THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO
Vancouver offers exciting museums, theatre & music venues, elite shopping, pristine hiking & skiing, prime golfing & sailing, beautiful beaches & parks. See full guide –. Please find a list of our recommended restaurants and local venues below. Please let us know of any favourites you may find – we value your feedback. The restaurant scene in Vancouver is constantly changing and we always love to hear what our guests find and enjoy.
|Breakfast or Brunch:||Café du Soleil|
The Red Wagon
|Fine Dining:||Absinthe Bistro|
|Fun and Friendly West Coast:||Fets Whisky Kitchen|
|Fun and Friendly Mexican:||La Mezcalaria|
|Award Winning Japanese:||Kishimoto|
|Favorite Japanese:||Ginger Sushi|
|Award Winning Vietnamese:||The Lunch Lady|
|Favourite Vietnamese:||Merci Beaucoup Cafe|
|Favourite Italian:||Sopra Sotto|
Pepinno’s Spaghetti House
|Favourite Pizza:||Via Tavere|
|Favorite Curry:||Bombay Kitchen and Bar|
|Favorite Winebar:||Caffe La Tana|
|Favorite Ice Cream & Gelato:||Ernest’s Ice Cream|
Five under $50:
Dished Neighbourhood Gems:
This includes a map and directions.
And of course, Stanley Park:One of our favourite Stanley Park restaurants is a wonderful venue for lunch or dinner or at the Davie end of Denman Street you will find a few restaurants to enjoy a sunset drink or meal.
Museum of Anthropology () Combine with a walk at Jericho Beach:
If you go to that side of town and like shopping, there are some fun stores on 4th Avenue between Burrard and Vine and lots of cafes. For a waterfront restaurant on that side of town, you might find the very casual, historical sailing club/pub fun:Or for something a bit more upscale try the
Closer to Parker Street, for a drink before dinner, there is treasured bar that has reopened and has a great happy hour menuIt is next to an excellent ‘red sauce’ Italian restaurant: Both of these restaurants are in heritage buildings: Fet’s Whiskey Kitchen or Havana and are both fun for a drink before dinner.
As mentioned, for more suggestions, please visit our website complete with links:
If you have a car and want to get out of the city, the following are all recommended but many are at least 1 – 2 hours away by car so google map everything and take that into consideration.
DAY TRIPS WITH CARS OR TRANSIT
Whistler –Araxi for lunch is always very good:
Britannia Mine Museum –on the way to/from Whistler
Shannon Falls –– There is a great gondola here, one the way to/from Whistler
Deep Cove –– for kayaking, nice restaurants and a great trail up Quarry Rock Walk (about 30 mins)
Capilano Suspension Bridge –
Grouse Mountain Gondola –– There is a grizzly bear habitat, logging show and beautiful views from the restaurant
Burnaby Village Museum –
Deer Lake –– There is a lovely restaurant here as well called Hart House
Steveston Village in Richmond –
White Rock Pier –
Whytecliff Park –
Fort Langley –
Stayed at The Ivy on Parker Guest House in Vancouver, BC
July 2022 – 5 nights in a Queen Room with Garden View