Vancouver is frequently ranked one of the world’s top cities.

Earlier this year, the U.K.-based Economist Intelligence Unit listed Vancouver as the fifth most livable city in the world.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Index 2022, Vancouver in Canada scored highly in stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Why is Vancouver so popular?

Vancouver has a beautiful natural setting. It is on the West Coast, surrounded by beaches and flanked by mountains. At certain times of the year, you can go skiing and afterwards go hang out at the beach all on the same day. Metro Vancouver also has an extensive parks system. Stanley Park is one of the best places in Vancouver, a 400-hectare green space in Vancouver’s downtown surrounded by a walkable and bikeable nine-kilometre seawall, which is part of the 30-kilometre Vancouver Seawall that extends around much of the city. The North Shore mountains are home to extensive trails and winter sports. And Whistler-Blackcomb, located a 90-minute drive north of the city, is a world-famous ski resort.

What things are Vancouver known for?

Besides its beautiful natural setting, Vancouver is known as a gateway to the Pacific Rim. It is an important business hub whose major industries include international trade, film and TV, technology, tourism, natural resources and construction. Vancouver is also a vibrant multicultural community, which is reflected in the city’s cultural scene and in the incredible diversity of its restaurants.

What are the best places in Vancouver?

Besides Stanley Park, the beaches and the North Shore mountains, popular attractions in and around Vancouver include Pacific Spirit Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Chinatown, Nitobe Memorial Garden, Museum of Anthropology, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Playland and Granville Island Public Market.

What is the best month to go to Vancouver?

How about anytime? Although it can rain a lot, Vancouver’s average temperature is mild. Unlike the rest of Canada, which gets quite frosty, Vancouver averages only nine days of snowfall a year. Winters are often mild, with the temperature infrequently dipping below O°C in the winter. Summers are typically warm and sunny.

Published on December 22, 2022.