The Listel Hotel —

For the cultural angle

1300 Robson St.,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Listel, located on bustling Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, is stocked with museum–grade art on almost every wall, and almost all of it is for sale. Book seats at the buzzy central bar at Forage, where chef Chris Whittaker delivers pan–roasted halibut from Haida Gwaii, in northern B.C., with kasu brown butter and smoked potatoes.