Vancouver is a most populous city situated on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada and surrounded on 3 sides by water. Vancouver's moderate, oceanic climate makes it one of the warmest cities in Canada. With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live, Vancouver is named among top ten of the most liveable cities for 5 consecutive years. As Vancouver is covering a large portion it is third most populous metropolitan area of the country with a population of 603,500 as well as it is most densely populated city of North America after New York, Mexico City and San Francisco. The city of Vancouver is also classified as Beta global city. It is also named among top 5 worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.
Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics. The City continues to see an excellent return on investments made in the 2010 Winter Games, from sustainable community centers to public art, community involvement, and transportation infrastructure. 2011 was Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and year as Cultural Capital of Canada. Vancouver is very green and vibrant city having many symbols and most of the symbols represent our plant life, waterways, wildlife, and mountains.