With the feel of a cozy rustic cabin – complete with large stone fireplace – Burgoo's menu of elevated international comfort dishes warms up North Van's winter nights: the sausage-and-shrimp-packed jambalaya or belly-rubbing butter chicken would thaw a glacier from 50 paces. There's also a wide array of housemade soups and salads. Drinks-wise, try a boozy Spanish coffee to keep yourself merry.

You're handily close to the SeaBus terminal if you need to make it back to downtown Vancouver in a hurry.