Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

TourismBC - information about events in British Columbia
Tourism Vancouver - information about events in Vancouver
Tourism Victoria - information about events in Victoria

Translink - information on public transportation in Vancouver
BC Ferries - information about ferries from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and other parts of BC. 
Greyhound - information for bus services outside of the Vancouver area, including Whistler and Banff.

 

Shopping 

Park Royal - West Vancouver
Metrotown - Burnaby
Pacific Centre - Vancouver
Granville Island - Vancouver, a more artistic open-air setting
Robson Street - the most famous shopping street in downtown Vancouver
Mc Arthur Glen Outlet Vancouver
Tsawwassen Mills outlet

 

Winter Activites in Vancouver

Skiing or Snowboarding - there are three mountains in the Greater Vancouver Area and the world famous Whistler/Blackcomb resort is only a bus ride away.

Grouse Mountain - with a cable car, great views, lots of activities, and access by public transit, this is a must-visit place for everyone
Mount Seymour - great views and great snowboarding, and tubing for the non-skiers. 
Cypress Mountain - excellent skiing and, as an alternative, snowshoeing
Whistler/Blackcomb - the world famous resort and the site of most of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.