Fred About our Town
Kicking off summer in style, we asked our long time friend Fred Lee to share his best of the best. Fred's fabulous sense of humour and unique style makes him our 'Man About Town.' The Social Butterfly steps out with Stephen Quinn every Monday morning on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition to share all of Vanhattan's A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers. Fred's weekly social column 'Fred Lee's Social Network' column appears every Sunday in the Province Newspaper, and monthly 'About Last Night' society page in Vancouver Magazine.
Here is the ultimate guide from the ultimate guy.
Top things to do in Vancouver.
Lively bar, beautiful room and as always outstanding ‘everyday’ food from one of the country’s top chefs David Hawksworth
Others: Bao Bei, The Acorn and Salvio Volpe
Drink: Keefer Bar
One of Chinatown’s bright lights. Small swanky room serving up bespoke, Asian-inspired cocktails prepared by some of the best barkeeps in the biz. Others: The Diamond and Prohibition
Shopping: Granville Island Market
Where else can you eat, drink, and shop local while enjoying the False Creek waterfront and million dollar views.
Others: Boutique lined Yaletown, Gastown and Kitsilano
There’s a reason we patiently wait in line. Hand-spun chocolates, confections and pastries; works of art by one of the world’s finest and most charming chocolatiers.
Others: Thierry and Lauderee
Activity (home): Walk or bike Vanhattan’s scenic seawall. An impressive 28km pathway that stretches around the city’s inner waterfront connecting Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Kits Beach and False Creek.
Activity (away): Drive the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Fuel up at Galileo Coffee Company. Take the Sea to Sky Gondola for picture perfect photos. Reward yourself in Whistler with a delicious dinner at Araxi and a dip at Scandinave Spa.
Off the grid: Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Quintessential dim sum, Asia’s version of brunch, look no further than this venerable East Van fave celebrating ten years of culinary excellence.
Others: Pink Pearl Restaurant and Sun Sui Wah Restaurant
Indulge: Rocky Mountaineer
Life is all about the journey and in this case the destination too. Ride the rails in luxury from Vancouver to Banff and Jasper. Enjoy fine food and drink while taking in the view of the majestic Rockies through your glass domed observation car. Other: Alaska Cruise and Sonora Resort.