Nestled between the ocean, forest, and the mountains is Vancouver, Canada’s 3rd largest city. On the Pacific Ocean, the city is only 38km from the US border. Vancouver is home to nearly 2.5 million people, and is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. The city hosts a pantheon of experiences, from beaches along Burrard Inlet to hiking on Vancouver’s North Shore, to walking Stanley Park (one of the largest urban parks in the world), to a plethora of cultural events in the downtown core.
Located on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, especially for the ease of getting around thanks to the network of buses and subways, and for its climate, making it one of the mildest cities in Canada. Vancouver is also famous for hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver is the University of British Columbia campus. The campus is home to nearly 50,000 students and spans over 400 hectares. The campus is also home to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, a spectacular concert hall with multiple performance spaces.
Vancouver has people from all walks of life, and of all interests. There is something here for everybody.