Vancouver is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city after New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. 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 ranked among the top ten of the world's most well-living cities for ten consecutive years. It also ranks as the most expensive city to live in Canada and as the fourth-most expensive housing market globally.
One of Vancouver’s major family attractions, the Vancouver Aquarium is inside the city’s vast and feature-filled Stanley Park. Hen in Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery is a must visit. It hosts a rich variety of sculpture, photographic and video art exhibits. Exhibitions rotate seasonally, but it has a permanent collection comprising well over 11,000 artworks. Grouse Mountain is one of its most popular peaks. You can take the Sky ride aerial tramway, which speeds you to the summit at an elevation of around 4,100 feet, with breathtaking views over Capilano Lake and the scenic mountain range.
It is one of Canada's warmest cities during winter. Vancouver's climate is temperate by Canadian standards and is classified as oceanic or marine west coasts. During summer months the inland temperatures are significantly higher, Vancouver has the coolest summer in average in comparison to all major Canadian metropolitan areas.
Vancouver is a city with a rich and diverse culture, a mix of Pacific Northwest culture, First Nations history and art, and Chinese-Canadian and Asian-Canadian heritage. Vancouver's historic Chinatown is itself a cultural attraction, packed with amazing landmarks that includes the world's narrowest buildings, shops, and restaurants. In Vancouver, food festivals, including January's Dine Out Vancouver and May's BC Spot Prawn Festival, Steveston Village's famous Salmon Festival, are a wonderful way to get a taste of Vancouver's best local foods.
University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University Canada West are some of the best universities In Vancouver. Students from different countries study within these universities, which provides a diverse study environment for the students.