The 2.4 million people that reside in the city are made up of students, artists, entrepreneurs, newcomers, and more. Vancouver is quite ethnically diverse, and many different groups of people have played significant roles in the history of the city. The city is known for a distinct Chinatown neighbourhood and diverse Chinese-speaking community.
Life is never boring in Vancouver. Cinephiles love the city (aka “Hollywood North”, a title Vancouver shares with Toronto), as a number of Hollywood movies and shows are shot in the city. The arts are strong in Vancouver, with film festivals, dance schools, museums, and nightlife options in abundance. For sports fans, the BC Lions (CFL), Vancouver Canucks (NHL), and Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS) provide all the action you need.
There are five public universities in Vancouver, with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University being the largest. A bustling economy also means that jobs are within reach for residents, and the city is home to a range of industries.