Liberal, diverse, and encompassed by pristine nature, Vancouver is an idyllic North Pacific city and one of the region's top culinary capitals.
Between serving up some of North America’s best craft IPAs and re-defining farm-to-table dining, Vancouver refreshes the west coast’s foodie scene time and time again with its seasonal prawns and wild salmon, while showcasing so much more. From historic Gastown and trendy Kitsilano to artsy South Granville and sleepless Yaletown, life in Vancouver only slows down when you want it to – usually with a mountain trek or laidback picnic in the park.
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts was designed by visionary architect Bing Thom and realized by some of the world’s greatest acousticians. The world-renowned, stunning cello-shaped concert hall boasts a reputation for impeccable acoustics, drawing the attention of top international musicians of all genres year-round.
Nestled beneath the bridge of Granville Island, Vancouver’s artisan gem, The Sandbar serves up fresh seafood and made-to-order sushi in a casual, seaside setting before views of False Creek. Favorite dishes include Dungeness crab cakes and Thai curry mussels, but no matter your order, The Sandbar will not disappoint.
A naturalist’s retreat just outside the city, Stanley Park is 400-hectares of manicured gardens, coniferous forests, boggy wetlands, and rocky shores teeming with wildlife and picturesque views. The park also functions as a historic site and memorial to many beloved landmarks, including British Colombia’s most visited tourist attraction: the Totem Poles at Brockton Point.