Jun 25, 2023

36 Hours in Vancouver: Things to Do and See

36 Hours

By Remy ScalzaUpdated May 25, 2023

Late last year, the Michelin Man finally came to Vancouver, the coastal British Columbian city. The visit from France's Michelin Guide was arguably long overdue, and left the city with eight single Michelin-starred restaurants. Of course, there's more than just food. Vancouver boasts pristine ocean, rugged mountains, glimmering skylines and a truly cosmopolitan culture with influences from China, India and beyond. Visitors are also greeted by a city in transition. As property values have skyrocketed, the gravity of cultural life has shifted eastward — from downtown's seaside neighborhoods to onetime working-class strongholds like Commercial Drive, areas that are now filling with trendy shops and restaurants. Against this backdrop, with its challenges of gentrification, Vancouver clings to a character all its own.




Stanley Park West 4th Avenue Commercial Drive Capilano River Regional Park Arts off Main Museum of North Vancouver Kitsilano Beach TurF Stanley Park Brewpub & Restaurant St. Lawrence Guilt & Co. Little Bird Livia Mum's The Word Published on Main Fabrique St-George Suyo Earnest Ice Cream Catch 122 Native Shoes Vinyl Records Arc'teryx Fluevog Shoes Gatley Dilly Dally Fairmont Pacific Rim Sylvia Hotel The Burrard short-term rentals Ubers Lyfts subway ferry