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50 Things We Love About Vancouver’s Granville Island


Want to explore False Creek on your way to Granville Island? Take the Aquabus mini ferry. (Photo by Dominic Schaefer)

Want to explore False Creek on your way to Granville Island? Take the Aquabus mini ferry. (Photo by Dominic Schaefer)

1. Commuting via Aquabus or False Creek Ferries.

2. SeaVillage, a charming collection of floating homes.

3. Browsing for fresh produce, bread and seafood in the Granville Island Public Market.

4. Spotting orcas with Wild Whales Vancouver.

5. Ocean Concrete, the oldest and largest tenant on the island. It’s been there since 1917.

6. Edible Canada at the Market, with its fresh regional fare on the menu, plus foodie tours and a gourmet artisan retail shop.

7. Watching buskers perform: musicians, jugglers, magicians and more.

8. Hand-pressed, hand-bottled sake from Artisan SakeMaker.

9. Splashing around in the Granville Island Waterpark.

10. Watching artisans hard at work in their studios.


Moveable Feast: Dine Out Vancouver Is Back


Bring your appetite—and make a reservation—because Dine Out Vancouver, the city’s delectable annual festival, is back for its 12th year

Plated & Paired Market

Plated & Paired event. (Photo: Tourism Vancouver)

Fresh West Coast seafood, spot-on sushi and ethnic fusion—the list of cuisine to sample here whets any appetite. The annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival (Jan. 17 to Feb. 2) raises a glass to the city’s cutting-edge culinary scene with 17 days of great events and tempting three-course prix fixe menus priced at $18, $28 and $38. With hundreds of participating restaurants—from casual cafes to bustling bistros to elegant dining rooms—Canada’s largest restaurant festival is a unique and wallet-friendly way to sample Vancouver’s top-notch dining spots.

Find the full menu of eateries and their offerings starting Jan. 6 on the festival website, and filter the options by price, location and cuisine. Or close your eyes and let fate decide. Whatever way you choose, be sure to act quickly—seats at the city’s most popular restaurants fill up fast. Hungry for more? Dig into the many food-and-drink-themed festival events to learn about the region’s cuisine, sip local craft beer, partake in the food cart scene and tour the best brunch spots, just to start.

For more information and events, visit dineoutvancouver.com/events.

11 Things Travellers Will Love About the New American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card [SPONSORED]

American Express AIR MILES Reserve CardWhere Canada is proud to partner with American Express and AIR MILES to introduce the Reserve Card. This new credit card offers so many premium travel benefits to Cardmembers, that we thought we’d highlight a few of the best for you! Below, check out 11 of the many things to love about the new American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card.


Best Restaurants in Canada to Open in 2012

Best Restaurants in Canada—Vancouver

The Vancouver pick on our list of the best restaurants in Canada to open last year (Photo: KK Law)

Where magazine’s Best Restaurants in Canada is an annual award program that celebrates the top dining establishments to open in the past year. Recognizing some of the best restaurants in Canada from coast to coast, this award serves as the highest recommendation from the editors of Where. One amazing eatery from each of the Where regions is highlighted below in the Best Restaurants in Canada 2012 list—Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg. From classic comfort foods to refined fusion fare, this year’s selection offers a range of cuisines that’s as diverse as the regions they come from.

See Where’s picks for the best restaurants in Canada to open in 2012 » 

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