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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.

Arts & Crafts Store
“Pretty touristy but also cute to check out. The public market has lots of foods to try, artisans, and outside there are usually buskers and street performers. You can even rent a motor boat and take it out for the day in the Howe Sound with friends ($50/hr) - a fun adventure!”
282 locals recommend
Co-Working Space
“Yaletown is known for its old warehouse buildings now home to hip restaurants and cocktail lounges, many with buzzing outdoor terraces, as well as indie fashion and decor boutiques. On the waterfront, David Lam Park has an expansive lawn and a playground, while the Seawall is popular for cycling and walking. Professional sports and rock concerts take place at nearby BC Place stadium and the Rogers Arena.”
183 locals recommend
Market
“Shopping and somewhere to grab a quick bike and walk the Harbour. Catch the seabus and head downtown ”
131 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Most popular brunch spot. Be prepared to wait hours in line. Yummy waffles, maybe worth it if you have lots of spare time. It is delicious, can't lie about that. Downtown so you'll bus or drive down there.”
136 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful botanical gardens. It's $11 for entrance and a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Lots of places to rest along the way and enjoy a packed picnic. Their gift shop is also beautifully curated!”
98 locals recommend
Beach
“A great spot for sunset at any time of year. Public art sculptures, a bike path, and lots of city action all around. This is a classic Vancouver scene. ”
88 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Underneath Vancouver, Canada, there runs a series of steam pipes connected to a generating plant at Georgia and Beatty Streets. The system provides heat to most of the downtown core, and provides the steam for the whistles of the Gastown steam clock.”
86 locals recommend
Brewery
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“House-brewed craft beer & cafe fare offered in a cool, minimalist space with rustic accents.”
151 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Home to 150+ stores, Oakridge Centre is one of the more upscale Vancouver malls. Along with mid-range shops like Banana Republic, there are several luxury brands at Oakridge, including Tiffany's, Harry Rosen and Hugo Boss. The mall also has a large food court and movie theaters and is accessible via Canada Line. Free underground parking is also available.”
75 locals recommend
Beach
“Gorgeous Beach! So near. Must go! Fresh air, miles of beach. Quiet. You can eat there too. ”
124 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can pay lower price if the product you already had purchased have offering the discount after bought in 2 weeks. You can bring the receipt to get discount.”
38 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“One of Vancouver's oldest vegetarian restaurants, The Naam, is located in Kitsilano. Open 24-hours a day, the restaurant’s yam fries with miso gravy have inspired many a late-night stop after a night out on the town. There are also many additional healthy, organic and farm-to-table options. For instance, down by the water, along the foot of Yew Street and Cornwall, you'll find a plethora of laid-back neighbourhood bars and restaurants. They tend to serve delicious seafood, along with wines and cocktails to match. Along West 4th, expect polished dining with a multicultural twist. Meanwhile, West Broadway boasts inspiring Greek and Mediterranean food, as many of Vancouver's Greek immigrants originally settled here.”
147 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The "Seawall" path is an awesome place to ride your bike, walk, or run around the waterfront of Vancouver. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, parks, and playgrounds along this path.”
129 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Started out as a food truck in Tofino, it was so popular they're opening restaurants in Vancouver. Great tacos!”
106 locals recommend
Brewery
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“If you're walking up Main, check this spot out. Rotating food trucks right outside, and close to Cartem's Donuts if that's your thing. ”
159 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“upscale Chinese food and craft cocktails. Always busy so make sure you go early or put your name on the list and walk next door to the Keefer bar for a drink”
144 locals recommend