When I told people I was going to Vancouver, I got one of two responses: A. “Vancouver is so clean!” Or B. “So much good food!” Both are, for the most part, true (though people who responded with A. clearly never walked along the border between Gastown and Chinatown, which, due to gentrification, feels like a slice of Hamsterdam from The Wire).
To the Vancouver-bound traveler, I offer an additional piece of wisdom to consider: C. Canadians are nice. Like, super nice. And they love to give suggestions (even if you don’t ask). Baristas rattled off where to get lunch. Shopkeepers revealed their favorite pizza. Servers suggested other restaurants for dessert.
The recent trip gradually turned into a funny little scavenger hunt that showed off the beauty of Vancouver by foot. Follow this path for your own foolproof day up north, and burn almost as many calories as you take in.