Vancouver is located in the Province of British Columbia. It is the largest metropolitan centre in Western Canada and the third largest in Canada.
The City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886 as the new terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The Population of the City of Vancouver is 545,671 people and that of the metropolitan area is 2,186,965 (2001 Census).
Vancouver is a great place to live with an incredible climate that boasts an average temp of 22 degrees C in the summer. It is the second warmest city in Canada (after Victoria) with temperatures rarely dropping below 0C.
Slowly the world has discovered the low crime and high livability that Greater Vancouver offers. There are not many places in the world where you can you ski, play a round of golf (year round) go sailing, go out for dinner at a world class restaurant, and watch professional North American sports all in one day.
Vancouver is also home to world class universities( University of British Columbia, And Simon Fraser university).
A modern public transportation system that is one of the best in the world links the city and neighbouring communities with bus service; foot passenger and bicycle ferry service; known as SeasBus; a two line automated metro system called Skytrain, which is being expanded to provide service from downtown to Vancouver International Airport, and a commuter rail service providing service to Maple Ridge.
Centrally located Greater Vancouver is 120 km north of Seattle, 2 hours by air to Los Angeles, 5 hours by air to Toronto . With direct flights from YVR (Vancouver international airport) to destinations everywhere.
London, New York, Florida, Cuba, Japan, China, Germany, USA, Toronto.