5 Places Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!If you are visiting Vancouver or a local Vancouverite and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. When thinking of places to see in Vancouver, most people envision Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gassy Jack Square, English Bay and other sites. Well, Expedia.ca asked me to share a couple of other spots to visit that are more low-key and offer incredible views.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!Vancouver is also a city that has an emerging food scene. We are so lucky to have an abundance of Asian cuisine at our doorstep. There are also the hip spots, cocktail bars, upscale dining and breweries. But I love those spots that are off beat, where the locals only know about. So I’ll share two places but you have to promise to keep it between us!

5 Places Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

1. Bloedel Floral Conservatory

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!
A gem in my opinion of a place to visit, situated on top of the City’s highest point you’ll forget you’re only 10 minutes away from the downtown core. The observatory is situated in Queen Elizabeth Park that offers up amazing views of the city skyline.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!Bloedel houses over 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers in a tropic enclosure. Their volunteers are packed full of knowledge, so don’t be shy to ask a question.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

2. King Mill Walk Park

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!If you want a spectacular view of Vancouver, this is where to get it. Venture out for sunset and walk along the trails to catch a stunning view. It’s quiet, a nice walk and did I say quiet? Also if you have a four legged friend, bring them along, it has a dog park. You might even be lucky and spot a few seals looking for their next meal.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

3. Le Marche St. George

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!
This neighbourhood general store and café in East Vancouver is like stepping into into someone’s old home full of character. The neighbourhood families and freelancers hang out daily at this café that offers crepes, quiches, killer pot pies and pastries. They also sell local artisan wares, specialty groceries and a mean cortado.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!Try the turkey, brie and fig jam crepe, oh my gosh was it delightful!
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

4. Pazzo Chow

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!
A little spot tucked away in Chinatown offering up fresh Italian dishes every day. Besides diving into a bowl of fresh tagliatelle or minestrone soup, you can pick up some Italian groceries or ice cream.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!Stop by on a Friday night and sample their homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Or grab some focaccia to go with an Italian beverage. Follow their Instagram to see what they are serving up daily.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

5. Charlie & Lee

If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!The cutest little store in Chinatown selling beautiful ethical and sustainable women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, ceramics, organic skincare and macramé. I love browsing the racks and maybe picking up a ceramic mug for my home or a cute pack of mini candles enclosed with matches.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!They focus on independent, local, made in North America or ethically sourced brands that can be bought in store or online.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

Tips for Your Day Out

  • Check the weather! Vancouver is known to rain and be sunny all in one day.
  • Don’t forget your camera or smartphone. You’ll regret it if you do.
  • Go hungry! Well eat a snack first, I don’t want you to get hangry 🙂
  • Get your Instagram ready! All these spots are so Instaworthy!

What’s your favourite spot in Vancouver?

This post was sponsored by Expedia.ca but all opinions are of my own.
If you are visiting Vancouver and want to experience something new, then keep reading this. There's 5 Places Off the Beaten Path to check out!

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14 Comments

  1. March 3, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This looks beautiful! So many different and cool places, and that crepe sounds amazing. I love Brie cheese so much, on absolutely anything. If I ever visit, I will be sure to go to these places because they just look so fun.

  2. March 3, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Great aesthetics and post! Would definitely try these out when I have the chance.

  3. March 3, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Really nice post! Loved the pics and the advices that you share ! definitely I will do the same when I will be there

  4. March 3, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Vancouver looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to visit one day!

  5. March 3, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    THIS WAS AMAZING! Love your photos and places. I am a fellow Vancouverite blogger and I love your style girl <3

  6. March 3, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Some great places to find here and you pictures really bring them to live. The observatory and the spaghetti and meatballs are a standout

  7. March 3, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I love this! Your photos are so beautiful. Vancouver is on my list of places to travel to soon, so I pinned this to return to later!

  8. March 3, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    These are all such fun places! The spaghetti and meatballs looks so good!

  9. March 4, 2017 / 2:48 am

    I have always plan to visit Vancouver and after I see your beautiful blog, I am now so excited and can’t wait to plan for my holiday there. Thank you.

  10. March 4, 2017 / 5:45 am

    vancouver sounds awesome and i’d love to visit! putting the observatory on my list (:

  11. March 4, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Vancouver is actually on our bucket list so I am pinning this! I love off the beaten path places to visit or visiting odd/weird attractions/places lol.

  12. March 4, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Vancouver seems to have quite a handful for someone willing to explore off the usual touristy places. Love the suggestions here. The pictures look great, especially the colors of the birds are so well captures.

  13. March 4, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Thanks so much for showing another side of Vancouver! These spots really look amazing so I’ll definitely be checking them out the next time I’m in town

  14. March 4, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I haven’t been out West to Vancouver in ages! I am from Toronto. These are great suggestions for places to go. I have noted this. thanks!