Vancouver’s population is extraordinarily diverse, and the City values that diversity as a source of creativity and strength. Cultural diversity attracts visitors and investment, which helps the economy.
Vancouver was founded on First Nations territory, built by immigrants from many nations, and made prosperous by trade worldwide.
Our laws give everyone equal rights and equal access, regardless of origin, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or politics. Vancouver is a city for everyone.
The 2016 Census population for the City of Vancouver is 631,486. 72% of residents speak English most often at home and 16% speak Chinese.