About Vancouver

Vancouver is often ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. It is two cities rolled into one with interests for one and all. For an outdoor lover, this western Canadian city is a nature paradise, with miles of scenic hiking and bike trails that sweep along the Strait of Georgia, the tree-lined waterway that connects Vancouver with the Pacific Ocean. For urbanites, Vancouver is a sophisticated destination, with thriving immigrant enclaves, an ever-expanding restaurant scene, quirky neighborhoods, distinctive shops and lively bars. Part of the fun is weaving your way through Vancouver’s two sides. Is also one of the most diverse cities in Canada with 52% of the population speaking a first language other than English.

Vancouver Highlights

Stanley Park – Third largest urban core park in North America

Granville Island – Explore the farmers’ market, artist studios, and food court on this unique, and arts-focused island.

The Seawall – 10 km along the length of Stanley Park and English Bay

Vancouver Art Gallery – Home to an impressive collection of British Columbian and international artists

Vancouver Aquarium – See the iconic marine mammals of the Pacific Coast

Historic Gastown – Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood

Chinatown – East of Gastown lies Canada’s largest Chinatown

Visit Tourism BC and Tourism Vancouver to find out more about what the city has to offer!

Cypress Mountain Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Cypress Mountain
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Anthropology Museum @ UBC Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology @ UBC
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Downtown Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Downtown
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver