About Vancouver



Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognized as one of the world's most beautiful cities. It has one of the smallest carbon footprints among other ​​​major city in North America, and it is renowned for its innovative programs in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity.

Vancouver is named after British Captain George V​ancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. Since its incorporation in 1886, the city has grown to be known an urban center surrounded by nature, which makes a beautiful contrast between the modern world and the outdoors. Some of the main attractions that make up an unsurpassed lineup of cultural, historic and natural experiences include: Stanley Park, Vancouver Lookout, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Science World and the Vancouver Art Gallery.


Fun Facts about Vancouver:

  1. It is the third largest film production center​ in North America after Los Angeles and New York City, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North".

  2. The city's rich cultural diversity is very much reflected in its cuisine and the residents love to dine out because of it.

  3. It is possible to ski, play golf, and go sailing all in the same day.

  4. Errol Fly​nn died in Vancouver.

  5. GreenPeace was founded there.


Show Your Badge Program:

Tourism Vancouver has launched a value add program called "Show Your Badge" for convention delegates attending meetings in Vancouver in 2015. All the delegate needs to do to redeem the special offer is to "Show Your Badge" (your BRAIN 2015 issued registration badge) to the participating membe​r.​

To view the participating member restaurants, nightclubs, retail and spa companies and their offers please view this webpage with downloadable PDF:

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Don't miss out on this chance to receive some great value added specials while exploring all that Vancouver has to offer during your visit!​

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