Vancouver for Locals
Go deep local
This is the local guide to Vancouver, as created by the locals themselves. We're highlighting independent businesses and secret spots: that hot new café, that perfect sandwich, that beautiful lookout spot.
We are not interested in yet another chain store or generic restaurant. We prefer the unique, the home-grown, the independent. Furthermore, we love meeting the locals who show us these hidden gems.
The Locals-Only Map of Vancouver is a living thing, updated over time as we explore this beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest.
Know your block
Do you know your neighbourhood like the back of your hand? Prove it! Take us on a tour and be featured in the VO.
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