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These Vancouver restaurants were named some of 'the world's greatest places'

Plus a handful of local attractions.
Two of our Michelin star-awarded restaurants, Published on Main and Burdock & Co. were recommended by TIME as well as Indigenous-owned Salmon n' Bannock. Photo courtesy Burdock & Co.

TIME magazine has released its third annual list of the "World’s Greatest Places," and Vancouver made the list of 50 extraordinary destinations thanks to our "eclectic cuisine."

Annually, TIME recognizes 50 destinations around the world and recommends experiences in each place. The magazine solicits nominations across a variety of categories – including restaurants, museums, parks and hotels – from editors and correspondents across the world, as well as industry experts.

Two of Vancouver's Michelin star-awarded restaurants, Published on Main and Burdock & Co., were given a shout-out for their celebrated use of local ingredients.

"We are thrilled and deeply honoured to be recognized," says chef and owner of Burdock & Co Andrea Carlson, in a press release. “Following on the heels of our Michelin Star, this news is further validation of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our team daily. I firmly believe that if you are passionate and committed, there’s nothing you can’t achieve – and this global recognition is absolute proof of that.”

In addition to the lauded restaurants, the profile also highlights the lesser talked about but "no less worthy of a drawn out meal" restaurant, Salmon n' Bannock. The Indigenous-owned and operated just opened a second location at YVR airport, the first in Canada. 

At the Broadway location, they serve up traditional seasonal dishes with modern touches such as mushrooms on toasted bannock, bison pot roast, and a smoked salmon burger served with lemon aioli and house-made pickles on a bannock bun.

Other points of interest

The new Yaletown park at Smithe and Richards now named sθәqәlxenәm ts’exwts’áxwi7 (Rainbow Park) also made the list of noteworthy sites in Vancouver due to the way it pays homage to the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish nations who named it.

Indeed there are several references to the Indigenous community in Vancouver in TIME's profile including the Talaysay Tours of Stanley Park and Skwachàys Lodge downtown, Canada’s first Indigenous boutique art hotel.

The profile also recommends the Vancouver Mural Festival in August and the Chinese Canadian Museum.

You can see the full profile here.