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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Eat Your Way Through Vancouver

Innovative restaurants, wildly popular food trucks, and haute cocktail bars are luring food-savvy travelers to Canada’s west coast.


1. Where to Stay

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia opened over the summer and is already considered one of the best hotels in the city.  

Experience the grandest recent addition to the city's hotel scene at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (from $270), which opened in July and has won accolades for its beautifully restored interiors. All of the Parisian-blue-and-silver-toned rooms have spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, but ask for south-facing windows for views of the neoclassical Vancouver Art Gallery. Don't miss the self-guided tour of the hotel's art collection, with works by Alan Wood and Patrick Hughes, among others.

Request a room with a patio offering views of downtown skyscrapers at the Shangri-La Hotel (from $275), where all 119 units feature handsome wood-paneled entryways and floor-to-ceiling windows. Book a terrace table at the hotel’s Market by Jean-Georges; locals rave about the thin-crust pizza topped with shaved black truffles ($19) and handcrafted cocktails by bartender Jay Jones.

Find fresh produce and artisan goods outside your front door at the Granville Island Hotel (from $159), the only lodging option on the central Vancouver isle that’s home to a bustling market. The décor in all 82 rooms is polished, if a bit uninspired, but request a room facing the water for some of the best skyline views in the city.

Published on Nov 3, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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