There's never any shortage of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, wine and fish in Vancouver, thanks to the Pacific Ocean on one side and the fertile Fraser Valley and Okanagan Valley on the other.
This West Coast setting, ideal for growing fresh food, also seems made for relaxing. Vancouver spas, wellness centres, yoga classes and beaches are ideal places to unwind.
Restaurants in Vancouver are known for their diversity, use of local ingredients, and pairings with British Columbia wine and craft beer. The year-round market on Granville Island is favoured by restaurant chefs for its huge selection of produce, meats, cheeses, breads and seafood. Take a culinary tour or cooking class to learn how to use local produce in delicious dishes.
In summer, local farmers set up stalls at community-based farmers markets held weekly in various locations across the city. There is also a winter farmers market.
Food & Wine Trip Ideas
Looking for some foodie-friendly trip ideas? Check out travel itineraries and suggestions for Vancouver culinary adventures and Vancouver cuisine.