Walk Stanley Park, scale Grouse Mountain, then sup a perfect cocktail
Young, healthy and cosmopolitan, Vancouver is a truly liveable city
You'll find rooms with vroom thanks to Vancouver's Olympic overhaul
Flanked by mountains, and punctuated with parkland and pretty streets
The music scene's crown jewel
This 75-year-old stalwart staged early career shows by seminal bands such as Talking Heads and Nirvana.
Getting creative with condiments
Restaurants & cafés
A great wine list, cheeses and charcuterie, paired with an interesting crop of condiments.
Be sociable, be warm, be gorgeous
Bars & pubs
Where no-one's afraid to be first on the dancefloor and strangers smile at you.
Grouse Mountain is home to orphan grizzly bears Grinder and Coola. In the winter attractions include a 300ft snowboarding half-pipe and a mountain-top ice rink.
An impressive collection of paintings by the 1920s modernist Emily Carr, Canada's most celebrated female artist, plus cutting edge local art.
Brave the crossing and you'll be rewarded with an elevated platform that leads you through a series of trees above the forest floor.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival - © Tourism Vancouver/Dannielle Hayes
Not only is Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, but it also has a regular year-full of great cultural festivals and events including international jazz, comedy, film, and performing arts festivals, Pride Parade, a polar bear swim and a wooden boat race.