Fantastic food, excellent local wine, hip shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler, and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going, Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it’s all top-notch. Fodor’s Vancouver and Victoria is the guide to help you plan your time from the slopes to the surf and everything in between. In-depth coverage includes stunning Whistler (site of the 2010 winter Olympics), Victoria, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan Valley.
Expanded Coverage: Includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout Vancouver and Victoria, as well as in Whistler, the Okanagan Valley, and elsewhere on Vancouver Island. Expanded winery coverage in the Okanagan Valley is a boon for exploring some of the best wine country in North America. .
Illustrated Features: Gorgeous photos throughout, and illustrated lavishly illustrated neighborhood food spotlights bring the city and its experiences into vivid focus.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful maps and Best Bets for restaurants and hotels make planning your trip easy and fun.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.