Vancouver is considered one of the world’s best cities to live in, and exploring the different neighborhoods makes it easy to see why. Start in downtown, where you’ll find the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Bill Reid museum, as well as the best high-end shopping in the city. Just east of the downtown is Gastown, the oldest part of Vancouver. Gastown was rebuilt after a devastating fire in the late 1800s, and there are still a lot of Victorian-style buildings left. Not far from Gastown is Vancouver’s Chinatown, where you’ll find great restaurants, a Chinese garden, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Then head over to the West End, one of the more popular neighborhoods in Vancouver, where you can hike through Stanley Park and take a break from the city. But if the park isn’t far enough from the city for you, visit Granville Island for a quirky small-town feel. Wander through the Granville Island Public Market for a taste of local food and art. Back in the city, sports fans will probably find themselves in the Yaletown-False Creek area, which is where Vancouver’s major sports arenas are located. It’s also one of the more upscale, fashionable areas, with lots of great shopping and restaurants. Even trendier is Kitsilano, where you’ll find the Museum of Anthropology, Kitsilano Beach, and lots of restaurants. Take your time getting acquainted with the different parts of Vancouver; you’ll be sure to love it just as much as the locals do.