Whether you’re looking for indie fashion, outdoor gear or classic candies, you can find it all in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood. On West 4th Avenue, just across the Burrard Bridge from downtown Vancouver, the blocks between Cypress and Vine streets hold all sorts of goodies for the dedicated shopper. Here’s our brief guide to shopping on Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.
Before the modern city of Vancouver sprouted its brick warehouses, glass-and-steel towers and downtown streets flashing with neon signs, this region was home to numerous aboriginal communities. One of these native groups, the Musqueam First Nation, settled more than 5,000 years ago along the Fraser River in what is now the south end of Vancouver.
Vancouver is known for having some of the best Chinese food outside of China. One of the easiest ways to sample this Asian bounty is at dim sum, or Chinese “tea lunch,” where a parade of small dishes, from dumplings and buns to custard-filled tarts, graces your table. Most of Vancouver’s finest dim sum parlors are outside the city center, so gather up the gang and plan an eating expedition to try out Vancouver’s best dim sum.
Long known for its British heritage, the western Canadian city of Victoria is – not surprisingly – a great place to hoist a pint. The most popular beer here these days, though, doesn’t come from across the sea, now that this compact seaside city has a growing craft beer culture of its own. Here’s what’s brewing on Victoria’s craft beer scene, with tips for where to sip.
Thinking about a winter holiday at Whistler this year? To help you make the most of your visit to North America’s largest snowsports resort, we’ve put together these top tips for a Whistler winter trip.
You can never have – or give – too much chocolate, right? Fortunately, Vancouver has plenty of destinations for chocolate lovers, whether you’re looking for a box of deliciousness for a special someone or a chocolate-y break for yourself. But where should you go for your chocolate fix? Check out our list of Vancouver’s best chocolate shops, which you’ll find in neighborhoods across the city.