Vancouver has been called a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinct character and ethnic
mix. The Chinese are by far the largest visible ethnic group in the city. Bilingual street
signs can be seen in various neighborhoods including Chinatown and Punjabi Market. There is
also a small community of aboriginal people in Vancouver as well as in the surrounding
metropolitan region, making Vancouver the largest native community in the province.
Vancouver is one of the few cities in the world that boasts the ability to ski the slope and
sail in the bay all in the same day.
In the last decade, Vancouver has become one of the top dining cities in the world, filled
with superb restaurants of all kinds.
Vancouver is constantly rated as one of the three most livable cities in the world, based on
the categories of ambiance, friendliness, culture and sights, restaurants, lodging and shopping.
This is just one of the city's many awards and accolades that clearly demonstrate the many
reasons to visit Vancouver.
As the proud host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic winter games, Vancouver looks
ahead to ongoing growth and great success in tourism, hospitality and business service each
Whether you plan for a vacation entails relaxation and beautiful scenery or physical
activity and adventure, there is something in the city for everyone to enjoy and