Overview of the Vancouver, Coast, and Mountains region

Greater Vancouver
The greater Vancouver area has approximately half the population of all of British Columbia. 1.8 million people live in Vancouver or one of its suburbs. Probably the most enticing aspect of Vancouver is its location. Vancouver is nestled in the flat land at the mouth of the mighty Fraser River, and between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains. Citizens of Vancouver can swim in the ocean and enjoy camping or skiing in the mountains, all on the same day. Within two hours or less, one can leave the largest city in B.C. and enjoy the wilderness of the mountainous countryside.

Sunshine Coast
Although the Sunshine Coast is part of the mainland, it is isolated from the rest of B.C. by the Coast Mountains, and is accessed by car-carrying ferry. With all its bays and inlets, the coastline offers some of the world's best scuba diving.

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