The West End is home to eight murals in the 2021 Vancouver Mural Festival. Click here for a complete guide to the West End’s murals.
These murals have brought an extra shot of energy and vibrancy to our already colourful community. We’ve put together a list of things to do so you can immerse yourself in our vibrant neighbourhood while visiting our eight VMF murals.
Get Breakfast at The Basic
1031 Davie Street
948 Denman Street
Fuel up with breakfast from The Basic before visiting the West End’s VMF murals. With two West End locations, you’ll be able to enjoy a hearty breakfast no matter where you choose to begin your tour.
Caffeinate at Delany’s Coffee House
994 Nicola Street
Delany’s on Denman has been serving the finest coffee to Vancouver’s West End community since September, 1993. They focus on great coffee, and great service, which has helped them to become a neighbourhood fixture.
While sipping espresso, you can observe the Peaceful Journey mural by Jody Broomfield (Sinàmkin) located across the street.
Explore Jim Deva Plaza
1200 Bute Street
Jim Deva Plaza is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Davie Village, next to the rainbow crosswalks at Davie and Bute Streets, Jim Deva Plaza is a community serving gathering space. The plaza is named after Jim Deva, longtime community activist, founder of Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium, and advocate for Vancouver’s LGTBQ2+ community.
Cross the street to find the Two- Spirit Rising mural by Margaret August.
Visit the Patio at Numbers Cabaret
1042 Davie Street
The iconic Numbers Cabaret now has a permanent patio for you to enjoy drinks in the sunshine. This patio is also home to the Divine Love mural by Christina Hryc aka Boots. Divine Love is a visual celebration of a community with enough heart to embrace all aspects of the diverse rainbow that resides in Vancouver.
Dinner at CRAFT Beer Market
1795 Beach Avenue
CRAFT Beer Market is a premium casual restaurant with fresh local food, a welcoming atmosphere and Canada’s largest selection of draft beer. Their recently opened West End location boasts views of the beautiful English Bay.
Horae by Rory Doyle is situated in Pantages Lane beside CRAFT Beer Market, making it the perfect spot to grab lunch on your West End Mural tour.
English Bay Bike Rentals
1754 Davie Street
If time is of the essence, renting a bike is the fastest and, perhaps, the most exciting way to explore the eight murals that the West End is home to. English Bay Bike Rentals is conveniently located at Davie & Denman, a great place to start your self-guided West End VMF tour.
Refresh at the Shamrock Bar
1184 Denman Street
If you’re feeling tired from a day filled with walking, it could be time to stop for a break. And where better to do so than the Shamrock Bar? The Shamrock has delicious food, great selection of draft beers and the best Guinness in Vancouver, on tap.
Peaceful Journey by Jody Broomfield (Sinàmkin) is a must-see mural situated around the corner in Se-em-ia Lane.
Relax at English Bay
End your day by relaxing at English Bay beach. One of our favourite things to do is order takeout from one of the many nearby restaurants to enjoy at the beach. A few of our recommendations include Akira Sushi, Chicken World, Babylon Cafe and La Catrina Tacos.
Akira Sushi, 1069 Denman Street
Chicken World, 1181 Denman Street
Babylon Cafe, 1156 Denman Street
La Catrina Tacos, 1187 Denman Street
We hope that you can get out and explore the 2021 Vancouver Mural Festival, which will be running until August 22.
For more information, visit the Vancouver Mural Fest site by clicking here.