DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL
January 18 - February 3, 2019
$15, $25, $35 or $45 Meals
Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe brunch, lunch & dinners at participating restaurants.
This year there are about 300 restaurants participating in the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival. If you haven't been to a dine out before, it's a chance to try out some nice restaurants at a reduced price. It's a good idea to compare their regular menu with the dine out menu to see if their fixed dine out menu is something you like. Otherwise, opt for something from their regular menu, which is sometimes similar in price. Here's a list of the restaurants participating. Happy eating!
VANCOUVER WHISTLER TOUR
Our "Sea" Everything and Miss Nothing Whistler Tour operates every day of the year. We are Vancouver's leading Whistler tour company as that's our signature tour. We have over 10 years of perfecting our Whistler tour making it the best in town. Our stops along the way range in time from 10-30 mins but they are a big part of the Sea to Sky experience.
We pick you up from your hotel or Air Bnb, and from there we do a quick tour through downtown with lots of North Hollywood trivia as Vancouver shoots more Hollywood movies and has more movie studios than LA. On the outskirts of downtown is our beloved urban Park. You get to soak in Stanley Park's spectacular views and hear about its rich history. It's not surprising that it was voted the best park in the world many years in a row.
The tour continues with a drive over the Lions Gate Suspension Bridge where you will hear about its history and the countless of movies it has been used in. Then we head out of the city and into the wilderness of the North Shore, where we will go up 2000 ft above Vancouver to the Cypress Mountain lookout to see the most breathtaking views of the city, mountains, and water. Cypress has similar views compared to Grouse Mountain as it’s right next door, but with Grouse, you have to hike a gruelling 3 km or take the $56 gondola.
After Cypress, we take the Sea to Sky Highway past Horseshoe Bay and through Lions Bay. We swing by the old gold mine town of Britannia Mines followed shortly by Porteau Cove before stopping at Shannon Falls and the Chief. Next we drive through Brackendale, the world Capital for the Bald Eagles. We will arrive in Whistler at approximately 11AM, just in time for so strolling around Whistler Village and lunch. You will have 4 hours of free time to explore on your own, which is plenty of time for, eating, shopping and even go up to the peak of the mountain on the Peak to Peak Gondola. There are many more things to see and do in Whistler, such as the Olympic Rings & Podium and Bobsled Park, World's Longest Zip Line, Lost Lake Hike or Snowshoe, ATV / Snowmobile, Snow Tubing Park, Downhill Mountain Biking or Tour Biking, Chef Gordon Ramsey's Araxi & Oso Restaurants, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, Cloudraker Skybridge & Cliff Walk, Bear Viewing Tour, just to name a few.
You will get back to Vancouver at approximately 5PM, and we will drop you off either at your hotel or another address downtown.
Lot of guests save the Whistler part of there trip for last, but I would recommend doing it first. As our tour guides are the best in the industry, they can provide you every detail you could possibly think of regarding how to spend your time in the city. What are some attractions worth seeing? What is there to do in the evenings? What restaurants are good? This is a big one. Vancouver has some inexpensive New York culinary caliber restaurants that are not to be missed. They will also tell you which tourist traps to avoid.
The best restaurants happen to be in English Bay, Robson Street and Yaletown. Here are some of our staff favourites.
Restaurant: Milestones in Yaletown
Favourite dish: Eggs Benedict and the prime rib hash and ask them to split it so you can share. It will be the best breakfast you ever had.
Restaurant: Cactus Club in Coal Harbour
Favourite dishes: All their appetizers, best hot wings, Szechuan beans and chilli chicken. They also have the very good drinks, like their Bellini and Brazilian with fresh kiwi.
Restaurant: Kirin Chinese Restaurant Downtown
Favourite dishes: try anything on the dim sum menu; they are all delicious.
Restaurant: The Boathouse
Favourite dish: their Salmon is amazing and so their lobster ravioli. They have an amazing Caesar (drink).
Restaurant: Joe Forte's
Favourite dish: awesome lobster bisque
Restaurant: Black & Blue Restaurant roof top on Burrard and Alberni
Favourite dish: they have the best steak cooked in a wood burning oven.
Here are our recommend must see places in the city and things to see and do in order of best first. Check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We offer a tour up there if you want to see some Vancouver city highlights as well. When you get back, do the Fly Over Canada in Canada Place. There is a ticket office just outside.
Rent some beach cruiser bicycles from Denman and Georgia. Riding around the sea wall on a sunny day is a favourite amongst many locals no matter what their age (take about 1 hour on bike or 2 hours on foot). The Vancouver Aquarium is in the center of Stanley Park, so you can park your bikes at the aquarium.
Granville island market is a large floating market under the Granville Bridge. The best way to get there is go to the opposite end of Davie past Yaletown, then go all the way down to the water at the foot of Davie and catch the water taxi. It's $3 to cross and it's lots of fun. It's about a 5 minute ride and once on the other side, the Granville Island market is a great place to kill 2-3 hours. Don't forget, we can take you to all these places in a private charter.
Please to not hesitate to email us with any questions you may have. We strive on being the very best and knowing all the insider information and sharing it with our guests.