I've been considering going to Vancouver in July. Any recommendations for places to go or things to do there? It seems like there are some decent museums, though the music scene is surprisingly lacking. Not sure if I'm going there at the wrong time or just haven't come across the right resource to find indie/electronic concerts? Even local shows or just something super Canadian would be fine, since I just want to see some things I can't see at home. I'm looking forward to seeing trees and the ocean, since I'm trapped in the desert.
Schumin Capote, June 03, 2016, 03:27:20 am
come to Vancouver! And yes, the music scene is awful. Venues close at like 1, too, and afterparties aren't usually worth it. There's always small shows though so if you really can't find anything on Facebook let me know and I'll shoot you some places to check out.
The Art Gallery is really nice, and so is the Museum of Anthropology, which is in an absolutely gorgeous part of town up by UBC. Our public transit system, as much as locals rag on it, is pretty great.
You should go to one of our beaches! Wreck (the clothing-optional beach) is the most remote and consequently the nicest but there's 4 other ones so just pick what's nearby.
Have our sushi at some point, we're really really good at it. Kojima on Commercial and 4th is my favourite for their lunch special.
The Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a must-see imo. There's two halves, one free to go to and the other which has some architecture and bonsai is a $10 donation. Get dim sum for lunch afterwards or breakfast beforehand.
Here are three other Ultimate Vancouver Experiences:
Hike up Grouse mountain and record your 'Grouse Grind' time
Buy quasi-legal cannabis (it is not hard and the police don't prosecute)
Go to a beach and a mountain in the same day