Vancouver is the third-largest foreign film and production centre in North America, known worldwide as "Hollywood North," and is a hot spot for celebrity sightings. You might spot a star at these celebrity favourites:
Kate Winslet revealed during the Toronto International Film Festival that she still pines for North Vancouver's Honey's Doughnuts, which she got a chance to try while filming The Mountains Between Us.
Ryan Reynolds grew up in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood, and he has mentioned his love for Nat's New York Pizzeria. In a 2016 interview on the Graham Norton Show, Reynolds also revealed his wife, Blake Lively, has a soft spot for apple pie made at an unnamed bakery in the city. While there is a handful of delicious bakeries to choose from in Vancouver, many locals are convinced Lively's favourite pie comes from Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop in Kits.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have spent their share of time in Vancouver, especially after purchasing a penthouse in the city's Yaletown neighbourhood. The couple has praised the city for being both beautiful and kid-friendly, and have shared photos of many outings to the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and hiking up the Stawamus Chief.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently returned to Vancouver to film Skyscraper, and shared that the city is one of his favourites during a personal Instagram story. Fans caught up with the star and athlete on set at the University of British Columbia's Green College, with a beautiful view of the Burrard Inlet.
When Chrissy Teigen visited Vancouver this summer, Vancouver-born Seth Rogen was quick to suggest his favourite food spots in the city: Phnom Penh, Go Fish, Richmond Night Market, and Maenam.
Lucy Hale has been in Vancouver filming CW's Life Sentence and has shared many photos of the city through her social media channels. She's shared photos of herself in front of Cathy High's "Love Me" mural, found on the exterior walls of the OPUS Hotel, and at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Cioppino’s is Drake’s go-to restaurant whenever he's in town. Drizzy loves the cannoli for dessert.