Gigi & Andrew’s Vancouver guidebook

Gigi

Gigi & Andrew’s Vancouver guidebook

Sightseeing & Shopping
Larger than NYC's Central Park, Stanley Park is a local favourite and gem. Go here for a scenic ocean walk, bike ride, rollerblade, horse-drawn carriage, the options are endless! (there are lots of bike rental places in the West End). My personal favourite spot is near Brockton Point where you can have a picnic complete with views of North Shore as well as the city from behind.
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Stanley Park
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Larger than NYC's Central Park, Stanley Park is a local favourite and gem. Go here for a scenic ocean walk, bike ride, rollerblade, horse-drawn carriage, the options are endless! (there are lots of bike rental places in the West End). My personal favourite spot is near Brockton Point where you can have a picnic complete with views of North Shore as well as the city from behind.
One of Vancouver's most iconic sites, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, is more exciting than ever! The cliffwalks stunning walkway, made partly of glass, hugs the granite cliffside as it offers a panoramic view of the rainforest and canyon far below.
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Capilano-hængebroen
3735 Capilano Rd
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One of Vancouver's most iconic sites, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, is more exciting than ever! The cliffwalks stunning walkway, made partly of glass, hugs the granite cliffside as it offers a panoramic view of the rainforest and canyon far below.
In the early 1900s, Granville Island was home to factories, plants and sawmills. Things are a little different today—Granville Island is both a locals’ favorite and a huge draw for visitors. Technically a sandspit and not an island, the neighbourhood sits just south of the downtown peninsula, right under the Granville Bridge. The Granville Island Public Market acts as a hub of activity, but it’s also one of the city’s most important cultural districts with theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios.
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Granville Island
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In the early 1900s, Granville Island was home to factories, plants and sawmills. Things are a little different today—Granville Island is both a locals’ favorite and a huge draw for visitors. Technically a sandspit and not an island, the neighbourhood sits just south of the downtown peninsula, right under the Granville Bridge. The Granville Island Public Market acts as a hub of activity, but it’s also one of the city’s most important cultural districts with theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios.
With BC Place Stadium at one end, Stanley Park at the other, and the city’s best-known shopping precinct in between, Robson Street is a must-stroll. One of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets and right in the heart of the downtown core, you’ll find yourself walking right alongside locals on their way to the office, sports fans heading to the game, and students lining up outside noodle shops.
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Robson Street
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With BC Place Stadium at one end, Stanley Park at the other, and the city’s best-known shopping precinct in between, Robson Street is a must-stroll. One of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets and right in the heart of the downtown core, you’ll find yourself walking right alongside locals on their way to the office, sports fans heading to the game, and students lining up outside noodle shops.
Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and unique areas. As the first downtown core of the city, the neighbourhood has transitioned into a centre of innovation and truly memorable experiences, for locals and tourists alike, while maintaining a strong connection to its history. Containing something for everyone, Gastown offers a diverse mix of retail and dining options housed within authentic heritage architecture, alongside a vibrant creative and tech scene.
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Gastown
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Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and unique areas. As the first downtown core of the city, the neighbourhood has transitioned into a centre of innovation and truly memorable experiences, for locals and tourists alike, while maintaining a strong connection to its history. Containing something for everyone, Gastown offers a diverse mix of retail and dining options housed within authentic heritage architecture, alongside a vibrant creative and tech scene.
Established back in the 1890s, Vancouver’s Chinatown has been humming busily for more than a century with vivid colours, exotic cuisine and a vibrant culture. Rich in history and architecture, this area east of downtown boasts North America's third-largest Chinatown after New York and San Francisco. You’ll find plenty of classic Asian specialty stores, with their wares piled by the sidewalk for perusing, as well as dim sum restaurants, apothecaries, and quiet oases offering calm respite from the bustle. While there are many traditional finds in Chinatown, you’ll also see a burst of modern retail thanks to some young entrepreneurs who have set up shop in the neighbourhood, especially along Pender between Columbia and Main streets.
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Chinatown
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Established back in the 1890s, Vancouver’s Chinatown has been humming busily for more than a century with vivid colours, exotic cuisine and a vibrant culture. Rich in history and architecture, this area east of downtown boasts North America's third-largest Chinatown after New York and San Francisco. You’ll find plenty of classic Asian specialty stores, with their wares piled by the sidewalk for perusing, as well as dim sum restaurants, apothecaries, and quiet oases offering calm respite from the bustle. While there are many traditional finds in Chinatown, you’ll also see a burst of modern retail thanks to some young entrepreneurs who have set up shop in the neighbourhood, especially along Pender between Columbia and Main streets.
The Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the West building is now a landmark in Vancouver. Home to the majestic Cauldron that burned brightly during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, this vast space is perfect for festivals, community gatherings and special events, such as the Pakistan Festival, the Mexican Day Independence Festival and the Canucks Autism Network Family Festival. It is also the ideal space for delegates to unwind and simply enjoy the breathtaking harbour views.
Jack Poole Plaza
1055 Canada Pl
The Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the West building is now a landmark in Vancouver. Home to the majestic Cauldron that burned brightly during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, this vast space is perfect for festivals, community gatherings and special events, such as the Pakistan Festival, the Mexican Day Independence Festival and the Canucks Autism Network Family Festival. It is also the ideal space for delegates to unwind and simply enjoy the breathtaking harbour views.
Neighbourhoods
A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive - also known as The Drive - is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage. Day or evening, The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. A one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive.
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Commercial Drive
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A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive - also known as The Drive - is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage. Day or evening, The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. A one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive.
In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano was Vancouver's hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. Today, Kitsilano still has plenty of culture, but its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere – this is the birthplace of global yoga brand, lululemon athletica. Just over the Burrard Bridge from the downtown peninsula, the neighbourhood brings together a collection of attractions, beach and parks, residential streets, and a couple of main commercial districts. “Kits,” as it’s known locally, is bordered by the waterfront to the north and West 16th Ave to the south; Burrard Street to the east and Alma Street to the west. Most of the commercial activity is along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway, but you’ll also find shops and restaurants in the areas close to the beach.
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Kitsilano
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In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano was Vancouver's hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. Today, Kitsilano still has plenty of culture, but its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere – this is the birthplace of global yoga brand, lululemon athletica. Just over the Burrard Bridge from the downtown peninsula, the neighbourhood brings together a collection of attractions, beach and parks, residential streets, and a couple of main commercial districts. “Kits,” as it’s known locally, is bordered by the waterfront to the north and West 16th Ave to the south; Burrard Street to the east and Alma Street to the west. Most of the commercial activity is along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway, but you’ll also find shops and restaurants in the areas close to the beach.
As the cultural focal point of the City of Vancouver's Indo-Canadian population, the Punjabi Market is a five-block stretch along Main Street, between about East 49th and East 54th Avenues. Here you’ll find new immigrants along with grandparents bringing the second-generation grandkids for a taste of their homeland.
Punjabi Market
As the cultural focal point of the City of Vancouver's Indo-Canadian population, the Punjabi Market is a five-block stretch along Main Street, between about East 49th and East 54th Avenues. Here you’ll find new immigrants along with grandparents bringing the second-generation grandkids for a taste of their homeland.
Tucked up tightly against the city’s downtown core, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live. A gateway to Stanley Park, the neighbourhood is bordered by the park on one side, as well as English Bay, Granville and Robson Streets. In 1862, the area was heavily forested when three gentlemen, known as the Three Greenhorns, each purchased 73 hectares (180 acres) of land with the purpose of establishing a brickworks. That plan soon changed, and the area instead became the city’s first upscale neighbourhood. These days, it’s an incredibly diverse area, home to the city’s gay community (centred around Davie Village), heritage homes, and around 40,000 people living in high-rise apartments. The parks and beaches are the main attractions, but the people-watching and dining come in close behind.
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West End
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Tucked up tightly against the city’s downtown core, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live. A gateway to Stanley Park, the neighbourhood is bordered by the park on one side, as well as English Bay, Granville and Robson Streets. In 1862, the area was heavily forested when three gentlemen, known as the Three Greenhorns, each purchased 73 hectares (180 acres) of land with the purpose of establishing a brickworks. That plan soon changed, and the area instead became the city’s first upscale neighbourhood. These days, it’s an incredibly diverse area, home to the city’s gay community (centred around Davie Village), heritage homes, and around 40,000 people living in high-rise apartments. The parks and beaches are the main attractions, but the people-watching and dining come in close behind.
Yaletown was once the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, but has been transformed into one of the city’s chicest neighbourhoods. Yaletown is filled with residential loft spaces, sidewalk cafes, cool restaurants, unique shopping, and leafy parks. Sitting along the south side of the downtown Vancouver peninsula, Yaletown is bordered by Homer Street, Robson Street and False Creek.
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Yaletown
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Yaletown was once the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, but has been transformed into one of the city’s chicest neighbourhoods. Yaletown is filled with residential loft spaces, sidewalk cafes, cool restaurants, unique shopping, and leafy parks. Sitting along the south side of the downtown Vancouver peninsula, Yaletown is bordered by Homer Street, Robson Street and False Creek.
Rainbow flags and sunburst banners adorn the lampposts in this lively neighbourhood in the heart of downtown's dense West End. Known internationally for its thriving community of gay and lesbian residents, Davie Village is offers a chilled-out vibe for people watching during the day, and thumping clubs, pubs and street life at night. “Davie Village” refers to the stretch of Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis Streets, but make sure you poke your head around the corner onto some of the side streets which are also home to some gems.
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Davie Village
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Rainbow flags and sunburst banners adorn the lampposts in this lively neighbourhood in the heart of downtown's dense West End. Known internationally for its thriving community of gay and lesbian residents, Davie Village is offers a chilled-out vibe for people watching during the day, and thumping clubs, pubs and street life at night. “Davie Village” refers to the stretch of Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis Streets, but make sure you poke your head around the corner onto some of the side streets which are also home to some gems.
South Granville is a tastemaker’s paradise. Located in one of Vancouver’s most affluent neighbourhoods, this swanky yet welcoming shopping district runs from the Granville Bridge to 16th Avenue, and is nestled between Shaughnessy to the south, Kitsilano to the west, and Granville Island and downtown Vancouver to the north. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from end to end, but expect to spend at least a few hours browsing through stylish fashion and home boutiques, luxe salons and spas, high-end art galleries (yes, they are open to the public!), and breaks for an incredible meal or treats along the way.
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South Granville
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South Granville is a tastemaker’s paradise. Located in one of Vancouver’s most affluent neighbourhoods, this swanky yet welcoming shopping district runs from the Granville Bridge to 16th Avenue, and is nestled between Shaughnessy to the south, Kitsilano to the west, and Granville Island and downtown Vancouver to the north. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from end to end, but expect to spend at least a few hours browsing through stylish fashion and home boutiques, luxe salons and spas, high-end art galleries (yes, they are open to the public!), and breaks for an incredible meal or treats along the way.
Just south-east of the downtown peninsula, South Main refers to the stretch of Main between East 2nd and East 33rd Avenues but the neighbourhood, taking in the mainly residential streets on either side, is actually called Mount Pleasant . For a long time, this area was considered to be the “wrong side of the tracks” but with the hipsters moving in and opening galleries, breweries and boutiques, this is now Vancouver’s answer to New York’s Brooklyn.
South Main
Just south-east of the downtown peninsula, South Main refers to the stretch of Main between East 2nd and East 33rd Avenues but the neighbourhood, taking in the mainly residential streets on either side, is actually called Mount Pleasant . For a long time, this area was considered to be the “wrong side of the tracks” but with the hipsters moving in and opening galleries, breweries and boutiques, this is now Vancouver’s answer to New York’s Brooklyn.
Situated on North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront with views of Vancouver’s stunning downtown skyline to the south and soaring North Shore Mountains to the north, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods. With a rich shipbuilding history, the Shipyards District in Lower Lonsdale has quickly become a hub of independent shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and more. Only a 12-minute Seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, there’s plenty of things to see and do while exploring this community-focused neighbourhood.
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Lower Lonsdale
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Situated on North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront with views of Vancouver’s stunning downtown skyline to the south and soaring North Shore Mountains to the north, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods. With a rich shipbuilding history, the Shipyards District in Lower Lonsdale has quickly become a hub of independent shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and more. Only a 12-minute Seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, there’s plenty of things to see and do while exploring this community-focused neighbourhood.
Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Street is where you'll find Vancouver's main downtown entertainment district. Countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs make this a popular late-night hangout, particularly on the weekends. Stretching from the start of Granville Street by Waterfront Station, south to the Granville Street Bridge, the downtown portion this street is fairly sleepy by day, but buzzing at night. Many of the city’s bus lines transit through Granville, making it a main thoroughfare for the city.
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Granville Street
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Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Street is where you'll find Vancouver's main downtown entertainment district. Countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs make this a popular late-night hangout, particularly on the weekends. Stretching from the start of Granville Street by Waterfront Station, south to the Granville Street Bridge, the downtown portion this street is fairly sleepy by day, but buzzing at night. Many of the city’s bus lines transit through Granville, making it a main thoroughfare for the city.
Despite the fact that Coal Harbour is right downtown, it’s a surprisingly calm little neighbourhood, right on the water’s edge. It’s even more surprising given its industrial history as a former shipyard sitting right next to the railway terminus. The area starts at Canada Place and stretches west to Stanley Park, and is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, West Georgia Street to the south. Coal Harbour is a charming mix of business and residential, being home to both the Vancouver Convention Centre as well as condo towers. Around this area you’ll find locals and visitors mingling on the Seawall, neighbourhood cafes and restaurants, a popular marina, and the odd harbour seal bobbing around and greeting passersby.
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Coal Harbour
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Despite the fact that Coal Harbour is right downtown, it’s a surprisingly calm little neighbourhood, right on the water’s edge. It’s even more surprising given its industrial history as a former shipyard sitting right next to the railway terminus. The area starts at Canada Place and stretches west to Stanley Park, and is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, West Georgia Street to the south. Coal Harbour is a charming mix of business and residential, being home to both the Vancouver Convention Centre as well as condo towers. Around this area you’ll find locals and visitors mingling on the Seawall, neighbourhood cafes and restaurants, a popular marina, and the odd harbour seal bobbing around and greeting passersby.
Located on the far west side of the City of Vancouver, just beyond Point Grey, is the University of British Columbia. This leafy campus, about 25-minutes from downtown, is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park on three sides, and the Pacific Ocean on the fourth, making this a beautiful area for visitors to explore. Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss the serene Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk, or the Beaty Biodiversity Museum – part of the university’s science faculty. The stunning Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s top performance spaces, but probably the most acclaimed cultural institution on campus is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, with its impressive collection of Northwest Coast First Nations arts.
UBC
Located on the far west side of the City of Vancouver, just beyond Point Grey, is the University of British Columbia. This leafy campus, about 25-minutes from downtown, is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park on three sides, and the Pacific Ocean on the fourth, making this a beautiful area for visitors to explore. Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss the serene Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk, or the Beaty Biodiversity Museum – part of the university’s science faculty. The stunning Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s top performance spaces, but probably the most acclaimed cultural institution on campus is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, with its impressive collection of Northwest Coast First Nations arts.
Like so many of Metro Vancouver's best neighbourhoods, the theme of transformation is a big part of this former fishing village's bold history. Once one of the largest fishing ports in the world, the canneries and shipyards in this neighbourhood in the south of Richmond have become museums and historic sites where visitors can explore the depth of fishing's influence on the area. Even with all this change, visitors will still find fishing boats in the Fraser River marinas, fresh fish and chips on the boardwalk, and adorable local stores to browse.
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Steveston
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Like so many of Metro Vancouver's best neighbourhoods, the theme of transformation is a big part of this former fishing village's bold history. Once one of the largest fishing ports in the world, the canneries and shipyards in this neighbourhood in the south of Richmond have become museums and historic sites where visitors can explore the depth of fishing's influence on the area. Even with all this change, visitors will still find fishing boats in the Fraser River marinas, fresh fish and chips on the boardwalk, and adorable local stores to browse.
City/town information
A short 2 hour drive away from Vancouver, Whistler is a must-visit. Home to Blackcomb, North America's largest ski resort and the 2010 Winter Olympics, this year-round mountain playground is glamorous and youthful with an adventurous soul. Go for pastry at Purebread and shop in the village, go on one of many hikes and beautiful outdoor walks or of course - ski or snowboard!
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Whistler
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A short 2 hour drive away from Vancouver, Whistler is a must-visit. Home to Blackcomb, North America's largest ski resort and the 2010 Winter Olympics, this year-round mountain playground is glamorous and youthful with an adventurous soul. Go for pastry at Purebread and shop in the village, go on one of many hikes and beautiful outdoor walks or of course - ski or snowboard!
Art & Culture
Immerse yourself in historic masterworks and groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St
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Immerse yourself in historic masterworks and groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
A Vancouver icon, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, innovative temporary exhibits, and community connections.
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Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr
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A Vancouver icon, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, innovative temporary exhibits, and community connections.
Immerse yourself in interactive indoor and outdoor displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and larger-than-life OMNIMAX® films.
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Science World
1455 Quebec St
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Immerse yourself in interactive indoor and outdoor displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and larger-than-life OMNIMAX® films.
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an urban oasis in the heart of Chinatown. Named the World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic, and awarded ‘Places that Matter’ status by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St
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The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an urban oasis in the heart of Chinatown. Named the World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic, and awarded ‘Places that Matter’ status by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
Sea otters, sea lions, snakes and sloths…plus 60,000 other aquatic creatures, await your arrival at Canada’s largest aquarium. Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation.
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Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
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Sea otters, sea lions, snakes and sloths…plus 60,000 other aquatic creatures, await your arrival at Canada’s largest aquarium. Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation.
Explore this active research collection showcasing the diversity of living creatures of both the past and present.
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Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Explore this active research collection showcasing the diversity of living creatures of both the past and present.
Food scene
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant is a Vancouver institution for dim sum! They're also well known for their famous roasted squab, seafood, and other Cantonese cuisine.
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Sun Sui Wah
3888 Main St
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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant is a Vancouver institution for dim sum! They're also well known for their famous roasted squab, seafood, and other Cantonese cuisine.
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant delivers one of the most unique and innovative dining experiences to Vancouver. Minami follows the pioneering footsteps of sister restaurant Miku, introducing the Aburi style or flame seared technique to Vancouver’s thriving sushi scene in 2008.
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Minami
1118 Mainland St
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Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant delivers one of the most unique and innovative dining experiences to Vancouver. Minami follows the pioneering footsteps of sister restaurant Miku, introducing the Aburi style or flame seared technique to Vancouver’s thriving sushi scene in 2008.
Guu Original on Thurlow is one of my most recommended restaurants in Vancouver. Guu is known as the first Izakaya (Japanese tapas) establishment in Vancouver, offering the most authentic real izakaya experience to Vancouver locals. 
Guu is as close as you can get to the “real deal”…unless of course, if you visit Japan!
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Guu Original Thurlow
838 Thurlow St
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Guu Original on Thurlow is one of my most recommended restaurants in Vancouver. Guu is known as the first Izakaya (Japanese tapas) establishment in Vancouver, offering the most authentic real izakaya experience to Vancouver locals. 
Guu is as close as you can get to the “real deal”…unless of course, if you visit Japan!
Since 1980, this family run bakery has been serving the very best Chinese and filipino baked goods and pastries. From their award-winning Apple Tarts to their world famous Steamed Buns, you can be sure everything is made fresh and absolutely delicious. Fun fact: they filmed Always Be My Maybe here!
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New Town Bakery & Restaurant
148 E Pender St
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Since 1980, this family run bakery has been serving the very best Chinese and filipino baked goods and pastries. From their award-winning Apple Tarts to their world famous Steamed Buns, you can be sure everything is made fresh and absolutely delicious. Fun fact: they filmed Always Be My Maybe here!
One of the best restaurants in Vancouver. At its heart, St. Lawrence showcases time-honoured traditions in an elevated-yet-approachable space where food, drink and atmosphere combine for a transportive dining experience unlike any other.
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St Lawrence Restaurant
269 Powell St
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One of the best restaurants in Vancouver. At its heart, St. Lawrence showcases time-honoured traditions in an elevated-yet-approachable space where food, drink and atmosphere combine for a transportive dining experience unlike any other.
One of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver! L’Abattoir is located in the heart of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley in Vancouver. They are dedicated to highlighting the finer points of dining in a comfortable, yet refined setting. French influenced West Coast fare is paired with an award-winning wine program and inspired cocktail list to offer an unforgettable dining experience.
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L'Abattoir
217 Carrall St
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One of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver! L’Abattoir is located in the heart of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley in Vancouver. They are dedicated to highlighting the finer points of dining in a comfortable, yet refined setting. French influenced West Coast fare is paired with an award-winning wine program and inspired cocktail list to offer an unforgettable dining experience.
The perennial winner of "Best South East Asian Restaurant" awards, Phnom Penh in the heart of Chinatown has had diners lined up. Get the (super addictive) chicken wings, beef luc lac, and butter beef!
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Phnom Penh Restaurant
244 E Georgia St
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The perennial winner of "Best South East Asian Restaurant" awards, Phnom Penh in the heart of Chinatown has had diners lined up. Get the (super addictive) chicken wings, beef luc lac, and butter beef!
AnnaLena is a Tasting Menu focused restaurant located steps from Kitsilano Beach and a short walk from Downtown. Awarded as one of En Route’s Top 10 New Restaurants in its opening year and consistently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants. Focus exclusively on offering a multi course tasting menu focusing on seasonal local farms and suppliers alongside wine pairings and cocktails.
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AnnaLena
1809 W 1st Ave
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AnnaLena is a Tasting Menu focused restaurant located steps from Kitsilano Beach and a short walk from Downtown. Awarded as one of En Route’s Top 10 New Restaurants in its opening year and consistently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants. Focus exclusively on offering a multi course tasting menu focusing on seasonal local farms and suppliers alongside wine pairings and cocktails.
Delicious breakfast and brunch spot within walking distance of the apartment! Checkout waitlist here: https://www.yolks.ca/
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Yolks
1598 E Hastings St
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Delicious breakfast and brunch spot within walking distance of the apartment! Checkout waitlist here: https://www.yolks.ca/
Chambar is Vancouver's top destination for modern casual dining. They offer fresh, local ingredients, Belgian-inspired cuisine, and a chic yet inviting atmosphere. They serve brunch and dinner (I recommend their mussels!).
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Chambar Restaurant
568 Beatty St
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Chambar is Vancouver's top destination for modern casual dining. They offer fresh, local ingredients, Belgian-inspired cuisine, and a chic yet inviting atmosphere. They serve brunch and dinner (I recommend their mussels!).
Delicious vegan/vegetarian spot in Gastown
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MeeT in Gastown
12 Water St
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Delicious vegan/vegetarian spot in Gastown
Vancouver's best vegan and vegetarian fine dining restaurant and bar. Internationally recognized and award-winning menu features local ingredients, specialty cocktails and wine.
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The Acorn Restaurant
3995 Main St
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Vancouver's best vegan and vegetarian fine dining restaurant and bar. Internationally recognized and award-winning menu features local ingredients, specialty cocktails and wine.
Savio Volpe is a restaurant styled after the classic osteria–rustic fare in the Italian tradition of freshness and regionality, using groceries gathered in the nearby lakes, oceans, farms and fields. Everything is prepared in the simplest, most flavourful way; pasta is handmade fresh every day and meat, poultry and fish are kissed by smoke over the wood-fired grill and rotisserie. And of course, a long list of friendly Italian wines and old world coffee to inspire conversation and good cheer among friends, family and strangers alike. Above all else, Savio celebrates liveliness, warmth and hospitality. Viva la convivialità!
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Osteria Savio Volpe
615 Kingsway
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Savio Volpe is a restaurant styled after the classic osteria–rustic fare in the Italian tradition of freshness and regionality, using groceries gathered in the nearby lakes, oceans, farms and fields. Everything is prepared in the simplest, most flavourful way; pasta is handmade fresh every day and meat, poultry and fish are kissed by smoke over the wood-fired grill and rotisserie. And of course, a long list of friendly Italian wines and old world coffee to inspire conversation and good cheer among friends, family and strangers alike. Above all else, Savio celebrates liveliness, warmth and hospitality. Viva la convivialità!
For over 30 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant with legendary status. Guests from the world over expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco-styled seafood grill. This iconic restaurant is conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street.
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow St
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For over 30 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant with legendary status. Guests from the world over expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco-styled seafood grill. This iconic restaurant is conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street.
Nashville-style hot chicken in the heart of Commercial Drive. Their fried chicken sandwiches are to die for, but you should also get their chicken & waffles, pile of thighs, or chicken tenders. The chicken comes in different spicy flavours and levels of hotness. You'll become addicted (we sure are)!
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Downlow Chicken Shack
905 Commercial Dr
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Nashville-style hot chicken in the heart of Commercial Drive. Their fried chicken sandwiches are to die for, but you should also get their chicken & waffles, pile of thighs, or chicken tenders. The chicken comes in different spicy flavours and levels of hotness. You'll become addicted (we sure are)!
Not your average sub shop. It's just around the corner from DL Chicken. The menu features five 8in hoagie subs, several Livia potato bun options (think Porketta, Meatloaf, and fried Bologna), one Japanese milk bread creation (The Ramen Egg Salad), plus sides.
Vennie's Sub Shop
1692 Venables Street
Not your average sub shop. It's just around the corner from DL Chicken. The menu features five 8in hoagie subs, several Livia potato bun options (think Porketta, Meatloaf, and fried Bologna), one Japanese milk bread creation (The Ramen Egg Salad), plus sides.
Ask for Luigi is a casual and intimate Italian-inspired restaurant, specializing in fresh hand made pasta. It's a great hole-in-the-wall intimate spot for some delicious Italian fare. The service is family-style: all dishes are meant for sharing and food arrives to the middle of the table, as it is ready. The antipasti usually arrive first, with pasta dishes close behind. They also have house made gluten free options available daily.
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Ask For Luigi Restaurant
305 Alexander St
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Ask for Luigi is a casual and intimate Italian-inspired restaurant, specializing in fresh hand made pasta. It's a great hole-in-the-wall intimate spot for some delicious Italian fare. The service is family-style: all dishes are meant for sharing and food arrives to the middle of the table, as it is ready. The antipasti usually arrive first, with pasta dishes close behind. They also have house made gluten free options available daily.
Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto you to enjoy Japanese-Italian fusion fare in an intimate, romantic environment.
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Kissa Tanto
263 E Pender St
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Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto you to enjoy Japanese-Italian fusion fare in an intimate, romantic environment.
Cheerful and bright, Earnest ice cream is one of the best in town. ORDER THE: original hits, like the whiskey hazelnut or salted caramel, and seasonal flavors, like miso ginger or sour cherry goat cheese. The ever-expanding team goes for quality and diversity (there are plenty of vegan options) and folds in as many local ingredients as possible, like spruce buds.
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Earnest Ice Cream
1485 Frances St
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Cheerful and bright, Earnest ice cream is one of the best in town. ORDER THE: original hits, like the whiskey hazelnut or salted caramel, and seasonal flavors, like miso ginger or sour cherry goat cheese. The ever-expanding team goes for quality and diversity (there are plenty of vegan options) and folds in as many local ingredients as possible, like spruce buds.
World famous premium hot dogs with Japanese flavours. Try the terimayo or oroshi hot dog!
Japadog
899 Burrard St
World famous premium hot dogs with Japanese flavours. Try the terimayo or oroshi hot dog!
Craft Breweries
A craft brewery located in the heart of Strathcona just steps away from the apartment. They serve up beers on tap and and delicious pizzas! When the brewery opened in 2016, its lineup featured mainly traditional European beer styles, but over the next few years the focus shifted towards sours, fruit-forward beers, and IPAs, while keeping its Czech-style Pilsner. Today it is best known for its Beach series of fruity radlers as well as its Love Buzz series of fruity Berliner Weiss-style sours.
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Strathcona Brewing Company
895 E Hastings St
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A craft brewery located in the heart of Strathcona just steps away from the apartment. They serve up beers on tap and and delicious pizzas! When the brewery opened in 2016, its lineup featured mainly traditional European beer styles, but over the next few years the focus shifted towards sours, fruit-forward beers, and IPAs, while keeping its Czech-style Pilsner. Today it is best known for its Beach series of fruity radlers as well as its Love Buzz series of fruity Berliner Weiss-style sours.
A bold and experimental brewery that is all about innovation and flavour. Superflux’s bold beer lineup, which is made up of nearly 100% IPAs, is all about experimentation and innovation. You can be sure you’ll find something delicious on tap, and probably something unexpected. You might even find something that changes the way you look at beer.
Superflux Beer Company
505 Clark Drive
A bold and experimental brewery that is all about innovation and flavour. Superflux’s bold beer lineup, which is made up of nearly 100% IPAs, is all about experimentation and innovation. You can be sure you’ll find something delicious on tap, and probably something unexpected. You might even find something that changes the way you look at beer.
Vancouver’s East Side has a long historical connection with Italian culture: restaurants, delis, gelaterias, pizzerias, and — thanks to this brewery — craft beer! Luppolo’s approach to brewing embraces a mix of old world and contemporary craft styles, often with a bit of an Italian twist, like the Tart Wild Ale brewed with heaps of Italian prune plums. The brewery’s kitchen also offers a variety of Italian appetizers and pizza.
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Luppolo Brewing Co.
1123 Venables St
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Vancouver’s East Side has a long historical connection with Italian culture: restaurants, delis, gelaterias, pizzerias, and — thanks to this brewery — craft beer! Luppolo’s approach to brewing embraces a mix of old world and contemporary craft styles, often with a bit of an Italian twist, like the Tart Wild Ale brewed with heaps of Italian prune plums. The brewery’s kitchen also offers a variety of Italian appetizers and pizza.
Powell Brewery's team focus on classic styles and more experimental creations featuring new hop varietals and souring. Powell has also expanded its repertoire with a line of low calorie beer seltzers called SLTZR that pour clear and bubbly, gluten free, and vegan, as well the Light series featuring beers that are low in calories but still big in flavour.
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Powell Brewery
1357 Powell St
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Powell Brewery's team focus on classic styles and more experimental creations featuring new hop varietals and souring. Powell has also expanded its repertoire with a line of low calorie beer seltzers called SLTZR that pour clear and bubbly, gluten free, and vegan, as well the Light series featuring beers that are low in calories but still big in flavour.
Canada's first brewery incubator, Callister Brewing is one of Vancouver’s smallest breweries. In the heart of "Yeast Van", they offer 12 rotating taps, featuring lagers, pale ales, IPAs, sours, farmhouse styles, and more, including 3 cask engines with traditional British ales. Also try their family-friendly lineup of Callister craft sodas like Raspberry Earl Grey, Hibiscus Lemonade, or Cream Soda for the kids!
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Callister Brewing Co.
1338 Franklin St
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Canada's first brewery incubator, Callister Brewing is one of Vancouver’s smallest breweries. In the heart of "Yeast Van", they offer 12 rotating taps, featuring lagers, pale ales, IPAs, sours, farmhouse styles, and more, including 3 cask engines with traditional British ales. Also try their family-friendly lineup of Callister craft sodas like Raspberry Earl Grey, Hibiscus Lemonade, or Cream Soda for the kids!
Colombian culture meets British Columbian craft beer. On the beer front, Andina are the first to use premium Patagonia malt, and they also subtly incorporate ingredients such as panela cane sugar and fruits like guava and lulo to give classic styles an exotic twist. The kitchen offers delicacies such as arepas, plantain chifles, empanadas and a range of ceviche.
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Andina Brewing Company
1507 Powell St
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Colombian culture meets British Columbian craft beer. On the beer front, Andina are the first to use premium Patagonia malt, and they also subtly incorporate ingredients such as panela cane sugar and fruits like guava and lulo to give classic styles an exotic twist. The kitchen offers delicacies such as arepas, plantain chifles, empanadas and a range of ceviche.
Storm Brewing is Vancouver's longest running craft brewery and is hailed as a must visit destination by craft beer fans worldwide. Boasting a diverse, unique, and ever changing menu of beers, this gritty little brewery is worth a stop. Their beer is unfiltered to ensure more flavour, unpasteurized, and naturally produced without the aid of chemical treatments, additives, or preservatives.
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Storm Brewing LTD.
310 Commercial Dr
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Storm Brewing is Vancouver's longest running craft brewery and is hailed as a must visit destination by craft beer fans worldwide. Boasting a diverse, unique, and ever changing menu of beers, this gritty little brewery is worth a stop. Their beer is unfiltered to ensure more flavour, unpasteurized, and naturally produced without the aid of chemical treatments, additives, or preservatives.
A fun, unpretentious, award-winning brewery in the heart of East Van. Named in cheeky reference to Forsyth’s former business, the legendary Railway Club in downtown, Off the Rail is an unassuming brewery happily following its own track in the city’s busy scene. It offers a great vantage point to watch cyclists zip past on the busy Adanac cycle route while the engaging staff keep the atmosphere friendly and fun. Grab a glass or a flight and unwind.
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Off The Rail Brewing
1351 Adanac St
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A fun, unpretentious, award-winning brewery in the heart of East Van. Named in cheeky reference to Forsyth’s former business, the legendary Railway Club in downtown, Off the Rail is an unassuming brewery happily following its own track in the city’s busy scene. It offers a great vantage point to watch cyclists zip past on the busy Adanac cycle route while the engaging staff keep the atmosphere friendly and fun. Grab a glass or a flight and unwind.
Vancouver’s No. 1 beer-league draught pick. The brewery is situated on the popular Union-Adanac bikeway, meaning its tasting room is a popular spot for another active demographic: The bike racks outside are often full and many cyclists make use of the free beer air pump before stepping inside for a glass or a growler fill.
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Bomber Brewing
1488 Adanac St
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Vancouver’s No. 1 beer-league draught pick. The brewery is situated on the popular Union-Adanac bikeway, meaning its tasting room is a popular spot for another active demographic: The bike racks outside are often full and many cyclists make use of the free beer air pump before stepping inside for a glass or a growler fill.
The East Vancouver Brewing Co. has a sizeable tasting room inside and has recently opened a patio on the sidewalk with a great view of downtown. Beer-wise, they have 12 taps featuring a solid core line-up along with rotating seasonals so you know you will always find something fresh and interesting. Its taproom kitchen features paninis, calzones and other snacks from Bianca Maria, a local Italian delicatessen that has been operating for 60 years. It doesn’t get any more East Van than that!
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East Van Brewing Company
1675 Venables St
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The East Vancouver Brewing Co. has a sizeable tasting room inside and has recently opened a patio on the sidewalk with a great view of downtown. Beer-wise, they have 12 taps featuring a solid core line-up along with rotating seasonals so you know you will always find something fresh and interesting. Its taproom kitchen features paninis, calzones and other snacks from Bianca Maria, a local Italian delicatessen that has been operating for 60 years. It doesn’t get any more East Van than that!
Inspired by tradition and creativity, celebrating the strange and extraordinary. Although the brewery’s marketing makes much of the “strange fellows” this place is anything but strange; its tasting room and staff are extremely welcoming and the beer is some of the best you’ll taste in B.C.
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Strange Fellows Brewing
1345 Clark Dr
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Inspired by tradition and creativity, celebrating the strange and extraordinary. Although the brewery’s marketing makes much of the “strange fellows” this place is anything but strange; its tasting room and staff are extremely welcoming and the beer is some of the best you’ll taste in B.C.
Bringing the community together with fresh beer, tasty bites, fun games, and great vibes. Reminiscent of a giant German beer hall, the bar offers 8 taps of beer served directly from the tanks in the brewery. They also have 14 guest taps that are filled with brews and ciders from around BC or outside the province. There’s also arcade games and pinball machines, while the DRINKLAB space offers whisky and fine spirits flights along with handcrafted cocktails. The vibe is casual and fun and the indoor space is large enough to accommodate lots of people.
BREWHALL
97 E 2nd Ave
Bringing the community together with fresh beer, tasty bites, fun games, and great vibes. Reminiscent of a giant German beer hall, the bar offers 8 taps of beer served directly from the tanks in the brewery. They also have 14 guest taps that are filled with brews and ciders from around BC or outside the province. There’s also arcade games and pinball machines, while the DRINKLAB space offers whisky and fine spirits flights along with handcrafted cocktails. The vibe is casual and fun and the indoor space is large enough to accommodate lots of people.
The name and concept behind Faculty stems from the brewery being designed to educate and empower people with craft beer knowledge. Faculty’s beer names include a number system similar to how universities number courses by level of complexity. Lower numbers indicate a more entry-level beer, while higher numbers are reserved for more experimental and boldly flavoured beers. The brewery, which recently merged with Oddity Kombucha, has a small tasting room and recently opened a patio.
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Faculty Brewing Co.
1830 Ontario St
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The name and concept behind Faculty stems from the brewery being designed to educate and empower people with craft beer knowledge. Faculty’s beer names include a number system similar to how universities number courses by level of complexity. Lower numbers indicate a more entry-level beer, while higher numbers are reserved for more experimental and boldly flavoured beers. The brewery, which recently merged with Oddity Kombucha, has a small tasting room and recently opened a patio.
Eye-catching branding and delicious beer in the heart of Brewery Creek. “The Most Amazing” Electric Bicycle Brewing Co’s fun and colourful atmosphere serves up fresh and creative beer lineup that keeps customers returning. E-Bike’s fans love that there is always something new to try at the brewery.
Electric Bicycle Brewing
20 E 4th Ave
Eye-catching branding and delicious beer in the heart of Brewery Creek. “The Most Amazing” Electric Bicycle Brewing Co’s fun and colourful atmosphere serves up fresh and creative beer lineup that keeps customers returning. E-Bike’s fans love that there is always something new to try at the brewery.
This brewery is as local as it gets. Brassneck’s beers are only available on site and rarely releases kegs to restaurants or taphouses other than the occasional keg that goes on tap at the Alibi Room or the Magnet. Expect pitch-perfect versions of classic beer styles alongside boundary-pushing experimental brews and re-imagined hybrids. No beer lover’s visit to Vancouver is complete without a stop here.
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Brassneck Brewery
2148 Main St
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This brewery is as local as it gets. Brassneck’s beers are only available on site and rarely releases kegs to restaurants or taphouses other than the occasional keg that goes on tap at the Alibi Room or the Magnet. Expect pitch-perfect versions of classic beer styles alongside boundary-pushing experimental brews and re-imagined hybrids. No beer lover’s visit to Vancouver is complete without a stop here.
Draught and casks in a beautiful heritage building. Sample from the extensive beer list here, which includes five core brands (pilsner, pale ale, IPA, saison and brown ale), several interesting seasonals, and up to four cask ales that are hand pumped in the old-fashioned way. The food menu, which ranges from excellent tacos to a charcuterie board, is also well worth a try.
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Main Street Brewing Co.
261 E 7th Ave
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Draught and casks in a beautiful heritage building. Sample from the extensive beer list here, which includes five core brands (pilsner, pale ale, IPA, saison and brown ale), several interesting seasonals, and up to four cask ales that are hand pumped in the old-fashioned way. The food menu, which ranges from excellent tacos to a charcuterie board, is also well worth a try.
The definitive example of the Vancouver brewery experience. 33 Acres follows and riffs on classic European and West Coast styles and is, without exception, excellent. A long list of accolades includes a silver medal at both the 2016 and 2018 World Beer Cups for the 33 Acres of Euphoria Belgian Tripel.
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33 Acres Brewing Company
15 W 8th Ave
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The definitive example of the Vancouver brewery experience. 33 Acres follows and riffs on classic European and West Coast styles and is, without exception, excellent. A long list of accolades includes a silver medal at both the 2016 and 2018 World Beer Cups for the 33 Acres of Euphoria Belgian Tripel.
A showpiece brewery with grand ambition and the beer to back it up. Opened in 2015, the 34,000-square-foot brewery is a shiny marvel, with rows of towering tanks, state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines, and another red truck suspended from the ceiling. You can see it all through the back windows of the Truck Stop Diner, which offers a large menu of homely comfort food, from stacked sandwiches and burgers to deluxe hot dogs and tacos.
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Red Truck Beer Company
295 E 1st Ave
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A showpiece brewery with grand ambition and the beer to back it up. Opened in 2015, the 34,000-square-foot brewery is a shiny marvel, with rows of towering tanks, state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines, and another red truck suspended from the ceiling. You can see it all through the back windows of the Truck Stop Diner, which offers a large menu of homely comfort food, from stacked sandwiches and burgers to deluxe hot dogs and tacos.
Container feels like it’s been part of the scene forever, even though it’s the newest brewery to open in the city. They focus on classic beer styles with a modern twist — the intention to bring a highly drinkable range of beer that will have you asking for more.
Container Brewing Ltd.
1216 Franklin Street
Container feels like it’s been part of the scene forever, even though it’s the newest brewery to open in the city. They focus on classic beer styles with a modern twist — the intention to bring a highly drinkable range of beer that will have you asking for more.
Hikes
With its turquoise-coloured water nestled between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the backdrop, Garibaldi Lake is one of the most scenic destinations around Vancouver. Just south of Whistler you’ll find the trailhead for this 18 kilometre round trip hike. The first 6 kilometres are a series of switchbacks that might just feel like they’ll go on forever, but push through to the junction and you’ll find yourself at the tip of this picturesque lake – you won’t be disappointed! Garibaldi Lake Trail Details.
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Garibaldi Lake
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With its turquoise-coloured water nestled between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the backdrop, Garibaldi Lake is one of the most scenic destinations around Vancouver. Just south of Whistler you’ll find the trailhead for this 18 kilometre round trip hike. The first 6 kilometres are a series of switchbacks that might just feel like they’ll go on forever, but push through to the junction and you’ll find yourself at the tip of this picturesque lake – you won’t be disappointed! Garibaldi Lake Trail Details.
Relatively short yet beautiful hike!
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Quarry Rock
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Relatively short yet beautiful hike!
The views from Panorama Ridge are some of the most scenic in the Garibaldi Provincial Park area with views over Garibaldi Lake, Black Tusk and Helm Lake. While this hike at 30 kilometres round trip can be completed as a very long day hike, it’s generally more enjoyable to spend a night camping at Garibaldi Lake (see above) before continuing on to the ridge the next day. However you choose to complete it, it will be well worth the effort!
Panorama Ridge
The views from Panorama Ridge are some of the most scenic in the Garibaldi Provincial Park area with views over Garibaldi Lake, Black Tusk and Helm Lake. While this hike at 30 kilometres round trip can be completed as a very long day hike, it’s generally more enjoyable to spend a night camping at Garibaldi Lake (see above) before continuing on to the ridge the next day. However you choose to complete it, it will be well worth the effort!
The jagged edges of the Black Tusk make it an easily identifiable mountain peak near Whistler, making it the perfect landmark to be hiked. It’s a full day hike at 29 kilometres round trip, or a weekend adventure if you choose to camp overnight at Garibaldi Lake (see above). The last section of the trail is a scramble over loose shale towards the base of the Tusk. Make note that BC Parks does not maintain a trail past this point and continuing on is at your own risk. If you choose to proceed to the base of the Tusk you’ll find views over the entire area surrounding Garibaldi Lake.
The Black Tusk
The jagged edges of the Black Tusk make it an easily identifiable mountain peak near Whistler, making it the perfect landmark to be hiked. It’s a full day hike at 29 kilometres round trip, or a weekend adventure if you choose to camp overnight at Garibaldi Lake (see above). The last section of the trail is a scramble over loose shale towards the base of the Tusk. Make note that BC Parks does not maintain a trail past this point and continuing on is at your own risk. If you choose to proceed to the base of the Tusk you’ll find views over the entire area surrounding Garibaldi Lake.
Located north of Pemberton, this hike with three stunning, glacier fed lakes makes the 10 kilometre round trip trek one with lots of pay off. From the trailhead it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the first of the three lakes. After you’ve enjoyed the view, head back to the main trail as you wind your way up to the middle lake. Home to the famous “log photo” this is a good spot for a quick rest break before you ascend up to the final lake. Once you’ve made it to the top you can wander around the campground and find your best vantage point to enjoy the lake and glacier backdrop before heading back.
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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
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Located north of Pemberton, this hike with three stunning, glacier fed lakes makes the 10 kilometre round trip trek one with lots of pay off. From the trailhead it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the first of the three lakes. After you’ve enjoyed the view, head back to the main trail as you wind your way up to the middle lake. Home to the famous “log photo” this is a good spot for a quick rest break before you ascend up to the final lake. Once you’ve made it to the top you can wander around the campground and find your best vantage point to enjoy the lake and glacier backdrop before heading back.
Incredible views over Howe Sound await on this trail that starts from the Sea to Sky Highway. The first two kilometres of the trail are straight up the mountain so be sure to pace yourself as you climb over 500 metres in elevation. After that enjoy a walk along a flat section of an old logging road before arriving to your final viewpoint.
Tunnel Bluffs
Incredible views over Howe Sound await on this trail that starts from the Sea to Sky Highway. The first two kilometres of the trail are straight up the mountain so be sure to pace yourself as you climb over 500 metres in elevation. After that enjoy a walk along a flat section of an old logging road before arriving to your final viewpoint.
Looking for a longer hike to work out your legs on? Try the 22 kilometre round trip trek to Elfin Lakes and back. It’s a longer distance than many of the hikes on our site, however the elevation gain is gradual making it less challenging than some of the shorter, steeper hikes listed here. Two back country cabins, one about halfway and one at the end, make for great spots to stop for a lunch break. Bring your bathers and enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake at the top!
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Elfin Lakes
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Looking for a longer hike to work out your legs on? Try the 22 kilometre round trip trek to Elfin Lakes and back. It’s a longer distance than many of the hikes on our site, however the elevation gain is gradual making it less challenging than some of the shorter, steeper hikes listed here. Two back country cabins, one about halfway and one at the end, make for great spots to stop for a lunch break. Bring your bathers and enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake at the top!
Park of the Howe Sound Crest Trail, save this hike for a sunny day for spectacular views over Howe Sound. Begin your ascent from the Cypress Ski Resort parking lot keeping an eye out for the map board and signs along the way. The trail starts off gradually winding up the mountainside, then crosses a few bridges before a series of steep switchbacks bring you to the scenic lookout point.
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Saint Marks Summit
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Park of the Howe Sound Crest Trail, save this hike for a sunny day for spectacular views over Howe Sound. Begin your ascent from the Cypress Ski Resort parking lot keeping an eye out for the map board and signs along the way. The trail starts off gradually winding up the mountainside, then crosses a few bridges before a series of steep switchbacks bring you to the scenic lookout point.
It may be one of the most difficult hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, but the spectacular alpine scenery and less busy trail make the grueling trek well worth it. It’s a steep hike up a series of switch backs and rockslides to this glacier lake. Pack a few extra layers for the top as it is significantly cooler with the breeze coming off of the glacier and then sit back and enjoy the view – you’ve earned it!
Wedgemount Lake
It may be one of the most difficult hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, but the spectacular alpine scenery and less busy trail make the grueling trek well worth it. It’s a steep hike up a series of switch backs and rockslides to this glacier lake. Pack a few extra layers for the top as it is significantly cooler with the breeze coming off of the glacier and then sit back and enjoy the view – you’ve earned it!