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The City
Vancouver, Canada boasts one of the most spectacular city settings in the world, sitting on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by the Coastal Mountains in the Province of British Columbia. The proximity of urban life to sea and mountains is what makes Vancouver so special. Visitors to Vancouver can ski or hike on Grouse Mountain in the morning and sit on one of Vancouver's many beaches in the afternoon.

A visit to Stanley Park is a must; covering more than 1,000 acres, it is one of North America's largest city parks and houses the Vancouver Aquarium. From Stanley Park, cross the Lion's Gate Bridge to the exclusive North Shore and head for the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a swaying footbridge, 230 feet above Capilano River. Back in Vancouver, you can take a ferry across False Creek to Granville Island, with its lively public market, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, then head over to Vancouver's Chinatown to experience the jostling street markets. Further attractions worth visiting are the Vancouver Maritime Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery.

Conveniently situated in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Convention & Exhibiton Centre is just minutes from Robson Street. Known as the most eclectic street in the city, it is home to unique boutiques and some of the world's most famous retailers. Within walking distance of the hotel is historic Gastown. Renowned for its cobblestone streets, attractive mews and Victorian architecture, this charming area of Vancouver houses shops, restaurants and the world's first steam clock! The Vancouver Convention & Exhibiton Centre is also just three blocks away from the Pacific Centre Mall with over 300 shops.

Close to Stanley Park and the Seawall, the convention centre is within easy access of numerous outdoor activities such as cycling, tennis or rollerblading. Vancouver also has a wide variety of golf courses, each with its own distinctive challenges and settings. For spectator sports, take in a hockey game with the famed Vancouver Canucks.

For more details on Vancouver, visit the Tourism Vancouver website.