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Where is Vancouver, BC?

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Vancouver is a city found in British Columbia, Canada. It is located 49.25 latitude and -123.12 longitude and it is situated at elevation 70 meters above sea level.

Vancouver has a population of 1,837,969 making it the biggest city in British Columbia. It operates on the PDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Population 1,837,969
Elevation 70 m over sea level
Time Zone PDT
Longitude -123.119340
Latitude 49.249660

vancouver description

Vancouver, the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and located in the southwest corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, is world renowned for its scenic beauty.

Vancouver is the ideal place to ski in majestic mountains, catch a wave, or play a round of golf...all in the same day. As an additional benefit, the city enjoys the mildest climate of any city in Canada, next to Victoria.

With the city's beauty and climate, plus cost savings over Hollywood and other locales, Vancouver is popular as a movie and TV series location. Located between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a culturally diverse city and is home to the largest Asian community in North America.

Vancouver, BC offers visitors and residents great outdoor recreational opportunities: hiking, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing, parasailing, and snowboarding. Then, include a variety of cuisines, theaters, museums, a wealth of shops and beautiful architecture and there is never a lack of entertainment during a British Columbia vacation.


  • Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and nestled against the Coast Mountain Range, making it the ideal location for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • Multiple surveys list Vancouver as one of the 10 best cities in the world to live in.
  • Vancouver is the birthplace of Greenpeace, one of the world's largest and most famous environmental organizations.

vancouver attractions

  • Stanley Park
    Welcome to the largest park in Canada and one of the most beautiful parks around the world. Stanley Park is one of Vancouver's main attractions - a 1,000-acre green oasis teeming with wildlife and majestic hemlock, cedars and fir trees. The Lagoon, Totem Poles, the Hanging Gardens, the public swimming pools, trails for walking, cycling or rollerblading along the Seawall, Stanley Park is a relaxing way to spend a day in the fresh Pacific coast air.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
    The Capilano Bridge is the oldest attraction in British Columbia and one of the most popular. Soaring 230 feet high in the air and 450 feet long, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers spectacular views of the rich green coastal forest on a swaying bridge of steel and cedar plank. The newest attraction, Treetops Adventure, is comprised of seven elevated suspension bridges(some as high as 100 feet above the forest floor)through the Douglas firs.
  • Canada Place
    One of the most distinguishing landmarks in Vancouver, Canada Place is an outstanding piece of architecture along the Vancouver waterfront. Easily identified by its soaring five sails, Canada Place is home to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Pacific Pan Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, the world's first permanent IMAX 3D theatre, and one of the two Alaska cruise ship terminals in the city. Hosting over 3 million visitors annually, this symbol of Canadian spirit offers glorious views of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Mountains, North and West Vancouver, and Stanley Park.


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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.