One destination, One weekend : Vancouver Edition (Canada)

Here is the introductory article of the “One destination, One weekend” sessions. We decided to create this concept because (beyond many goals) one of our main goal is not only to make you travel, but to make you travel in a different way. Unusual activities, awesome places only locals know about… We want you to do it once for good, to get immerse yourself in the culture, completely. “One destination, One weekend” is a small by complete 3 days guide to a city in the world. Today, we take you to Vancouver, Canada for a weekend.



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(Recommended by locals)


Babylon Cafe – 1156 Denman St – $5 to 7 – Lunch time – Shawerma wraps and falafel balls

Stephos – 1124 Davie St – $10-15 – Greek Food – Lamb, Spanakopita, Calamari – large portions

– The Crab Shop – 2455 Dollarton Highway #121- $5-15 – Best fish&chips in Vancouver

– The Foundation Restaurant – 2301 Main Street – $6.50 +++ – Hipster vegetarian food

– Naam – 2724 West 4th Avenue – $15 (menu) – Veggie (Opened 24/7) – Live music (7pm-10pm)

Moderne Burger – 2507 Broadway west / West 9th – $9-15 – Best burger in Vancouver

– Kintaro Ramen – 788 Denman Street – $7-10 – Japanese food

– Harmony Donuts – 2945 Lonsdale Ave – $5-15 – Best donuts in Vancouver – 6:30am to 3:30pm

Jethro’s fine crub – 3420 Dunbar Street – $6-20 – Biggest pancakes in Vancouver

Marble Slab Creamery – 1184 Denman Street – $5-7 – Customize your ice cream





– Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (picture – Get there during Christmas time!)

3735 Capilano Road (Nth Vancouver) – Kids ($12), Students ($29), Adults ($35) – 9am to 5pm

Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden (picture)

578 Carrall Street – Students ($10), Adults ($14) – 10am to 6pm (4:30pm in winter)

Vancouver Aquarium (pictures)

845 Avison Way – Students ($18), Adults ($25) – 10am to 5pm

Stanley Park (pictures)

Click to see directions – No entrance fee – No specific opening hours (except for the attractions)

Granville Island (video)

Bus # 50 (False Creek Station) – No entrance fee but access by ferry is around 15$/pers – Market (9am to 7pm daily), Net Loft (Galleries center – 10am to 7pm)





– Go laugh your heart out at North Vancouver Laughter Club (or “Laughter Yoga”)

145 West 1st Street (North Vancouver in the John Braithwaite Community Centre) – $2/pers – No registration, Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm


– Eat in the dark at Dark Table

2611 West 4th Avenue – $33-39 – Sunday to Thursday (5:30pm-8pm), Fri & Sat (5:30pm, then 8:45pm). We strongly advise you to make reservations in advance.


– Have a drink with hipsters at Narrow Lounge

On the Corner of Main & 3rd Street (look for the red light) – $15-50 – Week (5pm to 1am), Weekend (5pm to 2am)

– Take a walk through the Chinatown area


– Amateur of fine dining? Try No Address

Dine at an unknown address in a chef’s private home thanks to the No Address concept (up to 15 people)








Let’s end this guide to the beautiful city of Vancouver, with a magnificent time lapse video :


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