Road Tripping

Welcome to our recommendations page!

Whether you're new to Vancouver or you've been here forever, this is a great way to find the hidden gems around the city. On this page, you will find our top places for food and entertainment in the Vancouver area. All links will open up in maps for easy access so that you can see the locations and reviews.

Expect a weekly update to this page! Have a suggestion that's not on the list? Feel free to send us a message and we will be happy to share it. We, as well as the class, will surely appreciate it!

FOOD

Canadian

Cactus Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: https://www.cactusclubcafe.com/

 

Tap and Barrel

 

 

 

 

 

Website:  https://www.tapandbarrel.com/

Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

 

 

 

 

Location: 1193 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N1

Website: https://www.papisoysterbar.com/ 

 

South African 

Nandos:

 

 


Location: 2064 W 41st Ave

Location: 828 Davie St

 

Indian

House of Dosas:

Location:1391 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3E3

Website: https://houseofdosas-bc.ca/

 

Chinese

Jingle Bao:

 

 

 

Location: 774 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9

Website: http://jinglebao.com/

 

Japanese

Jinya Ramen:

 

 

 

 

Location:541 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7

Website: https://www.jinyaramenbar.com/?utm_medium=yext&utm_source=gmb

 

Japadog:

 

 

 

 

Location: 530 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7

Website:Website: http://www.japadog.com/

Korean

Kosoo Korean Restaurant:

 

 

 

Location: 832 Cardero St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5

Website:https://kosoo.ca/

Kosoo Korean Restaurant Chicken & BBQ:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:1128 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2

Website:https://kosoo.ca/

French

L’Abattoir:

Location:217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Website:https://www.labattoir.ca/

 

Thai

Sala Thai:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:888 Burrard St #102, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9

Website:https://salathai.ca/

 

DESSERTS/CAFES

Mister Artisan Ice Cream:

Location:1141 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2

Website:http://madebymister.com/

 

Nero Waffles:

Location:1703 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8

Website:http://www.nerowafflebar.com/

PLACES TO Relax

English Bay Beach:

Location:VISIT

Website:https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach.aspx

Kitsilano Beach:

Location:VISIT

Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kitsilano-beach.aspx

 

Spanish banks Beach:

 

Location: VISIT

Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/spanish-bank-beach.aspx

PLACES TO HAVE FUN

i -exit Vancouver:

Location:1129 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1

Website:https://i-exit.com/

 

Find and Seek

 

 

Location: 88 W Pender St #2075, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

Website: https://www.gofindandseek.com/

 

Exit West Broadway

Location: 309 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P8

Website: https://e-exit.ca/vancouver-west-broadway/

 

SPEEDERS INDOOR PROkARTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: VISIT

Website: https://speeders.ca/vancouver-electric-prokarts/

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Whether you're looking to grab a nice meal or relax with a nice drink, the various Cactus Clubs around Vancouver are the perfect spot for you! A special shout-out to the downtown location for it's amazing views!

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Whether it's the Lonsdale, Coal Harbor or Olympic Park locations, you can be sure to have a lovely time and some stunning views at Tap and Barrel!

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If you're feeling particularly 'shell-fish', head on over to Papi's and 'crab' some great, fresh seafood! Bonus points if you can 'mussel' your way through the big portions!

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Nando's has some of the best flavors from South Africa! A popular favorite in the cohort;
"I fell in love the first time i tried nandos; ordered it again the next day!I tried their PERi-PERi wings with PERi-PERi fries and I hated myself because I could not finish all of them. I still miss my last two PERi-PERi wings :( " - Ines

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With great prices and spices, House of Dosas is a must go for anyone looking for a taste of South Indian cuisine! Ines recommends their butter chicken dosa (medium spicy) with mango lassi. They have various dosas so take your time to look at all the menus!

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With terrific dim-sum, big portions and fun aesthetics, Jingle Bao is perfect food for a rainy day in Vancouver (which is pretty much everday.)They are well known for their rainbow soup dumplings! Each coloured dumplings have different flavours (spinach, mushroom, shrimp, spicy Szechuan flavour, and original pork).

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Ramen is the perfect food for the cold rainy days that are so common in Vancouver. Whether you'd like the classic tonkatsu ramen or some delicious vegetarian or vegan options, Jinya has you covered! There are also menus for vegetarian buddies! Ines recommends the tonkotsu spicy ramen and pork gyoza.

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An amazing twist on an American classic, Japadog is a perfect amalgamation of  New York City. Japadog serves famous Japanese-style hot dogs with shaked fries. The place is quite small for a large crowd but the taste is guaranteed! Great hot dogs and great Japanese food combine in Vancouver. Globalism is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

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Have you heard of Chimac? It’s Korean soul food...which is fried chicken with beer! Try them and trust me you’ll love it. Also, there are diverse korean foods and traditional drinks which you’ll also love. 

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For fans of Korean BBQ, you can get the most authentic Korean BBQ in Vancouver here. Korea also has some of the best fried chicken in the world, so you can truly get the best of both worlds here, Hannah Montana style!
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L’Abattoir has great service, quality dishes, fancy but also casual ambience. Taste and presentation of the dishes are great, really loved their cocktails, and I heard that their baked oysters are awesome.

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If you are looking for authentic Thai cuisine, this is the perfect place. Spacious dining area, great service, awesome food, and portion sizes are generous!  

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Super friendly staff, good price and absolutely amazing ice cream! Ines vouches for their creme brulee sandwich which even during winter was totally worth it. Watching ice cream getting mixed with liquid nitrogen is also a fun show.

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Has a limited seating area but you should check their desserts! Fantastic waffles, awesome vibes, great drinks...what else do you need more?

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English Bay Beach is described as one of Canada's best urban beaches! It is located in the west end of Vancouver next to Stanley Park, and also hosts Vancouver's largest Events such as the Celebration of Light Fireworks and Festival and the Polar Bear Swim.

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the warm summer months. It is  located at the north edge of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, and the beach faces out onto English Bay. This renowned Shakespeare festival takes place outdoors in Kitsilano Beach every summer. Managed by artistic director Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach is the largest Shakespeare festival in Canada and incorporates performances as well as creative and cultural workshops.

Spanish Banks are a series of beaches located along the shores of English Bay in the West Point Grey neighbourhood, which is divided into three areas: East, West and Extension. People bring their dogs to the Extension area because it has a large grassy park where dogs are allowed off leash and barbecues are permitted. If you’re a huge dog person, why don’t you take a walk to the Spanish Banks?

With room difficulty ranging from straight-forward to challenging, you can find any level of escape room fun you want here! The staff is super friendly and helpful and everything is super interactive, you'll be sure to have a great time!

With intricate, challenging puzzles and tricky hints, Find and Seek is a perfect escape room challenge for the brave-hearted. You've been warned!

The puzzles are well-designed and engaging and each room requires teamwork (perfect for team building exercises!) The staff is super friendly and supportive and will ensure you have a terrific experience!

Speeders is known for it's intricate, ever-changing tracks and friendly staff! Whether you're a go-karting novice or expert, you're sure to have a fun time here!