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.
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
Malkin Bowl in summer
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.
As Canada’s craft beer capital, there’s too many to name, but here’s a start.
Superflux (works out of Strathcona brewing)
Boombox (works out of P49)
Out Of Town
Twin Sails (Port Moody)
Four Winds (Delta)
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
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.
Visit a weekend farmers markets at Trout Lake, Riley Park, Kitsilano, West End, or Hastings Park
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.