Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver is the largest city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The city's been praised time and again for being one of the top places to live and for offering its residents the highest quality of life. Indeed, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted Vancouver the "Best City in the Americas" for 2004, 2005 and 2006, based on its ambience, friendliness, restaurants, culture and sites, lodging and shopping.
Vancouver is the land of live entertainment! Be sure to go Granville Island and check out the Arts Club Theater Company. If you enjoy theater and beaches, go to Vanier Park in Kitsilano for the biggest Shakespearian festival in all of Western Canada - "Bard on the Beach."
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera, the Folk Music Festival, and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival are all great reasons music lovers flock to Vancouver.
Vancouver is also known for being the birthplace of bands like 54-40, Moist, and D.O.A. On Dec 21 2003, D.O.A. got a day named after them: "D.O.A. Day."
Take a bike around the seawall, walk in one of the city's fabulous parks, go on an outdoor water adventure, golf, rollerblade, ski, camp, boat, and so much more. Vancouver offers many exciting activities all year round.
Vancouver is the host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games!