Where to stay
Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Place Way 604-695-5300
A luxury hotel on Vancouver's waterfront with one of the city's best cocktail bars for people-watching. Rooms from $330.
The Listel Hotel
1300 Robson St.
A centrally located, zero-waste boutique hotel with contemporary art and two excellent restaurants: Forage and Timber. Rooms from $145.
Where to eat
New Town Bakery & Restaurant
148 E. Pender St.
An old-school Chinese diner in the heart of Chinatown, made famous for its steamed buns and apple tarts. Breakfast from $8 per person, lunch and dinner from $12.
4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
A Hong Kong-style shopping mall in the suburb of Richmond, with an extensive food court on top floor. Many stalls are cash-only. Entrees from $8.
Hoitong Chinese Seafood Restaurant
8191 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
Cantonese cuisine in a private dining room setting. Chinese-only menu, with photographs of popular items on the walls. Dinner from $30 per person. Reservations required, with two seatings (6 and 8 p.m.) per night.
Peninsula Seafood Restaurant
140-650 W. 41st Ave.
A high-end Cantonese restaurant inside a luxury mall. Lunch from $19 per person, dinner from $45. Reservations recommended.
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
108-777 W. Broadway
A Hong Kong-inflected restaurant with excellent dim sum. Vegetarian friendly. Lunch from $15 per person, dinner from $30. Reservations recommended.