Based on 2001 Canadian Census reports, the population of the City of Vancouver is estimated at 582,045. The largest group (35%) is between ages 25 and 45 years.
Greater Vancouver's estimated total population for 2001 is 2 million, 49.5% of BC's population of 4.1 million.
Warmed by Pacific Ocean currents and protected by a range of mountains, Vancouver enjoys mild temperatures year-round. From high 70's Fahrenheit (low 20's Celsius) in summer to a mild mid 40's Fahrenheit (0º to 5º Celsius) in winter, the climate is always hospitable. Our winters are wet, but it rarely snows, except on our local ski hills.
Quotes about Vancouver
"Vancouver can dress up and act quite sophisticated when she wants to. But she'd rather put on her woollies and galoshes and go splash in a puddle." - David Lansing, Travel Writer
"The city is also blessed with green spaces that serve as either the city's lungs or its psychiatrist's couch, depending on who you ask." - Gordon Miller, Travel Writer
"You've probably heard that we can ski within sight of downtown Vancouver and be on the water catching a spring salmon, all in the space of 30 minutes. It's true-as long as your skis have quick-release bindings. Otherwise, it might take up to 45 minutes." - Denny Boyd, Vancouver-based Columnist
"There isn't another city in North America where you can find the range of geography and architecture in Vancouver and the environs." - Warren Carr, Production Manager
"I've never seen so much coffee in all my life. The whole town is on a caffeine jag, and still nothing gets done any faster." - Bette Midler, during a Vancouver performance.
"It's an amazing city. It's just got a great vibe to it. There's an energy there that I'm really enjoying a great deal." - Michael Stripe, R.E.M.