The Bloedel Conservatory is a geodesic dome home to exotic birds and plants in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park.
Inform Interiors was founded by designer Neils Bendtsen in 1963. The store is a vibrant collection of design from around the world. “Go for the books and furniture, stay for the rooftop patio,” Says the firm's principals Nathaniel Funk and Nick Sully.
Liberty Bakery is a neighborhood cafe founded by artists and bakes up an array of pastries, from cinnamon rolls to croissants and more.
The firm’s principals describe the Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia as “a West Coast icon worth the trek.” Aside from the incredible collection of archaeological objects, the glass and concrete building by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson is equally impressive.
Design advocate and architect Anne Pearson founded Vancouver Special as a retail store that offers good design to everyone. The store mixes Scandinavian and Japanese design with local designers and artists.
The beer of choice for the firm is from the Calister Brewing Company. In addition to being the principals' favorite, the brewery acts as incubator and provides resources for both professionals and homebrewers.
Get a dose of art and the great outdoors by visiting the Audain Art Museum. The principals will confirm that this trip is worth driving outside of Vancouver to visit the museum in Whistler. Designed by Patkau Architects, the museum was placed behind the background of Canada’s expansive wilderness.