Things to do in the West End: Win Dinner and a Movie

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Things to do in the West End: A day with Miss604 is a three-part summer series, in partnership with the West End BIA, showcasing all the wonderful, delicious, and engaging things to do around this iconic Vancouver neighbourhood.

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Things to do in the West End

In the first part of this series, we shopped, dined, and toured around Denman and Robson Streets. Today we visit Davie Village, the beach, Denman, and some entertainment in Stanley Park. Here are even more ways to get the most of out of a West End excursion in Vancouver this summer:

False Creek Ferry to the West End Vancouver mis604

Getting to the West End

I live in the West End but I love taking the False Creek Ferry! It’s the cheapest little cruise around. If you’re in Kitsilano, Granville Island, Yaletown or Olympic Village it’s a scenic way to get over to the West End. Disembark at the Aquatic Centre and walk the Seawall around to Denman and Davie.

Shopping on Davie and Denman

West End Farmers Market is Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Comox between Bute and Thurlow. Then of course there’s the shop that I think every town in BC has because it’s full of so many staples: Home Hardware (1053 Davie St). One of my favourite little flower shops, that also has tons of pots and planters, Davie Flowers (1139 Davie St), and then there’s the iconic, the one and only, Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium (1238 Davie St) a legendary queer retail store selling everything from LGBTQ2+ books to Pride to cards to adult items.

Kimprints (1179 Denman) is one of my go-to when I need to find something locally inspired for a gift.

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(Left to Right) Davie and Bute; Bisou cube croissant; Peaked Pie; Davie Street

Activations at Jim Deva Plaza

The Jim Deva Plaza (1200 Bute) at Bute and Davie is a public space where you can eat your takeout under the market lights, enjoy artwork, shop a pop-up, or enjoy entertainment. Coming up this season is Art from the Heart, which are free guided painting sessions August 10 & 24 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. New Gen. Collective Market will pop-up again August 11 & 25 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Pop Queen Cardio will offer high energy fitness classes mixing dance and pop music. Free to the community on August 3rd.

Snacks and Sweet Treats

Bisou (1190 Bidwell) opened this year and has gone viral on Instagram thanks to their spiral and cube croissants.

Peaked Pies (975 Denman St) is another satisfying local favourite with hearty Australian meat pies as well as veggie and vegan options. Make sure you get your pie “peaked” with all the fixings (peas, mashed potatoes, and gravy) for the full savoury experience.

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Dusk in Stanley Park

Summer Entertainment in the Park

Stanley Park is my favourite local destination at any time of year, from the trails and the gardens, to the Seawall and beyond. In the summer it comes even more alive with activity with the longstanding tradition of Theatre Under the Stars, as well as the Evo Summer Cinema with free outdoor movies at Second Beach.

Win Dinner and a Movie

I have partnered with the West End BIA to share a classic West End summer experience: You can enter to win VIP tickets to an Evo Summer Cinema Movie (August 1st) plus $80 for dinner at Davie Dosa Company! Here’s how:

Visit South Okanagan: Oliver Prize Package

For more information on each of these businesses, and many more, visit the West End BIA online and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

Related: Things to do in the West End: A Day with Miss604

46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. SandraTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 2:21pm PDT

    I hope it’s transferable, I’d love to win and gift to my daughter

  2. Ray CTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 2:34pm PDT

    Summer Cinema is always good and Davie Dosa is Bonus

  3. AmilTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 4:03pm PDT

    Interested to try out Davie Dosa

  4. jroTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 5:22pm PDT

    thank you for this opportunity!

  5. Amber OlakTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 5:50pm PDT


  6. franTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 6:05pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance!

  7. Jimmy SpudzTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 8:51pm PDT

    West end is the best end!

  8. KelvinTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 9:01pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest

  9. Sunshine HTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 9:55pm PDT

    That looks like fun!

  10. TiffTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 10:14pm PDT

    Would be such a fun date!

  11. Monique CTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 10:14pm PDT

    Great date idea

  12. NicoleTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 10:22pm PDT

    What a great night out!

  13. Becky KnightTuesday, July 18th, 2023 — 11:16pm PDT

    This would be awesome

  14. Shelley ButcherWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 12:52am PDT

    This sounds like such a fun night out! Stanley Park is one of my very favorite places in Vancouver. So much to see and do

  15. RobertoWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 1:07am PDT

    What a great way to spend a summer evening

  16. Tabby72Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 6:42am PDT

    Love the West End and don’t get there often enough!

  17. NilooWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 7:05am PDT

    I love this neighborhood!!

  18. CarmenWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 8:39am PDT

    This would be so much fun, you have the best contests!

  19. JocelynWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 9:24am PDT

    What a great giveaway; thanks for opportunity!

  20. Karen ChuWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 10:46am PDT

    This is a great opportunity to explore the West End – thanks so much for the giveaway!

  21. GloriaWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 12:33pm PDT

    Awesome night out!

  22. MelissaWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 1:03pm PDT

    Thank you for the info

  23. EileenWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 4:26pm PDT

    I LOVE The Wedding Singer!!

  24. MichelleWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 5:15pm PDT

    So many fun things to do on the West End!

  25. AndrewWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 6:34pm PDT

    Missed last year, looking forward to an opportunity to movie watch this year!

  26. tracyWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 8:37pm PDT

    great prize!

  27. ChloeWednesday, July 19th, 2023 — 8:39pm PDT

    Cube croissant yes please!🥐

  28. j. jamesThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 10:59am PDT

    That will be such a wonderful summer experience to do West End events.

  29. ValerieThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 3:41pm PDT

    Wow, all those photos make me want to live there!
    (actually I already do 🙂 )

  30. Ceci JThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 4:31pm PDT

    This would make a fantastic outing!!

  31. AmyThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 5:55pm PDT


  32. Ron RichingsThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 8:47pm PDT

    Would be an excellent evening out.

  33. Panda FoodieThursday, July 20th, 2023 — 10:20pm PDT


  34. IanFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 3:52am PDT

    I want that.

  35. Cheryl GreenFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 9:36am PDT

    What a fantastic part of our beautiful Vancouver! I would love to treat my daughter

  36. TaniaFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 9:44am PDT

    Would love to experience this outdoor event!

  37. daneFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 1:50pm PDT

    love movie and dosa

  38. LindaFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 3:34pm PDT

    This would be a great date out.

  39. ShaliniFriday, July 21st, 2023 — 6:12pm PDT

    Davie Dosa has amazing food!

  40. EdSunday, July 23rd, 2023 — 3:12pm PDT

    sounds like fun

  41. AndreaMonday, July 24th, 2023 — 9:14pm PDT

    Would love to win this night out after a stressful couple of months!

  42. Jason BTuesday, July 25th, 2023 — 2:17pm PDT

    Lovely Jubbly

  43. Dale KTuesday, July 25th, 2023 — 9:22pm PDT

    Great prize

  44. ShelleyWednesday, July 26th, 2023 — 6:01am PDT

    This would make a great date night with my husband. Thanks West End BIA for partnering up with Miss 604 for such a wonderful prize.

  45. LanceWednesday, July 26th, 2023 — 9:14pm PDT

    If I win, I promise to leave my yappy dog at home. Wish me luck !

  46. Cheuk LauMonday, July 31st, 2023 — 12:08am PDT

    best-loved and most popular destinations! You bet!

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