Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has grown into a major Pacific Rim city with an international profile and diverse cultural heritage. The City of Vancouver BC was incorporated in 1884 with a population of just 400. Vancouver has grown over the years, and the Lower Mainland region now is home to roughly two million people, approximately half of the population of the Province of British Columbia.
With the mountains less than 30 minutes drive from the city center, the BEST of this beautiful city's amenities, mountain parklands, water sports and world class skiing, are close at hand. The city has attracted visitors and residents both nationally and internationally. Many Canadians have moved here from other parts of the country because of its mild climate and lush, green vegetation. The ability to windsurf in the morning and ski on local mountains the same afternoon attracts fun seekers from around the world.