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14–18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Local Activities

Go to: Restaurants; Things to Do; Medical Care

Restaurants

We curated a shortlist of places to eat while you’re visiting beautiful Vancouver ordered from least expensive to most expensive.

Restaurant What to order Average price per entree (CDN) Distance from Conference Address
Food Trucks It’s an adventure to find the food trucks and you can usually find something inexpensive to eat. $3–$10 Various locations downtown
The Templeton A diner that serves breakfast all day. Vegan-friendly. $12 1.3 km 1087 Granville St,Vancouver, BC
Marutama Ramen Famous for its ramen in Vancouver. $10–$20 2.3 km 780 Bidwell St Vancouver, BC
The Flying Pig The Flying Pig is famous for its poutine—a very Canadian comfort food. $15–$30 450 metres 102 Water St Vancouver, BC
Indigo Age Probably the best vegan food you’ll find in Vancouver. $20 130 metres 436 Richards St Vancouver, BC
Steamworks A standard pub, but it’s great for larger groups. $20 75 metres 375 Water St,,Vancouver, BC
Miku Definitely order the salmon or any sushi item. $45–120 300 metres 200 Granville St #70 Vancouver, BC

Too tired to eat out? Vancouver has a couple of food delivery services: Foodora and GrubHub.

Things to Do

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver is a culturally-rich city with plenty of things to do in the evening and on weekends. The popular tourist attractions are listed below sorted by distance from the conference centre.

Things to Do Description Price Distance from Conference Address
Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) With over 11,000 works of art, the VAG has the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in BC. $24 1 km 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC
Stanley Park Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of the water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park’s famous Seawall. free 2 km Located on the far west end of downtown Vancouver.
A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture 14 bare-chested bronze men, each 8.5 feet tall and 550 pounds, and scattered around a small park triangle. (Artist: Yue Minjun) free 3 km Morton Park, 1800 Morton Ave, Vancouver, BC
Granville Island Peruse the famous public market and the shops of many of Canada’s best artists and designers. free 3 km 1669 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
Capilano Suspension Bridge The Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. $55 9 km 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC
Grouse Grind Hike “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”; There is also an option to buy a timer and be immortalized online. $15 15 km
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge The 50-meter high bridge stretches across a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. free 15 km

UBC Campus

Things to Do Description Price Address
Museum of Anthropology (MOA) A place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, Canada. $18 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC

Need Other Recommendations?

Visit the Tourism Vancouver website or check out our map of crowd-sourced restaurants, grocery stores, and tourist attractions. Browse and find something incredible to do while you’re here!

Have a Medical Issue?

Download the Medimap app or visit the website to find a medical walk-in clinic near you with the shortest wait times.

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