Collected by Becky
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Vancouver’s most famous urban space, the thousand-acre Stanley Park, epitomizes everything that locals here love about the outdoors, and visitors have many ways to explore the expansive grounds. Hiking trails weave around totem poles and hemlock...
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...
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...
1938 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A7, Canada
Set in a quiet part of Commercial Drive; Prado, with its large windows and high ceilings, is a great place to recharge. The shop serves Vancouver's best, 49th Parallel coffee, along with a small selection of baked goods. Read a book and relax, or...
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...
740 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L5, Canada
Organic chicken and vegetables, barley-fed pork, and no artificial seasonings are the order of the day at this tiny hole in the wall ramen shop on Denman, which usually has a small queue outside. It’s the sister restaurant to Kintaro, and to my...
1479 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C1, Canada
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...
Vancouver, BC, Canada
I can’t help myself. I head to the Tacofino truck downtown with all kinds of good intentions to try something new, but as soon as I arrive at the window, out it comes: “Hi, fish taco, please!” It’s just too good, and at $6 I think it’s the best...
639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3, Canada
One of Canada’s most revered artists—and once the face on the Canadian $20 bill—Bill Reid was born to a European father and a Haida mother. This gallery displays a collection of his sculptural masterpieces, and gold and silver jewelry which...
120 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V9, Canada
I stumbled into this store when I first moved here thinking I could buy a postcard. Two years later I have yet to buy a postcard, yet Hills is possibly my favourite store in the city! I go by whenever possible, sometimes to shop, but usually to...
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