Best Hidden Treasures in East Vancouver

  • We’ve sourced the best restaurants, top shops, and family friendly parks to visit in East Van. Whether you’re new to the neighbourhood or rediscovering your community, check out these hidden treasures.

    Where to Eat in East Van

    Eat day to night at Italian-flavoured Spade Coffee + Spirits + Treats + Small Plates (1858 Commercial Drive); the name says it all! While for a true dining experience, visit award-winning Vegetarian & Vegan restaurant, Acorn at 3995 Main St. in Mt. Pleasant.

    For a night out without the kids, The Cobalt has been a stage for local and international talent of all types since 1911. Find its impressive craft beer menu at 917 Main St.

    Where to Shop in East Van

    Vancouver’s abundance of great shopping extends to East Van’s offerings. Along Main Street from you’ll find designer wear at Eugene Choo (3683 Main St) and eclectic treasures at three locations of the Barefoot Contessa on 3715 Main Street. Make your last must-stop for home and consignment wears at Front and Company (3772 Main St.)

    Where to Play in East Van

    We all know and love Trout Lake, but have you checked out Norquay Park? Perfect for low-key family outings, there’s plenty of shade for lazy picnics and amenities for kids: a water park, new playground, streams and two baseball fields. You’ll know where to find us this summer: 5050 Wales St. (Kingsway at 34th Ave.).

    Not quite feeling the full green and Stanley Park is a little too full of tourists? The Rupert Park Pitch and Putt offers impressive views along with a surprisingly challenging course (3402 Charles St). If watching is more your style, East Van is home to Nat Bailey Stadium, featuring the Vancouver Canadians baseball (4601 Ontario St. in Queen Elizabeth Park).


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