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 140 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
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 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.
Vancouver sea planes .
Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre is Downtown Vancouver’s seaplane terminal. Located in the heart of Vancouver, the terminal gives business and leisure float plane travelers immediate access to the city’s business district, shopping and restaurants, hotels, and convention centers.