Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventures as well as the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. While this sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate, the surrounding snow-covered slopes are perfect for winter sports and breath-taking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where it’s possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon. For thousands of years it was home to the Coast Salish people. Their history and cultural traditions, upholding a deep respect for nature and humanity, are tightly woven into the city’s cultural fabric.