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Nestled in Nature

Vancouver sits between the Pacific Ocean and the 26 individual peaks that make up the North Shore Mountains. It’s the third most populous city in Canada and the country’s fastest-growing major metropolitan area because of the quality of life it offers, the active lifestyle it encourages, the diversity of its residents and the city-wide commitment to sustainability — the world’s first carbon tax was instituted here in 2008. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Vancouver by the Numbers


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Square feet of meeting space


Square feet of Vancouver Convention Centre


Square feet of the biggest hotel ballroom

Western Canada’s Largest City

To and from Vancouver

You can get here directly from most hubs in Europe, Asia and the US. Then, adventure awaits in every direction for you and your delegates. Some of Canada’s best skiing is 90 minutes north in Whistler. East brings you to the wine-happy Okanagan Valley, and west takes you to Vancouver Island for surfing sunsets over the Pacific. 

In Vancouver

After a morning in the Vancouver Convention Centre, your attendees can enjoy Canada’s Pacific playground. Hike up the mountains in North Van. Canoe the coastal waters, hearing stories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Lil'wat Nations that have inhabited this land for time immemorial. Or plan a group lunch on Granville Island. You can do all that in one day in Vancouver.

Weather in Vancouver

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6°C to 13°C

43°F to 55°F

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13°C to 21°C

55°F to 70°F

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7°C to 13°C

45°F to 55°F

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2°C to 7°C

36°F to 45°F

Ivanhoe Cambridge Rendering


Natural resources and finance and insurance are major industries in Vancouver, but its relationship with nature has created a vibrant cleantech scene and made the city a leader in the hydrogen industry. Today, 25 per cent of Canada’s cleantech companies are based in Vancouver, and 1 in 15 working Vancouverites are part of the green economy. (sourceicons.external-link-icon

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