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Experience Vancouver

July 4, 2019
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Vancouver is one of Canada’s busiest and most ethnically diverse cities. The city unites the beauty of the Pacific Ocean with lush cedar forests and snow-capped mountain peaks, making it a popular tourist destination. Known for its thriving arts and culture scene, Vancouver is the home of many famous art galleries, museums, theatres and concert halls. As one of the world’s most liveable cities, residents from across the globe are proud to call Vancouver home.

Get your heart rate up

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As a seaside port, Vancouver remains fairly warm all year round. This means that Vancouverites are able to stay active throughout the year. You’ll have the chance to go hiking in the spring, swimming in the summer, cycling in the fall, and skiing in the winter. You might even try canoeing, rock climbing, or zip lining! Appreciate Canada’s natural beauty by walking the seawall at Stanley Park. Or if an afternoon indoors sounds more appealing to you, then cheer along with devoted sports fans at a hockey, soccer or football game.

Food for the soul

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Vancouver is a foodie city. You’ll be sure to find dishes that satisfy your craving for comforting home favourites, as well as many surprising new flavours. While staying in Vancouver, broaden your horizons by trying some of the city’s specialties and check out the local’s favourite dining spots. The city is also known to have a distinct coffee culture, so stop by some of the many coffee shops and enjoy a piping hot drink. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a doughnut!

Discover diverse arts and culture

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The city is a creative hub for musicians, artists, actors and entrepreneurs. Vancouver hosts a variety of public art pieces and cultural events that are open to all. Be sure to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, the largest gallery in Western Canada, and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, that displays many works of Indigenous artists. Local and global bands play across the many venues in the city, so you’ll have no trouble finding your music scene. Listen to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play at the Orpheum, or spend the evening laughing at an Improv show on Granville Island. Artists of all kinds share their creations throughout Vancouver; whether you’re a music lover or a photography expert, you’ll appreciate what the city has to offer.

Something to offer for everyone

Vancouver has something to offer everyone. The photographer, sports fan, foodie and outdoor enthusiast will never run out of things to discover.

As a multicultural core of British Columbia, people from around the world have chosen to make Vancouver their home. The city welcomes all people of all backgrounds and has become a renowned cultural hub because it embraces and celebrates diversity.

Are you excited to experience Vancouver?

Learn more about how the MEL or MHLP can help you lead change in your industry, giving you the technical knowledge, foundational business skills and leadership confidence to excel in your career. UBC MEL and MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees offer the MEL in sector-specific programs, including Clean Energy Engineering, Dependable Software Systems, High Performance Buildings, Integrated Water Management, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Urban Systems. The MHLP is additionally offered in sector-specific programs, including Clinical Education and Seniors Care. 

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