Vancouver, BC travel guide

how to spend a weekend in vancouver, british columbia

nick & i had the chance to visit BC together for the first time & spend a few days exploring! we loved getting to experience a new food + coffee scene which always seems to be our favorite part of visiting new cities!

thanks to friends for sharing recommendations with us so we had a lay of the land before we got there! have you ever been? what are your favorite spots?

here's where we went & loved for food, coffee & hanging out!

 

stay —

2018-09-07_0003.jpg

the burrard hotel

first off, here's where we stayed! how cute is this hotel?! it's a remodeled 1950s motor lodge full of color & fun details right in the heart of vancouver. use code "SAMANTHA" for 15% off your booking & have a free snack pack waiting for ya when you arrive! click HERE to book.


breakfast/coffee —

nelson & the seagull

this spot was a dream! totally reminded me of a shop in Amsterdam. some of the most amazing toast i've had (stole a few bites of nick's, of course) & enjoyed the freshest, tastiest salad! definitely recommend this spot for breakfast. super affordable as well!

 
nemesis-coffee-samlandreth

nemesis coffee

excellent coffee, friendliest staff, amazing toast! if we lived in the area this would definitely be our work/hang spot. such a perfect vibe! don't miss this place.

 
propoganda coffee

propaganda coffee

cute vibe, nick's pour-over was spot-on & my matcha was great. lots of natural light + solid place to chill for a while. another awesome work/hang spot.

 

le marche st george

le marché st. george

okay hear me out — the crepe that i had here was better than any crepe that i had in Paris last year. it was perfectly soft, buttery & melted in your mouth. also had a perfect little london fog as well! nick had a quiche & it was great, too. also just the cutest little interior ever!


dinner/drinks —

samlandreth-travel guide

la mezcaleria

we headed here for dinner our first night & had the BEST seared ahi tacos & some good chips + guac. fun vibe, too. seemed like a cool spot to head out to with a group! it was pitch black in there so i couldn't grab any photos without whipping out my iPhone flash & being *that* person so i grabbed a photo of the front of the restaurant the following day.

other honorable mentions that i wasn't able to grab photos of:

meet in gastown

this was an awesome vegan spot! we had a vegan burger, fries & vegan chicken wings. we both got some of their specialty sodas — all around, great meal!

soft peaks ice cream

soft serve with all kinds of flavor/topping combos! i got a swirl soft serve with corn flakes & strawberries & hot fudge. always a sucker for these kinds of treats! 

oyster bar

if you're a seafood/oyster fan — try to make your way to an oyster bar here! everything's so fresh. we ended up having a weird experience at the place we went to so i won't recommend it specifically, but i'd encourage you to find one of your own!

 

can't wait to come back one day & get a chance to see the nature side of canada. banff + jasper + whistler are high up on my list! let me know if you have any recommendations for those parts of the country— i'd love to hear 'em!

 

 

xoxo

this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Burrard Hotel. all opinions are 100% mine.