#YVRLIFE Point Grey
For the style stalker
Point Grey Village is tucked in near the end of West 10th Avenue, right before UBC. It is one of those areas that are usually tourist-free and offers up a local vibe. You won’t find many chain stores here.
Shoppers may want to slowly wander around the area with a good cup of coffee and some time on their hands. Those keen for a self-care day can get a manicure at Nailtastic (4526 West 10th Avenue) or Bedazzle Nail Spa (4521 West 10th Avenue). Shoppers in search of the perfect antique bookshelf and other stunning home décor will find plenty at Gild & Co. (4415 West 10th Avenue). And for some one-of-a-kind closet additions, hit up Tenth & Proper (4483 West 10th Avenue).
CAFFEINE STOP: Bean Around the World (4456 West 10th Avenue) brews tasty organic coffee with an old-country feel from behind a wood-panelled counter.
LANDMARK: Now in its 60th year, The Diner (4556 West 10th Avenue) is still celebrating all things royal and serving “British Fayre”, including shepherd’s pie. Check out the model of Tower Bridge by the window.
WATERING HOLE: Dentry’s Irish Grill (4450 West 10th Avenue) offers $3 beer, $9.99 burgers and fries, and, if you’re lucky, some Irish music.
GO-TO GREENSPACE: Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park is more than twice the size of the more famous Stanley Park.
For the foodie
East meets West in the neighbourhood closest to UBC’s Point Grey campus—and it offers some of the best dining bargains in town.
Buy one pasta at Bella Roma Pizzeria & Ristorante (4460 West 10th Avenue) and you’ll get the second one for half-price. The Ginger & Chili Restaurant (4409 West 10th Avenue) offers reasonably priced Szechuan cuisine, and Burgoo (4434 West 10th Avenue) always ensures you’ll leave filled with comfort food without breaking the bank. Another favourite destination is Enigma (4397 West 10th Avenue), with its casual vibe and tasty West Coast cuisine. Korean food is available at The Kitchen (2620 Sasamat Street), and for lovers of Japanese food, there’s Kuroishi Sushi Bar (4532 West 10th Avenue) and Sun Sushi (4512 West 10th Avenue). Then there’s Rice Burger (2630 Sasamat Street), a casual eatery that serves—you guessed it—rice burgers, as well as kimchi fries, popcorn chicken, and other treats. And if you want to celebrate a momentous achievement or simply eat some tasty Parisian cuisine, head to La Brass (4473 West 10th Avenue). Imagine all of that in just two blocks, which are easy to reach via the 99-B bus route. Just hop off at West 10th Avenue and Sasamat Street.