Vancouver is a flourishing, coastal seaport city that sits on mainland British Columbia. The population of this city is over 600,000 however, including Greater Vancouver there are 2.4 million residents making this Canada’s third most populous city. 52 percent of Vancouver residents have a first language other than English making this city the most ethnically diverse in Canada. Vancouver always makes it on the top five worldwide cities for quality of life and livability. This magnificent city has hosted numerous international sporting events, conferences and events. Being one of the warmest cities in Canada Vancouver’s average summer temperature is 21°C and only 7°C in the winter months.
Cultural events play an important role in Vancouver’s lifestyle. There are many theatre companies and venues offering a wide variety of incredible entertainment and every September the Vancouver International Film Festival commands attention. Museums, art galleries and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre are all worth visiting should time permit. There is an energetic nightlife in Vancouver that includes concerts, pubs, dancing, fine dining and much more including three casinos. Recreation activities encompass just about everything from swimming to skiing. There are several professional sports teams to cheer on including the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, the CFL’s BC Lions, major league soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC and more. Finally, be sure to take a leisurely stroll through Stanley Park and explore the other scenic attractions in and around Vancouver.