Vancouver is a vibrant international city with an urban center that is surrounded by nature. With a population of over 2.3 million, it lies along the west coast of Canada on the Burrard Peninsula. Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests, and beautiful foliage make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Named “Top City of the Americas,”* Vancouver offers world-class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions all with the sophistication of a world-class city. It's all waiting for you in Vancouver!
* Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards
From Captain George Vancouver landing here in 1792 to the founding of the University of British Columbia in 1915 to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver is rich with history! View the city of Vancouver’s website for more information on the history and culture of Vancouver.
Vancouver is in the Pacific Standard Time Zone—one hour behind the Mountain Time Zone, two hours behind the Central Time Zone, and three hours behind the Eastern Time Zone.
The weather in Vancouver is relatively mild all year round, and is also known as a Marine
West Coast climate. During the summer, it is sunny and dry with lower humidity. The daily
temperature usually ranges between 72°F and 83°F (22°C - 28°C).
What are you interested in? Music, history, sports, shopping, art and culture, attractions, or architecture… Vancouver has it all! There are plenty of tours, events, recreational activities and attractions that are available. Here are two websites that have something for everyone!
More Sight Seeing Suggestions for Vancouver
Kayaking or Paddleboarding in English Bay www.ecomarine.com
Van Dusen Botanical Garden : www.vandusengarden.org
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Bike or Rollerblade around the Seawall in Stanley Park www.bayshorebikerentals.ca
Stanley Park Aquarium www.vanaqua.org
Images used with permission from Vancouver Tourism.