The Red Chair has arrived in BC and has started its journey around our beautiful province and some of our great BC Bed & Breakfasts.
Once travelers took pictures of “flat Stanley” in unusual places and situations, now it is the turn of The Red Chair. This ordinary wooden chair has become a new celebrity and has traveled from Bed & Breakfast to Bed & Breakfast on the US East Coast, through southern states and up the West Coast, to here, its first appearance in Canada.
It’s all part of a multi-year B&B awareness program that focuses on a traveling red porch chair to highlight the comfort, uniqueness, hospitality and friendliness of Bed and Breakfasts. Since its start in New England in 2012, B&Bs and inns have taken inspiring photos of the Red Chair from beaches to bandstands.
“Red” arrived in Vancouver from his adventures at the Camano Island Inn in Washington State (he went zip lining!) to Granville House B&B in Vancouver on December 4th. The weather wasn’t very co-operative, but intrepid innkeepers Randy & Pam from Granville House took Red around their city. You can’t visit Vancouver without visiting Stanley Park, so off they went to see the totem poles, the horsedrawn carriages, the mermaid, and the famous Lions Gate Bridge.
Being busy innkeepers, some of Pam and Randy and Red’s adventures took place in the evening, such as a visit to Canada Place, a landmark in Vancouver harbor and the original Canada Pavilion at Expo 86. Now it is home to the cruise ship terminal, World Trade Centre, FlyOver Canada and the Pan Pacific Hotel. It being December, Red then enjoyed the Christmas lights at Canuck Place, North America’s first free-standing children’s hospice located in the historic Glen Brae Manor. A major supporter of the facility is the NHL Vancouver Canucks hockey team.
Red has now checked out of Granville House B&B, its first Canadian and BC Bed & Breakfast host. After visiting the great city of Vancouver, the rest of his trip will have a lot to live up to!