First time visiting Vancouver

Facebook KrO7$4
Dec 25, 2018 17 Comments

Thinking of traveling solo to Vancouver for about a week straddling New Years. Never been. Blinders have any particularly memorable or exciting recommendations? I know the weather isn’t the best so maybe I should postpone till March

TC: 135k (low COL city so it’s alright lol)


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TOP 17 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng O(1);
    I live in Vancouver. My best spots for you: Gastown, Grandville island, seawall, Stanley Park
    Dec 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Other

      Microsoft Other

      Google, Apptio, Enzymax
      Love Granville Island and Stanley Park. Highly recommend.
      Dec 25, 2018
  • Microsoft BAvp72
    Dirt cheap but delicious sushi
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook pipirupiru
    Eat some Chinese food in Richmond
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Radeоn
    My first sex was in Vancouver.
    Dec 25, 2018 2
    • Facebook KrO7$4
      How was it?
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Radeоn
      Awesome. We broke up soon thereafter, still not sure if I should be happy or sad. She was sexy as hell and crazy as hell.
      Dec 25, 2018
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    Gastown is nice, but definitely don't go too far East or it gets sketchy.

    Yaletown has some good food.

    Granville Island is nice (take False Creek Ferries or Aquabus) but it can be a little touristy in some parts. Make sure it's open.

    Stanley Park is always a success.

    Richmond has great Asian food, but is quite a bit out of the way (South)
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Be a homeless person.
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    I recently walked all the way around Stanley Island, just follow the perimeter. Many great photo opps. You could also rent a bike.
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    If you have a car, then drive up 99 (Sea to Sky Highway) towards Whistler. Incredible fjords and views. Stop at the viewpoints and random places.
    Dec 25, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng

      Amazon Eng

      If you do this, remember that you are required to carry and know how to operate snow chains or similar snow assistance equipment.
      Dec 26, 2018
  • Microsoft DjnSqKA
    Minami has fantastic sushi (but not that cheap)
    Drink some indie coffee
    Dec 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft BAvp72
      Minami is awesome, but it's definitely a place for "a special occasion imo". If you're just looking for a regular lunch place and want sushi, my recommendation would be to go elsewhere.

      Samurai sushi on Davie is a personal favorite
      Dec 25, 2018
  • Salesforce


    I am blind to something and you are too.
    Did this research for you:

    I'm going up there to get my Nexus in Jan. So was going to do one of that.
    Dec 28, 2018 0
  • Splunk BFAv25
    Not the best time to visit, summer is much nicer. If you ski make sure you visit one of the local mountains.
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Intel GWGA84
    There's a "clothing optional" beach next to UBC off of Marine Dr. You take a trail down to the beach. But now is definitely not the time to go there. I went there last September and it was already cold enough that I didn't see even a bare foot. Lol
    Dec 25, 2018 0

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