Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded 603,502 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian municipality. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents do not speak English as their first language.
The most important places to visit in Vancouver are: Granville Island (a popular peninsula connected to Vancouver. With it’s colorful market, it’s a draw amongst locals and visitors alike), Stanley Park (Vancouver wouldn’t be the same without Stanley Park, one of the great urban parks. It’s a perfect city escape), Chinatown (the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco. It has many unique, as well as traditional shops), Gastown (a national historic site. Explore the cobbled streets, shopping, dining and unique architecture), Grouse Mountain (overlooking Vancouver city, this recreational has winter skiing and even an excellent wildlife refuge) and many more.