Vancouver - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Everyone I have met has either been from church or from my kids activities and school. I am not the most social person, but I'm sure there are local running groups or other groups similar to that who get together. And the nightlife here is huge so.... - May 2017

Dinner. Fantastic food and many wonderful restaurants to explore. However, babysitting is going to cost about US$100 for a minimum of 4 hours (through a service) and don't expect to spend less than US$100 on dinner (without alcohol). A glass of wine is about US$14 for the house red/white. - Aug 2015

It seems the usual ragtag of drinking and senseless dancing. Lots of gigs in town coming from Europe and US, though. - Mar 2012

Lots of great restaurants, concerts, theatre, museums, and outdoor opportunities. - Jun 2010

Coming from Asia, Vancouver is a bit boring. Socializing takes more time and effort. Bars, clubs, etc. are plenty. But if you're looking for a tight expat community, you're not going to find much. Vancouver is like a hodgepodge of bedroom communities. - Oct 2008


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