Stop here to pick up the latest edition of Kinfolk as well as some pickles or Mast Brothers chocolate! Step out of the city and into a tranquil traditional Chinese garden at Dr. Surrounded by a bamboo forest, relax as you watch Koi fish and turtles in the pond.Every time I walk into Community Thrift and Vintage I find a new pair of amazing leather sandals or shoes. Inter Urban Gallery/ The Window features local artists. What better way to end the day than by watching an amazing show at Firehall Arts Centre?Sleep: In between Strathcona and Commerical Drive is Hotel at the Waldorf.

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For a couple that loves to discover quirky neighborhoods, have food adventures and go biking, this was the perfect city.

Recently they packed their bags and headed to Winnipeg, a city in central Canada.

As an ode to their great love, they have collected their favorite places to go in some of their most loved neighborhoods.

They can’t wait for you to discover the beautiful and diverse city that is Vancouver.

– One of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, this area is filled with cobblestone streets, beautiful brick buildings and plenty of character.

Nestled between one of North America’s largest Chinatowns and Gastown is the Downtown Eastside where people who are survivors have built together a vibrant community.There are many contrasts in this small area, don’t be intimidated, for in this block you will find amazing art, social enterprises, people and community. Eat: Serving fresh and modern Lebanese cuisine, Nuba, is a local favourite. In addition, prepare to swoon over their tiles and overall sense of design. They started with a fantastic food truck and now bring their eggy goodness to a storefront on the edge of Strathcona.Nestled off of East Hastings, East Van Roasters is a “bean-to-bar” chocolate and coffee roaster with heart. After you have a coconut bun you might be thirsty, so walk a couple blogs to Bubble King Tea House. I adore the wallpaper at the sweet French bakery called Cadeaux. Drink: If you are a wine lover, stroll over to the Vancouver Urban Winery.They sell delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles and single-origin chocolate bars, oh my! It also turns out that their desserts are terrific and they can make a mean London Fog. Located in the historic heart of Vancouver’s Railtown this winery features a tasting bar where you can learn about British Columbia wines as well as chow down on delicious food.It is also an amazing social enterprise employing some of the most courageous women around. Perhaps you aren’t sure of Korean flavoured rice “burgers,” but just trust us and get the It will blow your mind. The vintage patina in Finch’s Tea and Coffee House and Finch’s Market melts my heart, but their sandwiches made on fresh baguettes are something to write home about. Speaking of great design, Bao Bei is a well-thought-out treasure, in the heart of Chinatown. This is a beautiful and grand space, a perfect date night.Featuring small dishes inspired by Taiwan, Shanghai and Schezuan, each dish is created to be shared. The Alibi Room is a local favourite and features 50 taps of local and imported craft beer. If flavours like thai basil, galangal, lychee, calamansi and lime leaf make your heart pitter-patter, then you should get a cocktail at The Union. Shop: Old Faithful Shop is a design lover’s paradise, filled with heirloom quality goods for simple, everyday living. It is a hidden gem along the harbour and the perfect place to watch fireworks on Canada Day or to share a picnic.