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Best things to do in Vancouver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Great selection of local produce and gifts. Open weekends from March to October at Esther Short Park, though the location may shift a block or two west to accommodate construction.”
22 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Great Italian eatery. They have good handmade pasta and the charcuterie selection makes for a great afternoon sandwich.”
15 locals recommend
Beach
“Real local's favourite - park your car and then walk through the woods to the beaches at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Nice view of Mt Hood on a clear day.”
28 locals recommend
Park
“With it's expansive band-ready gazebo and distinctive tower clock, the park in the heart of downtown Vancouver is adorable and a great place for a stroll. ”
21 locals recommend
Bakery
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“It's a perfectly fine, even exquisite, breakfast. But I like to line up at the roll-up window next door, peer longingly at the bakery shelves and order at least two of their superb pastries.”
22 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Excellent food and drink. Bar area usually accessible when tables are full.”
15 locals recommend
Cinema
“Historic, interesting events and independent movies. Serves wine/beer. Best popcorn EVER - using clarified butter.”
17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Mon Ami offers a "come as you are" urban feel in downtown Vancouver. They serve tasty crepes, coffee and tea.”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A beautiful spot on the Columbia river for happy hour, games such as giant jenga and shuffleboard. Unique cocktails and northwest food selection.”
15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place for biking, trails, picnics, kayaking, etc. Several picnic areas and close to another park area on the Columbia-Frenchman’s Bar.”
10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I love crab- this place is fun and its on the water! Next to great walking paths next to the river. ”
5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The premier brewery of Vancouver. Comfortable pub with 20 taps and great food with views of the on-site brewery. Try the famous Shadow Shinobi IPA or the award winning Grimlock Rye Porter! Bottled and canned beer available for purchase to-go.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live music after 9pm and featuring local WA beers plus a variety of salads, bowls and burgers. ”
6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Do not be deterred by that line out the door on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Those people know why it's worth waiting to get a seat inside. Dulin's breakfast can go toe to toe on deliciousness and quality with anything Portland can offer.”
8 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Cool local spot for amazing ice cream. If you like chocolate try the bittersweet chocolate love affair 💙”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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4 locals recommend