Vancouver is a coastal city in the province of British Columbia in Canada. With more than 600,000 residents in the city itself and 2.5 million residents in the Metro Vancouver region, it is Canada’s third-largest city. Consistently named one of the world’s most livable cities, it is where snow-capped mountains meet the ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner.
The city is a diverse mix of people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions and sexual orientations. Close to 30 per cent of British Columbians immigrated to the province from another country. As such, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity is celebrated.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics.
Photo by Thom Quine [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons