Above: View of Vancouver Harbour, Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain from our suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Our last visit toVancouverwas a quick one. We had little time to explore this striking Pacific metropolis during a brief stopover after an Alaska cruise, and on this occasion, determined to give the city its due, I booked a weeklong stay. I rather wish it had been longer.

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Above: View of Vancouver Harbour, Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain from our suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim

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