Vancouver, BC Factoid
Half of British Columbia's population, or about 2 million people, live in the greater Vancouver area. It's a diverse, accepting city where most people feel more than welcome. And although English and French are the official languages, don't be surprised if you hear Sikh, Thai, Italian, Cantonese, or even Russian, especially at one of the cultural and multicultural festivals that grace the city each year. Vancouver is also proud to support a huge Gay Pride celebration in August.