Vancouver is a great place. The people there are extremely helpful, and go out of their way to assist. I recall once we must have looked like we were lost, and a gentlemen in a suit approached us and asked if he could assist – we were shocked. We were in Vancouver in between seasons unfortunately. It was wet and cold, but not cold enough for snow yet.
Funnily enough, Vancouver was a place where we could actually “normal” coffee, similar to what we were used to at home. The food there was also quite pleasant and tasty to eat, and the random places we ate at were alright (whereas in the US, it seemed to all be of lower standard).
Unfortunately, there isn’t too much to do in Vancouver. We loved Richmond – it felt like they picked up a piece of Hong Kong and dropped it here in Richmond. Take a walk through Stanley Park if you can, and walking along the Sea Wall is a relaxing option after dinner.