Vancouver is surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, rainforests and ocean

Ranked consistently among the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is a modern metropolis surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, rainforests and ocean. It is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and the third largest metropolitan area in Canada behind Toronto and Montreal.

Already known as the greenest city in Canada, in 2011 Vancouver launched its ambitious Greenest City Action Plan to increase access to nature, promote green transportation and reduce its carbon footprint.

Tourism is a major industry in Vancouver, offering IMPAC5 attendees many unique experiences in both natural and urban settings.

Science World, Vancouver
Science World, Vancouver, BC Canada Photo Sabine Jessen

City of Vancouver – Visiting Vancouver

Visit the city of Vancouver’s parks, recreation and culture page for information on popular attractions as well as recreational and cultural activities.



Destination Vancouver

Destination Vancouver is the place to make your Vancouver plans. Offering free information and reservation services, the organization also features exclusive discounts on selected products such as attraction admissions, adventure experiences, sightseeing tours and lift tickets. Need a map? Want suggestions for dinner? Need help planning activities or booking a tour? This is where you will find a complete collection of current information on every aspect of Greater Vancouver.


Vancouver skyline
Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada Photo Sabine Jessen