Gem City guide 2016–2017 is here!

Read online or pick up your FREE copy at one of the following locations:

One of the businesses featured in our 16–17 issue
Vancouver Airport
Tourism Vancouver
Many of Downtown Vancouver’s top hotels
Select coffee shops in South Granville, Downtown, Gastown and Yaletown
Building lobbies in neighbourhoods featured in Gem City Guide

Discover the Best of Your City

Gem City Guide Vancouver is returning for its second year, with a planned release in spring 2016. This innovative concept in advertising—the first to appear in Canada—combines deep local insight with an international flavour. It is not a catalogue, and not a booklet—it is a beautiful display book that guides VIP clientele to the best spots in the city.

Gem City Guide presents the best of Vancouver to the cityʼs most influential residents and visitors. The idea for Gem City Guide was first born in Europe—and is now thriving in 10 cities across France, Belgium, and the U.K.

Each issue profiles Vancouverʼs essential shops, restaurants, and artisans in four categories.

Featured in our 2016–2017 issue are:

Food & Hospitality

Restaurants, bars, hotels

Gem City Guide Food

Black + Blue
Bauhaus Restaurant
Notch8 At Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Butter Baked Goods
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Faubourg Boulangerie Patisserie
Hawksworth Restaurant
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Star Limousine
The Belmont
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Culmina Family Estate Winery
Arc Restaurant & Bar
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Royal Dinette
The Rawbar At The Lobby Lounge
Provence Marinaside
Cabrito Tapas & Bebidas
Keefer Bar
Northern Divine Caviar
Legacy Liquor Store

Fashion & Accessories

Clothing, jewellery, shoes, eyewear

Gem City Guide Fashion

Secret Location
Ashia Mode
The Latest Scoop
Wardrobe Apparel
SLS Jewellers
Revolucion Cigar & Fine Gifts
Durant Sessions
CF Pacific Centre
LBV Lifestyle
Blush Bridal
Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver
Jason Sarai
The Perfume Shoppe

Beauty & Health

Salons, spas, fitness, cosmetics

Gem City Guide Style

Capelli Salon D.Martino
Headspace Hair Salon
18th Amendment Barber Shop
White Orchid Rejuvenation Centre
Storm Salon
Miraj Hammam Spa
Salon De Nuvida
Opus Salon
La Biosthetique Paris
Anna Shalal

Home & Gifts

Furnishings, decor, design, galleries

Gem City Guide Home

Country Furniture & CF Interior Design
Kozai Modern
Moe’s Home Collection
L’Atelier Home
Espace D.
Zwada Home
Cantu Bathrooms
Bryant & Lasko Real Estate Team
Marcie Panah Realtor

Our Team

Gem City Guide is produced by Mathieu Koebel and Arnaud Jolivet. Together, we have 35 years of experience in the luxury food and tourism industries around the world, in France, Ireland, New York City, Australia and in our home town of Vancouver.

We are supported by the Gem City production team, which includes graphic design by Vancouver- and Montreal-based Pulp & Pixel, and words and pictures by a team of experienced local city editors and photographers. Our second edition will also feature additional profile highlights in Chinese text.

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