8 Places To MEET People in Vancouver (when you’re a lone traveler or just alone)

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It can be hard to meet people, let alone make friends in a new place. One thing is certain: you won’t meet anyone unless you make an actual effort to ‘get out there.’  Once you do, you’ll find that this city is filled with people that are friendly and welcoming – despite what negative Nancy’s might say. But where to go? Read our list and get out there!

Dog Parks 

Hit one of the dog parks in the city and let your fur baby break the ice for you.  If there’s one thing that Vancouverites have in common, it’s our love for dogs.

When| Any Sunny Day
Downtown dog parks:
Emery Barnes Park
Cooper’s Park
Sunset Beach Park
Devonian Harbour Park

David Lam dog park

Rock Paper Corduroy

Rock, paper, scissors 2.0. This super ‘hands-on’ competition is wild and hosted by some seriously funny dudes every Monday night at The Corduroy in Kitsilano.  Arrive solo and leave a champion or at the very least, with some newfound friendships. Everyone’s a winner here.

For more on this event, check out our video

When| Monday Nights
Where| 1943 Cornwall Ave

Rock Paper Corduroy score board
(Photo/Rock Paper Corduroy)


Our favourite rooftop city escape, this chic garden terrace on the 4th floor of the iconic Hotel Georgia is a great post-work hangout to grab a cocktail and a few snacks and get your mingle on.

When| Friday (best night)
Where| 801 W Georgia St

You might also like: Day Drinking Patios featuring Reflections.

Reflections rooftop at Hotel Georgia

 Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pac Rim

One of the most lively spaces in the city, Lobby Lounge is where you go to see and be seen and strike up conversations with complete strangers that could end up becoming more than just strangers after a few cocktails. Incredible live music, cozy sofas and a sushi bar. What more could you ask for?

When| Thursday (best night)
Where| 1038 Canada Place

Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
(Photo/Food Network)

4  The Cambie 

Super friendly staff and equally friendly patrons is what makes The Cambie in Gastown a popular hangout for visitors and locals alike.  The place to come for a cheap beer and drinks, above average pub food, great music and a good mix of people.  A little rough around the edges but that’s a part of the allure of this venue.

Piece of advice: Check your attitude at the door. #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat

When| Friday Nights
Where| 300 Cambie Street

Cambie Hostel in Gastown, Vancouver

JJ Bean Yaletown

We refer to the JJ Bean on Davie and Homer Street as the ‘friendliest corner in the city.’ This cafe is a hub for coffee lovers and self-employed Vancouverites just waiting to strike up a conversation! ‘Hello’s’ are abundant here.

When| Any day
Where| 402 Davie Street

JJ Bean on Davie Street, Vancouver
(Photo/Dash to Dine)

Brewery Tour

Like craft beer?  Exploring Vancouver’s diverse craft beer scene on a brewery tour is a fun way to share your love of beer with fellow enthusiasts! A serious must-do in the city!

When| Thursday – Sunday
Where| 601 W Cordova Street (meeting spot)

Vancouver Brewery Tour
(Photo/Vancouver Brewery Tours)

1  Drum Circle at Third Beach

Quite possibly the most unique experience in the city, the weekly drum circle held at Third Beach is definitely an event to check out. Bringing together cultures and celebrating inclusivity to the beat of the bongos every Tuesday evening. Everyone is invited to participate, whether it’s drumming, dancing or just hanging out.

When| Every Tuesday evening
Where| 7495 Stanley Park Drive

Third Beach Drum Circle
(photo/Todd Moore)

And last but not least, if you’ve exhausted options, there’s always Tinder.


Emery Barnes Park, Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Corduroy Restaurant, Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Reflections: The Garden Terrace, West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Lobby Lounge and RawBar, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Cambie Bar & Grill, Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Waterfront Station, West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Third Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Did we miss any? Let us know!

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