Our city

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.

Visiting Vancouver

Planning a trip to Vancouver? Get tips on what to see and getting around the city.

Indigenous Peoples in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) , Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) , and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.

As a City of Reconciliation, the City of Vancouver has committed to “form a sustained relationship of mutual respect and understanding with local First Nations and the urban Indigenous community.” This is an ongoing and evolving commitment, and one that is essential to our path forward.

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Learn more about Vancouver

Host City of the 2010 Winter Games

Learn how Vancouver continues to benefit from investments made in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


Vancouver is on the southwest corner of the province of British Columbia, surrounded on three sides by water. Learn more about its location, geography, and physical layout.


Vancouver's moderate, oceanic climate makes it one of the warmest cities in Canada. Find out more about the weather in Vancouver and links to common weather information sources including weather cams, weather reports, and more.

International and consular relationships

The City of Vancouver has five sister-city relationships with Odessa, Yokohama, Edinburgh, Guangzhou, and Los Angeles

Architecture of City Hall

The Vancouver City Hall building was built in 1936. Discover the history, architecture, and interior design. Visit in person or online.

City symbols

The City of Vancouver has an official emblem, coat of arms, badge, flag, mace, colour, and flower. Many of the symbols represent our plant life, waterways, wildlife, and mountains.

Be part of Vancouver's story

Learn about Vancouver's brand and how you can make our city special.

Vancouver 130

Join us as we celebrate Vancouver 130. Connect, remember the past, celebrate, show our pride and think about how to create a Vancouver that we all want to live in tomorrow. This is your celebration! How will you be part of it?