Pssst… did you know? Late April to May is the best time to travel to Vancouver! And though Vancouver is notorious for its rain, the sun is just starting to peak out in May.

With a quick weekend trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, one of the must-see areas is Yaletown. Once an old warehouse district, Yaletown is now one of the trendiest areas of Vancouver.

If you’re planning on taking a spontaneous trip, we’ve put together a quick list of things to do in one of Vancouver’s popular neighborhoods:

  1. Breakfast at the Distillery Bar + Kitchen
    Start your weekend trip off with a bang with a visit to Yaletown’s The Distillery Bar + Kitchen. Part restaurant, part of gin and vodka distillery, and sister restaurant to Yaletown Brewing Company, the Distillery has a little bit of something for everyone! If you’re here for a weekend, come for a $10 breakfast or $10 pitchers of mimosas – who knew $10 could be so fun!
  2. Stroll and Shop the Streets
    After your hearty breakfast, take a leisurely stroll around Yaletown. Take in the cobble stone streets, visit stores like Teaja Organic for trendy teas or Ganache Patisserie for a quick treat, and observe the abundance of puppies walking around. If you have a four legged friend, a visit to Barking Babies is a must!
  3. Lunch at Minami
    You can’t visit Vancouver without trying sushi! And Yaletown is home to one of Vancouver’s best Japanese restaurants. Minami is the sister restaurant to Miku Vancouver and Toronto but the experience in this Yaletown location is second to none. Things you have to try? The sablefish, oishi sushi, and of course – the aburi!Take your dessert to go (the Matcha Opera Cake is a must try), and take a short walk to Falsecreek and …
  4. Enjoy the waterfront view and Yaletown’s history!Roundhouse Turntable Plaza is a stones throw away from the beautiful water of False Creek! Tour the Yaletown Roundhouse, or take a seat on one of the wooden benches and take in what beautiful BC has to offer. If you’re feeling active, work off your meals with a bike ride of the seawall, or venture off to Granville Island on the False Creek Ferry!Once you’ve had your fill of fresh air and seagulls and…
  5. Have dinner at Blue Water CafeConsistently named one of Vancouver’s best seafood restaurants, Blue Water Cafe is a must-visit. You can’t visit the west coast and not have any seafood!  As a pioneer of sustainable seafood,  the selection is fantastic and the service is impeccable.  Their wine list is also extensive and for meat, plant, and pescetarian diners alike, the menu is diverse with East meets West dishes!