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Splurge in Vancouver’s cosmopolitan and sophisticated atmosphere. A stellar patio district and groovy boutiques, apartments, home décor shops, restaurants, and cafés make for Vancouver’s ritziest neighbourhood.
What was once warehouses and rail yards has been reconstructed into one of the most sought-after areas in Vancouver. The historic edge of this neighbourhood resonates in the red brick warehouses now home to urban patios.
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The Engine 374 Pavilion highlights the nation’s history as the first transcontinental train to arrive in Vancouver called Engine no. 374. This train one of the greatest engineering feats of the century linking Canada coast to coast.
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Take a Seawall Walk
Take a morning stroll amongst Yaletown seawall. Bike, jog, or skate on the waterfront and enjoy some colourful public art in the distance.
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Find the perfect patio restaurant
Yaletown is Vancouver’s ultimate patio district. For a morning cup of coffee, a bistro meal, or a family dinner, there are options for everyone.
What’s better than soaking the sun and enjoying some incredibly good eats?
Here are some patio restaurants to consider:
- Wildtale Coastal Grill – A modern 40- seat patio
- Yaletown Brewing Co. – Offers both a dining and lounge patio
- Minami – Serene garden getaway
- TAPshack- Relaxed vibe with waterfront views
Yaletown has a fabulous and gritty art scene. The Jennifer Kostuik Gallery offers a diverse aesthetic of this space resonating the different nationalities of its artists. Visual artists from Vancouver, across Canada, the USA, Japan, Germany and The Netherlands are on display. A selection of artists explores minimalist themes and aesthetic approaches typically based on the influence of space and nature. The Contemporary Art Gallery offers an experience with art from upcoming Canadian and international artists. This non-profit gallery has is fully accessible and open to all, with programs provided free of charge unless otherwise stated.
Go on a Boutique Shopping Spree
This is quite the place to get to know the Vancouver aesthetic from locally owned stores. Explore designer boutiques with designer clothing for your pets, the perfect polka dotted pants to the antique wardrobe that you never realized you needed. These enchanting Boutiques have a lot of neat treasures to offer.
Here are some boutiques to consider:
- Bones – Known as the designer pet store
- Woo To See You Boutique – clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories
- Fine Finds Boutique- fine jewelry finds
- Kaarigar Handicrafts Inc.- fair trade, copper collection from artisans in India
- Global Atomic Designs- international street fashion
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Yaletown Farmers Market
This seasonal event from June to October makes you experience the most of local farm-to-table goodness . Each week welcomes over 25 farms and producers, food and coffee truck. This a place to experience unique goods from artisanal goat cheese, plant-based meats, to that perfect loaf of bread.
Nightlife: Opus Bar at the Opus Hotel – A super-chic nightspot
High-end: Blue Water Cafe $$$$ – The IT spot for a fine dining experience
Italian: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill $$$$ – luxurious Italian dining
Vegetarian: Honey Salt Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Casual: Yaletown Brewing Company – Local burgers, bears, and of course a patio.