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FOOD Ideas Needed for a Vancouver Trip over a Week

Let me preface this suggestion with the caveat that I'm not a local (I live in Victoria), but one of the BEST meals I ever had was at The Salmon House in Vancouver. The food was amazing and the view of the Vancouver skyline was quite pretty. It's pricey, though, so it's best saved for a special occasion/romantic/fancy dinner. According to their website, their "uniquely BC menu" sources ingredients locally from all six growing regions of the province.

Jun 26, 2012
KaPat in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

First Day Trip to an Island - Veg friendly?

I agree with kinnickinnik! Rebar is heavenly. I love it! I'm veggie and my bf is hardcore carnivore (likes his meat wrapped in other meat with a side of meat), and even he says Rebar is one of his favourite restaurants here. Their menu is predominantly veg with a few fish options for the pesco. I think we end up there once a week--our record is twice in one day...hehe. Sooo good! Not sure if you've already been and gone, but one thing to keep in mind is that Rebar closes early on Sundays (3:30pm). Also, they'll let you make your order take out, if you don't want to leave your dog.

Jun 26, 2012
KaPat in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Gifting cookies - how to package?

Maybe your butter was too warm/over-softened? As for packaging, I like to use plastic holiday tupperware (I think mine are made by Ziploc, so not technically tupperware, but I'm sure lots of companies make them). They come in colours like sparkly red or sparkly gold. It's like a bonus gift! I'll stick on a bow or curl some ribbon and add the gift tag. I've also seen inexpensive holiday tins in various sizes at dollar stores. If you choose solid colours, then you can use them for any occasion, really. I prefer using packaging with structural integrity, so I don't manage to squish or crumble the cookies in the transport! :)

Jun 26, 2012
KaPat in Home Cooking


Thank you so much! These are perfect. Exactly like the coffee shop/UVic ones! :)

Mar 24, 2012
KaPat in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)