View Full Version : Food and sights in Vancouver
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:13 PM
I'm in Vancouver right now staying in Yaletown, but have access to a car.. are there any famous or really good must eat at restaurants in vancouver or richmond area that don't cost an arm and a leg. would like to try some good seafood.. and what are the best beaches to visit, as there's so many here. I've done all the main touristy things (stanley park, grouse mountain) but am looking for more things to do that "locals" do. thanks
Jul 14th, 2008, 02:35 PM
I'm no expert, but I've been there once.
What about Granville Island? They have Comedy place (http://www.vtsl.com) that is usually a good night out on the town.
Have you been to the Aquarium?
Jul 14th, 2008, 05:52 PM
What do locals do? Well, if I didn't have to work, I would:
- go to horseshoe bay and rent a power boat, catch some rays, drink some beer, and go island hopping... then hitup whytecliff park and watch the seals jump
- go to stawamus chief and hike 2 of the 3 peaks
- go to deep cove to grab some fish and chips then explore... the place feels like a scene from the old game monkey island
- go to robson near denman and eat at hapa, guu, or gyoza king... and drink some ***** beer
- go to buntzen lake for a 5km hike then canoe
- go to burnaby mountain during a nice sunset, kick back, then have dinner at horizons while enjoying the sunset
- spend an afternoon at steveston and eat more fish and chips
- have brunch at nu then go for a jog, bike, or rollerblade around false creek
- grab some wine and have fondue at brix in yaletown
- leave at 5am and drive to Kelowna to tour the wineries like Mission Hill, Quails Gate, etc, etc...
- if you are from back east, I'd eat lots and lots and lots of cheap sushi and oysters
- Sandbar, Rodney's during happy hour, Joe Fortes are some seafood places...
- etc, etc, etc
Jul 14th, 2008, 06:31 PM
There is night market in Chinatown but it's only available during the weekend.
Drive to white Rock and enjoy the beach and seafood there.
If you want some tasty and cheap food, Richmond Public Market 2F.
Vancouver Island is not bad neither.
Jul 14th, 2008, 07:46 PM
How about Whistler? You can go for a day trip or stay longer and do some outdoor activities.
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:56 PM
For Seafood, definitely go to Granville Island. There are several good restaurants there and it's a good place to walk around. Some notable restaurants there are Sandbar, Bridges, and Dockside.
It's good that you are staying in Yaletown cause there are great beaches close by. The most popular one downtown is English Bay and the Beach Ave strip. Kits beach and Spanish banks are also popular. You can read more about them and others here: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/rec/beaches/
Other things to do:
- Playland amusement park
- Celebration of Light fireworks competition starts on July 23 at English Bay
- Shopping at Metrotown mall
- Night Market in Richmond
- Watch a BC Lion's game
- Ride a bike/rollerblade around Stanley Park
- Do the Grouse Grind in 30 minutes!!!