Having stayed here for a few days it's time to let this one out, especially since, according to the waitstaff, things are hurrting a bit on this side of Burrard Inlet. If you crave the full Olympic experience by all means wander Robson Square, Gas Town & Yaletown. However if you need a a little down time and a meal where you can actually have a conversation without a wait give North Vancouver a try. It's a free Seabus ride away if you have an event ticket and it only takes 12 minutes from Waterfront Station. Hop off the Seabus, skip the mall if allowed, and wander for a few blocks, you'll be pleasently surprised.