Travel Guide: Vancouver
Vancouver is easily one of the most quaint cities I've ever been to. This modern city offers a lot; there are cute coffee shops and cozy stores tucked away in every pocket, and the city itself is surrounded by stunning nature with Squamish and Whistler not far away. Every part of Vancouver is home-y and beautiful. I share a few of my Vancouver favorites here.
Old Faithful Shop
Filed under: minimalist and home-y storefront where you want everything and spend a lot of time browsing. The Old Faithful Shop is full of all the home goods you could ever want for your home.
320 W Cordova St.
Timbertrain Coffee Roasters
I think it's apparent by now that good coffee is a must on my list of things to check out when traveling. Timbertrain serves up incredible coffee in a gorgeous minimal space. The high windows let in lots of natural light making this spot extra Instagrammable.
311 West Cordova St.
Luke's General Store
In addition to serving up a mean cup of Four Barrel coffee, this store is full of snacks and small homewares such as candles, skincare items (it took a lot of willpower not to buy all the Malin + Goetz products), and all things around coffee brewing.Also again with the high ceilings and great lighting.
49 W Hastings St.
They're meticulous about their coffee here and have exposed brick. Enough said.
325 Cambie St.
Sea to Sky Summit
The Sea to Sky Summit is about an hour drive north of Vancouver in Squamish, but is well worth the drive for the views of nature. The drive itself through the Sea to Sky Highway yields stunning views throughout the drive there. There are trails to get to the summit, but for the lazy (read: me) there's also a gondola to take you to the top. Phew..
Six Acres is a cozy gastropub with a vintage feel that's the perfect spot for unwinding after a long day exploring Vancouver. In addition to a great beer selection and solid cocktails, Six Acres also boasts a menu of amazing shareable bites and dishes. And of course, poutine. What's better than alcohol and poutine? Nothing, really.
203 Carrall St.