Caffeine stop: A multi-roaster, Small Victory (1088 Homer Street) is popular for its housemade breads and cakes.
Landmark: The rotating mural outside La Pentola (350 Davie Street) is one of the ’hood’s most ’grammed sites.
Watering hole: Pull up to Yaletown Brewing Company (1111 Mainland Street) for a flight of craft beers.
Go-to greenspace: A sunny afternoon at David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Boulevard) is a day well spent.
For the fitness nut
Next to Kitsilano, Yaletown is the place to lift, tone, and sweat in the city, no matter what your preferred exercise regimen.
Into spin? Check out Cyklus Vancouver (889 Expo Boulevard) and Ride Cycle Club (881 Hamilton Street): the former equips its bikes with power meters that track your average watts, distance travelled, and other metrics for an added level of competition, while the latter is known for its upbeat, conducted-by-candlelight classes inspired by the granddaddy of indoor cycling, SoulCycle.
Speaking of SoulCycle, the New York–based chain operates its only Western Canadian location at 1122 Mainland Street. Not far off are Barre Fitness (1038 Mainland Street) and the Bar Method (201–837 Beatty Street), which run ballet-influenced workouts that promise leaner, more flexible bods.
For the foodie
The folks who live in this trendy neighbourhood are lucky to have easy access to tasty bites, but its convenience extends to people who reside elsewhere thanks to the Yaletown–Roundhouse Canada Line Station.
Food lovers will be able to satisfy every type of craving with seafood joints like Blue Water Café (1095 Hamilton Street) and Rodney’s Oyster House (1228 Hamilton Street), modern Greek fare at The Greek by Anatoli (1043 Mainland Street), and upscale Japanese eats at Minami (1118 Mainland Street).
Newer arrivals like Fayuca (1009 Hamilton Street) offer Pacific Northwest Mexican menu items, and you’ll be able to find contemporary Vietnamese food at House Special (1269 Hamilton Street). Finish off with some liquid-nitrogen ice cream at Mister (1141 Mainland Street) if you’re looking for something sweet.