With its embrace of multiculturalism and bounty of fresh products both from the sea and the farms of British Columbia, Vancouver
is perhaps not surprisingly a foodie’s paradise. After you get settled at your hotel, the Loden
in downtown Vancouver, you’ll get an overview of the city’s food culture on a visit to the Granville Island Public Market
. More than a hundred food vendors can be found here each day, along with several restaurants when you are ready for lunch. After you are done exploring the market, backtrack and head to the sprawling Stanley Park
where fresh air and sea breezes will rebuild your appetite before dinner. Before your meal, however, you may want to visit one of the city’s many artisanal breweries
that make the city, along with its rival, Victoria, a contender for the title of Canada’s craft beer capital.
Ask any Vancouver resident what is the city’s best restaurant, and be prepared for an animated discussion and range of answers: Vij’s
for Indian, West Restaurant
for innovative Northwest seafood dishes, Chambar
for sustainable seafood and Belgian cuisine. Shelby will reserve you a table at the perfect restaurant that suits your preferences.