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The quickest way to get a sense of what's available in Vancouver is to check the website of the Gay & Lesbian Business Assoc. here, at www.glba.org
Vancouver has a very large high-rise residential district surrounding downtown, that includes a large portion of the gay/lesbian community. Downtown therefore does not "die" at night as in so many North American cities, and mostly remains very safe. Vancouver is also blessed with large numbers of very good restaurants serving just about any kind of food you might want. The fail-safe guide for visitors is a book called Northwest Best Places - covers food and lodging and key sightes for BC, Ore and Wash.
In addition to restaurant listings in the glba directory, if you are looking for very good food and at least gay-friendly, here are some other suggestions. All are in the downtown/West End area, so accessible by a short cab ride from your hotel.
Raintree - walking distance from the Pan Pacific; BC west coast cuisine
Rain City Grill - English Bay; west coast, excellent wine list
Cafe de Paris - West End, French bistro
Fish House in Stanley Park
With just a day or so here, you'll want to stroll along the West End's retail streets - Robson, Denman and Davie. Stanley Park is world-famous and worth a visit.
The good thing about Vancouver is that it is like an Alaska cruise - there's so much that one trip leads inevitably to the next.