Grumpy Traveler

Grumpy TravelerA new indigenous-designed lodge gives David Whitley a cultural stay in Vancouver.

Sandwiched between Vancouver’s Chinatown and the historic Gastown quarter of the city, yet not quite in either, the surroundings are central but sketchy. If all goes to plan with the Downtown Eastside’s slow gentrification, the location will no longer be the Skwachays Lodge’s Achilles heel. For now, though, most things are within easy walking distance – but you’ll encounter visible signs of drug addiction on the way. View article