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Everything You Need To Know

176th NPL Convention, Vancouver BC Canada

July 9-12, 2015

Welcome Show More

The Recouvery Hotel

Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

1763 Comox St, Vancouver (Tel: 604-688-7711) Show More

Official Program Show More

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Wednesday, July 8th Show More
Thursday, July 9th Show More
Friday, July 10th Show More
Saturday, July 11th Show More
Sunday, July 12th Show More

Hotel and Con Details

Rooms Show More

Hospitality Show More

Denman Mall Facilities Show More

What’s It Like Outside? Show More

Getting Around Show More

Buses and Trains Show More

False Creek Ferry Show More

Taxis Show More


Hosts’ “Welcome To Recouvery” Picnic Show More
By foot

45 minutes Show More

By bus

33 minutes Show More

By car

15 minutes Show More

By False Creek Ferry

30-40 minutes Show More

By SkyTrain

From downtown or elsewhere Show More

Meals Show More

Getting There

Are We There Yet? How to Enter Recouvery Show More

Crossing the Border Show More

Vancouver Airport (YVR)

(International and Canadian Arrivals)

Rental Car Show More
Taxi to Hotel Show More
Public Transport to Hotel Show More

Seattle Airport (Sea-Tac)

By Car Show More
Other transportation options Show More


Where to Eat and Drink Show More

West End (Near the hotel)


Central Bistro

1072 Denman

Joe's Grill

948 Denman

Quick Eats


1184 Denman - Vietnamese


788 Denman - Ramen

La Casita Tacos

1773 Robson - Mexican

Acacia Fillo Bar

1103 Denman - European

Sushi Itoga

1668 Robson - Sushi

Sit Down

Left Bank

751 Denman - Contemporary, French bistro

Guu with Garlic

1698 Robson - Japanese


781 Denman - Italian/Pizza


1118 Denman - Tapas

Banana Leaf

1096 Denman - Malaysian

Legendary Noodles

1074 Denman - Noodles

Cactus Club

1790 Beach Avenue


1795 Beach Avenue



1829 Robson - Italian

Fish House in Stanley Park

8901 Stanley Park Drive - Seafood and more Show More


871 Denman - Japanese tapas; rated #1 in the West End Show More

Witz’s Recommendations Show More

Upscale/Fine Dining

Chambar Restaurant

568 Beatty - Belgian cuisine & sustainable seafood Show More

Hawksworth Restaurant

801 W. Georgia - Inventive Pacific Northwest cuisine Show More


2183 W. 4th - Seasonal British Columbian ingredients Show More

Le Crocodile

100–909 Burrard - Traditional French Show More

YEW seafood + bar (Four Seasons Hotel)

791 W. Georgia - Pacific NW seafood focus Show More

Seasons in the Park

Queen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street) - Pacific NW Dishes Show More

Hy’s Encore, Vancouver

637 Hornby - Steakhouse Show More

The Teahouse

7501 Stanley Park Dr Show More

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Show More

Mid-price dining

(depending on your definition of “mid-price”!)


1480 W. 11th - Indian Show More


1944 W. 4th - Farm to Table Show More

Les Faux Bourgeois

663 E. 15th - Classic French Show More

Homer St. Cafe and Bar

898 Homer Show More


Various locations - Comfort food Show More

Cactus Club Cafe

Various locations, including one near the hotel with a wonderful beach view. No reservations taken so waits are likely at peak times Show More

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

2095 W. 4th - Retro diner Show More


1300 Robson - Casual sustainable Show More

Edible Canada (Granville Island)

1596 Johnston - Gourmet artisan, local Show More

Shabusen Yakiniku House

202-755 Burrard Show More

Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant

201–1128 W. Broadway Show More

Fat Badger

1616 Alberni Street - British Show More

Keg Restaurants

4 restaurants in Vancouver Show More

Earl's Restauants

4 more restaurants in Vancouver Show More

Budget/Hole-in-the-Wall Show More

Bon’s Off Broadway

2451 Nanaimo - Rough-&-ready neighbourhood joint Show More

Hawker’s Delight

4127 Main St - Singaporean Show More

Peaceful Restaurant

Various locations - Chinese Show More



1509 W. 12th Ave Show More


3980 Fraser St Show More

The Parker

237 Union St - Reservations recommended Show More

The Foundation

2301 Main St - Budget Show More

Planet Veg

1941 Cornwall St Show More


1958 W. 4th St Show More

More vegetarian or vegan options online Show More

Vegetarian Asian

Po Kong

1334 Kingsway Ave Show More

Bodhi Choi Heung Vegetarian Restaurant

3932 Fraser St Show More

Chau Veggie Express

5052 Victoria St Show More

On the North Shore

(on the way back from your visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park or Grouse Mountain)

Beach House at Dundarave Pier

150 25th St. West Van - Seafood, steaks Show More

Salmon House on the Hill

2229 Folkstone Way, West Van Show More

Coffee/Cafes Show More

Gluten-free bakeries

Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery

3385 Cambie Show More

East Village Bakery

2166 East Hastings Street Show More

The Gluten Free Epicurean

633 E. 15th Show More

Gelato, Ice Cream and other Desserts

Bella Gelateria

1001 West Cordova (downtown) and Bella Yaletown 1089 Marinaside Crescent Show More

Mario’s Gelato/ Amato Gelato Cafe

88 E. 1st Ave - Very close to the Wed. picnic site Show More

Earnest Ice Cream

It just opened a block from Mario’s Show More

Sweet Obsessions (at Trafalgar’s)

2603 W. 16th Ave Show More

Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie

Various locations Show More

Brew Pubs! Show More

The Alibi Room

157 Alexander St Show More

St. Augustine’s

2360 Commercial Dr - Sports bar Show More

Parallel 49 Brewing

1950 Triumph St Show More

Mount Pleasant Breweries

Brassneck Brewing

2148 Main St Show More

Main Street Brewing

261 E. 7th Ave Show More

33 Acres

15 W. 8th Ave Show More

More beer options online Show More


What To Do When You’re Not Puzzling Show More

In Vancouver

Hop On/Hop Off bus Show More
Stanley Park Show More
Granville Island Show More
Observation Deck

The Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower (555 West Hastings St.) Show More

Science World Show More
Gastown & Chinatown Show More
QE Park & Conservatory

A must see for garden-lovers Show More

Baseball! Show More
Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

On the University of British Columbia campus Show More

Wreck Beach Show More

Vanier Park Museums: Vancouver Museum , Vancouver Maritime Museum, and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Planetarium. Show More

Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Show More

Grouse Mountain Show More
Whale and Wildlife Watching Show More

Theatre, Music, Art – In Vancouver

Bard on the Beach

Shakespeare Festival. Vanier Park, Jun. 4 – Sep. 26. Show More

Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG)

Downtown at 750 Hornby St. Show More

Jazz Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival Show More

Theatre Show More

Outside of Vancouver

Whistler Blackcomb

Hiking and more at the site of the 2010 Olympics Show More


Sea to Sky gondola Show More


Visit Victoria, BC’s capital city, on Vancouver Island. Show More

Vancouver Island Show More

Contact Information

Making CONtact with the Con Hosts Show More

Happy Puzzling!