Vancouver is a coastal city and major seaport on the mainland of south-western British Columbia, Canada. The city of Vancouver is also classified as Beta global city. It is also named among top 5 worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. Metro Vancouver has a population of over 2 million people making it the third largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.
Cypress Mountain hosted the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics, including SkiCross as a demonstration sport, and the first running of Snowboard cross as a Medal sport. Downtown Vancouver is the south-eastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver was founded in 1886, and is named after British naval captain George Vancouver. Vancouver has a mix of people from different cultures. Stanley Park is one of the world’s largest (1,000 acres) and most beautiful urban green spaces. Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities in the winter. Vancouver has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world for more than a decade. Vancouver has been ranked as having the 4th highest quality of living of any city on Earth.
Vancouver is home to the largest Chinatown in Canada, which got its start in the late 19th century with a large influx of Chinese immigrants. The 450 ft (137m) long, 230 ft (70m) high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment.