I’M A TOURIST in my own city. In my opinion, you have to be when you move some place new – how else will you discover what’s cool? As a means to get my feet on the ground here in Vancouver I started compiling this list of things to do. Some items were suggestions from friends, family and co-workers, others we’re simply internet finds or things I happened upon during my wandering. I’ve made a pretty decent dent in it over the past year but ultimately decided it should be an evengreen list – always growing and evolving with me. If you ever happen to find yourself in Vancouver, I highly recommend you consult this list. I assure you, it won’t steer you wrong… well, safe from #23. Japadog that is.
My Ever-growing, Never-ending Vancouver Bucket List
lavender latte and mini waffles at cafe medina
tasting plate at the salt tasting room
bike ride on the seawall
take the aqua bus
climb the grouse grind (and not complain about it)
stand up paddleboard
honey donuts in deep cove
vancouver aquarium on a rainy day
get geeky at science world
capilano suspension bridge
hear the cannon fire in stanley park
try a cupcake from ‘cupcakes’
shop the granville island market
weekend trip to victoria
weekend surf trip to tofino
sunset on the beach
17. snowboard at whistler
eat at cafe nuba
19. stanley park christmas train ride
wine tour in the okanagan
hike the chief
pumpkin ale at granville island brewing in october
japadog -once was enough!
24. take a yoga class with wade morrisette (alanis morrisettes brother)
yoga on the beach
whale watching tour
cheer on the canucks
cheer on the bc lions
visit the vancouver art gallery
latte from 49th parallel
31. have a sticky bun in kits
vancouver 10k sun run
33. weekend trip to salt springs island
dress up for breakie at provence
90′s night at library square
sushi at the eatery
sunny day at kits beach
38. sushi and oysters at blue water cafe – raw bar
wreck beach – dare to go bare
slots at the edgewater casino
dance the night away at the commodore ballroom
fish and chips at go fish on granville island
43. vancouver city guide bus tour
44. fig and blue cheese martini at chambar
hike quarry rock in deep cove
get a classic sandwich from meat and bread
cheer on the whitecaps
worlds best cream puff from beard pappa’s
vegetarian meal at The Naam
50. snowshoe up to Hollyburn lodge
shopping trip to seattle (emphasis on seeing pike place)
52. a post-work snowboard
ice skating at Robson Square
54. festival of lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden
55. giant jenga at Gilt&Co
night out at the lamplighter public house
dinner at the flying pig
59. sailing lesson at Jericho
watch summer fireworks
movie night in Stanley Park62. nanaimo bar in nanaimo
63. the mac shack
hike lynn canyon
truffled mac and cheese from society
fable kitchen (farm to table)67.
catch 122 for brunch68.
brunch at red wagon69.
eggs benny at west70.
dinner at wildebeest71. rent a boat and spend the day on the ocean
72. check out the highly acclaimed town of White Rock
pulled pork sandwich at the portside pub74.
coffee from revolver75. breakfast at save on meats (and purchase a food token)
76. hit the dessert table at acme cafe
piizza at nicili78.
sushi bella on the beach79.
peruse through the old faithful shop in gastown81.
brunch at tableau82. brunch at lily and maes
83. a day at the races (hastings racetrack)
84. nooners at the nat (canadians ballgame)
dinner at PiDGiN
86. sandwhich from finch’s
indulge in a french pastry at beaucoup bakery
90. pizza at parlour
learn to love gin at killjoy92. dine out at the general public
93. go veg at the acorn
an all canadian meal at oakwood canadian bistro95.
grab some grub at the food cart festival96.
track down the tacofino food truck for a killer fish taco97. picnic at third beach
98. richmond night market
catch all three nights of the festival of lights fireworks competition100. play the pitch and put in stanley park
take a dip in kits pool
a super spicy caesar at the local103.
grab a scoop of earnest icecream Special thanks to all those who helped me compile this list! Did I miss something? Comment below and I’ll be happy and eager to add it!