Find thriving nightlife and diverse cultural attractions in Canada’s greenest city.
With its lushly forested parks and craggy coastline, it's easy to see why Vancouver is called Canada’s greenest city. Blessed with both beaches and mountains, it offers outdoor activities that range from surfing to skiing. Add on a slew of cultural attractions and thriving culinary and nightlife scenes and it’s no wonder Vancouver is popping up on every traveler’s bucket list.
- Davie Village
Davie Village is one of the most popular areas in Vancouver, and certainly one you’ll want to explore on foot. An abundance of artisan shops, cafés and trendy restaurants make this neighborhood one worth lingering in.
Artisan Shops, Gay Bars, Nightclubs, Cafés
Vancouver may be surrounded with stunning mountain and water views, but the downtown neighborhood offers a great reminder that you’re visiting the most populated city in Canada. Explore its many museums and restaurants, but don’t miss the neon lights that switch on once dark falls on Granville Street, nightlife central.
Nightlife, Shopping, Live Music
As Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown is largely known for its history. But it’s not just some relic of the past. As part of the city’s tech startup scene, the area has some of the most popular restaurants, shops and attractions in the city.
Architecture , Shopping, Coffee Shops
Kitsilano, once a haven for Canadian hippies, is now the preferred neighborhood among Vancouver’s young professionals. Along with shops, bars and restaurants, this little district is home to plenty of arts and culture, including some of the city’s top museums.
Beaches, Parks, Shopping
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Discover a City-Meets-Nature Weekend Adventure in Vancouver, British Columbia
Spend the Morning Walking Around Davie Village
Spend the morning strolling through beautiful Davie Village to check out some of the locally owned shops and restaurants, plus the art on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery. After a noodle lunch, head to VanDusen Botanical Garden to see the season’s finest flora. At night, follow up a steak dinner with seasonally inspired cocktails at Bayside Lounge.
Hit the Beach in Kitsilano
Head to Kitsilano for a day of luxury on the beach, followed by boutique-hopping on West Fourth Avenue and food-stall exploring in the Granville Island complex. Explore the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre until you’re ready for another round of eats — dinner at stylish AnnaLena.
Embed Yourself in Vancouver’s Oldest Community
Get in touch with Vancouver’s past with a day in historic Gastown. Follow up another round of shopping with some scenic trails and a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. Then skip lunch in favor of an adventure with Gastown Food Tours. After a visit to Lighthouse Cove and a bistro dinner, cap off your trip with another tour — a ghostly one of Vancouver’s spookiest spots.