"Roots is great. I love their leather goods and their sweatshirts and their letter jackets. I'm also a big fan of Hudson's Bay Company, one of the first mercantile merchants in Canada. 'The Bay' has a terrific assortment of Canadian designers and, again, rugged wear that I think anybody would enjoy. They have a great MAC cosmetics counter, almost a whole floor. Then there's Holt Renfrew, sort of like the Saks of Canada."
"Liliget Feast House is a trip. It is the only restaurant with native First Nations food in the longhouse tradition. A longhouse is where the First Nations had their tribal meetings. You go down these stairs and sit on long benches. They have recorded music of local tribes singing while you're eating, so it's really a sensory/audio experience. Their salmon and seaweed vegetable dishes are like nothing I've had anywhere else in the world. The waiters and the cooks are all First Nations. The Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park is beautiful, situated right on the edge of the park. You have a view of the mountains and the water. It's got a very colonial feeling, but relaxed."