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For tours with a twist try the North Van Green tour ( – the vehicles run on vegetable oil and plunge deep into the city's surrounding natural beauty spots such as Seymour Mountain Forest.
Or get close to the harbour's resident seal pod with a boat tour from Sewell's Marina Sea Safari (6, which also affords some great views of the city.
Tucked amidst the hillocks and pocket lakes there's an Elizabethan maze and a rose garden.
See all parks & gardens in Vancouver The once-seedy neighbourhood – named after 'Gassy' Jack Deighton, the British seaman who opened the first saloon here – has undergone a retail renaissance, with an array of pretty, independent boutiques now peddling a mix of clothing and decor by local and international designers.
For a more traditional Japanese experience, try out the freshly prepared rolls and sashimi at Okada Sushi, or pick out a lobster from the live tub.
Depending how cheap you want to go, there are sushi deals advertised all over the downtown area.
The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is rated one of the best in the world, and its rhododendron walk and Sino-Himalayan garden are stand-outs.See all fish & seafood restaurants in Vancouver Canada's only and infamous nudist beach, Wreck Beach, offers a panoramic view of the ocean and distant San Juan Islands, half a mile of sandy shore on which to bare your bunnies, a backdrop of coniferous forest, and the occasional eagle to remind you that you're at the edge of wilderness.With a family area, a hippie-tastic party zone and a gay area it caters to nudists of most persuasions, though half a million visitors make the pilgrimage every year, so don't expect privacy on a hot summer's day.This is the place to pick up delicious good like fine charcuterie or wine-soaked cherries.If all that strolling and winding has left you in need of organic Fairtrade coffee, you can find it in friendly little Agro Café at 1363 Railspur Avenue.