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The Vancouver skyline with Stanley Park

Known for urban greenery, swank museums, and diverse cuisines, Vancouver, B.C., is also surprisingly temperate in February. (You might even peep an early cherry blossom in Stanley Park.)

Make home base Yaletown’s trendy Opus Hotel—just a quick jaunt by Aquabus to the labyrinthine Granville Island Public Market—then gorge on pot stickers at hip Chinese brasserie Bao Bei. (Or, try “all the dumplings of Asia” on Richmond’s Dumpling Trail.) Meanwhile, Whistler-Blackcomb ski area boasts Olympic-caliber downhill and rides on Peak 2 Peak, the world’s highest gondola. Post-shred, warm up back in Rain City at the Vancouver International Wine Festival (February 24–March 4).

February round-trip tickets from around $200, alaskaair.com

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