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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Queen Elizabeth Park, with its quarry gardens and beautiful city views. Situated on Little Mountain - the highest point in Vancouver proper - this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city”
  • 306 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Ice Cream Shop
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“Ohhh my, so so good. Fresh, creative and local ice cream in the most delicious cones. Enjoy.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Fancy Vegetarian and featured in the Air Canada Encore Magazine. A must visit.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“The cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking processes of Eastern cultures found along the ancient Silk Route - which includes the flavors in India, Afghanistan and Persia.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“One of the city's favourite sushi joints. It opens at 4:30 or 5:00 and is busy right from the start. Go early and wait in line. It will be worth it! Also walkable from the airbnb - maybe 15 or 20 min?”
  • 95 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Main Street is lined with boutique shops, cafés, and breweries. Start from home base and walk up! Once you hit 7th it begins.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Innovative vegan & vegetarian dishes are the draw at this vibrant, simply appointed bistro.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Upscale restaurant at the top of Queen Elizabeth park. Located on the city's highest point, the restaurant offers the best views of the downtown core, mountains and ocean. Reservation recommended for dinner while lunch time can usually accommodate walk-ins.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“A Belgian themed local pub that serves Mussels and French Fries (Moules Frites) and a wide selection of specialty beers.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“My favourite cafe. It's a french cafe set right in a neighbourhood (mt pleasant). They have amazing pastries and crepes. Love people watching here. It's small so it's best to visit here in groups of 4 or less.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pub
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“Solid Pub style place that gets you a good look at some of the local craft seen and some tasty food along with it.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Cool bar with a tropical vibe offering Polynesian eats, exotic cocktails & live music.Awesome atmosphere. It feels like you're in Hawaii. And they have the most delicious Tiki drinks! ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Anh and Chi is a highly acclaimed and award winning restaurant that offers a contemporary take on traditional Vietnamese cuisine”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Little place great for take away. Very few places to eat there but it’s worth the wait for a seat if you don’t have a place to go. Best fish and chips ever.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Garden
“Botanical garden at the top of Queen Elizabeth park which also happens to be the highest point in Vancouver.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“This great little Latin American restaurant has good cocktails and tasty food. ”
  • 47 locals recommend