Vancouver, British Columbia is a vibrant seaport city on the west coast of Canada. It is the third most populous city in Canada and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the world. Surrounded by mountains and water, Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.
The city is an increasingly important centre for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios, television production and the film industry. Vancouver is also home to a number of world class educational institutions, including The University of British Columbia, a hotbed of biological research, ranked 1st in Canada and 20th in the world in life sciences (Times Higher Education ranking). Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, work and play.