Detailed ISTCP-VI Travel Information
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Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, located at the south- western corner of the province of British Columbia. Situated between
the north-shore and coastal mountains and the edge of the Pacific
ocean, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in North America,
and was recently ranked as "the world's most desirable place to live"
in a survey of 127 cities performed by the Intelligence Unit of the
magazine The Economist. It is also the hosting city of the 2010 Olympic
Winter Games. The vibrant downtown core offers all the amenities of
an international destination - from hundreds of restaurants and clubs
through countless parks and recreation facilities to world-class
sporting and entertainment events (including the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra and the Canucks - the city's major league hockey team).
Vancouver's natural surroundings offer limitless opportunities for
outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and mountain biking in the Spring
and Summer, and skiing at nearby Whistler-Blackcomb resort in Winter.
We invite you to explore Vancouver and Beautiful British Columbia at
the following web sites:
Highly ranked among the world's best universities, the University of
British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in
advanced research and learning (http://www.ubc.ca/global/index.html).
Only 30 minutes from the vibrant heart of downtown Vancouver, the
spectacular UBC campus is a 'must-see' for any visitor of the world:
snow-capped mountains can be seen meeting the ocean, and breathtaking
vistas greet you around every corner. The UBC campus also boasts some
of the city's best attractions and recreation facilities, including
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (mainly music), the Museum
of Anthropology, the UBC Botanical Garden, and endless opportunities
to explore forested trails in the adjoining 763-hectare Pacific
Spirit Regional Park.
More attractions of UBC are available at