Helen's Guidebook

Helen
I am retired and share my household with a lovable Mini Goldendoodle named Gypsy Boy, who works as a therapy dog at the Vancouver Cancer Agency and YVR Airport. When I am not out with my dog, I am... read more

Things to do in Vancouver

791 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stanley Park is a 1,001-acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is almost entirely surrounded by Vancouver Harbour and English Bay. There is an 11 k... read more

329 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Offers both historical and contemporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography and video by regional, national and international artists.

152 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A little neighbourhood brewery with a Growler Shop & Tasting Room. They only serve the beer they brew & the occasional sausage, but there are usually food trucks outside!

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If Granville Island is the king of Vancouver destinations, then the Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. A fascinating assortment of colourful stalls, showcasing unique homemade produc... read more

207 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A beautiful park at the highest point in Vancouver with spectacular views of the city and mountains. There is a gorgeous quarry garden and an arboretum with exotic trees, plants and birds.

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The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First Nation band governments of the Pacific ... read more

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The Pacific Centre is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and shops, most of which are underground. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, H&M, and Nordstrom.

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Celebrity chef Vij cooks up delicious Indian fushion cuisine. Very popular and no reservations so be prepared to wait, but there is a cocktail lounge.

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Located in the middle of beautiful Stanley Park. Fascinating exhibits, 300 species of fish, 30,000 invertebrates, 56 species of amphibians and reptiles, dolphins, beluga whales, porpoises and sea o... read more

#10

Toshi Sushi

Food SceneRestaurants
181 East 16th Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Top-rated Sushi! But very popular - go early unless you don't mind lining up.

288 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown grew from a single tavern founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton back in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm and independent spirit. Victor... read more

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Comfort food at its finest. Always busy - go early or expect to wait.

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Popular, excellent coffee and treats, outside seating in good weather, roaring indoor fire in winter.

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Vibrant Cafe - delicious Lucky's Doughnuts! And maybe the best coffee that you will ever taste. 3-minute walk away.

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Great bar, Belgian beers, fantastic breakfasts, lunch and dinner tapas.

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Best men's & women's Vancouver consignment & new clothing store. Complete with shoes, accessories, gifts & home décor on Main Street.

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Largest civic museum in Canada telling the history of Vancouver with contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhibits. Walk along the False Creek seawall afterwards!

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Quirky eatery, menu items have clever names and the food is good!

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Raining? Check out the current movie at the Park Theatre which is only a 10 min walk away.

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"Fly Over Canada" is an amazing virtual flight ride in which you will “take off” into a huge domed screen to enjoy a breathtaking flight across Canada. Short, but insanely fun! Located in Canada P... read more

#21

Kino Cafe

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3456 Cambie Street·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Intimate Spanish tapas bar with a stage for flamenco dancing & other live performances. The entertainment is free.

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22 hectares of elegant landscapes with both fine dining and casual cafe.

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Delicious homemade ice cream with very unique flavours in tasty waffle cones.

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Best organic produce in Vancouver and killer salad bar! 2 blocks north of City Hall SkyTrain.

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Classic and innovative Thai specialties in a welcoming atmosphere. Recommended!

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Great selection of outdoor equipment and clothing a 5-minute walk away.

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good bagels, best fries in Vancouver!

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Huge and delicious burgers with great fries! Very close by.

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Cambie Cycles

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3317 Cambie Street·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rent a bike!

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Car2go gets Vancouver going: with over 300 vehicles always ready to go. No fixed rental stations, but plenty of benefits for your budget and the environment. You never have to walk far to find one.... read more