About Vancouver

Surrounded by the spectacular Coast Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and temperate rainforest, Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the world’s top cities to live and visit.

With a population of over two million people, Metro Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in North America with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English.

At the time of first European contact in the late 18th century, Coast Salish First Nations had villages around present-day Vancouver. The City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886.

Vancouver has been the proud host of many international sporting events including the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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