Friends make the world go around! It’s important to surround yourself with good girlfriends who always have your back and a recently study actually revealed that women who spend time with their best friends at least once a week are much happier all-round then those who do not. Luckily, Vancouver is brimming with fun activities for you to do. Below are 25 of the best options.
1. A donut and a hike Healthy living is at the top of the agenda for Vancouverites. Head to North Vancouver for a medium intense hike at Quarry Rock with your bestie which leads to the best view over Deep Cove, perfect for an opportune photo. After burning all those calories, head to Honey donuts near the base of the hike for a delicious post hike treat.
2. Pacific Centre
From Nordstrom to Aritzia, Pacific Centre has it all. The perfect mall for window shopping or even a cheeky purchase with the approval of your bestie, it’s a great way to escape the perpetual rain of Vancouver.
3. The American
The American is a large-scale pub in East Vancouver boasting a large menu of craft beers, craft ciders, wine and more. It’s a must do for your competitive bestie as it has a pool table, old school arcade games and a foosball table. Cheers!
4. Minoko Nail Salon
Relax and get pampered with your favourite friend at Minoko Nail Salon, esteemed for the perfect manicure or pedicure in the heart of Vancouver.
5. The Dirty Apron Cooking School
Been trying to nail that special dish? Learn amongst fabulous teachers at The Dirty Apron Cooking School in the heart of Vancouver. Master various dishes alongside the laughter of your besties. The perfect activity!
6. Storm Crow Tavern For a unique day out with your bestie, head to the quirky and inviting Storm Crow Tavern. This neighbourhood hang out offers microbrews, tasty treats and a huge variety of board games to get your competitive side out!
7. Main Street Brewery
Sipping brews isn’t reserved for the boys anymore! At trendy Main Street Brewery, you can sip to your delight the wonderful craft beer creations and bar snacks while having great chat in this cosy neighbourhood pub.
8. The Grouse Grind
Water bottle at the ready! This challenging hike is always worth the view. Its also a lot easier with your best friend by your side cheering you on. Head outside Vancouver by a mere 30 minutes and you’re there. Be sure to bring some change for the gondola ride back down.
Whether its winter or summer, Whistler is the place to be for a swift get away or day trip with some pals. A mere 1.5 drive from the city, in the winter you can enjoy skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and more and the summer you can enjoy the refreshing lakes, tanning and hikes.
10. Olive + Ruby
Food, juice, coffee and good times are on the menu at the Instagram-able Olive + Ruby Café. The food is fresh and local and a favourite around the city.
11. The Hive Bouldering
For an active and fun time with your besties, head to the Hive Bouldering, an indoor climbing wall where everyone is welcome regardless of your ability. Join classes together, do a drop in or access small group fitness courses.
12. Stanley park sea wall Stanley Park Sea Wall makes for a picture-perfect way to spend the day. Stanley Park Sea wall is 16 kilometres of pure ocean bliss and is sweet way to spend the day on bike or by foot chatting with your best pals.
13. The Diamond
Cheers, bestie! The Diamond is a cosy and stylish cocktail bar offering a large menu of drinks that are delicious, creative and hand crafted.
4. Commodore Lanes
This recreation hall is the perfect spot for a fun game with your most completive friends of 5 pin bowling, billiards and arcades plus a bar.
Who doesn’t love a delicious brunch with a friend? Head to Café Medina for a modern setting with a large menu which includes fresh waffles, coffee and creative breakfast.
16. Pacific Spirit Park
Located on the west side of the city, this lush forestry is riddled with over 80 hectares of trails to explore!
17. HiDe Ceramic
‘Feel the earth’ at a creative class at HiDe Ceramics where you can spark your creative side at a fun class with your supportive friend!
18. The Improv Centre
Enjoy hilarious theatrics and musical antics with talented and quick-witted seasoned actors at The Vancouver Theatre sports League. This improv show changes the theme on a regular basis to keep you guessing.
19. Granville Island
The Public Market is a great way to explore interesting food choices, groceries and quirky artisan shops. Why not be extra creative and sample all the various cuisines before picking the ingredients to cook a tasty dinner together!
20. Canvas Method
Enjoy adult art classes at Canvas Method. Here you can master the skill of painting, urban landscape, drawing, still life and more alongside your supportive and most creative friend.
21. Vancouver Art Gallery
Downtown Vancouver is home to the world class Vancouver Art Gallery. On Tuesday evenings, the gallery is open for by donation entrance to explore the various exhibitions and interactive galleries.
22. VanDusen Botanical Garden Stroll through the beautiful wildflowers at VanDusen Botanical Garden as you enjoy the stunning colours and green space of the city.
23. See a Live Performance
There are plenty of live theatre and shows in Vancouver. Choose a play that suits your liking and have a fun night out!
24. The Nook
Delicious and comforting pasta, pizza and creative appetizers paired with Aperol or wine, The Nook is a must do with besties for top of the line Italian in the city!
25. Saint Marks Summit
For a challenging 30-kilometre hike, this walk through Howe Sound Crest is a beautiful mountain range stroll culminating in a beautiful view you won’t soon forget.
26. There is always something going on in Vancouver. Enjoy live music, festivals, sports events and more with your friends!
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