Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program, and basic and clinical health sciences researchers at UBC Point Grey and other academic campuses throughout the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, located in the southwestern 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 North America's most beautiful cities. For the fifth year in a row, Vancouver has been ranked as the world's most desirable place to live by the Economist magazine.  

The vibrant downtown core offers all of the amenities of an international destination - from hundreds of restaurants and clubs, to countless parks and recreation facilities, to world-class entertainment and sporting events. One of the natural amenities which makes our city among the most livable in the world is public access to the waterfront. Almost 18 km (11 mi) of beaches surround Vancouver including ten expansive ocean side locations and one fresh water lake. Enjoying waterfront access can take many guises: observing the beautiful landscape while cycling, walking or driving by; playing in the sand, swimming, windsurfing, sailing or merely sitting.   

You can experience the campus and Vancouver by taking our virtual tour.  

Helpful Information about Vancouver & British Columbia

  • Learn about the various services and resources available to visitors, residents, and businesses and find maps of neighborhoods.
  • Find information and tools to help plan your visit/ stay in beautiful British Columbia. Learn about BC’s history, climate, regions and ways you can explore our great province, and take advantage of special offers.
  • Find things to do, places to stay or eat, and see listings of current events around town.