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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Beautiful grounds and gardens that are free to the public. Lots of space to recreate - have a picnic, play tennis, stroll the rose garden, frisbee golf, golf course, walk the trails and there is even a restaurant at the top with a gorgeous view of the city. ”
  • 310 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Fancy Vegetarian and featured in the Air Canada Encore Magazine. A must visit.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Ohhh my, so so good. Fresh, creative and local ice cream in the most delicious cones. Enjoy.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Arguably the best low key sushi in the city! You will likely have to wait but very worth it. All the fish is amazingly fresh. You can’t leave Vancouver without having had sushi! ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“The cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking processes of Eastern cultures found along the ancient Silk Route - which includes the flavors in India, Afghanistan and Persia.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Main Street is lined with boutique shops, cafés, and breweries. Start from home base and walk up! Once you hit 7th it begins.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Wonderful veggie / vegan restaurant. Low key and casual but very delicious! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Upscale restaurant at the top of Queen Elizabeth park. Located on the city's highest point, the restaurant offers the best views of the downtown core, mountains and ocean. Reservation recommended for dinner while lunch time can usually accommodate walk-ins.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“A Belgian themed local pub that serves Mussels and French Fries (Moules Frites) and a wide selection of specialty beers.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“My favourite cafe. It's a french cafe set right in a neighbourhood (mt pleasant). They have amazing pastries and crepes. Love people watching here. It's small so it's best to visit here in groups of 4 or less.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pub
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“Solid Pub style place that gets you a good look at some of the local craft seen and some tasty food along with it.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Very popular spot - recommend a reservation! Drinks and music are great. Very popular with locals. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Little place great for take away. Very few places to eat there but it’s worth the wait for a seat if you don’t have a place to go. Best fish and chips ever.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine in a beautiful setting. Truly one of our favourite restaurants in the country - a must-see when in Vancouver. Note that they do not take reservations and the wait time is often ~1 hour. We recommend stopping for a drink at El Camino's while you wait. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Garden
“Botanical garden at the top of Queen Elizabeth park which also happens to be the highest point in Vancouver.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“The clothing and consignment store is fabulous; it sells both pre-loved and new clothing and accessories, all which are current and on trend. It also stocks the most fantastic socks, warm designs that can feature anything from Einstein and The Starry Night to Wookies and Navajo-esque designs. It usually carries a quirky selection of books and jewelry, but much more gifts and gadgets can be found in its sister store, just next door. If you’re having trouble getting a gift for someone, come here and you will almost definitely find something that they will love. Or, you will find something hilarious, either way it’s a win for you!”
  • 64 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Fancy Vegetarian and featured in the Air Canada Encore Magazine. A must visit.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Arguably the best low key sushi in the city! You will likely have to wait but very worth it. All the fish is amazingly fresh. You can’t leave Vancouver without having had sushi! ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“The cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking processes of Eastern cultures found along the ancient Silk Route - which includes the flavors in India, Afghanistan and Persia.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Wonderful veggie / vegan restaurant. Low key and casual but very delicious! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Upscale restaurant at the top of Queen Elizabeth park. Located on the city's highest point, the restaurant offers the best views of the downtown core, mountains and ocean. Reservation recommended for dinner while lunch time can usually accommodate walk-ins.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“A Belgian themed local pub that serves Mussels and French Fries (Moules Frites) and a wide selection of specialty beers.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pub
“Solid Pub style place that gets you a good look at some of the local craft seen and some tasty food along with it.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
“Very popular spot - recommend a reservation! Drinks and music are great. Very popular with locals. ”
  • 62 locals recommend

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