Vancouver, a coastal seaport city in Canada, is set amid a backdrop of snow-flecked mountains, sandy beaches and a magnificent rain forest. It consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, and is a dynamic, vibrant, cosmopolitan and multicultural metropolis - it is truly one of the most exciting, beautiful and intriguing cities in the world.
||City: approximately 612,000
Metropolitan area: approximately 2,250,000
||Canadian Dollar (CAD), C$1 = 100 cents
||Fire, Police & Ambulance: 911
Ming Pao (Cantonese)
World Journal (Mandarin)
The Georgia Straight
||Banks: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm, extended hours including weekends at some locations.
Stores are mostly open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 10am-6pm.
||Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre
200 Burrard Street, Vancouver
+1 604 683 2000
Opening hours: daily 9am-5pm