Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada
What’s so great about this pool?
Vancouver is a city with a huge range of temperatures – freezing in winter and gloriously hot in summer. This is a large pool where – no matter what the weather – you can have a wonderfully invigorating swim in a superb modern pool. It’s superb place for exercise or a great place to chill out.
- The pool is very modern with great views of the surrounding skyscrapers
- It’s 15 metres long
- It goes up to 1m 40cm in depth, so it’s ideal for kids and adults
- Water temperature is between 28 and 30 degrees Centigrade
- There is an adjoining hot tub so you can ease those aching muscles
- It’s part of ultra-modern fitness centre with a full range of exercise equipment and a sauna
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So the pool’s fab – what about the hotel?
The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is a really upmarket hotel aimed at business people and tourists alike. It occupies the first 27 floors of the building known as One Wall Centre. (The upper floors are occupied by luxury apartments.) The hotel has 746 guest rooms and suites, and loads of conference rooms. It’s got a great restaurant with an accent on Italian and fusion cooking. It’s luxurious, it’s modern and it’s in the heart of Vancouver, just a short walk from the water and from the old market centre, with great views over the sea.
What else is there to do around there?
Vancouver is one of the liveliest cities in the world. It’s surrounded by mountains and has a thriving arts and music scene. It’s on the Pacific coast of Canada, which means that it’s ethnically diverse with a large Asian community. So you can get wonderful Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc) food.
It has great ballet, superb classical music, and 50 theatre companies. The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the best in Canada and there’s a superb maritime museum. If you like the outdoors, there are superb beaches, wonderful opportunities for mountaineering, great biking trails and you can go sailing or whale watching on the Pacific Ocean. And in winter, there is some great ski-ing.