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The 7 Night Alaska Experience from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Inside Passage, Canada; Sitka, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Inside Passage, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Alaska Experience
Itinerary Overview
Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska
Day 4 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 5 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
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Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska
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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
3
Sitka, Alaska
From 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Juneau, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6
Ketchikan, Alaska
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
8
Vancouver, British Columbia
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 4:00 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 2
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 3: Sitka, Alaska

Day 3
Sitka
Alaska
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Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Things to do in
Sitka
From 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.
Kids Playing Around a Totem Hiking Trail
Kids Playing Around a Totem Hiking Trail

LINKS TO THE PAST

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artifacts, watch a documentary film, and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Center.
Insider tip
Pack your sunglasses— Alaska has bright sunlight even in winter.
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska

BERING HISTORY IN MIND

Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska. Check out the Russian Bishop’s House and watch New Archangel Dancers perform traditional choreography. Then stand atop Castle Hill, where the first American flag flew over Alaska in 1867.
Insider tip
Don’t eat berries along Alaskan trails, as some are poisonous.
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska

FOR THE BIRDS

Get up close to native eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at the Alaska Raptor Center’s rehab hospital. Meet the vets who nurse injured birds back to health and view the flight-training center— a rainforest environment where recovered animals relearn survival skills before release back into the wild.
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

The local Pacific Northwest “frontier cuisine” is packed with fresh seafood offerings like sockeye lox and halibut fish and chips. Here you’ll find Dungeness crab harvested by local families and food trucks serving black cod collars. And don’t miss Baranof Island Brewing Company— the Silver Bay IPA and Halibut Point Hefeweizen are two solid sipping options.
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska

SHOPPING

Downtown galleries are your best bet for Northwest Coast native art and jewelry made by Inupiat Eskimos. Russian nesting dolls, woven Tlingit baskets and wild berry products also make authentic Alaskan souvenirs. Stop by the WinterSong Soap Company for herbal bath products made on-site.

Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Day 4
Icy Strait Point
Alaska
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Glacier Flight Seeing Mountain Views, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Glacier Flight Seeing Mountain Views, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Things to do in
Icy Strait Point
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that’s big on Alaskan wilderness and Native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it’s easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching. Dive into Native Alaska culture at a tribal dance show or pay a visit to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village. If you want to venture over to the wild side, go on a guided nature hike through nearby rainforests or hop into an ATV and explore the backroads of Chichagof Island. At the end of the day, you can take in forest views while soaring high above the trees on the longest zip line in the world. No matter what kind of Alaska adventure you’re craving, you’ll find it in Icy Strait Point.
Longest Zip Line, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Longest Zip Line, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

SCENIC SOARING

Brave the ZipRider®, the world’s longest zip line, and enjoy amazing views of the forest as you race from a mountain peak at 60 miles per hour.
Whale Watching, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Whale Watching, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

GO WHALE WATCHING

See the amazing humpback whales that call the waters of Icy Strait Point their home. You might even catch them bubble net feeding!
Tribe Local Performance, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Tribe Local Performance, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

CULTURE TRIP

Watch members of the Huna Tlingit Dancers troupe tell the story of their tribal heritage through song and dance at the Native Heritage Center Theater.
Cuisine Dungeness Crab, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Cuisine Dungeness Crab, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Hearty and rich, Alaska cuisine is made to hit the spot. Most meals spotlight local fish or caribou, and Dungeness crab when it’s in season. For a real Alaska specialty, head to the Cookhouse Restaurant and try the reindeer chili or the Alaska Blue Burger, made with reindeer meat, blue cheese and merlot steak sauce.
One of the Many Historic Cannery Buildings, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
One of the Many Historic Cannery Buildings, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

SHOPPING

You’ll find plenty of authentic Alaska gifts just a quick stroll from the dock at the historic Cannery Shops. Look for jewelry made from fine gold nuggets, handcrafted objects, and warm winter fashions.

Day 5: Juneau, Alaska

Day 5
Juneau
Alaska
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Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Things to do in
Juneau
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.
Insider tip
Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska

BECOME A MASTER MUSHER

Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.
Insider tip
Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska

GO FOR THE GOLD

Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter— they’re both local favorites.
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska

SHOPPING

For some frontier retail therapy, head to downtown Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally-crafted goods and designer brands.

Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 6
Ketchikan
Alaska
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Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Things to do in
Ketchikan
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Native Americans, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska

TOTEM TIME

Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems— all authentic replicas— plus a replica clan house.
Insider tip
You can pick up useful maps and brochures at the Ketchikan Visitors Center, located on the dock at Berth 2.
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska

WILDERNESS WANDERING

If you’re craving natural thrills, venture past the town limits into Tongass National Forest. The largest national forest in the U.S., it’s a great place to spot local wildlife like deer, seals— even black bears and bald eagles.
Insider tip
Ketchikan is one of the rainiest towns in North America, so bring waterproof gear and umbrellas.
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska

LORD OF THE FJORD

If you really want to experience Alaska’s dramatic landscape, visit Misty Fjords National Monument. It’s 3,570 square feet of rock walls, towering trees, sea cliffs and dramatic fjords.
Insider tip
Ketchikan’s crossing guards mean business. Use the crosswalks and listen to their instructions.
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Ketchikan isn’t called the canned salmon capital of the world for nothing. Seafood is incorporated in all sorts of dishes, from chowders and omelets to sandwiches and burgers. You’ll find plenty of American staples, but for a taste of the local culture try some traditional native foods like beach asparagus or seaweed. And for a pick-me-up, have a cup of locally roasted Raven’s Brew Coffee.
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska

SHOPPING

The pier is home to specialty shops, galleries and boutiques. But be sure to wander downtown Ketchikan for local finds like authentic Alaskan art, Native crafts, furs and jewelry.

Day 7: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 7
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 8
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

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