Above: View of downtown Vancouver and False Creek from Granville Island

One of Vancouver’s most popular attractions is theGranville Island Public Market. Charming little ferries take visitors from downtown across False Creek to this sibling of the more famous Pike Place Market in Seattle. It’s easy to explore on your own, but it’s more fun (and more efficient) to take a guided tour. We reserved two of 15 spots on a two-hourVancouver Foodie Tour, which included tastings at nine different vendors offering everything from coffee to produce to cheese. My favorites included an elegant “farmers harvest” bowl with Chioggia beet slices, roasted corn, creamy hummus and gravlax atEdible Canada; superlative charcuterie fromOyama Sausage Co., including black truffle salami and coppa sausage infused with locally brewed sake; and an astonishingly light honey-dip doughnut fromLee’s Donuts. Tracy, our lively guide, kept the pace brisk but not rushed.

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Above: View of downtown Vancouver and False Creek from Granville Island

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