LODGINGThe Farimont ChateauWhistler, very expensive; (604) 938-8000. "In the sense ofthe hotel accommodations, Whistler is like skiing on a Europeanlevel." Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, expensive; (604)684-3131. "Some rooms have fantastic views." SuttonPlace, expensive; (604) 682-5511. "It's very central,right downtown with a lot of shopping nearby." WestinBayshore Resort & Marina, moderate; (604) 682-3377."It's quite famous because it's where Howard Hughes stayed for atime."

DININGElbow Room Cafe, diner;(604) 685-3628. "It's the most 'New York' breakfast hangout inCanada." Liliget Feast House, First Nations; (604)681-7044. "It's the only restaurant with native food in thelonghouse tradition." Lucy Mae Brown, West Coastcuisine; (604) 899-9199. "I love the atmosphere. I'm not into coldlighting and cubicles." Lumiére, French; (604)739-8185. "Has been acclaimed in the last little while as being oneof the best restaurants in North America." Portuguese Joe'sFish Market, seafood store; (250) 339-2119. "It has thebest chunked smoked salmon on the planet. It's like candy."Sophie's Cosmic Café, diner; (604) 732-6810. "Alot of artistic types hang out here." The TeahouseRestaurant, Northwestern; (604) 669-3281. "It's beautiful,situated right on the edge of Stanley Park."Tojo's, Japanese; (604) 872-8050. "SomeVancouverites consider Tojo's the best Japanese restaurant in NorthAmerica." Villa Del Lupo, Italian; (604) 688-7436."I'm a romantic, so I go here for the atmosphere as well as thegood food."