With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics. Whether you're a tourist, visitor or new citizen of Vancouver, this city has marvellous places which would be a shame to miss out on. If you've got a free weekend ahead, or trying to think of a place to take your kids, make sure you look into my top picks for Vancouver fun and sightseeing – for families or individuals.
Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada, with a population about 2.6 million and one of the most distination for new immigrants. Located at the southwestern corner of British Columbia, it is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is located between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver isranked as one of the "Best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit. While Vancouver is still a young city, it has a variety of attractions and points of interest for the visitors - Canada Place, with its distinctive sails, the Vancouver Convention Centre located just beside it, the intricate Art Deco styling of the Marine Building and the old luxury railway hotel in the central business district. The city's most popular attractions Stanley Park, Coal Harbour walkway and Vancouver Aquarium - Canada's largest Marine Science Centre are popular places to visit. Modern architecture worth visiting Shangri-La, the tallest building in the city, and the Sheraton Wall Centre.