Views like this, of downtown from Stanley Park, earn Vancouver accolades as one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is renowned for its natural splendour and cultural flair. With majestic coastal mountains above and thriving city streets below, this is the quintessential West Coast city with a perfect balance of charm and urban vitality. Mild temperatures, multicultural communities and youthful energy repeatedly earn Vancouver the title of the World's Most Livable City . Vancouver is also the proud host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The city's cosmopolitan character is reflected in areas like Robson Street and Yaletown. Historic Chinatown and trendy Granville Island, with its celebrated pubic market and eclectic artisan studios, showcase Vancouver's diverse culture.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Capilano Nature Reserve offers the world's longest and highest suspended footbridge. And Stanley Park — spanning 400 hectares (1000 acres) just north of downtown — is a great place for a picnic, stroll or bike ride. Views from the top of Grouse Mountain showcase the natural harbour that received Captain George Vancouver in 1792.