Pacific Northwest Architecture

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Formerly known as The Hotel Vancouver
The Canadian National Hotel at Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2W6
Basic Information
Designed by Archibald & Schofield
Cost CAN$12,000,000
Floors: 20
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver
More Information
  • Hotel rooms: 556
  • Height to roof: 336.95 feet
  • Floors above ground: 20
  • Floors below ground: 2
  • Architect: John S. Archibald
  • Architect: John Schofield
  • Construction of this building was started by the Canadian National Railway, but finished under a partnership with the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Construction of this hotel was halted for five years because of the Great Depression.
  • This building was opened just in time for the Royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
  • At the time of its completion, this was the tallest building in Vancouver.
  • May 25, 1939: This building opened to the public.