Vancouver B.C. is nestled between the beautiful Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is first and foremost a port city, with flourishing trade all along the "Pacific Rim". Over the last fifty years Vancouver's range of economic, cultural and artistic activity has broadened substantially; and the combination of beautiful natural setting and modern ammeneties make it a wonderful place for recreation, sightseeing and relaxing.
Many of the activities that Vancouver has to offer can be enjoyed year round. The city is full of parks and golf courses and has three local mountains that provide excellent skiing or snowboarding in the winter and beautiful sights and mountainbiking in the summer. Since it is located on the ocean, Vancouver offers endless kayaking and sailing opportunities.
It is renowned for the amazing forests, spectacular beaches, restaurants, shopping and many other wonderful attractions. Check out the links below to help you plan what you would like to do while in Vancouver.
Fodor's Vancouver Guide
Tourism British Columbia
A brief history of Vancouver
Vancouver is also within diriving distance of many other BC destinations, such as Whistler (2 hours) or Harrison Hot Springs (1.5 hour) . Visitors can also travel by BC Ferries to Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands.