Why Vancouver

The City of Vancouver brand goes well beyond the beauty of its geographical magnificence; a gem nestled between the ocean and the peaks of the PacificMountain Range – a territory proudly tended to for centuries by the three indigenous Coast Salish Nations - the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Vancouver has played host to many defining moments in modern day, from Expo ’86, to theVancouver 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, and has built a reputation as an exceptional host with the collective experience, resources, culture and energy necessary to wow the world.


Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world
Stunning physical landscape
Vibrant, dynamic, highly populated city core
Wealth of tourism attractions, activities and nearby destinations Canada considered one of the safest countries in the world


Number one ranked airport in the world (for 9 consecutive years) Olympic Legacy transit system linking airport to downtown


Multicultural and welcoming citizen culture
Proven ability to harness massive numbers of enthusiastic volunteers

The legacy of the Olympic & Paralympic experience is both physical and emotional. Vancouver’s capacity to host the world has grown, and its reputation as a safe pair of hands for major sport events has been recognized by international governing bodies including FIFA, World Rugby, IIHF, DOTA and domestically by Skate Canada, Hockey Canada, Canada Soccer and Tennis Canada.