Plan the Best Bachelor Party or Stag Party Ever in Vancouver, BC

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A vacation with friends before the big wedding day is a tradition, and Vancouver offers everything you could be looking for when planning your bachelor party—or stag party as it's called in Canada. This major metropolitan area is known for its unique nightlife scene and you can find all types of places to go out for all types of tastes. The foodie scene is just as mixed so your group can enjoy cheap and delicious eats or dine out in five-star restaurants.

Vancouver's biggest draw, however, has to be its natural beauty. For a bachelor party that steps away from the cliché party idea, consider taking a friends' trip to nearby nature sites like Whistler or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It's sure to be a bachelor party you'll never forget.

Vancouver Nightlife

Vancouver's nightlife scene is wildly diverse. Whether your idea of a bachelor party is a mellow night out in a cocktail bar with friends or partying until the early hours of the morning at a nightclub, you can find it all in Vancouver. Granville Street is the main drag for nightlife in downtown Vancouver, but it's also where you'll find the most tourists. The Gastown and Yaletown neighborhoods are also filled with bars and make great areas not just to go out but also for your accommodations.

Gay bachelors who are preparing to get married will find that Vancouver's vibrant LGBTQ+ scene makes it one of the best cities on the West Coast for going out. The biggest concentration of gay bars is in the West End neighborhood, but you can find locales that cater to the LGBTQ+ crowd all over the city.

For the stereotypical bachelor party experience of going to a strip club, one big difference between strip clubs on the Canadian side of the border is that they are allowed to serve alcohol, unlike those in nearby Washington State.

Eating Out

Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to visit for foodies thanks to its thriving culinary scene. Local specialties in this coastal city include anything seafood-related, but the truth is that you can find just about any type of cuisine. Vancouver's population represents just about all corners of the world and international restaurants shine. Try freshly-caught seafood at one of the city's sushi restaurants, spice it up with Indian cuisine, or explore Vancouver's rich Chinatown.

If you and your friends like to splurge on good food, then one of Vancouver's finest dining establishments is just what you're looking for. You may even brush elbows with some A-list stars (Vancouver is considered the Hollywood of Canada) at joints like Vij's, Blue Water Cafe, and Tojo's.

Outdoor Adventures

Going out at night and drinking too much is the tired trope for bachelor parties, but plenty of soon-to-be-grooms want to enjoy a vacation with friends away from that scene. In Vancouver, some of the best bachelor party ideas are outside of the city itself and in the breathtaking nature around British Columbia. Within a short driving distance from Vancouver, you can go trekking in the mountains, kayaking, camping, fishing, skiing, and so much more.

A bachelor's weekend camping trip in Vancouver is perhaps one of the best ways to spend time away with friends. The provincial parks all around British Columbia offer campsites, such as scenic Sasquatch Provincial Park which is about 90 minutes away by car.