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SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around Broadway-City Hall Station

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Sam Schonewille Aug 11, 2017 7:09 am 2,843

If you’re looking to get out of the bustle of Vancouver life without being far from downtown, Broadway-City Hall Station is the SkyTrain stop for you.

Just a few metres from the station are numerous eateries, funky shops, and cool activities . Check out our list below for a full agenda of things to do.

La Taqueria

  • What: A super chill taco loving atmosphere where you can eat your heart out without breaking the bank.
  • Where: 2549 Cambie Street
  • When: 11 am – 8:30 pm Monday to Saturday, noon – 6 pm Sunday
  • How much: Around $3 / taco

Load up on outdoor gear

MEC

MEC

  • What: A promenade of outdoor stores all lined up and ready to steal your paycheck. West to East shops include MEC, Fjällräven, Sport Junkies, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Sport Chek, and a whopping four bike shops!
  • Where: West Broadway Street
  • When: Each store’s hours vary
  • How much: Varies

Try Vancouver’s best sushi at Sushi California

  • What: Commonly known as one of, if not the best sushi restaurant in the city. Their menu is full of mouth watering signature rolls and expectation exceeding classics.
  • Where: 388 West Broadway
  • When: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Monday to Saturday, noon – 9:30 pm Sunday
  • How much: Around $4.50 per classic roll and $8 per signature roll

Conquer an Escape Room

  • What: Perhaps the most frustrating or enjoyable experience of your week. Take a date or a few friends and laugh your heart out while mulling over game-changing decisions on how to escape. If you can make it out of the room, you’re ready for date number two.
  • Where: 309 West Broadway
  • When: 3 pm – 10:15 pm Monday to Thursday, 3 pm – 11:45 pm Friday, noon – 11:45 Saturday and noon – 10:45 pm Sunday
  • How much: $23.81 per game

Pretend to be healthy at Whole Foods

Image: Whole Foods / Facebook

  • What: The place to go if you’re looking to impress your Tinder date with your seemingly epic healthy lifestyle. Little do they know you empty regular items into Whole Foods packaging just to look the part. Regardless if you assemble your own picnic lunch here, it’s cheaper than a restaurant.
  • Where: 510 West 8th Avenue
  • When: 6 am-9 pm Monday to Friday and 7 am-9 pm Saturday, Sunday
  • How much: About 30% more than any other grocery store

Jonathon Rogers Park

  • What: Whether you’re up for a game of soccer, softball, frisbee or an evening of nostalgic jungle gymming this park has it all. There’s also a small community garden if you’re keen to get your hands dirty!
  • Where: 110 West 7th Avenue
  • When: Daily 10:30 am – 10 pm
  • How much: Free!

Eat appies at Milestones

  • What: One of the best appie and drink menus in the area. Stop by for a casual bite while fumbling through those bound-to-be awkward first dates.
  • Where: 2425 Cambie Street
  • When: 11 am-10 pm Monday to Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm Friday, 10 am – 11 pm Saturday and 10 am – 10 pm Sunday
  • How much: $14 / appetizer

Walk around City Hall

Vancouver City Hall (Josef Hanus/Shutterstock)

Vancouver City Hall (Josef Hanus/Shutterstock)

  • What: A semi appealing building with a nice grassy front. A place to go just to say you’ve been.
  • Where: 453 West 12th Avenue
  • When: 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday
  • How much: Free!

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Sam Schonewille
Hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram @outdorphins.

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