Make yourself at home
The British Airways flight to Vancouver from London arrives just before dinner, meaning you can start your Canadian adventure as soon as you touch down. Take the SkyTrain for traffic-free transport to Vancouver’s downtown peninsula, where hotels are within walking distance of the city’s highlights. Waterfront Pan Pacific Vancouver and the Asian-inspired Fairmont Pacific Rim are in the heart of the action and have fantastic views of Coal Harbour, while modern boutique hotel The Burrard is closer to False Creek, a watery inlet that separates the downtown from the rest of the city.
British Columbia’s mild, oceanic climate is ideal for growing food – and Vancouver’s best chefs make the most of this local bounty in their menus
20:00 – Dine like a local
British Columbia’s mild, oceanic climate is ideal for growing food – and Vancouver’s best chefs make the most of this local bounty in their menus. At Burdock & Co in the trendy South Main neighbourhood, chef and owner Andrea Carlson showcases ingredients from local artisanal producers in her dishes, such as BC spot prawns (when they are in season from May to July) or grilled morel mushrooms with sorrel and goat Camembert cream. If you miss a Friday night reservation, try for a weekend brunch.