A five-storey, 600,000 cubic feet industrial space is transformed for this walkthrough exhibit.
Food lovers can spend a whole day trying Vancouver’s multicultural fare. Whether you have a hankering to try authentic Lebanese cuisine or want to hide away with a nightcap at a retro-inspired lounge,Vancouver’s got it all.
This Montreal-style bagel haven has been in Vancouver since 1990. You can order the classics—sesame, plain or poppy seed—with warm butter, thick cream cheese or creamy peanut butter. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, try the breakfast bagel or come back at lunchtime for a Rueben sandwich. The Montreal smoked meat is imported weekly. —MW
Download the Street Food App to find the Mr. Bannock food truck. Chef Paul Natrall of North Vancouver’s Squamish Nation offers fusion-Indigenous cuisine. Highlights include bison smokies, various styles of bannock and his award-winning Indian tacos. —LAB
With multiple locations in Vancouver, this Lebanese restaurant is a popular place for visitors and locals alike to get their fill of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. You can start off with a mezze (appetizer) of chicken tawook and hummus, then move onto a plate of lamb kibbeh or Nuba’s popular falafel. End with some Lebanese pastries before hitting the streets of Vancouver for some urban exploration. —MW
Hawksworth Restaurant is one of the city’s top fine dining destinations, serving up un- forgettable meals that focus on the best and freshest ingredients. Go for the six-course B.C. Journey Tasting Menu and savour every sublime bite as you taste ingredients from the province’s farms, forests and oceans. —LAB
Tap & Barrel has three Vancouver locations, all in waterfront neighbourhoods. Take in the views while chowing down on a spicy tuna burger with avocado, pickled onions and spicy miso mayo, or a local wild mushroom pizza with truffle oil. If you visit the location at the Vancouver Convention Centre, make sure to grab a photo in front of Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca sculpture on your way out. —MW
Veggie lovers and carnivores alike will love the vegan pizzas at trendy Virtuous Pie in Chinatown. Go for the Stranger Wings pizza, made with spicy buffalo cauliflower, crispy fried shallots and a blue cheese drizzle. For dessert, try one of the plant-based ice creams in flavours such as bourbon vanilla and Thai tea. —LAB
If you’re craving a nightcap, head to The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge in Chinatown for one of its signature cocktails. Sip on an Earl Grey Old Fashioned in the chic lounge to experience Emerald’s old-school Las Vegas-style glamour. Try to go on Tuesday when all cocktails are half-price. —MW
Your Guide to Vancouver: Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Eat
Few cities serve up mountains and beaches as well as Vancouver, but there’s more to this dynamic city than just its natural delights. Whether your travel style leans toward the active or inqusitive, luxurious or retro, this city delivers.