Guidebook for Vancouver

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Guidebook for Vancouver

Shopping

Great local clothing store with styles from Canadian and international designers.
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Charlie & Lee
223 Union St
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Great local clothing store with styles from Canadian and international designers.
Contemporary furniture store with international designs.
Spencer Interiors Inc.
708 Main St
Contemporary furniture store with international designs.
Bike shop, specializing in custom-built bikes often seen on this street's bike route.
Union Street Cycle
269 E Georgia St
Bike shop, specializing in custom-built bikes often seen on this street's bike route.
An eclectic shop that sells old pieces of English pubs, as well as a large selection of dart supplies. Great finds for heritage houses.
Source Enterprises Ltd
929 Main St
An eclectic shop that sells old pieces of English pubs, as well as a large selection of dart supplies. Great finds for heritage houses.
Canadian clothing store with great leather products, and alternative souvenir clothing.
Roots
1001 Robson St
Canadian clothing store with great leather products, and alternative souvenir clothing.
Need I say more.
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lululemon
970 Robson St
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Need I say more.
The best and most affordable outdoor clothing in town. For members only--but membership costs $5 for a lifetime. Great place to get a fleece, rain jacket or hiking shoes.
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MEC Vancouver
130 W Broadway
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The best and most affordable outdoor clothing in town. For members only--but membership costs $5 for a lifetime. Great place to get a fleece, rain jacket or hiking shoes.
The place to go for anything sewing. 20 minute walk or take Buss 22 (11 minutes).
Dressew Supply
337 W Hastings St
The place to go for anything sewing. 20 minute walk or take Buss 22 (11 minutes).

Food Scene

Also a restaurant, get great food and drink side-by-side at the long tables. Popular with hipsters and families alike.
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The Union
219 Union St
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Also a restaurant, get great food and drink side-by-side at the long tables. Popular with hipsters and families alike.
Great oysters, plus comfort food in this cozy cabin in Downtown Chinatown. Love the grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Oyster Express
296 Keefer Street
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Great oysters, plus comfort food in this cozy cabin in Downtown Chinatown. Love the grilled cheese sandwiches.
Choose groceries from a small selection of local staples, or have noodles for lunch. Ice cream too!
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Harvest Community Foods
243 Union Street
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Choose groceries from a small selection of local staples, or have noodles for lunch. Ice cream too!
Always on the top 10 list of Vancouver restaurants--great take on Chinese food.
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Bao Bei
163 Keefer St
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Always on the top 10 list of Vancouver restaurants--great take on Chinese food.
Great Portuguese, family-owned grocer with outdoor seating for coffee and a treat.
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Union Market
810 Union St
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Great Portuguese, family-owned grocer with outdoor seating for coffee and a treat.
Super popular Cambodian restaurant. Expect a lineup on weekends.
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Phnom Penh Restaurant
244 E Georgia St
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Super popular Cambodian restaurant. Expect a lineup on weekends.
delicious pizza: order in or takeout.
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Pizzeria Farina
915 Main St
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delicious pizza: order in or takeout.
Always seating available upstairs from the Cactus Club with a view of Robson Street. Good Italian food, wine, and antipasti—and good service.
Zefferelli's
1136 Robson Street
Always seating available upstairs from the Cactus Club with a view of Robson Street. Good Italian food, wine, and antipasti—and good service.
Ice cream! More flavours than imaginable! Convervative to crazy tastes met.
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La Casa Gelato
1033 Venables St
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Ice cream! More flavours than imaginable! Convervative to crazy tastes met.
Wonderful atmosphere where you get to enjoy your curried ketchup with your German sausage atop fries. Try it! We love coming here.
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Bestie
105 E Pender St
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Wonderful atmosphere where you get to enjoy your curried ketchup with your German sausage atop fries. Try it! We love coming here.
popular.
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Finch's Market
501 E Georgia St
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popular.
One of the top and very popular local coffee roasters. Open at 7 and has small breakfasts and great coffee options.
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Matchstick Chinatown
213 E Georgia St
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One of the top and very popular local coffee roasters. Open at 7 and has small breakfasts and great coffee options.
Large dim sum venue.
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Floata Seafood Restaurant
180 Keefer St
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Large dim sum venue.
Lovely Italian restaurant--we love it! Line up at 4:30 for seating at 5:00. No reservations.
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Ask For Luigi Restaurant
305 Alexander St
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Lovely Italian restaurant--we love it! Line up at 4:30 for seating at 5:00. No reservations.
A fancy new restaurant in our neighbourhood with an 1940s Chinatown decor that serves up delicious Chinese meets Italian dishes. Book months ahead.
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Kissa Tanto
263 E Pender St
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A fancy new restaurant in our neighbourhood with an 1940s Chinatown decor that serves up delicious Chinese meets Italian dishes. Book months ahead.

Essentials

Your go-to for anything grocery, including a fantastic selection of Italian food supplies. Meat and cheese deli in the back offers great sandwiches at lunch. Long-time family owned. Close to us!
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Benny Foods Ltd
598 Union St
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Your go-to for anything grocery, including a fantastic selection of Italian food supplies. Meat and cheese deli in the back offers great sandwiches at lunch. Long-time family owned. Close to us!
7 minute walk to grocery store.
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Sunrise Market
300 Powell St
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7 minute walk to grocery store.
12 minute walk to this supermarket.
T & T Restaurant
12 minute walk to this supermarket.
Downtown? Pick up your groceries here.
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IGA
909 Burrard St
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Downtown? Pick up your groceries here.
More than just a drug store, you can find almost anything here.
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London Drugs
351 Abbott St
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More than just a drug store, you can find almost anything here.
Best place to get your money exchanged. Right beside the Vancity Credit Union.
Vancouver Bullion and Currency Exchange
Best place to get your money exchanged. Right beside the Vancity Credit Union.
Very popular Chinese bakery. Try their pork buns or egg tarts.
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New Town Bakery & Restaurant
148 E Pender St
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Very popular Chinese bakery. Try their pork buns or egg tarts.

Everything Else

A bank with ATM that takes both bank and credit union cards.
HSBC
608 Main St
A bank with ATM that takes both bank and credit union cards.

Parks & Nature

Worth the tour, the guides tell a great story about the beautiful garden. Or, visit the free public Chinese gardens next door instead.
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St
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Worth the tour, the guides tell a great story about the beautiful garden. Or, visit the free public Chinese gardens next door instead.

Getting Around

The closest skytrain station to our house--about a seven minute walk.
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Main Street-Science World Station
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The closest skytrain station to our house--about a seven minute walk.
Catch the seabus to North Vancouver, the skytrain to go east, and the Canada Line to go south, including to the airport.
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Waterfront Station
601 W Cordova St
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Catch the seabus to North Vancouver, the skytrain to go east, and the Canada Line to go south, including to the airport.
Closest Canada Line station. Goes to airport.
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Granville
678 Dunsmuir St
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Closest Canada Line station. Goes to airport.

Drinks & Nightlife

Very cool bar with unusual interior and outdoor patio seating.
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The Keefer Bar
135 Keefer St
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Very cool bar with unusual interior and outdoor patio seating.
Cool bar/restaurant 5 minute walk away.
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Mamie Taylor's
251 E Georgia St
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Cool bar/restaurant 5 minute walk away.
everyday bar with TVs, food. Off sales.
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London Pub
700 Main St
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everyday bar with TVs, food. Off sales.
Night club.
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Fortune Sound Club
147 E Pender St
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Night club.