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What is your favourite hidden gem in Vancouver? 


Vancouver is a city surrounded by epic mountains, lush green forests, and a gorgeous cityscape. Consistently ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world, it’s no wonder there are so many incredible hidden gems to uncover around the city.

For those visiting Vancouver during #WLS2022, there will be plenty of time to adventure beyond the walls of the Convention Centre. To inspire your exploration, we asked our Vancouver team for their favourite spots in and around the downtown core. 

The bakery of all bakeries, purebread, is truly in a league of its own when it comes to serving mouthwatering baked goods! From carmelized banana brownies, to drunken apple cakes, to cheddar jalapeño scones and more, there’s no way you’ll walk out empty-handed after a stop at this Vancouver favourite. 

A Canadian cocktail classic, the Caesar, is a must-try for any who care to indulge, and nobody makes a better, or bigger, one than Score on Davie. With options to stack burgers, fried chicken, pie and more on top of your caesar, you can be as outlandish as you wish at this lively establishment in the heart of the LGBTQ2+ district.  

For the crispiest, warmest waffle you’ll find outside of Belgium, Nero Waffles is the place to be. Prepared with a brioche-like dough with chunks of pearl sugar incorporated into the batter, these delicious delicacies are the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

For self-professed lovers of BBQ, bourbon, beer, bacon, the team at Devil’s Elbow guarantee laid back vibes and a laugh when you visit this Gastown establishment. Their expertly smoked meats are “juicy, satisfying, devilishly good,” and certainly worth the trip.

On the hunt for the juiciest burger in Vancouver? Hundy in the heart of Yaletown is home to freshly fried chicken sandwiches and beef burgers that are as unpretentious as they are delicious. Add a poutine to make it a true Canadian delicacy for maximum deliciousness.

As you eat, drink, sightsee and explore your way through the city of Vancouver, we hope you uncover your own hidden gems to make your trip extra special. 

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