This elevator has become Vancouver’s essential selfie spot (PHOTOS)


If there were such a thing as the most selfie-d elevator in Vancouver, the one at the new Douglas hotel would be the winner.

There are tens of thousands of photos on Instagram with the hashtag #elevatorselfie, and now this unique lightbulb-and-mirrored Vancouver lift has become an essential selfie-snapping spot.

The Douglas is a boutique-style hotel that’s part of the epic Parq Vancouver casino complex, newly-opened at the downtown end of the Cambie Bridge. Aesthetics are clearly a priority at these posh digs, and in the Instagram-era, there’s a lot to capture with your smartphone camera.

In addition to the trippy elevator, The Douglas has some excellent neon, a stunner of a bar (that even has a secret private room you access via a bookcase’s hidden door), a wall covered in greenery, a front desk that’s an illuminated glass-boxed tree trunk, and well-appointed guest rooms–if you’re lucky enough to be staying the night.

But, seriously, that elevator though. It’s pretty hard to resist, trust me.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom