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GOTTA Do This in Van

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Vancouver is fantastic to explore if one only has a few days. These are the things that I would want to do if I came for a visit.

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  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

17 Places

1 City Tip

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17 Places

Day 1

Revolver Coffee

Restaurants

Tuc

Restaurants

Meat & Bread

Restaurants

Cactus Club Cafe

Restaurants

Blarney Stone

Restaurants

Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village

Restaurants

Stanley Park

Parks

Canada Place

Architectural Buildings, Conference & Convention Centres, Piers & Boardwalks, Theatres

Day 2

University of British Columbia

Educational sites

Granville Island

Islands, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

False Creek

Bodies of Water

Jericho Beach

Beaches

Spanish Banks

Beaches

Vancouver Seawall

Geologic Formations

Day 3

Yaletown

Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods

Vancouver Downtown

Neighbourhoods

Gastown

Neighbourhoods

wayne h's City Tips

  • Always check the weather forecast as it can change quickly. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Vancouver is CHILL!
    Day 1
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    Revolver Coffee
    Restaurants (Cafe, Canadian)
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    wayne h Says:

    Just rated #1 coffee in Vancouver, funky, eclectic, excellent coffee.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Revolver Coffee was the BEST coffee in Vancouver! 02/06/2018
    • Good coffee to go 13/03/2018
    • Revolver Coffee
    Address:
    325 Cambie St
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N4
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-558-4444
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Tuc
    Restaurants (International, Canadian)
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    wayne h Says:

    Great for dinner, good value, local product used in ingredients. Very nice ambiance

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Get there early as it's small
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! Everything was delicious! 16/06/2018
    • Gastown 14/06/2018
    • Tuc
    Address:
    60 Cordova St W
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1C9
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-559-8999
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    16:00 - 22:00
    Thu
    16:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 14:30
    Fri - Sat
    16:00 - 00:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 14:30
    Other:
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    Meat & Bread
    Restaurants (Fast food, Canadian, Soups)
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    wayne h Says:

    A MUST EAT! One of the best sandwiches in the City. Trust me, it's memorable! Very good prices, under $10 pp.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Come Hungry
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome meatbal 13/06/2018
    • Simple and Great 11/06/2018
    • Meat & Bread
    Address:
    370 Cambie St
    Hastings
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N3
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-566-9003
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 16:00
    Mon - Wed
    11:00 - 17:00
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Cactus Club Cafe
    Restaurants (Bar, Fusion, Canadian)
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    wayne h Says:

    The Cactus Club at the Convention Center has incredible views and no extra charge. Good value. A bit of a place to be scene after work. Fun people watching

    Good for
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Crazy busy at lunch. Be there by 11:30 and early for dinner
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #96 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Late Happy Hour In Park Royal 17/06/2018
    • Excellent place 15/06/2018
    • Cactus Club Cafe
    Address:
    575 Broadway W
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1E6
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-714-6000
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:00 - 00:00
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Blarney Stone
    Restaurants (Irish, Bar, Pub)
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    wayne h Says:

    Best Irish Pub in the City. A bit unpolished but so much fun

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #570 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    • Enjoyable lunches 13/06/2018
    • Great VWFC bar! 28/04/2018
    • Blarney Stone
    Address:
    216 Carrall St
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-687-4322
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 02:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 03:00
    Other:
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    Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub, Canadian)
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    wayne h Says:

    Great views, lots and lots of locals. A fantastic outdoor patio for drinks. Food is OK, not special but edible.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #305 of 2,981 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Patio great drinks 13/06/2018
    • Awful Experience 09/06/2018
    • Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village
    Address:
    1 Athletes Way
    False Creek
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0B1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-685-2223
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 00:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 00:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 01:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Stanley Park
    Parks
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    wayne h Says:

    The #1 tourist attraction in the City. No visit would be complete without seeing it. Very natural setting for being in the City.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Inner City Oasis 18/06/2018
    • Beautiful view 18/06/2018
    • Stanley Park
    Phone:
    +1 604-681-5115
    Other:
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    Canada Place
    Architectural Buildings, Conference & Convention Centres, Piers & Boardwalks, Theatres
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    wayne h Says:

    Great to watch the comings and goings of the ships and passengers. Lined with restaurants and pubs. Always something going on.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Déjà Vu 18/06/2018
    • Functional 18/06/2018
    • Canada Place
    Address:
    Canada Place Building 780-999 Canada Pl
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-775-7200
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    University of British Columbia
    Educational sites
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    wayne h Says:

    Spectacular setting! A great bike ride from downtown.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Big City University 30/05/2018
    • Wonderful location and spacious. Beautiful architecture and well laid out. 08/05/2018
    • University of British Columbia
    Address:
    6163 University Boulevard
    UBC Welcome Centre - Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-822-3313
    Other:
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    Granville Island
    Islands, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    wayne h Says:

    Another must see while in the City. Locals get there early. So many places to eat. Lots of street entertainment and good craft shopping

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Day Trip 18/06/2018
    • Great local produce. 18/06/2018
    • Granville Island
    Address:
    1661 Duranleau Street
    (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge)
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-666-6655
    Other:
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    False Creek
    Bodies of Water
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    wayne h Says:

    Visit while on the Island! great bike path around the perimeter.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take the ferry 18/06/2018
    • Nice Waterfront Area 14/06/2018
    • False Creek
    Other:
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    Jericho Beach
    Beaches
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    wayne h Says:

    Beautiful beach with views of North Shore Mountains. Great for kids.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best park in the city of Vancouver for bird watching! 17/06/2018
    • Sailing Lessons at Jericho Beach (MacSailing) 14/06/2018
    • Jericho Beach
    Address:
    1515 Discovery St
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 4K5
    Canada
    Other:
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    Spanish Banks
    Beaches
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    wayne h Says:

    Adjacent to Jericho Beach. Vollyball usually happening. Many families with picnics

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beach and nature 12/06/2018
    • A walk along the Beach 10/06/2018
    • Spanish Banks
    Address:
    4707 Marine Dr NW
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1
    Canada
    Other:
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    Vancouver Seawall
    Geologic Formations
    See more photos
    wayne h Says:

    RENT a bike and do one of the BEST city rides in the world. It's dead flat so it's easy and you will see 90% of the best things in Van

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walk Bike Rollerblade all good options 18/06/2018
    • Biking is the best way to view the Seawall 17/06/2018
    • Vancouver Seawall
    Address:
    Stanley Park
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E2
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 902-837-7415
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Yaletown
    Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods
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    wayne h Says:

    If you like to eat or drink or get your hair and nails done, this is the "hood" Way too many choices of restaurants. But all good

    Good for
    • Must See
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Part of the City 16/05/2018
    • neat little hide away in the city 09/05/2018
    • Yaletown
    Address:
    Yaletown Business Bldg. 1152 Mainland St
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4X2
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-683-7473
    Other:
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    Vancouver Downtown
    Neighbourhoods
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    wayne h Says:

    Not really a must see but easy to see as it's compact. Nothing all that special actually.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful, clean city. 18/06/2018
    • Easy to use public transportation. 18/06/2018
    • Vancouver Downtown
    Phone:
    +1 604-801-5515
    Other:
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    Gastown
    Neighbourhoods
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    wayne h Says:

    Historic. A bit edgy as it border Vancouver's notorious East Side. Lots of funky shops and restaurants. Worth a visit for sure. Some of the stores are tourist tacky. sorry!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 369 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Gastown 18/06/2018
    • Not sure what the fuss is all about 18/06/2018
    • Gastown
    Address:
    Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts.
    North of Hastings St.
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-683-5650
    Other:
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