Vancouver Like a Local

By the People Who Call It Home

Keen to explore a different side of Vancouver? Like a Local is the book for you.

This isn’t your ordinary travel guide. Beyond Vancouver’s beautiful scenery are stylish vintage stores, cozy wine bars and awesome art spaces that locals love – and that’s where this book takes you. Turn the pages to discover:


  • The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals
  • 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as craft breweries and a night out in Gastown
  • A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore Vancouver
  • Helpful what3word addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights

Compiled by five proud Vancouverites, this stylish travel guide is packed with Vancouver’s best experiences and secret spots, handily categorized to suit your mood and needs.

Whether you’re a restless Vancouverite on the hunt for a new hangout, or a visitor keen to discover a side you won’t find in traditional guidebooks, Vancouver Like A Local will give you all the inspiration you need. 

About Like A Local:
These giftable and collectable guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals. Whether they’re born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic – just like the locals who call the city home. 

Looking for another guide to Vancouver? Explore further with our Top 10 guide to Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Originally hailing from Northern B.C. and Southern Ontario respectively, LINDSAY ANDERSON and DANA VANVELLER first met around an Okanagan campfire in 2011. They became fast friends, and began planning Feast just one year later. Avid cooks, writers, and photographers, this storytelling project allowed them to highlight Canada's vibrant and varied food culture. View titles by Lindsay Anderson
Michael White, a Wisconsin native, began his award-winning culinary career at Chicago’s renowned Spiaggia and Ristorante San Domenico in Imola, Italy. After eight years in Italy he moved to New York City and partnered with Ahmass Fakahany to form the Altamarea Group, which currently owns seven restaurants, including Marea in New York City (which holds two Michelin stars and won the 2009 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and membership in Relais & Chateaux) and Al Molo in Hong Kong. Additional locations include the Michelin one-starred Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini in SoHo and Washington, D.C., Due Mari and Osteria Morini in New Jersey, and Nicoletta Pizzeria. The group will open three additional New York City locations in 2013. White and his recipes and restaurants are featured regularly, everywhere from The New York Times to Esquire to the Today show. Michael White lives in New York with his wife and daughter. View titles by Michael White

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Keen to explore a different side of Vancouver? Like a Local is the book for you.

This isn’t your ordinary travel guide. Beyond Vancouver’s beautiful scenery are stylish vintage stores, cozy wine bars and awesome art spaces that locals love – and that’s where this book takes you. Turn the pages to discover:


  • The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals
  • 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as craft breweries and a night out in Gastown
  • A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore Vancouver
  • Helpful what3word addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights

Compiled by five proud Vancouverites, this stylish travel guide is packed with Vancouver’s best experiences and secret spots, handily categorized to suit your mood and needs.

Whether you’re a restless Vancouverite on the hunt for a new hangout, or a visitor keen to discover a side you won’t find in traditional guidebooks, Vancouver Like A Local will give you all the inspiration you need. 

About Like A Local:
These giftable and collectable guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals. Whether they’re born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic – just like the locals who call the city home. 

Looking for another guide to Vancouver? Explore further with our Top 10 guide to Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Author

Originally hailing from Northern B.C. and Southern Ontario respectively, LINDSAY ANDERSON and DANA VANVELLER first met around an Okanagan campfire in 2011. They became fast friends, and began planning Feast just one year later. Avid cooks, writers, and photographers, this storytelling project allowed them to highlight Canada's vibrant and varied food culture. View titles by Lindsay Anderson
Michael White, a Wisconsin native, began his award-winning culinary career at Chicago’s renowned Spiaggia and Ristorante San Domenico in Imola, Italy. After eight years in Italy he moved to New York City and partnered with Ahmass Fakahany to form the Altamarea Group, which currently owns seven restaurants, including Marea in New York City (which holds two Michelin stars and won the 2009 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and membership in Relais & Chateaux) and Al Molo in Hong Kong. Additional locations include the Michelin one-starred Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini in SoHo and Washington, D.C., Due Mari and Osteria Morini in New Jersey, and Nicoletta Pizzeria. The group will open three additional New York City locations in 2013. White and his recipes and restaurants are featured regularly, everywhere from The New York Times to Esquire to the Today show. Michael White lives in New York with his wife and daughter. View titles by Michael White