Location: 26 miles north of Washington border on the Pacific Ocean. Population: 600,000 with 2 million in Greater Vancouver Area. Visitor Information: Vancouver Convention Centre/Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6; Phone: (604) 682-2222; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.tourismvancouver.com.
One of the world’s most beautiful cities, Vancouver is bordered by Burrard Inlet on the north, the Strait of Georgia on the west and the Fraser River on the south, with the mountains and world class skiing less than a 30 minute drive from the city center. The ability to windsurf or sail in the morning and ski the same afternoon attracts visitors from around the world. Vancouver has been named Canada's top destination and repeatedly described as the world's most liveable city.
Two great locations for sightseeing and shopping are old Gastown and Robson Street. Robson Street is Vancouver’s answer to London’s Oxford Street and New York’s Fifth Avenue; it is a great place to shop, relax and people watch. Gastown is the birthplace of Vancouver, a charming mix of old and new with cobbled streets, Victorian architecture and a unique tangle of mews, courtyards and passages which house boutiques, restaurants, offices and residences.