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The First Nations Collection at the Museum of Anthropology is a sight to see while you’re in Vancouver. Join Dr. David Best for a first-hand look at beautifully carved totem poles and perfect reconstructions of Haida villages. One of the highlights of the collection is the work of Bill Reid, a...
Since 1670, Hudson’s Bay Company has been selling their famed blankets. From the early days of trading with the First Nations of what would one day become Canada, the points (lines stitched into the fabric) on the blanket have denoted its value – the more points, the higher the value. Today,...

Vancouver's Chinatown Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year – Vancouver, BC

If you’ve never experienced Chinese New Year, Vancouver’s Chinatown is the perfect place for it. Thousands of marchers in the parade, fireworks galore, and more dancing dragons than you can shake a stick at make this celebration truly memorable. For more information about Vancouver’s...

Authentic Cantonese cuisine for over 35 years

Hon’s Wun-Tun House – Vancouver, BC

Situated in the heart of Vancouver’s world-famous Chinatown, Hon’s is truly one of the best Cantonese restaurants around. From the now legendary wun-tun soup, to the potstickers (try them fried, steamed, or in soup), Hon’s is the place to go for a quick and delicious meal. And it’s...
Billing themselves as “true to the region, true to the seasons,” there is a good reason why West is recognized as the “jewel in Vancouver’s culinary crown.” The restaurant has had four consecutive wins as Restaurant of the Year by the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, a...

Four generations of family hatters

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop – Vancouver, BC

Beginning with their first hat sale off of a horse-drawn cart in Pittsburgh, PA in 1811358, the Goorin Brothers have been known for excellence. The Goorin Brothers became the official head wear company for the Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley in 196O. Having a location in Vancouver doesn’t hurt...
Billed as the best fish ‘n’ chips in town, Go Fish is a must-taste for any Vancouver visitor. Dr. David speaks one-on-one with the fry master himself to find out how they achieve the perfect mix of moistness and crispiness. Enjoy! For more information about Go Fish, check out their reviews at Go...
The traditional Chinese garden was most popular during the Ming dynasty. Join Dr. David Best for a tour of this authentic garden in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The Garden is characteristic of the private spaces within a Ming scholar’s residence. With its asymmetrical arrangement of rocks and...

Making Heads Turn Since 1983

Edie Hats – Vancouver, BC

Ever wonder where you can find the perfect hat for any occasion? Well, if you’re in Vancouver, head over to Granville Island and visit the famous Edie Hats. Founder and owner, Edie Orenstein, has been making hats for thirty years and, having grown up in the theater, came to hat-making through costume...

A deliciously sexy boutique filled with beautiful things

Tart Boutique – Vancouver, BC

Tart is a deliciously sexy boutique filled with beautiful things. Born from the idea that life is sexy, Tart’s fantasy atmosphere – a European Bohemian Venetian Jewish Courtesan’s salon – is the perfect place for women and men to share and explore all that is sexy, sensual and beautiful. Join Dr....
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