Nighttime, Yaletown

Yaletown was intriguing to me right from the start. My husband and I emigrated to Canada from Western Europe in mid-2005. We’d settled into another fantastic neighbourhood, Kitsilano, however each time we headed over the Granville Bridge towards downtown, we couldn’t help but notice the collection of tall, sleek glass structures made famous by Douglas Coupland’s read, City of Glass.

When we were finally settled into our digs, we ventured out one evening and discovered a cobble-stoned, cozy atmosphere reminiscent of many European cities. The restaurants had patios! The streets weren’t filled with two-way congestion-inducing traffic.

We admired its well-dressed locals shopping with their well-dressed small dogs or sipping coffee at street corner cafés.

Yaletown pooch

My favourite Yaletown dining destination? There are many. It’s probably a toss-up between Goldfish Pacific Kitchen and the Blue Water Café, both worthy of either a special night out or of showing off to visitors. Growing up, my family would often vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. We grew to appreciate seafood there and when I think of Goldfish Pacific Kitchen’s seared Qualicum Bay scallops or the Blue Water Café’s infamous Seafood Tower, my mouth begins to water!

Middle Tier
[Photo credit: Sifu Renka]

It’s been a handful of years since then, and a wealth of events have taken place in this vibrant community.

I particularly enjoyed the events that took place during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Yahoo sports reception husky dogs Deadmau5 Flickr Tweetup during 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Yaletown has also been host to a Best of Yaletown Burger competition on Canada Day,

Yaletown burger competition-120

a photo marathon,

12x12 Photo Marathon event poster

World Cup soccer events,

Waiting to get inside Society

and one of my husband’s favourite activities, road cycling races.

Just a few of the many great reasons to ♥ Yaletown!


  • Comment by Denise — December 12, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    Sweet little dog. He looks so well-pampered on the red carpet 😉

  • Comment by Gemma — December 13, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    I do love my Yaletown!

  • Comment by Sarah — December 13, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    So much fun! I love your photos and the variety of things to do in Yaletown. I moved here last year from Saskatoon and am looking forward to getting out there on nicer days.

  • Comment by Bernard E. — December 14, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I was in that crowd somewhere during the Deadmau5 show at LiveCity. Brings back memories of a killer night!!

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