Vancouver is where the ocean meets the mountains. Aside from spectacular natural beauty, this British Columbia coastal metropolis has a laid-back charm that makes it one of the most popular Canadian cities to visit.
A great destination in its own right, Vancouver is also a gateway to all sorts of nearby adventures, including Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort, and numerous islands off the coast. Vancouver is also a port stop for about a million people on cruise ships, most often headed for Alaska.
Vancouver has a modern airport, the Vancouver International Airport, about 20 minutes away from downtown, and boasts an exceptional public transportation system. The city is less than three hours from Seattle.