By KRISTEN MORAN
Nestled between False Creek and the bustling downtown core, in what used to be the warehouse district, trendy Yaletown is filled with upscale restaurants, high-end stores, fashionistas—and tiny purse dogs
1. Strolling the seawall and checking out the gorgeous boats in the marina.
3. Shooting pool at Soho Cafe & Billiards.
6. Finding the perfect headgear from Goorin Bros., which carries everything from baseball caps to fedoras to fascinators.
7. Locally brewed beer at Yaletown Brewing Co. and Prohibition Tasting Room.
8. Checking out the newest exhibits at Contemporary Art Gallery.
9. Public art pieces along the water: Coopers Mews, Lookout, Brush with Illumination, Street Light and A False Creek.
10. Buying our four-legged friends a new toy or spa treatment at Barking Babies.
11. Unleashing our inner artist and enjoying a meal under the same roof at Raw Canvas.
12. Getting in the holiday spirit at CandyTown, a free outdoor Christmas festival on Nov. 22.
13. Vintage treasures at Joyce Williams Antique Prints & Maps.
14. Finding accent pieces for our homes at Chintz & Company.
15. Popping in to The Flying Pig for some delicious eats during appy hour.
16. Gorgeous First Nations artwork at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery.
18. Brunch served with a side of sass at The Elbow Room Cafe.
19. Browsing through everything from clothing to knick-knacks at Fine Finds.
20. Fine French cuisine at Provence Marinaside.
22. Indulging in Italian foods and a whole range of fancy cocktails crafted from locally made spirits at The Distillery Bar + Kitchen.
23. Slurping raw oysters out of the half shell at Rodney’s Oyster House.
25. The flavour-rich cuisine at Urban Thai Bistro.
26. Dancing the night away at Bar None.
27. Spotting celebrities while dining in style at West Oak.
29. Pairing Pacific Northwest cuisine with one of 60 wines at Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar.
30. Sampling some of the city’s finest seafood at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar.
31. Viewing Philip Jarmain’s American Beauty (to Oct. 19), and Alex Couwenberg and Matt Devine’s California (Oct. 16 to Nov. 16), at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.
32. The classic old-world charm of Farzad’s Barbershop.
33. Treating ourselves to a juicy steak at Hamilton Street Grill.
34. Watching pups play in the dog park or sitting by the mosaic-lined stream at Emery Barnes Park.
35. The steam engine that pulled the first passenger train into Vancouver in 1887, now showcased at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
36. Sipping first-class cocktails while relaxing in a laid-back setting at George Lounge.
37. Handmade Indian treasures at Kaarigar Handicrafts.
38. Washing down delectable Japanese cuisine with a variety of sake at Bistro Sakana.
39. Trying an assortment of restaurants during Taste of Yaletown, Oct. 16 to 30.
40. Practical yet fashionable womenswear at Nygård.
41. Drinking crafted cocktails at upscale Opus Bar.
42. Sipping a cotton candy martini or spiked milkshake under the pink chandeliers of Society.
43. Mouth-watering, made-from-scratch gelato at Bella Gelateria.
44. Catching a live show at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
45. Taking the tots trick-or-treating on Halloween (Oct. 31) at Yaletown businesses.
46. Delicious West Coast fare at Good Wolf.
47. Commuting easily thanks to the Canada Line SkyTrain.
48. Creations from Canadian artisans at Art Works Gallery.
49. Stopping at David Lam Park to people- and puppy-watch.
50. The fascinating mix of old and new architecture.