Consistently found topping lists of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver’s charms are myriad. Wedged between sea and mountains, its natural setting rivals the likes of Rio and Cape Town while its creative enthusiasm sites it firmly on North America’s West Coast. Taste your way through artisan cafés and craft breweries, marvel at world-class art installations and sample what is Canada’s most vibrant dining scene. Predicated on the city’s multicultural past, you’ll be treated to everything from Japanese izakaya pubs to a full spread of just-caught seafood. Take it all in on cobbled-street walks through the city’s historic centre or a stroll along the city’s five-mile-long seawall, fringed by mountains and dense forests. And Vancouver is also the idyllic springboard for ventures throughout Western Canada, detailed below.
It’s not difficult to get a taste of the Canadian wilds, even from the city’s downtown. A simple, hour-long ferry