Vancouver is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest city in the province, with a population of about 630,000. The Greater Vancouver area, which includes the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, and Richmond, has a population of about 2.4 million. Vancouver is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, with a mild climate and breathtaking scenery. The city is surrounded by mountains and is close to the Pacific Ocean.Vancouver is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, and Vancouver Aquarium. The city is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene, with many theaters, museums, and galleries. Downtown Vancouver is easy to navigate on foot, and there is an extensive public transit system. Parking can be difficult to find and expensive, so it is advisable to use public transit or park in one of the many parkades (parking garages).