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3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada
This 27-acre attraction in North Vancouver gets the heart racing with a suspension bridge that bounces 230 feet above a forested river gorge. Even more spectacular, however, is the Cliffwalk, a labyrinth of walkways along the granite flank of...
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Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway, is the major north-south artery running through the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia from the U.S. border, up Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky Country to Lillooet, and connecting to...
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6 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9, Canada
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A clandestine spot to imbibe in Gastown, the Diamond is the speakeasy when you're in Vancouver. Bar none, one of the best bars I have been to on recommendation from Nathan at Judas Goat. They will make you anything here, like a tasty pisco sour....
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45 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C7, Canada
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This little hideaway in a back alley, with its communal tables and chalkboard menus, is where I go with friends when we want to share snacks. They match wines to "tasting trios" selected from their cheese and charcuterie cellar. It’s best to let...
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1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
Located "around the bend," in the beautiful Granville Island district is the Dockside Brewing Company. There's eight different brewed beers here. My favourite was the Jamaican brew, blended with hibiscus. The piece de resistance is the gorgeous...
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12240 Second Ave #210, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8, Canada
Minkes, humpbacks, and gray whales often frisk in B.C.’s wild coastal waters. The scene stealers, however, are the orcas, especially the gentle resident pods that eat fish rather than other marine mammals. These “killer whales”...
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From the bi-level dome car, Gold-Leaf Service passengers take in panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, Fraser Canyon, and the Thompson River as they make their way from Vancouver, B.C., to Banff, Alberta. The three-night excursion includes...
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85 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3K8, Canada
Located in the historic Salt Building in Vancouver's Olympic Village, Craft is a beer lover's dream: From 140 taps flows Canada's largest selection of craft beer (eh!). Craft also features an excellent wine and spirit selection, and a menu notable...
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16 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6, Canada
Bitter Tasting Room is a thrilling little gastro pub located on the Gastown/DTES border that features a fantastic draft list, a well-curated craft bottle selection, and an accompanying menu with a handful of clever, shareable plates that demand a...
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321 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6, Canada
Vancouver seems to really love vinyl. Every neighborhood has at least 2-3 record shops, but I spent the most time browsing at Vinyl Records in Gastown. When you enter the store, it may look as if nothing has been organized, but I assure you, its...
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Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
The Vancouver Seawall is the most popular recreation location in the entire city, if not in all of Canada, and it's for good reason. This stunning 22-km long trail leads from downtown along the shoreline of Stanley Park and offers some of the most...
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994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C8, Canada
The West End is the largest neighbourhood in Vancouver's downtown core, and has a broad demographic. Greenhorn Espresso Bar opened up smack in the middle of the West End, in between heritage apartment buildings, corner grocery stores, and a few...
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4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1K5, Canada
Lighthouse Park is one of my favorite destinations in all of Canada; reaching this British Columbia gem requires a short walk through stunning virgin rainforest, where remarkable Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar - some more than 200 feet tall and...
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159 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5, Canada
This Whistler-based family bakery does extremely well at Vancouver farmer's markets, and finally opened up a downtown bakery on Hastings Street. This is particularly handy if you grab a sandwich at Meat & Bread around the corner, and want...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
For many visitors it comes as a shock to discover that Canada has several internationally award-winning wine regions. Just a few hours drive beyond Vancouver is the Okanagan wine region, which excels in Rieslings and Chardonnays on the whites and...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
The city's very own mountain soars above the Downtown core, just 20 minutes drive away from town. If you're feeling active try the 'Grouse Grind', a punishing 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother...
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2270 Dollarton Hwy #170, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2M9, Canada
Take a break from all that healthy North Van exercise and outdoor activity and enjoy a taste of local flavours at Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers. Find a seat on their small, but perfectly shaped sun trap patio or relax amongst the barrels in...
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319 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J4, Canada
You can watch chocolate being made and coffee roasted at this cute bean-to-bar chocolate and coffee house in the heart of Gastown, and it doesn’t just taste good here, they’re doing good too. East Van Coffee Roasters is a non-profit social...
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1120 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada
New to Yaletown, I adore this hidden speakeasy of a bar that has no sign and is tucked away down two flights of stairs on Hamilton Street in the corridor next to the barbers. Once you’ve managed to track it down, you’re in for a treat, there’s an...
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1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8, Canada
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If you can’t get a reservation for dinner at this super Kitsilano restaurant which bagged a Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada award in 2015 in enRoute, then the logical solution is checking out their brunch. It’s the same thoughtful,...
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841 Bidwell St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2J7, Canada
It’s been tough for veggies or those who don’t eat pork who’ve been left out of the ramen trend, but everyone can enjoy the tasty bowls of soup at the Ramenman who only serve Toripaitan (chicken-based) and vegetarian broth. This is a very cool...
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2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7, Canada
This award-winning local roaster has paired with a delicious doughnut maker to be a one-stop shop for that perfect combo. It’s always a tough call at 49th Parallel for me: which doughnut to try today? Although let’s be honest, I rarely get past...
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639 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6, Canada
Matchstick is a small batch roaster, who specialise in single origin coffees and hand crafted prep. Visit their Fraser Street branch at E15th St, and if you’re lucky, you can get a delicious latte made by Ian Chagunda, who just won the 2015 latte...
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1592 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4, Canada
Vancouver’s culinary landscape can sometimes seem too vast to fully appreciate, which is why a walking tour can be such a great way to experience the city’s many flavors. Vancouver Foodie Tours has a solid reputation and offers...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Local food blogger, VanFooodster organises fun self-guided themed food tours which cover a neighbourhood, or a food type –such as Pizza Palooza, or Noodle Mania –around the city. Check the website as Early Bird sign ups get substantial discounts,...