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L.A. Hounds need help with his proposed itinerary in the Vancouver area (& Banff) in September

J.L. | Aug 22, 2009 08:46 PM

Hello Western Canadian Hounds!

In September, Mrs. J.L. & I will be visiting Vancouver for the first time! We'll spend 2 days in Vancouver (after a 3-day visit to Banff).

We're landing on a Saturday afternoon. Probably, we'll head out for dinner around 7PM, after checking into the Wedgewood & refreshing a bit.

I've been searching this board, and I think we're most likely gonna start by eating at either Vij's or Chambar. I know about Vij's notorious waits, but we are willing to be patient (10PM seating, no problem - IF the food is worth it). I'll admit, Indian food isn't really on the top of the ethnic food list for either one of us, BUT we love fusion of any sort (when done right)!

OR... Should I just head over to Chambar? (Are reservations tough?)

AND/OR... Should we do the Richmond night market on Saturday night?

If we do Sunday dim sum, should we head over to Sea Harbour? (we are San Gabriel Valley veterans here in L.A., if that helps you gauge our level of experience)

Also, we're looking for great local seafood (Chinese or otherwise). No sushi for us on this visit (we're all sushi'ed out in L.A./S.D. lately). I'm thinking Blue Water for dinner on Sunday night, and then Go Fish (Granville Island) for lunch on Monday for lunch (are they open for lunch?) before catching our flight back to L.A.

Any additional help with bites in Lake Louise would also be much appreciated! (We will have a car in Banff, but not Vancouver).

Thanks in advance!

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