Things we love:

You can go snowboarding and surfing in the space of one day. Extra spicy Bloody Caesar cocktails at brunch. It's the yogi mecca with over 150 yoga studios in Vancouver, which makes for a lot of beautiful people. The beach (and all patios facing the beach) - there’s 20 miles of it surrounding the city. The service: bartenders want to make you happy.

Things we wish we’d known:

Vancouver is in the middle of a rainforest, so it rains 155 days a year - bring your waterproof. You can’t buy beer or alcohol in the grocery store, and not all restaurants are even allowed to serve liquor….it’s like the dark ages. Vancouver is named after a guy who hated the place, Captain Vancouver.