Christine's Guidebook

I am an abstract artist and business owner from Vancouver, Canada. I own a brand called XS creating and manufacturing actions sports helmets and apparel. I travel frequently with my husband to trad... read more

Things to do in Vancouver

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Vancouver has beautiful, natural beaches that span from Kits Beach all the way around UBC. Kits Beach has volleyball courts, tennis courts, beachfront restaurants and a seawall you can walk or bike.

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This is Vancouver's main art gallery. It has changing exhibits as well as an impressive permanent collection. Best kept secret: the gallery cafe is located upstairs from the lobby (or you can acces... read more

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Accessible by public transit which takes you right to the Grouse Gondola and start of the Grouse Grind hike. Great for skiing, snowboarding, hiking(Summer). Restaurant at the top of the gondola has... read more

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This a nice local craft brewery just 5 min walk away. Busy, trendy and lively. Try the beer sampler!

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One of Vancouver's best specialty ice cream spots. Busy, trendy, interesting flavours. I prefer Mario's Gelato, two blocks North but it doesn't have the same popular vibe.

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Popular local spot just up the street. Casual atmosphere with good food and beer. Open late.

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Good coffee & sandwiches in the heart of the Mount Pleasant shopping area. With many small shops and cafes in the area it's worth the 7 minute uphill walk to get there.

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This restaurant is a short 5 minute drive away or 12 minute walk. This block on Main Street has a bunch of restaurants in a row but I like this one. This area North of Main is safe but a bit sketch... read more

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This bar is right at the end of the block - although super hard to find. There is a building across from the auto body shop and the entrance is slightly hidden. It looks a bit sketchy down a long n... read more

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Vancouver's historic Chinatown is a short drive away. You can also walk or take transit. Some newer trendy fusion eateries have moved in but the charm and interest lies in the character of the old ... read more


Cafe Nuba

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 146 East 3rd Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

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Lebanese food. Many vegetarian and vegan options. Open for lunch and dinner.

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This is a busy local sushi spot that has great, reasonably priced food and is within walking distance. Good for lunch and dinner. It's very casual and open late. Parking in back of restaurant or on... read more

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Main street is a great shopping area with lots of small shops for clothing, shoes, home accessories, gifts... Most shops are between 7th and 28th on Main street.

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Brew pub restaurant 5 minutes West on 2nd.

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This brewery is 5 min walk away. It's on the other side of 2nd avenue: cross the street and walk one block down (North). This place is good for lunch and dinner with a full menu.

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Nice ski, snowboard, snowshoeing and tobogganing area. Like Cypress and Grouse it has great views winter or summer.

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No frills but quality sandwiches, pastries, soup, coffee. 5 minutes West on 3rd. Right across the street from Nuba Cafe. Popular quick lunch spot for locals on the go.

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Great lattes and doughnuts. Hipster, modern and expensive.

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Urban Fare is an upscale grocery store. It is similar to Whole Foods but has both organic and non-organic choices.

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Boutique gift shop that also sells the fabulous XS-Unified hats and socks.

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Olympic Village is a 10 minute walk. Parking is available but difficult. You can walk on the seawall all the way to Granville Island (West) or take an Aquabus across the water to Yaletown (5-7 min ... read more

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Cypress Mountain is a 45 minute drive away. Full-service Ski/Snowboard mountain. Open late for night skiing. Lodge with both restaurant and cafeteria style eatery. Tubing close to the cross country... read more

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The Skytrain station takes you downtown (Waterfront). The station is 2 blocks away.

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Budget-friendly grocery store that has all the essentials, similar to Safeway. Has a free parking lot and is located in a great area of Main Street, across the street from JJ Bean Coffee shop, Star... read more

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5 minutes West on 2nd.

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This new gallery is just up the street and showcases contemporary artwork.

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One of many boutique shops on Granville Island. Make is a unique shop a custom clothing print program. They sell the unbelievably fabulous XS-Unified socks and hats.