Located on Canada's west coast, nestled between rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers an exciting blend of cosmopolitan amenities, natural beauty and cultural attractions. Consistently rated among the most beautiful cities int he world, and being the largest city in the province of British Columbia, the Metro Vancouver region is home to more than two million people in 21 municipalities, making it the third largest metropolitan area in Canada.
The city enjoys a rich cultural and ethnic diversity that permeates everything from cuisine and entertainment, to neighbourhoods and traditions. World renowned for its setting and scenery, you can immerse yourself in the energy of the city, yet minutes later enjoy the tranquility of a mountaintop lake. Vancouver is one of the only cities in the world where you can ski, golf and kayak all in the same day.
Vancouver is green year-round, with the mildest climate in Canada. You'll never run out of activities no matter which season you come for a visit. Stroll or bike through an ancient rainforest in Stanley Park, shop in trendy districts, explore the city and enjoy the vibrant entertainment scene of Granville and Robson Streets. Vancouver's location on the West Coast of Canada offers easy access from most of the Asia-Pacific region. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has consistently been ranked one of the world's best, served by 67 airlines and connected to 119 destinations. Downtown and conference hotels are easily accessed by either the Canada Line train direct from the airport to the Vancouver Convention Centre or by a 20 minute taxi ride.