Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theater and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections. Vancouver has a moderate, oceanic climate. Protected by the mountains and warmed by the Pacific ocean currents, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada. Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. The combination of economic opportunity and the beautiful, natural environment draws people from around the world. These newcomers - like you - contribute to Vancouver's diversity and live ability. Vancouver is made up of a number of smaller neighborhoods and communities. Neighbourhood boundaries provide a way to break up the city’s large geographical area for delivering services and resources and identify the the distinct culture and character of different areas of our diverse population. However, there is some disagreement on all of the names and boundaries of these areas.
Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world's most live able cities
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009 and the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler.