Meet Your Local Host
Experience Yaletown while meeting new people with a local host by your side! Join a Getogether today!
My name is Matt Colangelo, and I am the host of Getogether at Yaletown. I want to personally invite you to join me for one of my upcoming Getogethers where I will take you and up to 9 other guests on a fun and social adventure across this special Vancouver neighbourhood. I can’t wait to show you around and connect you with new people!
So What’s a Getogether Anyway?
A “Getogether” is a social-travel experience that gives curious travellers the rare opportunity to connect with a local, socialize with fellow travellers, and experience the best of a local neighbourhood in a safe and friendly setting.
If you are someone that enjoys local neighbourhood vibes, meeting new people, and good food and drinks – Getogether is perfect for you!
For just $48, you get the opportunity to:
- Connect with a local Host.
- Meet and socialize with new people.
- Enjoy a guided walk across a local neighbourhood.
- Discover the secret spots that only locals know about.
- Get VIP seating at a one-of-kind restaurant.
- Enjoy a drink & tasty appetizers on the house.
The duration of each Getogether is 2 hours, and starts off by meeting your local host at a recognizable neighbourhood landmark. Your host will get you and the other guests socially acquainted through friendly introductions, and then take everyone for a special walk across the neighbourhood.
Your local host will conclude your Getogether at special restaurant unique to the neighbourhood, where a round of complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served. While your host will eventually depart, you and the other guests will be encouraged to continue the conversation and good times over additional food and drinks at your discretion.
Join Us for a Getogether at Yaletown!
There is no better way to experience Yaletown than through a Getogether! So why not join one today?
What to Expect from Your Getogether at Yaletown?
You will meet your local host at a reserved table inside a secret restaurant along Marineaside Crescent. With everyone seated at a comfortable table, your host will get you and the other guests socially acquainted through friendly introductions and conversations before taking everyone on neighbourhood adventure sharing with you all that Yaletown has to offer:
- The Yaletown Seawall.
- The Yachts and Sailboats of Yaletown.
- David Lam Park.
- Granville Island from across False Creek.
- The shops & Roundhouse Museum along Pacific Blvd.
- The beautiful street art by local artists.
Your walk will lead to a local brewery along Mainland Street, where you will have the opportunity enjoy food and drinks while taking in the local neighbourhood views with interesting people and local shops all around.
Getogethers take place at Yaletown everyday at 9 pm PST. Spots are limited to 10 guests per date and fill up fast. Book yours today!
We can’t wait to meet you and show you around the amazing Yaletown neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Vancouver!
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Getogether at Yaletown
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
As Vancouver’s only arts and recreation centre located in the Yaletown neighbourhood, the Roundhouse has been a community landmark since 1997. As a centre of arts, crafts, and leisure spaces, it has a wide range of programs for all ages and abilities, a Volunteer Program, and various facilities and exhibition spaces to celebrate the diversity of people and the community’s values, ideas and activities.
Engine 374 Pavilion and the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
Engine 374 is a steam engine that pulled the first transcontinental passenger train to arrive in Vancouver on May 23, 1887. It was relocated to its current home – in the glass pavilion attached to the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre after a major fundraising campaign by the Vancouver Central Lion’s Club. The pavilion has free admission 7 days a week with knowledgeable volunteers ready to answer any questions. The pavilion is right next to the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza which sets the stage for a variety of activities and often hosts events.
Yaletown Brewing Company
Yaletown is full of award-winning restaurants & cafes. Established in 1994, Yaletown Brewing Company is a Yaletown restaurant staple. Once you set foot in it, you will immediately notice the modernized rustic decor and the local pub vibes from the dim lighting. The menu features standard pub food with an entire selection of gluten-free options, plus slight twisting to incorporate the many local cultural flavours. With a constant rotation of seasonal beers, Yaletown Brewing Company gives customers an ample collection to try and to take home. The biggest appeal of the restaurant, however, is its large patio – perfect for enjoying the beautiful view outside and observing the city vibe. Large patios are commonly seen across the Yaletown neighbourhood.
The original Vancouver seawall is built around the edge of Vancouver’s Stanley Park to prevent erosion of its foreshore. Later, a path was built along the seawall and eventually extended far past Stanley Park, ending up becoming a 28 km Seaside Greenway that extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park. This path now being referred to as the Vancouver Seawall and developed into a landmark that could almost be described as a long park. Lined with natural scenery and benches along the side, the pathway is divided into a pedestrian side and a bicycle side, perfect for a walk, cycle, or jog. Although not specific to Yaletown, it does pass through it and provides an excellent means of in and out Yaletown whilst exploring the rest of the city accompanied by a beautiful view.
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
In addition to a beautiful neighbourhood full of mouthwatering food choices, Yaletown is also known as a prominent art district. There are plenty of art galleries featuring everything from Native American art to custom-made art. As one of the most internationally recognized galleries in the area, the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery features artists from local to those as far away as Australia. The gallery is full of all contemporary art of various media featuring the artists’ attempt to express their surroundings.
David Lam Park
Practically on the seawall, David Lam Park offers a great view and ample activities. It embodies some of what Yaletown dwellers value the most—art, fitness, and nature. Within the actual park, there are tennis and basketball courts, volleyball nets, playgrounds for children, as well as paths paved specifically for biking and rollerblading. During the summer, David Lam Park is the host to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Yaletown Outdoor Movie Nights. Even for dog-walking or simply relaxing on the big, open green field in the center, it is still locals’ favourite go-to site. With sculptures planted around the park, it is a great location for a romantic art walk. Even the bathrooms have been made into an art piece with a waterfall cascading down the side of the building.
An upscale bar located in the high-end Opus Hotel, the Opus Bar is a local and celebrity favourite. Its dim lighting and minimalist furnishing showcase a sleek and modern interior. Their extensive menu features unique snacks available until 11 pm and various types of drinks after. Whether you go with an Opus Bar original or a classic, rest assured that they’re all made to perfection. The Opus Bar is not just a nightlife hotspot, but also a coffee shop serving delicious coffee and fresh pastries in the morning and early afternoon. Happy hour is between 3-6 pm and a daily rotation of flatbread is complimentary with drinks.
Yaletown Farmers Market
Yaletown Farmers Market is one of the best experiences when visiting Yaletown. Each year between May and October, a section of Yaletown will be transformed into a busy farmers market with food stalls featuring some of the best from the local eateries. The Yaletown Farmers Market is also an opportunity for all the small businesses and artists to showcase their artwork and sell their products to the public. The Yaletown Farmers Market is held every day during the season and is definitely a favourite of the locals and tourists alike.
Off-Leash Area In Coopers Park
Dogs are welcome in most shops and can be found enjoying the specialty “puppy boutiques” of Yaletown. What’s more, you can often see them running free and having a blast in the pet-friendly, off-leash area in Coopers Park. On the shores of False Creek, Vancouver’s famous Seawall runs through this scenic off-leash dog park. Without any fencing, you will find a large grassy area that is perfect for fetch or a good chase. The winding paths and numerous benches of Coopers’ Park are all excellent spots to enjoy the expansive views.
The New Oxford
Opens seven days a week, the New Oxford is located on the edge of Yaletown, featuring both the University of Oxford and British sporting culture. The room runs the width of the entire city block and reveals rustic gray millwork, classic pub-style furniture, and black & white photos with a pop art treatment. New Oxford serves original and classic cocktails, craft beer and local, organic pub fare, with a busy brunch on weekends and holidays.
George Wainborn Park
Ranks as one of the most beautiful parks downtown, George Wainborn Park offers great views of the Granville Market across the water. Inside the park, you will find gorgeous fountains, huge open areas and tiered lawns to lie around or socialize, plenty of benches in and around the park, and lots of activity around the seawall. The small playground and swing set for the children and its dog-friendly nature make the park the perfect place to have a chill family picnic, people watch, and take your dog out for a stroll. George Wainborn Park offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and hence it is worth visiting all-year-long.
Brix & Mortar
Known for its modern Canadian cuisine and local ingredients, Brix & Mortar is a dining house located in a 1912 heritage brick building. Locally owned and operated, Brix & Mortar brings together modern Canadian cuisine, a commitment to fine wine, creative cocktails, and personalized service in an inviting, sophisticated space. With its one-of-a-kind glass-roofed keyhole courtyard, rustic brick facades, high ceilings, and inside stage platform, Brix & Mortar is a popular fine dining restaurant for a romantic evening and a popular wedding venue.