Vancouver is a great city. Stanley Park is very nice, and the gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park are gorgeous (or at least they were when I was last at the park early June 1999, probably great in summer too), Gastown is a nice walking/shopping area. Actually the whole downtown area, which is extensive, is nice for walking, also great shopping on Robson Street and good restaurants everywhere. I've been there three times but never long enough and have yet to see everything I want to. Research a good Vancouver guidebook, and go to it! The people are all so nice, and the exchange rate is wonderful! If you're in Gastown and like jewelry or unusual souvenirs, stop at Rocks and Gems (a personal favorite). There's also a jewelry counter in one of the skyways in Pacific Centre Mall with beautiful and unique custom jade jewelry and figurines, etc. And don't miss Purdy's chocolates! Good luck!