Featured Vancouverite: Sarah Bancroft

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite?
I’m a fifth generation Vancouverite — almost unheard of!

Occupation:
I’m Editor-in-Chief of www.vitamindaily.com, an online lifestyle magazine that covers up-to-the-minute fashion, art, culture, and restaurants—all in and around Vancouver.

Favourite place in the city:
The Yaletown seawall is great for people watching, dog watching, and yacht watching—three important Vancouver pastimes. There are lots of parks and playgrounds along the way and good restaurants on either end for a glass of prosecco after all that walking. If you catch the free concerts at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, even better.

Best way to spend a Saturday in the city:
Walking the cobblestone side streets of Gastown; you’ll get a surprise at every turn. New restaurants like the Cork & Fin, Judas Goat, Salt Cellar, and The Diamond are keeping it real, and I also love all of the crazy little galleries and stores like Lynn Steven, with a fitting room made of 3,000 paperbacks.

Favourite Vancouver shop:
When I need a cool gift I head to Vancouver Special—local starchitecture books and unique “objets” from $5 to $500. You won’t leave empty-handed.

Top insider tip for visitors:
Go to one of the Long Table Series dinners at The Irish Heather in Gastown. $15 gets you dinner, a beer, and a seat at a communal table with an array of interesting Vancouverites. Who knows where that might lead?

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