Visitor Information for Greater Vancouver B.C.

About Vancouver

Although the harbour was discovered by Captains Vancouver, Galiano and Valdes in 1792, European settlers did not arrive until the 1860s, and the city was not incorporated and named Vancouver until 1886. In spite of this late start, it is now the largest port and commercial centre on Canada's west coast, and also a major centre for tourism. Set around a magnificent natural harbour and dominated by the North Shore Mountains, Vancouver offers many local recreational and cultural attractions, and is also a convenient stepping-off point for exploring British Columbia.

Local attractions at University of British Columbia campus:

Local attractions, moving outwards from downtown, include:

Longer excursions could include:

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Last updated: 12 January, 2004