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Whether you’re travelling via plane, train, boat or automobile, Vancouver is an easy-to-reach destination. Once here, there are many options to help you easily navigate this diverse, eclectic region and experience the very best of West Coast cuisine. Visiting from Washington State: If you plan to fly, catch a flight to either the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). Sea-Tac has an abundance of flights to Vancouver and Abbotsford, with many taking less than an hour. During the summer months, you can get here by float plane from Lake Union or Lake Washington. Rather take a drive? Simply head north on Interstate 5 (I-5) to the Peace Arch border crossing and then onto Highway 99 to reach Vancouver. In total, there are four border crossings into Metro Vancouver via the communities of Abbotsford, Aldergrove and Surrey. The approximate driving time from Seattle into British Columbia is roughly three hours…

Planning a visit to BC? Know what to expect from tipping etiquette in Canada to what food items are permissible to bring back with you! What is the initiative of WestCoastFood? WestCoastFood is an initiative to brand the Lower Mainland section of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, as a culinary hub, and to promote the food of the various communities, from farm-to-fork, as a driver of tourism. It is made in partnership with destination marketing organizations from the communities of Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore (City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver), Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, White Rock, Surrey and Langley. What is the exchange rate in Canada? If you are visiting from the U.S., your dollar is stronger in Canada! Every $1 USD is worth approximately $1.30 CAD. For example, $30 USD can get you a fabulous meal worth $39 in Canadian dollars! To…