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Vancouver Hotels: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

As the recent Royal Tour of Canada made abundantly clear, classy is cool again. And in the world of Canadian hospitality, nobody does understated elegance better than Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Vancouver’s newest downtown luxury hotel is actually quite old: the Georgian Revival property at the corner of Georgia and […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Vancouver Day Trips: Richmond, BC

It would be easy for a visitor to overlook Richmond, BC —land of mini-malls and big-box stores—while visiting nearby Vancouver. But Richmond is an island, with an island’s watery charms, and it is a worthy destination for day-trippers. Descending into Vancouver International Airport, you stare down on Richmond’s hard, grey, flat expanse of […]


Dining and Drinking in Vancouver

Visiting Vancouver? Don’t forget to pack your appetite. With an abundance of talented chefs, international cuisines and top-quality locally sourced ingredients, this scenic West Coast city is something of a foodie heaven. You could eat badly here, I guess–but you’d really have to try. Whether you’re looking for budget nosh […]


2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards name Best of the Best in Vancouver

In 2010, Conde Nast Traveler confirmed what Vancouverites had long suspected: their city boasts the best Chinese food in the world. But with 500 Chinese restaurants to choose from, where do you start sampling? In Vancouver, where a fifth of the population is ethnically Chinese, the question is not whether to eat […]


Reserve now for DineOut Vancouver 2011

Gentlemen, start your dialing fingers: Vancouver’s favourite foodie festival is back and bigger than ever. DineOut Vancouver 2011–the ninth annual city-wide celebration of all things delicious–runs January 4 to February 6. Again this year, some 200+ restaurants are offering special prix-fixe menus from $18 to $38. It’s a terrific way to […]


Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, BC

Christmas in Canada: A Festivus Approach

In a country that prides itself on tolerance and diversity, even using the word “Christmas” makes some Canadians skittish. Political correctness be damned: December 25 is without doubt the nation’s most anticipated holiday, a jewel of light, hope and good cheer in an otherwise long, dark and unadorned season. I […]


Top 5 Apps for Vancouver Visitors

Chunky guide books take up too much room in your carry-on. When you need Vancouver info right now, take these helpful mobile apps in hand instead: Tourism Vancouver: start with this free destination-specific app developed by Vancouver’s official tourism board for Windows Mobile, Android Mobile and iPhone interactive tourist guide with integrated […]


Things to Do in Vancouver

What to do on a visit to Vancouver? If Mother Nature married Mr. Big, their offspring would surely be Vancouver. Tucked between mountains and ocean, adorned with myriad parks and gardens, and blessed with a mild coastal climate, Vancouver is a truly scenic four-season destination offering all the distractions of […]


Top Vancouver Blogs & Web Sites

Old-fashioned guidebooks and new-fangled online guides (like this one!) are particularly helpful for big-picture travel planning. They aim to be comprehensive–but they can never be complete. Once you’re actually on the ground you want to be able to zero in on the day-to-day pulse of a place, the micro stuff […]