A Night Around Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful city to experience during the day, but it is also a charming city for a night out. The gorgeous city is home to a number of diverse restaurants and interesting cultural attractions. And especially during the holiday season, there are plenty of special-themed events that are fun for the whole family.


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You have to start your night off at one of their many craft breweries. Yaletown Brewing Co. is a must since it was the very first microbrewery to open in Vancouver. It is named after the neighborhood it is located in, which has a bustling nightlife. The beer is tasty and the atmosphere is fun. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is located just north of Yaletown and has a terrific happy hour that offers dollar oysters. Guests can enjoy their food and drinks on the restaurants awesome patio.

Your next stop has to be Stanley Park. During the month of October, you can catch a ride on the Ghost Train. The train takes guests though the park complete with Frankenstein, Dracula and other monsters. During the holiday season, the park transforms into Bright Nights in Stanley Park. The night train takes passengers through the dazzling, lighted park. There are plenty of holiday-themed displays to view and even live performers to watch.

If you are looking to catch some delicious meals, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from in Vancouver. Chambar is a French fusion restaurant that is known for their craft beers and cocktails. The casual restaurant’s menu includes mussels and lamb tagine. Or you can try PiDGiN, which has a menu full of Western and Eastern influenced dishes like grilled octopus, sturgeon with egg and pork belly rice bowl. For some yummy pizza, head to Nook and order the local favorite burrata with prosciutto.

The Gastown district is known as the Vancouver’s original downtown. It is the best spot to learn all about the city’s history and also offers walking tours. During October, there is a 90-minute tour called Lost Souls of Gastown. The tour is led by a tour guide with a 19th century accent and costume and takes guests on a ghostly adventure. Guests will learn about Gassy Jack Deighton, who founded Gastown and about how Gastown was known for its many brothels and also the loss of many lives from smallpox.