Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, with a population of approximately 600,000. It is a coastal city with mild weather and sits in the Lower Mainland region, between the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore mountains. Due to its proximity to nature, it attracts ample opportunities for outdoor recreation activities.
Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. It is also the densest city in Canada, with more people per square kilometer than anywhere else. Other amenities include several hospitals, the world-famous Stanley Park, and numerous beaches.