Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Canada, and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Americas. This exciting city is located on Canada's west coast. The setting of high rise buildings rising from the harbor creates a striking environment. Vancouver is home to 2 major universities: the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. It has a vibrant economy and strong cultural presence. Vancouver has public parks like giant Stanley Park, a lake, beaches, and nearby mountains for skiing and hiking. The city is frequently selected as one of the most livable cities. Photos of downtown and English Bay courtesy of Wikipedia and Flickr, photo of the historic Marine Building courtesy of Wikipedia and Bobanny.