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Field Guide: Vancouver

Posted 06.25.18

One of Canada’s biggest and most ethnically diverse cities, Vancouver is surrounded by beautiful scenery, full of a thriving art and music scene, and is now a place for Collective Arts to call home. With our beer now available on the mainland and the island, and with the help of some new west-coasters to our crew, we’ve documented our favourite spots from breweries to art galleries.

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Stanley Park & English Bay beach
Ferry to Vancouver Island. Go at sunset – worth it just to turn around and come back!
Top of The Chief in Squamish – if you’re feeling ambitious

Live Music

Fox Cabaret 
Commodore 
Malkin Bowl in summer 
Vogue Theatre
Imperial Theatre 

Record Shop

Noize to Go is a tiny shop downtown chalk full of culture and quirkiness. You’ll take home new tunes from an record shop owner that is so passionate about his retro music listening.

Street Art

Stroll down Main Street or Strathcona area. Both areas are curated by the epic Vancouver Mural Fest

Breweries

As Canada’s craft beer capital, there’s too many to name, but here’s a start.

Strangefellows
Brassneck
Luppolo
Powell Brewery
Superflux (works out of Strathcona brewing)
Boombox (works out of P49)
Out Of Town
Twin Sails (Port Moody)
Four Winds (Delta)
Dageraad (Burnaby)

Food and Coffee

Bestie – A modern take on a German eatery, in the heart of Chinatown. Great beer list too!
49th Parallel – A spot for good coffee, to meet, work and eat donuts
Merchants Workshop (casual fine dining) and DL Chicken Shack (Nashville hot chicken) run by the same owners and have some of the best food in the city 

Art Galleries

Vancouver Art Gallery. The big one.
Slice of Life Gallery. A small and hip gallery with in-house artist studio.
Catriona Jerffries Gallery. An international contemporary art gallery, but with a focus on Vancouver origins.

Where to Stay

Grab an Airbnb in Gastown, Vancouver’s up and coming hip neighbourhood. Or Mount Pleasant if you’re looking to do some brewery hopping.
The Burrard Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel converted from it’s original 1956 motor inn. A close walk to Robson street for shopping, 2 open air patios – it’s an experience on it’s own.

Culture

Visit a weekend farmers markets at Trout Lake, Riley Park, Kitsilano, West End, or Hastings Park
Vancouver Mural Festival in August – the event to put your finger on the city pulse!
Vancouver Craft Beer Week (last week of May, events all over the city plus a closing beer fest) showcases music, art, food and of course, beer from across the city.

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Toni Shelton

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Toni Shelton is the Communications Manager at Collective Arts Brewing.

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