Real ice cream aficionados are busy licking cones all year long, but even they have to admit that it always tastes better in the summer. You deserve so much better than your average ice cream. You deserve the best in Vancouver! No matter what your style or craving is, there's an ice cream shop that will satisfy your sweet tooth.\nNot sure where to go? We've got you covered with a specially curated map that will highlight where you can go for the best ice cream in the city. Bookmark this page so that no matter which neighbourhood you're in this summer, you'll be able to find the closest ice cream shop. This is a good list to keep in mind while you're building your summer bucket list.\nHere are 15 of the best places in the city to get life-affirming ice cream with a map for your convenience:\nI.ce Queen\nView this post on Instagram ☃️❄️☃️❄️Anyone see the teddy bears playing in the snow?🐻🐻🐻 @icequeenqueen A post shared by IceQueen Queen (@icequeenqueen) on Feb 12, 2019 at 3:22pm PST\nWhere: 2967 W Broadway\nI.ce Queen creations are incredible. They serve rolled ice cream and they have an impressive variety of flavours and toppings. You can also get bubble tea if the summer heat has you feeling too lazy to use a spoon.\nElephant Garden Creamery\nView this post on Instagram MY HEART MELTS || for sunny Saturday’s like this one where you can drop by your favourite ice cream shop and enjoy an entire flight of ice cream!! 😊 ___ Pictured here is a Flight with flavours from L-R: •HK milk tea •White rabbit w/ salted cream egg •Taro x ube •Mango coconut sticky rice ___ Went to @elephantgardencreamery a while back and tried the mango coconut sticky rice flavour and my life was changed!! It’s my new favourite ice cream of all time because it truly captures the essence of sitting in that Bangkok open air night market, savouring that bite of coconut sticky rice with a sliver of mango and a drizzle of condensed milk. You got it spot on @elephantgardencreamery! 👏🏻 ___ Have you tried this flavour yet? Which one’s your favourite flavour at @elephantgardencreamery? 😜 A post shared by 『 SOPHIA 』Vancouver Foodie (@sopheats) on May 4, 2019 at 1:53pm PDT\nWhere: 2080 Commercial Dr\nYou'll find plenty of delicious Asian-inspired flavours at this newish East Vancouver ice cream spot. Plus, if you're too hungry to be satisfied by just ice cream, you can try an ice cream flight or even their Salted Cheese Boba Tea Toast.\nSay Hello Sweets\nView this post on Instagram Back by popular demand! Find these on Thursday, May 9 at The Vegan Film Fest at York Theatre from 6 PM to 9 PM 💕 Posted @withrepost • @erinireland Peanut butter fudge banana ice dream sandwich by @sayhellosweets from @juicetruck 🤯 It rarely gets better than this!!! You must try!! The PB ‘cookies’ are like cookie dough and the banana ice cream couldn’t be more creamy. Treated myself and very generously saved one whole bite for @yads. Also no calves or mama cows harmed 💯🙌🏻 #dairyfree A post shared by Say Hello Sweets (@sayhellosweets) on May 7, 2019 at 4:32pm PDT\nWhere: 2601 Quebec St (at Federal Store and other locations)\nSay Hello Sweets sells their deliciousness all over the city but you can often get one of their ice cream sandwiches at Federal Store. They're totally vegan and it's an ice cream dream come true. Each sandwich has a soft base with a generous slab of intensely flavoured ice cream in the middle.\nMister Artisan Ice Cream\nView this post on Instagram Real summer vibes with my black wardrobe and ice cream cone A post shared by Angela Vannatter (@ang_vannatter) on Aug 19, 2018 at 7:06pm PDT\nWhere: 1141 Mainland St\nMister is finally reopened in Yaletown after renovations and you'll love their offerings. Liquid nitrogen ice cream and inventive sandwich bars will make this an unforgettable ice cream shop this summer.\nPerverted\nView this post on Instagram I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream • • • • • • • #yvr #yvrlocal #yeg #yeglocal #yvrfashion #lifestyle #ootd #lifestyleblog #pervertedicecream #icecream #foodporn #foodbkog #foodblog #friyay #blondesandcookies #vancouver #lifestyleblogger #bossbabe #influencer #vancouver #blog #blogger #fashion #boho #blonde #liveauthentic #vscocam A post shared by Hayley (@hayley.dymond) on May 10, 2019 at 7:10pm PDT\nWhere: 797 Thurlow St\nThis hilarious shop right off of Robson Street serves over-the-top ice cream. Some cones come topped with a condom so we're guessing that you won't have to push a bunch of kids out of the way in the line-up here!\nBuckets Ice Cream\nView this post on Instagram When you are happy eat ice cream, when you’re sad eat ice cream, when it’s summer have tons of ice cream and when it’s winter still have ice cream. :) #icecream #cookiesandcream #vancouvereats #foodporn A post shared by With Love Pauline (@withlovepauline) on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:00am PDT\nWhere: 3330 Main St\nFor a little bit of entertainment with your ice cream, try Buckets! It's liquid nitrogen ice cream made right in front of you in mixers. Their ice cream has a silky smooth texture and their natural ingredients make it taste very nostalgic.\nLa Glace\nView this post on Instagram Handcrafted for Mom. VIOLET SHORTBREAD WITH A BLUEBERRY SWIRL is our special offering for Mother’s Day weekend. Enjoy our small batch of this delicately floral flavour next Saturday & Sunday or until supplies last. . . . . . . . . #bettersharedwithsomeonecherished #frenchicecream #mothersday #violeticecream A post shared by La Glace Ice Cream (@laglaceicecream) on May 5, 2019 at 12:50am PDT\nWhere: 2785 W 16th Ave\nIf you value high-quality ingredients and European flair over anything, then this ice cream shop is for you. The French-inspired ice cream here has a creme anglais base making it so rich. This is the perfect place to take your girlfriend out for a treat!\nUmaluma\nView this post on Instagram 🍭 vegan salted caramel ice cream yayy 🍦 im not vegan but it’s soooo good A post shared by MADI ✫ (@madiross) on Jul 23, 2018 at 10:36pm PDT\nWhere: 235 E Pender St\nThis is a great place to go on an extra-hot day because their plant-based dairy-free treats are totally refreshing. These aren't just you're typical fruit-flavoured sorbets, they have creamy vanilla, chocolate and even salted caramel!\nRooster's Ice Cream Bar\nView this post on Instagram The #icecreamadventure continues @roosterseastvan #roostericecream #roosterseastvan avacado honey and lime and lavender lime! #unique #interesting #yummy #dessert #foodadventureswithrosa #nomsmag #dishedvan A post shared by Rosaaa (@foodadventureswithrosa) on Sep 5, 2018 at 7:30pm PDT\nWhere: 1039 E Broadway\nThis hidden gem ice cream shop is on a sleepy stretch of Broadway but it's really worth getting off the 99 B Line bus for! It's an adorable neighbourhood joint that you'll love. Grab a delicious homemade ice cream and eat it at nearby China Creek Park for an incredible view of the city while you eat your treat before it melts.\nLa Casa Gelato\nView this post on Instagram Awesome ice cream from la Casa Gelato mint Oreo and raspberry cheesecake thanks!!! #icecream #yummy #italy #italian #gelato A post shared by @ themudge345 on May 12, 2019 at 6:43pm PDT\nWhere: 1033 Venables St\nI remember going here as a child and thinking that I wandered into Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. Well over 200 flavours are always on offer here at this real-life ice cream paradise. You'll love the pink theme, old-school vibes and the unusual offerings like dragonfruit, curry, blue cheese and so many others.\n720 Sweets & Etc\nView this post on Instagram 📍 720 Sweets & Etc, Vancouver BC 🍦 Soy Good & Oh Malt Goodness 💲 6.25 each . . 💬 When your fav childhood drinks turn into ice cream 🤩 @720sweets X @myvitasoy ! Better get your hands on them as they are only available from 07/07 to 08/05! A post shared by JANE | Nom-ing Through YVR (@yvrnomz_) on Jul 11, 2018 at 10:20pm PDT\nWhere: 3278 W Broadway\nYou'll definitely find treats on their menu that you've never seen before. Their ice cream is served with dry ice to make it look extra magical. This is a good place to go if one of you wants milk tea and the other wants ice cream!\nSweet Somethings\nView this post on Instagram MAY 1 ICE CREAM IS BACK!!!!! Don’t miss out, join us on our opening day xx 🍦 A post shared by Sweet Somethings (@sweetsomethingsvancouver) on Apr 24, 2019 at 12:17pm PDT\nWhere: 4321 Dunbar St\nThis Westside gem offers sweet cones and cookie ice cream sandwiches only during the summer so you have to go ASAP! This adorable shop is one-of-a-kind in Vancouver since it's part bakery, cafe, shop and ice cream parlour. You won't regret a trip out here for a treat!\nRain or Shine\nView this post on Instagram Throwback to the warm spring days of March, when the skies were sunny, exams were far away, and there was time to go out for ice cream tacos on a Tuesday 😌 📸: Ice Cream Taco @rainorshineyvr It's been a while since I've had ice cream tacos from Rain or Shine, and it tasted even better than I remembered. This beauty consists of Coffee Toffee (my favourite) and Irish Cream (one of the March seasonals) ice cream on top of a fresh waffle taco shell topped with whipped cream and candied hazelnuts 🌮 Although I wished the Irish Cream had been stronger, the two ice cream flavours complemented each other really well (kind of like Irish Coffee), and I loved the contrast of the smooth, creamy ice cream with the crunchy hazelnuts 😋 Good luck to everyone taking exams this month! Although I probably won't be going out to eat for the next few weeks, I'll make an occasional post or story to let you know I'm still alive 😂 #tacotuesday #icecream #icecreamtaco #icecreamlover #iscreamforicecream #dishedvan #curiocityvan #igvancouver #foodcouver #eatcouver #nomsmag #604now #veryvancouver #604eats #vancouverfoodie #yvreats #vanfoodie #vancityeats #yvrfoodie #foodography #foodstagram #foodbeast #foodshot #dessert #dessertporn #eatingfortheinsta #eatfamous #tryitordiet #forkyeah #instafood A post shared by Athena Huynh (@athenasweets) on Apr 16, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT\nWhere: 3382 Cambie St (many locations)\nRain or Shine ice cream is another super popular summertime hangout spot and for good reason. They have sundaes and ice cream tacos that are incredibly decadent.\nSoft Peaks\nView this post on Instagram Cutest ice cream in the city🍦💕 A post shared by E R ⚡️ C A (@erca.lee) on Feb 2, 2018 at 11:04am PST\nWhere: 25 Alexander St\nOrganic milky soft serve with crave-worthy toppings like honeycomb, matcha and red bean. Somehow, their ice cream manages to be both light and indulgent! This Gastown ice cream shop really hits the spot!\nEarnest Ice Cream\nView this post on Instagram Can't get enough 🍦🍧🍨 . 📸 Cookies & Cream + Whisky Hazelnut A post shared by Michelle's Food Diary (@emseefoodie) on Apr 23, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT\nWhere: 1829 Quebec St\nNo matter how long the line-up, it's always worth it at Earnest Ice Cream. This is one of the most popular places in the city for a reason—their flavours are on-point. They're always making new seasonal favourites that will fast become one of your new food cravings.