Celebrate Indian culture in Vancouver
Indian restaurants to thrill your taste buds, the essential Bollywood purveyor, and where to shop for the best of Indian culture
Vaisakhi Parade: Every April, a parade down
Vijs, 1480 West 11th Ave
Raja Cinema, 3215 Kingsway
Main and Fraser Streets between 49th and
Arguably one of Vancouver’s most famous
Find the latest releases and classics for your
53rd Avenues in Vancouver celebrates the
Indian restaurants, celebrities including Martha
Bollywood fix. www.rajacinema.com
beginning of the Indian solar New Year.
Stewart, Jamie Oliver and even Pierre Trudeau
A great family event, more than 100,000
have dined here. www.vijs.ca
people participate, including street vendors, entertainers and spectators.
Punjabi Market/Little India Main Street between 48th and 53rd
Murya Indian Cuisine,1643 West
Some of the most popular shops here include
All India Sweets & Restaurant (6507 Main St.
This beautiful restaurant serves authentic
at 49th St.), Frontier Cloth (6695 Main St.),
Diwali Festival of Light: In October, various
Indian food in an upscale setting.
Kohli’s Master Cuts (6438 Main St.) and
venues in the city are illuminated with dance
Sunny’s Bridal Gallery (6674 Main St.).
and musical celebrations. Chutney Villa, 147 East Broadway Vancouver International Bhangra Festival: For 10 days in February, Vancouver is host to the world-renowned festival of
A popular, inexpensive alternative for authentic Indian cuisine. They also offer tiffin – packed or light – lunches. www.chutneyvilla.com
Bhangra dancing and festivities.
brian JESSEL HOLIDAY 2010