Exploring Vancouver

Vancouver Resources
By Paul Horne for PASSPORT Magazine

ACCOMMODATIONS
Barclay House: Contemporary B&B tucked between Davie village and Robson shopping. US$185–$280. 1351 Barclay Street; Tel: 800-971-1351 or 604-605-1351

Opus Hotel: Stylish and hip boutique hotel. US$250–$340. 322 Davie Street; Tel: 866-642-6787 or 604-642-6787

Pacific Palisades Hotel: Pet-friendly beach influenced high rise hotel with pool, spa, and friendly staff. US$130–$1,330. 1277 Robson Street; Tel: 800-663-1815

Pan Pacific Vancouver: From US$350. 300-999 Canada Place; Tel: 604-662-8111

Sylvia Hotel: Affordable landmark hotel right on water. US$75–$185. 1154 Gilford Street; Tel: 604-681-9321

The West End Guest House: Traditional, Victorian B&B on a residential street within walking distance of Davie and Robson. US$105–$250. 1362 Haro Street; Tel: 888-546-3327 or 604-681-2889

RESTAURANTS
All India, 1188 Davie St. Tel: 604-602-1558

Caffé Artigiano: 1101 West Pender Street; Tel: 604-685-5333

Chambar: 562 Beatty Street; Tel: 604-879-7119

Characters Taverna: Open until 6 A.M. everyday. 1103 Davie Street; Tel: 604-685-9607

Delilah's Restaurant & Bar: 1789 Comox Street; Tel: 604-687-3424

Elixir: Swanky French brasserie adjoining the Opus Hotel. 350 Davie Street; Tel: 604-642-0557

Feenie's: 2563 West Broadway; Tel: 604-739-7115

Hamburger Mary's: Heart of the gay neighborhood serving prize-winning diner food. 1202 Davie Street; Tel: 604-687-1293

Lumiere: 2551 West Broadway; Tel: 604-739-8185

Tojo's: 1133 West Broadway; Tel 604-872-8050

Vij's: 1480 11th Ave; Tel: 604-736-6664

Vij's Rangoli: 1488 West 11th Street; Tel: 604-736-5711.

Zin Restaurant and Lounge: 1277 Robson Street; Tel: 604-408-1700

NIGHTLIFE
1181: 1181 Davie St. is a new club, very upscale and stylish, with themed nights and big screen events. Great place to meet for pre-dinner cocktails

FlyGirl Productions: Top-flight event producers specializing in women's dances

The Fountainhead Pub: Casual neighborhood bar with patio overlooking Davie Street. 1025 Davie Street; Tel: 604-687-2222Hershe Bar @ Sonar, 66 Water Street; Tel: 604-683-6695

Lick: Dark lesbian venue with rotating theme nights. 455 Abbott Street; Tel: 604-685-7777

Majestic Restaurant & Lounge: Hot new supper club with huge patio facing Davie Village. 1138 Davie Street; Tel: 604-669-2013

Numbers Cabaret: Cruisy, landmark dance club undergoing a major renovation. 1042 Davie Street; Tel: 604-685-4077

The Oasis Pub: Unexpected, winning combination of piano lounge, neighborhood bar, and casual restaurant. 1240 Thurlow Street; Tel: 604-685-1724

The Odyssey: Youthful dance club with "men-only" back entrance. 1251 Howe Street; Tel: 604-689-5256

PumpJack: 1167 Davie Street; Tel: 604-685-3417

SHOPPING & ACTIVITIES
Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre: 1668 Duranleau Street, Granville Island; Tel: 604-689-7575

Edible BC: Located in the heart of the Granville Island Public Market. 1689 Johnston Street, Unit 565; Tel: 604-662-3606

Osake Artisan Sakemaker: 1339 Railspur Alley; Tel: 604-685-7253

Vancouver Aquarium: 845 Avison Way; Tel: 604-659-3474

Absolute Spa at Hotel Vancouver: 900 West Georgia Street; Tel: 604-648-2909

Miraj Spa: 1495 West 6th Ave; Tel: 604-733-5151

Skoah: Facial only spa. 1011 Hamilton Street; Tel: 604-642-0200

OTHER RESOURCES
The Centre: Gay and Lesbian community center. 1170 Bute Street; Tel: 604-684-5307

Gayvan.com: Informative travel website with links to hotels, bars, and events. 1150 Jervis Street, Suite 1810; Tel: 604-682-2289

Pride Society: Organizing body for Vancouver Pride Festival held the first weekend of August. 1260 Hornby Street, Suite 7; Tel: 604-687-0955

Tourism Vancouver: Visitor information office on the Waterfront. 200 Burrard Street; Tel: 604-683-2000

TransLink: Customer service liaison to Vancouver bus, rail, and ferry system. Tel: 604-953-3333

Vancouver Dyke March

Vancouver Queer Film Festival: Schedule and purchase tickets online.

Xtra!: Vancouver's Lesbian and Gay Bi-weekly newspaper with club listings. 501-1033 Davie Street; Tel: 604-684-9696


Published: 2 Nov 2008 | Last Updated: 1 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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L'Hermitage
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