Spectacular By Nature
Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural, world city set in a spectacular natural setting surrounded by water and mountains. Vancouver has been voted the "Best City in the Americas" (2004 - 2009) by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and consistently rates as one of the top 10 meeting and convention destinations year after year - voted the most popular city in North America for international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) three years in a row! Year after year selected as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is the proud host of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Wide open spaces, sandy beaches, majestic rainforest and rugged West Coast mountains combined with diverse neighborhoods, pedestrian friendly streets, world-class cuisine, high-end spas and array of shopping will please the most discerning delegate.
Vancouver Convention Centre - An icon on the downtown waterfront, the centre is renowned worldwide for service excellence, technical capabilities and distinctive West Coast cuisine made from a scratch kitchen. The centre is the first ever repeat winner of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) award for “World’s Best Convention Centre” (2002, 2008).
Hotels - Whether it’s a large city wide convention or small intimate meeting, finding the right hotel in Vancouver is easy. From five-star hotels to university residences, there are more than 24,000 rooms available in Greater Vancouver including 15,000 rooms within the downtown core, half of which are within walking distance of the centre.
Vancouver International Airport has been rated the No. 1 airport in North America, and among the top 10 in the world for four consecutive years. It is served by more than 37 international, national and regional carriers that provide 650 nonstop flights per week to Vancouver from 22 major U.S. cities.
Climate - Vancouver's mild year round climate provides visitors with a natural outdoor playground where they can golf, ski and sail all in the same day. Summer temperatures average in the mid 70s and winters are in the mid 40s.
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