There are a ton of cool retro things to do in Vancouver that are perfect for anyone who wants to escape to the 1950s. From bright colours and neon lights to places that seem simply stuck in time, you're going to want to take a date with you to these.Less
Why You Need To Go: Once upon a time, Vancity had more neon lights than Las Vegas. You can relive that by stepping into a retro exhibit filled with treasured neon signs that used to glow up the streets of the city.
Why You Need To Go: The "Riverdale Diner" is where the hit show's pilot was filmed and the set for Pop's was built just like it. Try one of their quarter-pound hot dogs with unique toppings or their maple bacon sundae.
Why You Need To Go: There's something about glow-in-the-dark neon bowling that never gets old. At Grandview Lanes, it feels like nothing's changed there in 70 years — in a good way.
Why You Need To Go: In the mood for a throw-back treat? Look no further. They have 10 flavours of milkshakes like butterscotch and mocha, and a variety of sodas made with their 1931 Walrus Soda Fountain.
Why You Need To Go: Diner food for carnivores and vegans alike. That's right, Mary's has gotten a facelift, and while it's still true to its '50s vibe, you can opt for meatless alternatives to some of their beloved dishes.
Why You Need To Go: Need a new look or just updating your current one? Get lost in this giant vintage paradise upstairs at this hidden gem shop.
Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like an old-fashioned drive-in to send you straight back to the 1950s. You can bring your doggo along and movies play rain or shine.