great B&B in an excellent location

3.6 on March 03, 2015

We stayed at 0 Canada House on a weekend in February. The host and staff were friendly and helpful, as well as appropriately unobtrusive. The breakfasts were excellent. We really liked that part of the kitchen was open 24/7 for guests and was stocked with a variety of teas and snacks, including fresh-baked goodies. It was nice to be able to make myself a cuppa tea and take it up to our room before retiring. The main salon was stocked with maps and other materials we found useful in planning our walking excursions. Our room was comfortable. Though most of the rooms were occupied during the weekend, we didn't hear other guests while we were in our room. Much quieter than we expected. Also, we heard very few street noises. The location is perfect for exploring Vancouver, including Stanley Park. We didn't use our car all weekend. Parking was convenient -- right behind the building. All in all, a very good choice for a Vancouver weekend.


Best place to stay in Vancouver

5 on February 14, 2015

Absolutely loved everything, the location and everything about the house and staff.


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Rooms & Rates

South Suite

The South Suite is adorned with a plush Queen bed and turn-of-the-century writer’s desk. Step out of the shower in the private ensuite and into the adjoining dressing room with a secluded view of our backyard gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 135 - $CAD 210

West Suite

The spacious West Suite is a bed and breakfast retreat. After a long day of exploring downtown Vancouver, relax in comfortable classic chairs by the faux fireplace or on the Queen bed. A beautiful armoire adorned with antique hatboxes sits beside the entrance to the private ensuite with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 145 - $CAD 220

North Suite

Wake up to the view of the front gardens and tree-lined Barclay Street or enjoy the gorgeous night lit Vancouver Skyline through the brilliant bay window. Soak in the claw-foot bathtub in the Suite’s beautiful and spacious ensuite bathroom with full amenities package. Enjoy a tranquil sleep in the King bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 255

East Suite

Decorated with period paintings and furniture paired with modern luxuries, the entire suite is gently illuminated by a bay window behind the King headboard. The spacious ensuite features an enclosed shower with full amenities package.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 160 - $CAD 240

Penthouse

O Canada House’s largest suite, the Penthouse features two King beds and occupies the entire third floor. A private staircase leads into a grand open area with two gables. The north gable has chaise lounge cushions to recline by the front window overlooking Barclay Street. A four-seat wooden table is tucked into the south gable with a view of the backyard gardens. Skylights illuminate the warm seating area in the centre of the Penthouse Suite as well as the bright ensuite bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 195 - $CAD 285

Master Suite

The grand Master Suite has at its heart a magnificent King bed. Located on the main floor of O Canada House off a private hallway, the Master Suite is a decorated with a spacious wood-panelled armoire and dresser drawers. Enter through the double French doors and rest in twin chairs lit by large bedside windows or shower in the private ensuite after sight-seeing Vancouver.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 250

The Cottage

O Canada House’s cottage is a Vancouver dream. A secluded space in the heart of downtown, the Cottage Suite features a luxurious Queen bed and full ensuite bathroom. Plan the day outside on the Suite’s sunny private patio or at the cosy reading space beside the gas fireplace. Swing open the double French doors to begin your day amongst O Canada House’s backyard gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 165 - $CAD 245

Location

Airport

Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Intl.) 9 miles

Directions to property:

'O Canada' House Bed and Breakfast is located in the West End of Vancouver, just steps away from Vancouver's famous tourist attractions, shopping and restaurants and the downtown business centre. Directions from the USA/Canada border to 'O Canada' House B&B, 1114 Barclay St., Vancouver, BC. Follow Hwy 99 from the US/Canada border, north to Vancouver. You will go through the George Massey Tunnel and continue to the City via the Oak Street Bridge. Hwy 99 will now turn into Oak St. Continue on Oak until 19th Ave (sign will direct you to City Centre). Turn Left on 19th and then right on Hemlock to take you over the Granville St. Bridge into the City Centre. Stay on Granville St. and turn left on Smithe St and again left on Thurlow. We are located at Thurlow and Barclay, however, if you go just past Barclay and turn Right into the laneway, you can park your vehicle behind our house. We have 2 parking stalls directly behind the house. If they are full, go past our house and turn right into the adjacent building parking lot. Straight ahead (closest to our kitchen door) are our parking spots #'s 14, 15 & 16. You can now come through our back gate and to the left of our house to the front door.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Parking, Luggage storage, Concierge service, Complimentary 24/7 Snack Pantry, Complimentary Evening Sherry, Complimentary News Papers & Magazines

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, WORLD CLASS DINING, WORLD CLASS SITE-SEEING, ARTS, THEATRE & MUSEUMS, WORLD CLASS CONVENTION CENTRE, WORLD CLASS SHOPPING

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Policies

  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Please contact property for details
  • Cancellations: Please contact property for details

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susanne Munro-Condon

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

NO PETS

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:00 am weedays
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , 24hr notice required