Prices are in US dollars at exchange rate of US $1 = Can $1.25.
How to get there
The lowest round-trip flights between Boston and Vancouver at press time were $450-$455 on America West and Continental.
How to get around
Continuous service between Granville Island and five stops in downtown Vancouver from early morning until midnight. Tickets $2.10-$4.25 or all-day pass $9.
Where to stay
Granville Island Hotel
1253 Johnston St.
Many of the 85 rooms in this in-town getaway hotel have striking water views. Rooms $140-$209.
Where to eat
Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe
1511 Anderson St.
Unpretentious small restaurant specializing in local seafood is well-known for its halibut or salmon fish and chips and its pan-fried oysters. Meals $6.75-$14.
Granville Island Brewing
1441 Cartwright St.
Canada's first microbrewery offers a tasting sampler for $8.
What to do
1689 Johnston St.
Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design Charles H. Scott Gallery
1399 Johnston St.
Mon.-Fri. noon-5, Sat.-Sun. 10-5. Free.
Ecomarine Granville Island
1668 Duranleau St.
Tues., Fri., and Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thur. 9-6. Single kayak two-hour rental $28, double kayak $39.