The Bayside Lounge
Enjoy premium cocktails and panoramic ocean views
With the world famous English Bay as its backdrop, the Bayside Lounge is Vancouver's most cherished cocktail lounge, nestled above the bustling corner at Davie and Denman. This unique venue features a sunken circular bar with a legendary cocktail list and tapas-style menu. Come enjoy one of the Vancouver's spectacular sunsets through our large bay windows, and admire the ships at anchor or the twinkling of the harbour lights after dark.
Open from noon daily until 2am on weeknights and 3am on weekends. Resident DJs every night and no cover!
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The Park at English Bay
Enjoy locally sourced cuisine, delicious beer, wine and spirits in a friendly atmosphere.
The Park at English Bay is the West End's neighbourhood gastropub dedicated to providing the best BC has to offer – fresh meats, sustainable seafood, and locally sourced produce have been coupled with an evolving beer program that showcases 25 taps featuring local craft beers, along with an extensive BC wine list.
The restaurant offers full breakfast service, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks, with nightly entertainment.
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THE GREAT OUTDOORS
GET IN TOUCH WITH STANLEY PARK
A walker's paradise right in the heart of the city - 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of woodlands, gardens, flowers, trails, lakes, benches and wildlife. It's one of the largest urban parks in North America. Circum-navigate the park via the seawall (a brisk 2-hour walk) or take the road less travelled around Lost Lagoon or Beaver Lake to view the resident geese and raccoons. Stanley Park is home to the Vancouver Aquarium as well as a children's farmyard, tennis courts, and a pitch and putt golf course which makes it a great family outing.
Aquarium naturalists give answers to some of the most frequently asked questions as well as some of the most unexpected ones! While you can enjoy connecting with a wide variety of marine life, this aquatic conservation and education centre, located in Vancouver's Stanley Park, is a highlight of any trip to the area. It is simply not to be missed.
Most people think of the tropics when they think of scuba diving, but Vancouver has some of the best cold water scuba diving in the world. Scuba divers plunge into the frigid waters between Vancouver Island and the mainland to view spectacular marine species and brilliant red coral found few other places in the world.
Wild Whales Vancouver, the only whale watching tour that leaves from downtown.
See Vancouver at a whole new level... sea level! Check out scenic Vancouver from an ocean kayak. Paddle around English Bay, False creek and Jericho Beach.
Once a home of industry, Granville Island was renovated during the seventies into one of the city's most popular attractions. The industrial sheds have been painted in brilliant colours; moored yachts and fishing boats ring the entire Island. The waterside setting with city and mountain views is idyllic, yet this island hums with activity. Stroll the celebrated Public Market, a feast for both the eye and the palate. Take the kids and the kid in you for a treat at the Kids Only Market. Take in a play, or a street performer's serenade. Watch artists and craftspeople at work, or boats pass by from a waterfront bistro. Walk, jog, rollerblade or bike along the seawall in the ocean breeze. From Granville Island you can sail around the harbour or ski the coastal mountains. Golf, fish or play on the beach. There's virtually no end to what you can do on the island.
A hands-on science centre, they are a favourite family destination offering entertaining and educational experiences. In addition to the hundreds of interactive exhibits featured in their galleries, they are also home to the Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre and the Science Theatre. The Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre features magnificent science and nature films on one of the world's largest dome screens. The high definition Science Theatre shows spectacularly scenic presentations as well as live performing arts shows.