Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Vancouver has a moderate, oceanic climate. Protected by the mountains and warmed by the Pacific ocean currents, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada.

Vancouver boasts one of the most diverse multicultural populations in Canada—alongside English, French and Chinese, you may also hear Punjabi, German, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish as you walk around the city

612,000, whilst the Metro area as a whole has a population of over 2 million, making this the third largest city in Canada after Toronto and Montreal.
Pacific Standard Time. PST.

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain range gives the city a stunning backdrop, whilst on the North Shore just minutes from Downtown Vancouver is the North Shore Mountain range with ski resorts and spectacular views back towards the city and beyond.

Through various initiatives, Vancouver is on track to its goal of being the greenest city in the world by 2020—currently 93% of the electricity used in Vancouver is generated from sustainable sources such as hydroelectricity

Stanley Park, just northwest of downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest urban parks in North America

The standard Canadian AC power supply comes at 110V (60Hz) and utilizes the IEC Type A and Type B outlet standard (pictured). Please bring a travel adapter and/or transformer for your electronic devices (such as laptops and smartphones) and small appliances (such as electric razors, hair dryers, and irons) if you require them.

1 CAD = 0.79 USD (as of 09 February 2018. For up-to-date information, please refer to the Universal Currency Converter)
ATMs are found within walking distance wherever you are in Vancouver. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country at most banks, hotels, and the airport.

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