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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 Craft Kitchen

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

Seawall in Vancouver

Hiking Trails

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 #131 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Coffee, Great Location. 17/09/2017
    • Great Coffee Shop 17/09/2017
    • 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 Craft Kitchen
    Restaurants (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 #80 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This is a great spot for a date, solo diner, and vegetarian! 12/09/2017
    • Food that melts in your mouth 06/09/2017
    • Tuc Craft Kitchen
    Address:
    60 Cordova St W
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1C9
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-559-8999
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$24
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    17:00 - 23:00
    Wed - Fri
    11:30 - 14:30
    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 #15 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great sandwich 22/09/2017
    • What more do you need? 18/09/2017
    • 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 - 19:30
    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 #44 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Needs more items 14/09/2017
    • Yummy Desserts 12/09/2017
    • 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 #518 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    • Something different 16/09/2017
    • Our Go-To Pub in Vancouver!! 12/09/2017
    • Blarney Stone
    Address:
    216 Carrall St
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    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 #186 of 2,879 restaurants in Vancouver
    • Fantastic salads and views 10/09/2017
    • Great outdoor location with good food and service 08/09/2017
    • Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village
    Address:
    1 Athletes Way
    False Creek
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0B1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 604-685-2223
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$20
    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 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful views 23/09/2017
    • A must see when in Vancouver 23/09/2017
    • 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 #17 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Busy Area with good eating places 23/09/2017
    • Interest part of Vancouver 22/09/2017
    • 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 #23 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A lovely campus in a beautiful location 23/09/2017
    • Stayed over the weekend 20/09/2017
    • 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 #5 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • You have to see it! 23/09/2017
    • Interesting 23/09/2017
    • 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 #13 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A good alternative to Coal Harbour 12/09/2017
    • Beautiful area 11/09/2017
    • 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 #38 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A nice beach 15/09/2017
    • Accessible and large 14/09/2017
    • 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 #19 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spacious Beach, Spacious Sky — Lots to see and do here 18/09/2017
    • Nice with a great place for a beach lunch 11/09/2017
    • Spanish Banks
    Address:
    4707 Marine Dr NW
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1
    Canada
    Other:
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    Seawall in Vancouver
    Hiking Trails
    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 #2 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful view to the city of Vancouver 22/09/2017
    • A beautiful walk! 22/09/2017
    • Seawall in Vancouver
    Address:
    Stanley Park
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    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 #34 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hip "warehouse"-type district 19/09/2017
    • A bit of everything 15/09/2017
    • Yaletown
    Address:
    Yaletown Business Bldg. 1152 Mainland St
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4X2
    Canada
    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 #10 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun Place to visit 23/09/2017
    • Big and beautiful 21/09/2017
    • 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 #20 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the wait 23/09/2017
    • Beautiful street, expensive boutiques 22/09/2017
    • 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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