Travel to Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada you will find the commercial, residential and cultural centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver). The region is said to be the highest populated residential area in Western Canada and the largest ocean coastline community in Canada.
The location of Vancouver is eye popping with ocean and mountains playing together. Burrard Inlet is situated to the north of Downtown Vancouver and the Fraser River is situated to the south. In the distance are the North Shore Mountains. To the west of the city is the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island. While wedged in between Vancouver Island and the mainland of Vancouver are the Gulf Islands.
Well known as a commercial destination and as the western gateway for transporting goods by sea, road and rail. It is also becoming more popular with the travelers as a beach destination and as a centre for tourism attractions like museums, gardens, Granville Island, the Seawall and Stanley Park.
The first European explorers arrived in Burrard Inlet, in and around, 1791. The first to explore the region was a Spanish explorer named Jos