Vancouver Travel Planner, Student and Tourist Guide

About Vancouver

Considered the Jewel of the Pacific West Coast, Vancouver has been voted the most livable city in the world. And there are plenty of good reasons for this.

Rich with natural beauty, urban flair, abundant parks, museums, distinct neighbourhoods, world-class skiing, shopping and endless attractions, Vancouver is a destination for tourists from around the world. And with the booming job market, construction, updated transportation systems and hosting of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver’s hot economy is attracting an influx of people from Canada and internationally, who are eager to make Vancouver their home and add to the growing population, which is currently reaching 600,000.

Vancouver from Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver
Vancouver from Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver

This young urban centre boasts a temperate year-round climate, access to top ski mountains, boundless recreation facilities, nature trails for cycling and hiking, cafés and bistros, fine-dining, night life, art galleries – there is always something to do in this vibrant city.

With its interesting history, Vancouver has risen to be Canada’s third largest city, with the majestic backdrop of the North Shore mountains, Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and the Port of Vancouver as some of its distinct landmarks. Tourists come from around the world to enjoy the sports, fine arts, urban flair, numerous attractions and natural beauty that Vancouver has to offer. It is also a preferred destination for the many international students who come to enjoy Vancouver’s public education facilities, as well as its many international language schools.

Vancouver is easily reached by the Vancouver International Airport, Abbotsford Airport, Amtrak, cruise ship, BC Ferries, bus and, of course, by car.


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