This city is filled with actors – both those who have already made it and those who are aspiring to make it big. Vancouver has been a breeding ground for many Hollywood A-listers including Ryan Reynolds, Hayden Christensen, Pamela Anderson, Seth Rogan, Jason Priestly, the list goes on! So where do actors like to hang out in Vancouver? We reached out to a few of our actor and film friends to curate this list:
11 The North Shore
When celebrities are in town, they like to be discreet and take a break from the city and the North Shore is the perfect escape. Hollywood elite such as Matt Damon, and Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are a few of the celebs rumoured to hide out on the North Shore.
10 The Parlour
A few celebrities have been spotted at this beloved pizza parlour, including Leonardo DiCaprio – yup, LEO! – Owen Wilson, Djimon Hounsou, and William H Macey! We don’t blame them! The go-to place for the food, drinks, and countless good times.
9 Don Francesco’s Ristorante Italia
Partly because of its proximity to the Sutton Place Hotel – which is across the street and where ALL of the actors stay – and also partly because the food is f-bomb amazing, Francesco’s is a common hangout for all those in the TV and Film industry.
8 Anza Club
Don’t really know why aside from the fact that the Anza Club came up on a few occasions after speaking with our afore-mentioned, actor friends. Because actors love Australians? But then again, who doesn’t? Anza is also, a super chill place with a great vibe.
7 Up Jus
With their long hours on set, actors need to stay healthy and what better way than with raw, nutrient-packed, cold-pressed juice! Up Jus in Yaletown is a fav. Spotted many a times here: Julia Stiles.
6 Rodney’s Oyster House Yaletown
Oysters, great cocktails, wonderful staff, and an energetic and lively ambiance it’s no surprise Rodney’s Oyster House attracts everyone – actors included.
5 West Oak
A lot of mingling takes place at West Oak on Mainland. Always a lively venue in the evenings, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Spotted here: Although we wouldn’t consider him an actor, Justin Bieber was seen at West Oak the last time he was in town for a concert.
4 Alibi Room
Next to Yaletown, Gastown is another popular area that actors love to frequent. The Alibi Room, just on the cusp of Railtown, is a super cool space that serves up an impressive craft beer menu and good food to go along with it.
3 Fairmont Pac Rim
Where all the Directors and Producers hang out and where all the actors go to seek them out. We go for the popcorn and cocktails and live music.
2 Fairmont Waterfront
Similar to its Pac Rim sibling, Fairmont Waterfront, is another popular watering-hole for actors looking to mingle with fellow actors, directors, and film people alike.
1 The Sutton Place Hotel
It’s a known fact that every actor that visits Vancouver stays at The Sutton Place Hotel when they’re in town. They like to hang out in the Gerard Lounge, which is attached to the hotel – the perfect, intimate setting to go over scripts, over cocktails of course. You never know who you might see. Past guests have included George Clooney and Owen Wilson. Most recently spotted dining in the lounge? Paul Johansonn (the guy who played Nate’s dad on One Tree Hill).