Vancouver has the benefit of a mild climate all year round, so people can visit the city in October and it is unlikely to be cold.
Vancouver boasts one of the most diverse multicultural populations in Canada—alongside English and Chinese, you may also hear Punjabi, German, Italian, French, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish as you walk around the city.
Vancouver has a population of 612,000, whilst the Metro area as a whole has a population of over 2 million, making this the third largest city in Canada after Toronto and Montreal.
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Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain range gives the city a stunning backdrop, whilst on the North Shore, just minutes from Downtown Vancouver is the North Shore Mountain range with ski resorts and spectacular views back towards the city and beyond.
Through various initiatives, Vancouver is on track to its goal of being the greenest city in the world by 2020—currently, 93% of the electricity used in Vancouver is generated from sustainable sources such as hydroelectricity.
Stanley Park, just northwest of downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest urban parks in North America.
The standard Canadian AC power supply comes at 110V (60Hz) and utilizes the NEMA 1-15p and NEMA 5-15p outlet standard. Please bring a travel adapter and/or transformer for your electronic devices (such as laptops and smartphones) and small appliances (such as electric razors, hair dryers, and irons) if you require them.
1 CAD = 0.75 USD (as of February 7, 2019.) For up-to-date information, please refer to the Universal Currency Converter. ATMs are found within walking distance wherever you are in Vancouver. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country at most banks, hotels, and the airport.
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