English Bay Beach
Wandering south on Denman St, you'll spot a clutch of palm trees ahead announcing one of Canada's best urban beaches. Then you'll see...
West End Community Centre
This busy and bustling community center, with a full range of events, activities and classes to keep the locals on their toes, has its...
This magnificent 404-hectare park combines excellent attractions with a mystical natural aura. Don’t miss a stroll or cycle (rentals...
Delany's Coffee House
A laid-back, wood-lined neighborhood coffee bar that's the java-hugging heart of the West End's gay community, Delany's is a good perch...
This venerable English Bay eatery was sourcing unique BC ingredients long before the fashion for Fanny Bay oysters took hold. A great...
1154 Gilford St · interesting places nearby
Sylvia's Lounge information
Part of the permanently popular Sylvia Hotel, this was Vancouver's first cocktail bar when it opened in the mid-1950s. Now a comfy, wood-lined neighborhood bar favored by in-the-know locals (they're the ones hogging the window seats as the sun sets over English Bay), it's a great spot for an end-of-day wind down. Go for a 1954 vodka and Chambord cocktail.
The views and drinks are superior to the food here. And here's some scurrilous history for you: this is one of the bars Errol Flynn is reputed to have frequented during his booze-fueled final days, before dying in the city in 1959.