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25 Sep

Explore Vancouver’s Gem

Those looking to spend a holiday in Canada will find Vancouver in British Columbia one of the best locations to visit in the country. Vancouver is a city that caters to every taste from historic attractions to entertainment, shopping to the best of fine dining.

Accommodation wise Vancouver BC’s boutique hotels are among the best to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay in the city.

The downtown area is the best location to stay with the Vancouver Hermitage Hotel one of the premier hotel properties to stay in the city.

While in the city, a visit to one of its star attractions Granville Island is an absolute must! The island is not technically speaking an island but rather a stretch of land sticking out of the water. Its market area is the centre of attraction with shops and stores selling a variety of items ranging from clothing to artisanal items. Those visiting with the family will enjoy shopping at the Kids Market, which is sure to excite and pique the children’s curiosity. Visitors looking to enjoy some adventure can hire a boat to cruise the area or even head out on a fishing expedition.


Those looking to party will find the Backstage Lounge the perfect place to let their hair down. There are live gigs hosted regularly in the bar area and comedy nights held frequently. Those looking to spend an evening enjoying the best of improv comedy can visit the popular Vancouver Theatre Sports League. While most of the shows are family friendly, Fridays and Saturdays tend to have more adult-oriented shows.



The best place to enjoy a meal is the Public Market’s food hall where they serve an assortment of casual fare ranging from pizza to sandwiches, Mexican to sushi among other delicacies. Those who would like to dine at a scenic patios side restaurant will find Bridges the ideal place. Its patio eating area offers spectacular views across English Bay. During summertime, the place is packed to the rafters with tourists and locals. Those looking to enjoy the best of Canadian cuisine must head to Edible Canada. The food is authentic Canadian as most of the ingredients are locally sourced. Every item on the menu is delicious with outstanding customer service. Another fabulous place to dine is Go Fish just off Fisherman’s Wharf. During summer the queues line around the corner and getting a table can take a fair bit of time. It is well worth the wait though as their soups and fish tacos are brilliant. The fish and chips are excellent too!


Shoppers will find the Public Market offers a good variety of shopping options. These include food items, fresh produce, seafood, poultry and meats. Those with families will enjoy shopping at the Kids Market, where they can shop for toys, gifts, crafts and games etc. The younger ones can spend time in the play area. There are artisanal items for sale including sake. Those with a passion for hats can indulge themselves shopping at Edie Hats. Another place worth shopping for exquisite handmade ceramics is the Gallery of BC Ceramics.

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