Vancouver, Canada, is located on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada's most westerly province.
Vancouver Location Map
The Greater Vancouver Area is also referred to as the Lower Mainland, where the Fraser River empties into the Pacific Ocean.
Vancouver is about a 3 hr drive from Seattle, Washington, and a 12-14 hr drive through the Rocky Mountains from Calgary.
Vancouver is a physically beautiful city (see pictures), surrounded by water and mountains; its proximity to nature gives residents a love of nature and a laid back charm and friendliness.
Downtown Vancouver Map
Downtown Vancouver, or Vancouver City, comprises a peninsula of land bordered by water, including Burrard Inlets, English Bay, the Strait of Georgia and the Fraser River.
Some of the more popular areas of downtown Vancouver are Robson Street, Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown, Granville Island and more.