Boasting some of the West Coast's best cuisine, shopping and outdoor activities, Vancouver is a true pearl of the Northwest. Always ranked one of the top world cities to live in, it's also one of the best tourist destinations in North America and one of the most ethnically diverse. This helps make it a foodie paradise whether dining in world-class restaurants or at one of its night markets. Browse the hip clothing and design boutiques of Gastown or galleries of Granville Island. Or head to North Vancouver, gateway to the scenic wonders of Whistler, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.