Kerrisdale is a charming Vancouver neighbourhood, and it’s seriously underrated.
While it may seem like it’s mostly made up of residential streets lined with lush, grand old trees—there’s a lot more to do in the area.
These are some of best things to do and places to eat in the area.
10 Things To Do In Kerrisdale
Things To Do
Shop till you drop: The bustling neighbourhood is full of retail stores, boutique shops, and specialty food markets. (Gem Chocolates is particularly good.) And if you’re looking for some unique gift ideas—this is the perfect place to find some!
Show your creativity: A fun activity for all ages can be found at 4 Cats Art Studio. They offer arts & crafts classes for both children and adults. It’s a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon and you’ll be able to take home your masterpiece.
Treat yourself: Spa day, anyone? Kerrisdale is home to some incredible and luxurious spas and beauty parlours for you to pamper yourself for an afternoon or the entire day. Check out Green Field Spa, Giovani Hair Design or Heavenly Soul Body & Beauty Care to spoil yourself.
Head to the dog friendly parks: Spending the day with your pup is always a good idea. And Kerrisdale and the surrounding area is full of beautiful parks that are definitely pooch-approved. Check out Kerrisdale Centennial Park, Elm Park, McCleery Park, and more.
Explore the Arbutus Corridor: The Arbutus Corridor runs between False Creek and Marpole and was once the route of the Vancouver-Steveston interurban line. Established in 1905—the interurban spurred settlement on the west side of the city and it led to the creation of Kerrisdale.
Places To Eat
NaNA’s Green Tea: This is the place to be if you love green tea (and other delicious treats). Their menu has a wide selection of matcha drinks, including matcha lattes, matcha parfaits and other traditional Japanese sweets.
Yummy Yogurt BBT: This spot whips up some awesome bubble tea. They don’t use just regular boba, they use yogurt boba. Sample a few (or all) of their delicious offerings. They have blueberry, purple rice, salted egg yolk, mango, taro and dragon fruit.
Boba Boy: Another hot spot if you can’t get enough boba in your life. They have signature milk tea (grass jelly, earl grey, winter melon), specialty slush (taro, red bean matcha, Oreo coconut), fruity tea (lychee-aloe, honey jasmine) and much more.
Secret Garden Tea Company: Hit up this adorable spot for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. The quaint shop has a plethora of treats both savoury and sweet. Savoury options include cheddar and chive scones and a series of mini sandwiches. Their desserts are to die for with dark chocolate mousse cake and apricot marzipan tart with vanilla chantilly.
Faubourg: Get your caffeine and pastry fix at this must-try spot. They’re best known for their macarons, with tons of flavours to choose from. Try their jasmine tea, grapefruit rosemary, earl grey lavender, or cantaloupe orange blossom macarons.
For more things to do in and around Vancouver, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.
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