Location, location, location. I have only been to the city of Vancouver once, and not for a long visit,
but the setting is spectacular. The city itself is diverse culturally, well-planned and maintained,
and supports a wealth of creative artisans. And, of course, it is within an easy day-trip's distance of
an amazing variety of outdoor experiences.
Yes, as with all locations in what is often referred to as the northwest coast, it is cloudy often, but for
someone who grew up in the San Francisco area, this fact makes it like going home.