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Why Go?

Nature everywhere: You can always see the ocean and mountain peaks, whether you're on the Stanley Park Seawall or in the middle of downtown

Seafood satori, from fresh-harvested spot prawns to upscale sushi to the ultimate fish 'n' chips

Alpine playgrounds like Grouse, Cypress, and Seymour Mountains are just a hop, skip, and ski-jump away—and Whistler is only 90 minutes by car on the scenic Sea-to-Ski highway

What To Skip

Chinatown's lousy dining spots (although there is an exception or two)—instead, head to Asia West, the new postmodern Chinatown in Richmond, with over 500 Asian restaurants

What For:

Family, Food + Wine, Green + Eco-Travel, Nightlife, Outdoors + Nature, Ski + Snowboard

When To Go:

July, August, September, October


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