10. Cannabis. 9. Theres always an ecological protest going on. 8. If cops pull you over, just offer them some hash. 7. Three Starbucks on every corner. 6. A university with a nude beach. 5. Your $400 000 home is a 3-hour drive from downtown Vancouver. 4. The local wine doesn't taste like malt vinegar. 3. The local hero is a pot-smoking snowboarder. 2. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges. 1. Weed.