Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Our list of what to do the day after
Thanksgiving that don't involve shopping.
We know Black Friday is all about shopping, but that
doesn't mean you want to join the fray searching for deals in the stores.
you have time off and happen to be traveling in Vancouver, skip the retail
rush and spend the day getting to know the city.
Here are nine things to do
A Classic City Breakfast Have breakfast at White Spot, a Canadian
chain in BC and Alberta, Canada, whose origins date back to 1928, when founder
Nat Bailey was hustling its original recipes in his Model T food truck at
Vancouver's Lookout Point.
Today, the brick-and-mortar restaurant serves
modern comfort food, such as buttermilk waffles and pancakes on the breakfast
menu, and fancier diner fare like arugula and goat cheese flatbread for lunch
and dinner 2.
Stanley Park Stroll Take a walk around Stanley Park, which
encompasses a 988-acre rain forest and part of the Vancouver Seawall.
views are spectacular on a clear day, from the water to the cliffs, to the
evergreens and the mountains.
Vancouver Art Gallery Take in the works at the Vancouver Art Gallery,
the premier exhibit space in the city.
You can view the conceptual design of
the much-anticipated upcoming renovation, created by the architectural firm
Herzog & de Meuron.
Lunch at the Flying Pig Sit down for a leisurely lunch at The Flying
Pig, which has three locations in Vancouver.
This nouveau Canadian bistro is a
favorite with locals and serves updated classics, such as braised beef short
rib jumbo macaroni, on the lunch menu.
Dive Deep into the Diversity Learn about other cultures, such as the
First Nations, at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British
Columbia's Vancouver campus.
You can catch the "c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before
the city" exhibition on the Musqueam First Nation's history and culture,
running through January 2016.
Browse the Public Market Explore the Granville Island Public Market, a
bustling place with tourists and residents alike browsing through the local
produce, seafood, and artisanal meats and cheeses, among other foodstuffs and
You can buy smoked candied salmon as a snack or souvenir 7.
for a Craft Beer Sample the local flavor at a craft brewery, such as 33
Acres Brewing Company, a hipster magnet in the Mount Pleasant
Their citrusy 33 Acres of Ocean is a good choice.
Seafood Dinner Vancouver is rich in elegant seafood, and you should
One of the best sushi restaurants around is Miku, a waterfront dining
room specializing in Aburi sushi that's flame-seared.
Arthouse Cinema Sit back for essential cinema at The Cinematheque, an
art house cinema showing classics, both famous and overlooked.
On Black
Friday, you can catch "Baby(a)lone," a coming-of-age drama from
Luxembourg/Belgium, or "The Keeper of Lost Causes," a Nordic noir film.
Aileen Torres-Bennett covers the Vancouver beat for Travel + Leisure.
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Black Friday activities in Vancouver that don't
involve shopping

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