Things to do in East Vancouver

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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,035 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful area to experience nature in the middle of urban Vancouver. Its elevated location on the top of Little Mountain affords panoramic views over the suburbs and across to the mountains. Lawns and benches provide plenty of seating for a rest or a picnic. There are numerous points of interest within the park - Bloedel Conservatory, quarry garden, rose garden, Photo Session (a bronze figurative sculpture of a man photographing three people), clock, Love in the Rain love locks, duck pond, various sculptures and the Dancing Waters Fountain. Unfortunately there was no cafe, only Seasons in the Park - an upmarket restaurant who told us rather aloofly that they do not serve coffees. I'd suggest bringing your own refreshments. Washrooms were available in two locations. The gardens were easy to reach via the Canada Line train to King Edward Station. From there it was about a 10 minute walk (700m) to the Park.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • bill g
    Northumberland, UK159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed my visit to the Conservatory. It was $5.50 and really worth twice the admission charge. It consists of a tropical garden/jungle with various species of birds from warmer and more humid climes. It was interesting and educational and suitable for both young and old. It is accessible, however it is possible that those with breathing conditions may find the humidity oppressive.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprise to see no one has added a comment since I was here about a year and a half ago. Must be Covid, because this neighbourhood has not lost a step or a vibe. The new construction that concerned me in my last report appears to be blending in well, and has not affected the general atmosphere. People continue to dress like they want to, and fresh food markets outnumber candy stores. I noted a few USA license plates along the way, and it occurred to me: travelers - if you miss Haight-Ashbury, I bet you'll have some recall if you drop by here.
    Very cosmopolitan, great restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Tourists, please take the Skytrain from downtown so you can spend an afternoon.
    Written August 14, 2021
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  • Stephen P
    Fairfield, CT725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unexpected gem. This is really a very interesting museum not only about the history of the Vancouver police department but about policing. Great exhibits. Really well done.
    Written July 22, 2022
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A friend and I recently made our annual trip to this gem of a ball park - terrific as ever! We had great seats, but were surrounded by people talking in loud voices about everything but the game. Fortunately, even though it was a sellout, we were able to find a seat in the shade with a great view of the whole field. The game itself almost becomes secondary to the atmosphere when the cares of the day drift away.
    On the negative side, while there is lots of parking, it always seems to be full, so take public transit, as we do. There is a Skytrain station a few blocks away, a north-south bus just to the east, and an east-west bus immediately to the south. And, the beer is getting expensive - over ten bucks a can! I believe the elasticity of demand is setting in, as people appear to be imbibing less and less.
    Nevertheless, these side issues can't detract from the overall experience. Looking forward to next year.
    Written August 12, 2023
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,720 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a dusty park out the front patrolled by geese and inside there are security guards to deny you access to the platforms, so you have to enjoy the infrastructure from the people side and no train side. There is some good information about locations and travel and some food and souvenir stands. [The Rocky Mountaineer has its won station about 1.5km away]
    Written September 15, 2023
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  • Ewan M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HUGE place for bikes and gear. I don't even ride, but it was astounding. Anyone could enjoy the mechanical artwork displayed here.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Annette C
    North Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking in $25. Most places do not take cash.
    Market Place and Food options are great!
    Shade areas to eat are near the Farm building.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Amy W
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PNE was pretty fun this year although some of the bigger acts were missing (Peking acrobats, etc). We saw the horse show, super dogs, high diving, knights of valour, pig races and the magic show. The magic show at the barn was pretty impressive even though it was fairly short! They also had dinosaurs and a Monet experience which was pretty cool.
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • Rosieakalynn
    Surrey, Canada317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Celebrated a 60th bday party. The atmosphere and races were wonderful. No one harassing patrons enjoying eats and drinks by family and friends. Plan to attend regularly. cheers.
    Written June 24, 2019
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This end of Vancouver is probably where I would want to live, if I lived here. It just seemed less congested, had nice parks, was serviced by mass transit, and just looked so clean and pleasant.

    We took the False Creek Ferry here to the Science World stop and got out to look for anything remaining of the Olympics. But, after the Olympics, the area went through a massive redevelopment and all the temporary Olympics events and places were dismantled. Progress stops for no one.

    Things get really crowded and hectic around Granville Island and it was so refreshing to find some peacefulness out this way.
    Written February 7, 2023
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  • Michelle E
    Tampa, FL56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn’t try the food but the beer was really good (I tried the Jerkface 9000). Service was fast and the prices were relatively reasonable for Vancouver. There’s also a “rental bike” station across from the brewery, so I was able to rent a bike and ride there from my hotel. Will definitely be back next time I’m in Vancouver.
    Written July 11, 2023
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  • Marnie
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watched the Essentials last night. Online streaming. Continuing for two more nights. Brilliant compilation of artists and performers, thoughtful, uplifting. Thank you Cultch and Soft Cedar and all artists and contributors and all who pulled that performance together in COVID conditions. Appreciate the effort of the Cultch, Soft Cedar to support the arts through COVID.
    Written April 17, 2021
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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second stop on our Mt Pleasant self-guided brewery tour. Most convivial. Wide range of good beers. Cider available in cans. Very friendly staff.
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • Chris R
    Bolton, UK333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Situated in a slightly off-putting area - we thought we were heading for the cargo port - but once inside the magnificent wooden doors, all was well. Brilliantly refurbed unique interior, making the most of the high ceilinged space and warm and welcoming natural materials. Friendly welcome from the highly attentive staff and delightful sampling paddle of craft beers. Excellent brunch food too. All in all a very pleasant experience.
    Written October 28, 2019
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