My big takeaway from Vancouver (my first visit as an adult) was that it's really, really nice there. It was recently named "most livable city" in the world and I guess I can understand that. California gives a similar award every year and invariably that award goes to a city like Thousand Oaks--perfectly nice if you're a 40 year old accountant with a couple of kids, but a bit bleached otherwise. If you're familiar with Seattle, then this comparison will make sense to you: Vancouver is a lot like Queen Ann Hill if Queen Ann Hill was its own megalopolis.
At the same time I did eat duck's feet. Twice. Fine, fine dim sum, if you like that sort of thing.