Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, located at the southwestern corner of the province of British Columbia. Situated between the North Shore and coastal mountains and the edge of the Pacific ocean, Vancouver is one of North America's most beautiful cities, and was recently ranked as "the world's most desirable place to live" in a survey of 127 cities performed by the Economist magazine's Intelligence Unit.
In 2010, the city hosted the world, as the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games came to Vancouver / Whistler-Blackcomb.
The vibrant downtown core offers all of the amenities of an international destination - from hundreds of restaurants and clubs, to countless parks and recreation facilities, to world-class entertainment and sporting events (including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Canucks, the city's major league hockey team). UBC's downtown campus, UBC Robson Square, is also located in the heart of the city.
Vancouver's natural surroundings offer limitless opportunities for outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and mountain biking in the spring and summer, and skiing at nearby Whistler-Blackcomb resort in winter.
We invite you to explore Vancouver and the province of British Columbia by visiting the web sites listed below.