About Vancouver

Where is Vancouver?

Almost exactly halfway between Europe and the Asia Pacific region, Vancouver is on the west coast mainland of North America. It is in the southwest corner of British Columbia – the westernmost of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories.

An easy hop by car, train or plane, it is only 38 kilometres (24 miles) north of the US border and 96 kilometres (60 miles) northeast of Victoria – the B.C. capital, located across the Strait of Georgia on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Metro Vancouver, covering 2,930 square kilometres (1,130 square miles) and home to more than two million residents, comprises 24 local authorities, one of which is the City of Vancouver. Others include Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond and Surrey. Across the Burrard Inlet, the North Shore area includes the communities of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

Travel from the Airport to Downtown