The best Yaletown attractions that locals love
Yaletown is Vancouver’s premier dining district with over 80 food & beverage establishments within a 3-block radius. This historic neighbourhood also has the most number of patios compared to any other area in Vancouver. Here are a few of our favourite Yaletown patios:
The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
Photo credit: The Keg Steakhouse
The Keg’s rooftop patio is extremely popular with Yaletown locals. Overlooking Mainland Street and set up with a full kitchen and bar, this patio is packed by 5pm on warm sunny days. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar from 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday.
1011 Mainland Street
Yaletown Brewing Company
The Yaletown Brewing Company is a true Yaletown original. It opened in 1994 just as warehouses were being converted into residential and office spaces. Yaletown Brewing Company has a restaurant on one side and a pub with TVs, pool table and a fireplace, no wonder it is a favourite for after-work beers.
1111 Mainland Street
Brix & Mortar
Brix & Mortar, set in a 1912 Yaletown heritage building, is known for its modern Canadian cuisine using local ingredients. With its one-of-a-kind glass roofed keyhole courtyard, rustic brick facades, high ceilings, and inside stage platform, Brix & Mortar is a popular fine dining restaurant for people looking to have a romantic evening out. Brix & Mortar is also a popular wedding venue for Vancouverites.
1138 Homer Street
David Lam Park
David Lam Park, named after Lt. Governor David Lam, has views of False Creek and provides easy access to the Vancouver Seawall. You can find locals playing on the tennis and basketball courts, walking their dogs, or resting in the sunshine. In the summertime The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Yaletown Outdoor Movie Night hosts a festival in the park.
1300 Pacific Boulevard at Drake Street
The best Yaletown tourist attractions that even Vancouverites love
The Seawall is a scenic 22 km path that lines Vancouver’s waterfront. It is the most popular recreational spot in the city. The Seawall is divided in to two clearly marked sections – one for walkers and joggers. Access the seawall through Marinaside Crescent and Davie Street and explore the city on your feet or on a bicycle.
Photo credit: Flickr/totororo-roro
BC Place hosts sport, exhibitions and live entertainment, right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. It is the home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
A spectacular, one-of-a-kind retractable roof – the largest in the world – reveals over 7,500 square metres of sky and has created a year-round facility for world class events in beautiful British Columbia.
Engine 374 Pavilion and the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
Engine No. 374 was the steam engine which pulled the first transcontinental train to arrive in Vancouver, arriving on May 23, 1887. The pavilion is open seven days a week except holidays year round. Adjacent to the pavilion is the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza. The north/south orientation of the turntable creates the perfect stage setting for a variety of activities. The impressive crane, a reference to the working yard history of the Roundhouse, has attachments for lighting and rigging. In fact, it is specifically designed to be used by aerialists. The white canopy remains on during the summer and is removed for the winter, at which point the crane can be re-positioned using its two main hydraulic pivot points and two wing pivots. (source: Roundhouse Community Centre)