About Vancouver area

About Vancouver…3rd biggest city in Canada!

Vancouver  is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of the province British Columbia.  Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, the province has a diverse geography, with rugged landscapes that include rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, forests, lakes, mountains, inland deserts and grassy plains.  With an estimated population of over 5.3 million as of 2023, it is Canada’s third-most populous province. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, while the province’s largest city is Vancouver.  British Columbia is a diverse and cosmopolitan province, drawing on a plethora of cultural influences from its British Canadian, European, and Asian diasporas, as well as the Indigenous population.  The Okanagan wine area, extending from Vernon to Osoyoos at the United States border, is one of several wine and cider-producing regions in Canada. Other wine regions in British Columbia include the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley.


Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada.  Vancouver has hosted many international sports events, including the 1954 Commonwealth Games, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; several matches of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup including the finals at BC Place in Downtown Vancouver, and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.   Vancouver is also host to many professional sports teams (hockey, basketball, rugby, soccer…).  You can expect a lot of activities also in the art and culture with the amount of museums, comedy clubs and festivals.  We have provided links below to plan your activities.

During the Masters and Juniors worlds, you can expect weather being between 10°C to 20°C, sun and rain, so be prepared!

Vancouver is easy to reach…

1,905,101 is the number of passengers that YVR-Vancouver airport enplaned and deplaned from January to April 2023.  You can see if you need a visa to visit Canada using the link below, but we can say that Vancouver is a turning point for flights from around the world, also for those leaving Canada to discover other countries, as well as those who just need a connecting flight to their final destination.

Passports & Visas for Canada
Info: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-eng.html

Airport: https://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers


Things to do in Richmond: https://www.visitrichmondbc.com/things-to-do/

Things to Do in Vancouver: https://www.destinationvancouver.com/activities/arts-culture/

Things to do in BC: https://britishcolumbia.com/

Here a document from Richmond Sport hosting document: TR-0219-22 Sport Hosting Destination PDF_REV (002)