Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific ocean and is well known for its natural beauty. It has often been named the "World’s Most Liveable City" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.
In Vancouver you can ski in the mountains, windsurf in the ocean, and play a round of golf all in the same day. Surrounded by water on three sides, Vancouver is a major sea port on the Pacific Ocean, and a base for many Alaska Cruise Ships in the summer. Around the edge of its waterfront, Vancouver has fabulous beaches, parklands and a bustling harbour.
Things to See & Do
Grouse Mountain Skyride tram
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Lookout Harbour Centre Tower
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian dollar (C$)
Language – English and French
Land Area – 2,878.52 km²
Population – 2,250,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The Port's two cruise terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne, are conveniently located and only 30 minutes away from Vancouver International Airport. Canada Place is located in the city centre, Ballantyne is located east of the city centre and close to Canada Place.
Transport Links - Vancouver International Airport is located just South of the city. There are frequent flights between here and many major cities in Canada and the USA. There are also frequent direct flights to many cities in Asia and some cities in Europe. Vancouver is also well serviced by buses, trains and ferries.
Public Transportation is provided by buses, a passenger ferry service called SeaBus and a rapid transit system called SkyTrain, because it is mostly elevated. In addition, three bus rapid transit lines named "B Lines" crisscross the city.