I just got back from Vancouver. Lovely area. Lots of mountain hiking and whatnot nearby. The pot scene is undeveloped. I went to several coffeehouses the best of which was New Amsterdam. Blunt Brothers had burned down last month so I missed that. New Amsterdam was running on a genrator due to a fire of their own. Some wierd arson thing going on. None of these places sell weed but in the steep park there on West Hastings you can buy all you want fairly easily. But buyer beware. You must insist to smell and inspect before purchase or you'll end up with dirt weed, chinese parsley or seaweed. Most of the vendors appeared to be junkies making a few bucks. When you insist on inspection they always say they'll be back in a minute or so and come back with the good stuff. So, all they carry is crap, be careful. I only saw one kind of good weed that they were calling BC bud. It compares to White Widow in Amsterdam. It was good but that was it. I love the mountains but until they get the setup a little more like Amsterdam, I can't recommend it. I didn't like dealing with sleasy junkies trying to cheat me. I think the whole thing will be safer and promote greater variety if they decriminilize. I hope that happens. Oh and Gastown is crap. Fake cobble stones, fake steam clock and over priced food. I did both suspension bridges (do the free one) and that was fun. The ferry to Vancouver Island is lots of fun and the mountains. I love montains. Great hiking. Work on the coffeehouses and I'll be back. Good seed sales but you can get that on the web.