The city was also named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor's 2014 Travellers' Choice awards, and was chosen as the world's "Most Liveable City" in 2010 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a title it has been awarded eight times since 2002.
Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Take advantage of the city's oceanside location, with plenty of green space and many recreation opportunities in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown. After a busy day, linger over a glass of BC wine and a locally inspired meal, or unwind at one of Vancouver's unique spas.
While this sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate, the surrounding snow-covered slopes are perfect for winter sports and breathtaking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where it's possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.
Hit the nightclub scene or wander through ethnic enclaves. Relive memories of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with attractions and activities related to the Olympics. Visit the aquarium, take a city tour or stroll through Stanley Park, the city's urban wilderness, or explore the surrounding area on an interesting driving route.
Don't miss the year-round markets or fail to take in a hockey game. Festivals? There is always something to celebrate in Vancouver. If all else fails, there is always that fabulous outdoor life the city is renowned for.
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