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Things to do in Vancouver at Dusk and Beyond

In a recent article in the New York Times entitled 36 Hours in Vancouver, the writer waxes poetic about how easy it is to be smitten by this city, and we couldn’t agree more! By day, Vancouver offers a dizzying array of activities aptly suited for a West Coast city surrounded by nature: on the water there’s kayaking or canoeing; on the seawall along the water’s edge there’s strolling, cycling or in-line skating; in the nearby local mountains there’s hiking up the Grouse Grind, and of course in various neighborhoods including the downtown core you could spend countless hours exploring and meandering about, but at dusk, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest truly comes alive.

Locals make it a mission to eke out the final hours of daylight to enjoy outdoor pastimes: relaxing at a picnic in the park, savoring a lick of gelato or merely gazing at the last trickle of sunset. Patios are at full capacity spilling out to the sidewalk offering happy hour libations accompanied with inventive small plates. And since Vancouver is the home of many award winning cocktails as well as award winning bartenders, it’s not difficult finding a place to sip a perfectly crafted craft cocktail. When darkness descends, cinematic spectacles of visual art begin in venues that you don’t typically expect: whether under the belly of a bridge or on the facade of a building, prepare to be wowed!

Auberge Vancouver Hotel Concierge Recommendations:

  1. Facade Fest at the Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. Uninterrupted under the Cambie Bridge
  3. Homer St Cafe for craft cocktails and happy hour