Seven Instagrammable Spots In Vancouver With Influencer Susan Liu


Do it for the ‘gram.

Real Estate Advisor and Social Media Influencer Susan Liu took us around Vancouver and gave us a tour of some Instagrammable hot spots for people who want to up their social game. From popular tourist attractions to hidden gems, these seven spots can help liven up your IG feed.

Gastown Steam Clock

305 Water Street

As one of the few steam clocks in existence, this Vancouver staple has been around since the 70s. Built in 1977 by Raymond Saunders, the clock cost about $58,000 to make and puffs a cloud of steam every hour. Snap a shot on the hour to get a photo of the clock in action.

Parking Lot Rooftop

151 W Cordova Street

This rooftop parking lot has two incredible views you can choose from. The first backdrop option is a sea of the city’s downtown buildings. With buildings all around, there are so many different angles to choose from. But if buildings aren’t your thing, inside the inner barricade is a sweet shot of the spiral parking lots.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

In fact, in 2011 the National Geographic named Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden number one on a list of city gardens from around the world. This garden is the first Ming Dynasty style garden created outside of China. For a photo in the stunning area, take a stroll through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown.

Cardero Bottega

1016 Cardero Street

Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Cardero Bottega is a great place to pick up a hot steamy latte. This is an especially great coffee shop if you’re a fan of latte art. Liu says she likes to end off her day here with a “nice cup of matcha latte and a little people watching.”

El Kartel

104 E Pender Street

And just half a block away is El Kartel, a locally owned lifestyle shop and art gallery located in the heart of Chinatown Vancouver. The place is filled with vintage finds and cool street pieces that can add a bit of edge to your IG account.

Juke Fried Chicken

182 Keefer Street

For the foodies in Vancouver, Juke Fried Chicken is Liu’s favourite chicken place in the city. Not only are the menu items aesthetically pleasing, but they’re tasty as well. With dishes like fried chicken, cornbread mac and cheese, and fried brussels sprouts, there’s something savoury for everyone. If you want to drop by for a quick bite, the restaurant is opened 7 days a week. But if you’re craving a night in, the chicken joint also does pick-up and delivery.

Prospect Point

5601 Stanley Park Drive

To capture Vancouver in its most quintessential way, Instagrammers should check out Prospect Point.  As Stanley Park’s highest viewpoint, it’s the best place in the park for an overlooking shot of the area. Don’t believe us? Check out @prospectpoint on Instagram.

If you still need some more inspiration for your Instagram feed, follow @rdmix for more of Liu’s recommendations.