Welcome to Vancouver

Beautiful British Columbia

Learn More
Gastown Building

Why Vancouver?

Vancouver, a city where outdoor enthusiasts and city folks can thrive!

Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Vancouver is a paradise for people who love the outdoors—but it also has culture down to a tee. Vancouver may be best known for its rugged natural beauty, but it's also got a vibrant cultural side. Residents get best of both world's!

Vancouver is a park lover's paradise, and that's not hyperbole: there are over 230 municipal local parks comprising 11% of the city's footprint. Some are well known and Stanley Park, the jewel in Vancouver's crown, has an international reputation: larger than New York City's Central Park, interlaced with gentle foot paths, and featuring natural lagoons, sandy beaches, and the world class Vancouver Aquarium, it's hardly surprising that it's usually the first box ticked on every “Must See” list


Fun discoveries in Vancouver

Totem Pole

BC Coastal Indigenous culture

The hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and skqxwu7mesh speaking peoples, the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, have occupied these lands since time immemorial.

Today, there are approximately 200,000 Indigenous people in B.C. They include First Nations, Inuit and Métis. There are more than 200 distinct First Nations in B.C., each with their own unique traditions and history.

What I like about it

This city is a melting pot of every culture, I think it's important to understand how the indigenous peoples lived here before Vancouver became what it is today. We can find out how they made use of the practices then and still continue to try and keep alive in modern society.

Learn More
Grousse Mountain

Sking on North Shore mountains

A mountain that you can access by public transit?

Grouse Mountain is the only truly four-season destination in the lower mainland and features a wildlife refuge, dining options, thrilling outdoor adventure, summer activities galore and the best in local snow sports.

What I like about it

I like this mountain more in the summer as an avid hiker, but this mountain is loved by a lot of snow lovers. In the summer, it gives hiking access to the backcountry mountains.

Learn More

European Influence in Gastown

Gastown is where you'll find the old town of Vancouver with its heritage brick buildings, historic character, tourist shops and fine restaurants.

Gastown was Vancouver's first neighbourhood and was named for "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon.

What I like about it

I like coming here for a walk in the city, urban coffee shops and a variety of restaurents. It is important to understand the history of gastown and the relations to our Indigenous peoples.

Learn More


Photos from Vancouver