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Crowning Grouse Mountain, the fine-dining Observatory serves sturgeon confits and AAA tenderloins alongside breathtaking views over Vancouver's twinkling towers far below. A perfect romantic dinner venue – you wouldn't be the first to propose here – it has an excellent wine list if you suddenly need to console yourself. Reserve in advance for free admission to Grouse for the day (Skyride included).

The atmosphere is more laid-back at the adjacent, pub-like Altitudes Bistro, which offers comfort grub of the burgers and fish-and-chips variety in a casual ski-lodge ambience.