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Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R8, Canada
One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the water, and unless you have a friend with a boat, the best (and cheapest) way to do that is by buying an all-day pass on False Creek Ferries which allows you to hop on and off all day long. The...
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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5, Canada
Sure, in the summer there is absolutely no better place to be than on the patio at Joe Fortes, enjoying their lavish hospitality in their sun-trap garden in the heart of the city, but really, every smart Vancouverite knows, that Joe’s is great...
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201 - 999 Canada Place, Canada, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
This is such a fun attraction and despite being only 8 minutes long (the rest of the time is taken up with a pre-show and boarding) it’s honestly worth the ticket price. FlyOver Canada is a virtual flight experience which takes you gliding from...
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1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5, Canada
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You’ll find me brunching here most weekends. There is nothing I don’t love about Forage! If I’m up earlier I’ll catch their ‘Hair of the Dog’ brunch special which runs from 9-10am and serves up a classic Benny with either a caesar, mimosa or beer...
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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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1133 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G1, Canada
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One of the word’s most famous sushi rolls was invented right here in Vancouver, by culinary legend, Hidekazu Tojo. Take a seat in his elegant restaurant over on West Broadway and either put yourself in chef’s hands and order the omakase or try a...
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2775 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 3X5, Canada
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Sample your way around the menu with an appetizer platter which features five daily specials, and a ‘Four of a Kind’ sashimi selection with four different signature sauces. Zest offers wine pairings from BC and beyond with their hot kitchen items,...
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1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4, Canada
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Routinely crowned the city’s top seafood restaurant, Blue Water Cafe is also among the continent’s best. After honing his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, executive chef Frank Pabst opened this Yaletown classic to...
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1226 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8, Canada
Probably one of the most traditional sushi bars in the city, Maumi is a tiny spot just off Davie Street at Bute. You’ll need a reservation and they don’t serve alcohol but you’ll just be coming here to experience superb seafood from Japan made by...
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1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9, Canada
Yes, flame grilled sushi is a thing, and you can try it at aburi sushi pioneers in the city, Minami. They use a charcoal stick and a flame to give their nigiri topped with a creamy special sauce its characteristic char-finish. The house special is...
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1479 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C1, Canada
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Hapa Izakaya is one of the city's most popular Izakaya outlets with three restaurants across the city and one in Toronto and Calgary. They've won awards for their superb Japanese cuisine which offers local and seasonal produce along with...
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1690 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7, Canada
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Part of one of Japan's largest ramen chains, Santouka is famous for their basic shio ramen with a white tonkotsu broth, which comes served with a little pickled plum in their signature blue don buri bowls. If you like your ramen to come with a bit...
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780 Bidwell St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2J6, Canada
There’s a trend for toripaitan rather than tonkatsu-based both, chicken instead of pork, which is great news for those who don’t eat pork and also makes for a lighter, creamier broth. Toripaitan is reportedly great for your hair and skin, thanks...
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788 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9, Canada
Tiny Kintaro often has a line around the block but it's well worth the wait. Select from lean or fatty pork and light, medium, or heavy broth and receive a delicious bowl of ramen far larger than anyone should consume in one sitting.
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770 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4H6, Canada
Known for their kick-ass Korean Fried chicken wings, Damso also lay down a fun bowl of ramen– inspired by Korea’s iconic instant ‘Shin’ noodles. Their broth is made with chicken stock, dashi, fish sauce, plenty of garlic, gochugaru chili powder,...
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325 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4, Canada
If you’re a coffee nerd, Revolver is the place to go for personal-size, pour-over coffees brewed from their unique lines of beans. Hang out for a while and you’ll run into everyone who lives at this end of Gastown. (604) 558-4444. As told to...
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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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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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800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7, Canada
Open mid-November through the end of February, the Robson Square Ice Rink gives both residents and visitors an opportunity to skate for free in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Skate and helmet rentals and a concession stand are available on site....
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849 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9, Canada
You’ll find a few branches of Cafe Milano around the city, but my go-to is the one on Denman Street in the West End where I stock up on beans to take home, and also treat myself to one of their smooth, velvety lattes. Their master roaster is a...