Vancouver seems to have it all: a lively city centre with trendy shops, a diverse cultural scene, clubs and bars for partying, impressive architecture, but also beaches and skiing areas close by. And the beautiful wild natural surroundings are perfect for, for example, jaw-dropping hikes or kayak trips during which you might spot orca whales. No wonder author Shannon McLachlan decided to return to her hometown Vancouver after having lived in London for a while. She’s born and raised in Vancouver and loves the city dearly, with its friendly and interesting residents, its gorgeous views and its secret spots. She shares her 500 favourite places and tips in list such as: the 5 best food trucks, 5 very unusual places for a drink, 5 places to enjoy a beautiful sunset, 5 Instagram-worthy street art murals, 5 vineyards worth a visit and much more.