Vancouver is the major cosmopolitan area in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada, with an inhabitants of 2.6 million. Situated at the south-western corner of the coastal area of British Columbia, it is well known for its royal natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently graded as one of the best cities to live in and is undoubtedly a lovely destination to visit.
Vancouver has comparatively mild winters with little snow. The icy air from the Arctic that arcs over the rest of Canada in winter is unable to reach Vancouver. The Rocky Mountains block it. Vancouver has one of the rainiest and foggiest weather of Canada’s cities.
The City Centre is the heart of Vancouver's downtown and contains the city's Financial District, the Granville Entertainment district, and many of its hotels, clubs and ancient buildings. For the tourist, it's a good place to make a base to travel because of its easy access to civic transit, shops and restaurants. And if you want to sample Vancouver's cuisine or nightlife, or take in the foothills and port, it's a great place to be.
The city is a varied mix of individuals of diverse ethnicities, values, religions and sexual orientations. Close to 30 per cent of British Columbians immigrated to the area from another country. As such, ethnic, religious and verbal diversity is celebrated.
Vancouver has hosted many worldwide conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics. City is famous for Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Aquarium, H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, VanDusen Botanical Garden, FlyOver Canada and Vancouver Lookout.
Forestry, tourism, and mining are important fiscal activities; related factors are engineering and shipping. Processing of forest and cultivated products and fish also are significant, as is oil refining. Production of metals, chemicals, boats, trucks, and machinery for sawmilling, mining, and pulp and paper processing are major manufacturing activities. Power for sawmilling and plywood and paper manufacturing is provided by hydroelectric growths to the north and by lubricant and natural gas pipelines from Alberta.
The city has become a hub for high-technology trades and for telly and film production. Indeed, in the early 21st century it ranked after Los Angeles and New York City as the third largest film-production location in North America, and many telly programs are created in the region. American film and TV corporations are fascinated to the city by its ability to “stand in” for other places, by its lower production costs, and by the professional proficiency of the local squads.